Independent Living Programming

Virtual Support Groups

MOCEANS offers several opportunities to connect with your peers. Check out some of our Virtual Support Groups below, and head to our Events page for additional info! Join the fun, learn something new, and network with your community!

Women’s Group – Every Wednesday 3:00-4:00 

Promoting engaging and supportive conversation for women.

Organizer & Host: Rita.Macintosh@moceanscil.org

Co-Host: Kaylee.mcgrath@moceanscil.org

       

Peer to Peer – Every Monday/Wednesday 5:30-6:30

Support group with Linda C. Wayne, RN, MS, CS, LP.  

Organizer & Host: Stanley.Soden@moceanscil.org

Co-Host: Wali.Mohammad@moceanscil.org

              

Happy Hour – Every other Friday  5:00-6:00

TGIF! A great way to wrap up the week and relax with your peers.

Organizer and Host: Wali.Mohammad@moceanscil.org

            

Speak Change – Last Tuesday of each month 6:30-7:30

Turn your Passion into Action! Join us as we discuss a variety of social issues. 

Organizer: emily.crosby@moceanscil.org 

Housing

Different resources are available for rental assistance.             

 

For more information, please contact: 

Ocean County: Rita.MacIntosh@moceanscil.org 848-223-2383

Monmouth County: Susan.mazzeo@moceanscil.org 732-365-2212 

Financial Literacy & Support

Financial literacy is the confident understanding of concepts including saving, investing, and debt that leads to an overall sense of financial well-being and self-trust. It starts by building a basic knowledge of money matters.  

For more information on Moceans’ financial literacy instruction, contact: emily.crosby@moceanscil.org 

  • Representative Payee:
    A representative payee is a person or an organization that manages an individual’s finances.

 

To find out more please contact:

Ocean County: Rita.MacIntosh@moceanscil.org 848-223-2383

Monmouth County: Susan.mazzeo@moceanscil.org 732-365-2212

Healthcare & Benefits
  • Medicaid
    Medicaid provides health insurance to people who are aged, blind or disabled. These programs pay for hospital services, doctor visits, prescriptions, nursing home care, and other healthcare needs. 

  • Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance

    The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness who have income and resources below specific financial limits. 

    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays monthly benefits to workers who are no longer able to work due to a significant illness or impairment that is expected to last at least a year or to result in death within a year. To be eligible, a disabled worker must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security.

    Social Security Disability Survivor Benefits are paid to disabled children of individuals that are deceased and received SSDI. 

    For more information, contact: 

    Ocean County: Rita.MacIntosh@moceanscil.org 848-223-2383

    Monmouth County: Susan.mazzeo@moceanscil.org 732-365-2212 


Healthcare & Benefits
  • Medicaid
    Medicaid provides health insurance to people who are aged, blind or disabled. These programs pay for hospital services, doctor visits, prescriptions, nursing home care, and other healthcare needs. 

  • Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance

    The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness who have income and resources below specific financial limits. 

    Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays monthly benefits to workers who are no longer able to work due to a significant illness or impairment that is expected to last at least a year or to result in death within a year. To be eligible, a disabled worker must have worked in jobs covered by Social Security.

    Social Security Disability Survivor Benefits are paid to disabled children of individuals that are deceased and received SSDI. 

    For more information, contact: 

    Ocean County: Rita.MacIntosh@moceanscil.org 848-223-2383

    Monmouth County: Susan.mazzeo@moceanscil.org 732-365-2212 


Transportation

Different resources are available based on individual transportation needs.

 

For more information, please contact: 

Ocean County: Rita.MacIntosh@moceanscil.org 848-223-2383

Monmouth County: Susan.mazzeo@moceanscil.org 732-365-2212  

Additional Support Programs:
  • Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD):
    The Division of Developmental Disabilities assures the opportunity for individuals with developmental disabilities to receive quality services and support, participate meaningfully in their communities and exercise their right to make choices.
  • Workability:
    NJ WorkAbility offers people with disabilities who are working, and whose income would otherwise make them ineligible for Medicaid, the opportunity to receive full Medicaid coverage.

 

For more information, please contact: 

Ocean County: Rita.MacIntosh@moceanscil.org 848-223-2383

Monmouth County: Susan.mazzeo@moceanscil.org 732-365-2212

  • Personal Assistance Services Program (PASP):
    PASP provides up to 40 hours per week of routine, non-medical personal care assistant support for individuals with physical disabilities so they can remain active in their community.

 

To be eligible, you must be 18 and ineligible for Medicaid.  

Please contact the Monmouth County Coordinator for more information: Sherone.Rogers@moceanscil.org 

Self-Advocacy
    • To live independently means to be educated and empowered to advocate for yourself. 

      For more information about Moceans’ Education & Advocacy department, contact: emily.crosby@moceanscil.org

    For more information or to request services call
    (732) 571-4884
    or email: rise.transition@moceanscil.org

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