Case Management Services (ICMS)

Clinician Supervisor: Gail Mesavitz
Phone (732) 235-6184
Fax (732) 235-7221


Integrated Case Management Services (ICMS)

Population Served: Severely and persistently mentally ill adults (ages 18 and over) residing in Middlesex County who have been discharged from a psychiatric hospital or are at risk of hospitalization.
Referral Source: State or County Psychiatric Hospitals, Short Term Care Facilities (STCF), and Local Mental Health Service providers
Funding Source: New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services
Number Served: Case load capacity is 420 active cases.
Service Provided: Outreach, linkage to mental health and other supportive services needed to prevent re-hospitalization and optimize success in community settings.
Length of Service: Approximately 12 months
Contact Person: Gail Mesavitz, Patricia Spencer

Homeless Case Management (PATH)

Population Served: Severely and persistently mentally ill adults (ages 18 and over) who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Middlesex County.
Referral Source: Referrals are accepted from outpatient or inpatient providers, social service agencies, homeless shelters, soup kitchens; particular emphasis on those without mental health services. Individuals seeking service can refer themselves as well. Funding Source: New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services
Number Served: A total of 95 individuals to be served per year.
Service Provided: Outreach, linkage to mental health and other supportive services that are geared towards the maintenance of housing and acquisition of independent living skills while optimizing success in community settings.
Length of Service: Approximately 6 months after housing and mental health linkage are successful.
Contact Person: Gail Mesavitz, Betty Schwartz, Jim McGovern

Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS)

Population Served: Family members of mentally ill adults (mentally ill member must be 18 or over) residing in Middlesex County.
Referral Source: Any source, families or individuals seeking service can refer themselves; referrals are also accepted from outpatient or inpatient providers and other social service agencies.
Funding Source: New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services
Number Served: 150 new families per year, with a total of 250 families receiving various services per year.
Service Provided: Family support, advocacy and education, multi-family groups, educational conferences, referral and linkage.
Length of Service: Depends on individual case needs and preferences.
Contact Person: Shelly Joseph Thoms

Specialized Case Management and Outreach Services (SCMOS)

Population Served: Young adults, adults and the elderly who are unengaged and needing mental health services in Middlesex County.
Referral Source: Individuals or families seeking service for an eligible individual can make referrals. Referrals are also accepted from outpatient or inpatient mental health providers, social service agencies and Aging-In Agencies.
Funding Source: The County of Middlesex
Service Provided: Outreach services are geared towards successful linkage to mental health and other supportive social services.
Contact Person: Gail Mesavitz and Danielle Santos

One Time Financial Housing Assistance

Population Served: Married or single severely and persistently mentally ill adults (ages 18 and over) residing in Middlesex County.
Referral Source: Application must be completed by a mental health professional who is working with the client. No applications accepted directly from clients.
Service Provided: Funds are available to support an independent living arrangement for individuals who would otherwise be unable to get temporary or long term housing due to the economic exigencies of their mental health care. Clients shall be able to provide evidence of their ability to sustain independent living arrangement. Financial assistance which can be used for the exact payment of rent, security deposit, mortgage up to, but not to exceed, $2,000.00 for any one client OR essential furnishings to include table, chair and bed only. Payment is made directly to housing or furnishing provider.
Funding Source: The County of Middlesex
Number Served: 40 or more annually
Length of Service: Once in lifetime
Contact Person: Gail Mesavitz, Danielle Santos

Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG)

Population Served: Adults (ages 18 and over) with mental illness in Middlesex County Jail being released into the community.
Referral Source: Middlesex County Jail
Service Provided: Pre-release screening and aftercare planning, referral and linkage to mental health or co-occurring substance abuse treatment programs, coordinating release planning with Prosecutor, Public Defender, criminal justice system personnel and family; case management and community-based support after release from jail, assistance with housing placement and employment counseling with 24/7 crisis intervention.
Funding Source: New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services
Number Served: Case load capacity is 40 individuals.
Length of Service: Up to 12 months
Contact Person: Karen Goldstein, Vincent Muse