The goal of CONNECT is to engage and unify the community through a philosophy of mental health awareness, wellness, recovery and support.
CONNECT Mental Health project was formed in 2011 in response to the impact of one too many suicides in the community. This project includes volunteers from all backgrounds.
One of CONNECT’s founding member’s, lifetime Jefferson Township resident, Councilwoman, and 2014 Jefferson Township Citizen of the Year, Debi Merz, was recently recognized by the New Jersey Mental Health Association. She was a recipient of their annual Golden Bell Leadership Award for her efforts to erase stigma and provide mental health awareness here in our community