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Adolescent Medicine: Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital

Adolescent Medicine: Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital HackensackUMC

30 Prospect Avenue

WFAN Pediatric Center, 3rd Floor

Hackensack, NJ  07601

Phone: (551) 996-2237

Fax: (551) 996-5397

kids.HackensackUMC.org

Adolescent Medicine at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital HackensackUMC.

Our program offers a welcoming environment for adolescents and their families to receive specialized care.

Adolescent Medicine at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital offers teens and young adults 12-21 years the highest quality, age-appropriate clinical care. Our board-certified adolescent medicine specialist provides consultations in adolescent gynecology, menstrual disorders, eating disorders, eating disorders and mental health screening.

Our goal is to provide comprehensive health screening and consultation to keep our adolescents healthy with compassionate care and health promoting education. As adolescents take more responsibility for their own health care, they seek understanding and confidentiality. That’s precisely what we provide while remaining committed to fostering communication with parents and families.

Our pediatric outpatient adolescent medicine team is comprised of a board-certified physician. Magnet-award winning nurses, social workers, certified medical assistants and administrate staff who comprise out dedicated children’s hospital team.

Adolescent Medicine Services

We will partner with your pediatrician or primary care physician to provide consultation and treatment for the following services.

Eating disorders:

*Evaluation of potential eating disorder

*Medical management of eating disorders

Adolescent Gynecology:

*Irregular menstrual periods

*Lack of menstrual periods

*Heavy menstrual bleeding

*Painful menstrual periods

Sexually transmitted diseases

Comprehensive contraceptive counseling:

*Birth Control

*IUD and contraceptive implant services

Mental Health

*Depression screening anxiety screening

Substance use

Puberty evaluation

Breast masses or disorders

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Children’s Hospital of Hackensack pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call the above numbers for more information.

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People for Animals: Spray/Neuter Clinic & Rescue

People for Animals: Spray/Neuter Clinic & Rescue

Low-Cost Spray/Neuter for Dogs and Cats

401 Hillside Avenue, Hillside, NJ  07205 (609) 282-0890

1 Sharon Road, Robbinsville, NJ  08691  (609) 208-3252

1200 No Delsea Drive, Clayton, NJ  08312

Mobile Unit- (973) 529-4643

http://www.pfaonline.org

Health Benefits of Spay/Neuter

Spaying by 6 months of age is the best way to ensure your pet does not have an unplanned pregnancy and will reap the most health benefits from spay/neuter.

Pyometra-1 in 4 female dogs develop a life-threatening uterine infection or ‘pyometra’ during their lifetime. Spaying before the first heat prevents this.

Cancer-The serious & expensive possibility that your pet will develop cancer or tumors of the reproductive organs is completely eliminated because these organs are removed. Spaying before the first heat nearly eliminates the chance your  pet will develop mammary (breast) cancer. Mammary cancer is often fatal since it frequently spreads to the lungs.

Heat/Pregnancy-During a heat cycle, your pet can become pregnant. After spaying, your pet will no longer go into heat, eliminating the mess and discomfort of living with an animal in heat. Spaying also prevents the possibility of pregnancy and the dangers associated with giving birth.

Please call the office for services and prices.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the People for Animals pamphlet and I give them full credit. Please call the People for Animals for more services and prices. They do vary and change. I have never used the service so I have no opinion either yes or no to how good it is.

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Spring House Halfway House for Women Bergen County New Jersey, Department of Health Services

Spring House Halfway House for Women

Bergen County New Jersey

Department of Health Services

Paramus, NJ 07652

Phone: (201) 634-2900

Fax: (201) 261-5087

An Introduction to Spring House

Spring House is Bergen County’s halfway house for women recovering from alcohol and substance abuse. This newly renovated county-funded facility is located on the grounds of Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus.

Spring House was established in 1978 through the efforts of a group of Bergen County residents. Since then, more than 1,800  women have called Spring House their temporary home. Today, under the direction of the Bergen County Department of Health Services, Spring House can accommodate up to 33 residents.

Spring House is a residential treatment facility providing a confidential and structured environment for recovery. The program is staffed 24 hours a day by certified and trained addiction and mental health specialists.

Spring House combines the traditional 12 step approach with individual treatment. This treatment includes group and one on one counseling, family counseling and self-help meetings. Spring House is unique in that it also provides clients with professional educational and vocation assessment and training.

Residents of Spring House have participated in Bergen County funded job training. Some have received scholarships from local charitable organizations to attend private schools and job training programs. They also receive assistance in finding employment and housing, enabling them to transition into the community as a sober, healthy, productive member of society.

All Spring House services are offered in a caring and supportive environment. Upon successful completion of the program, residents can participate in aftercare and the alumnae association.

The Spring House 3 Level System:

Level 1: is geared specifically for assisting clients with becoming behaviorally appropriate, learning facility rules and regulations and integrating in to the residential environment.

Level 2: is geared toward assisting clients with addressing their core-therapeutic issues while they are simultaneously supported as they integrate in to the AA 12 step Community.

Level 3: is primarily for clients who are work and/or school ready. In this phase of the program, residents are supported and encouraged as they integrate in to the community and prepare independent living.

Services Provided:

Spring House offers a wide range of services including but not limited to the following:

Weekly Individual Counseling Sessions

Daily Groups

Family & Couples Counseling

Family Education

Comprehensive Case Management Services

Medication Monitoring

Academic Testing and Referral

Academic Tutoring

Transportation

Alumni Events & Gatherings

Therapeutic & Didactic Groups

Spring House provides a broad range of didactic and therapeutic groups including the following:

*Relapse Education

*Sexual Abuse Survivors

*AA Big Book and 12 Step Study

*Grief & Loss

*Family Issues

*Young & Sober (Tailored to the 18-25 year old population)

*Nutrition and Food Addictions

*Psychodrama

*General Psychotherapy

*Yoga

*Spirituality

*Meditation

*Recreational Therapy

*Living Skills

*Health Education provided by our onsite RN

*Medication Monitoring & Support Group

*Drug Court Support Group

*Art Therapy

Eligibility for Admissions:

*To be considered for admission to Spring House, clients must:

*Be 18 years of age or older.

*Have a primary diagnosis of alcoholism or substance abuse.

*Have had prior treatment for alcohol and or substance abuse.

*Be alcohol-free and abstinent from addictive substances.

*Be eligible for employment and eventually be able to be self-supporting.

*Have medical and psychiatric clearance for halfway house level of care.

Clients may be referred from alcohol rehabilitation centers or hospitals (both inpatient and outpatient) self-help groups, families and the community at large. Clients are also referred to Spring House through the state welfare-to-work program, Work First New Jersey and Drug Court.

Priority for admission is given to Bergen County residents who meet the criteria for halfway house level care. Those taking psychotropic medication are evaluated on a case by case basis for admission to the program.

To request a pre-admission interview, please call (201) 634-2900 weekdays during normal business hours.

Community Support Welcome:

The Spring House Alumnae Association is a group of former residents dedicated to the continuing work of Spring House. Alumnae devote time and energy to support Spring House residents as they transition back into the community. They visit residents, serving as mentors for recovery and raise money for special events.

If you would like to make a donation or further information the Alumnae Association, please call (201) 261-3582.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Spring House pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call them directly for more information. I have never used the service so I have no opinion on it either good or bad.

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Home Again: A lost pet’s best chance/Don’t Skip the Chip

Home Again: A lost pet’s best chance/Don’t skip the Chip!

Young or old, dog or cat, any pet can get lost. Help your’s return home.

Over two million micro-chipped pets have returned home with the HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service. Don’t skip the chip! Learn why you should microchip your pet today.

http://www.homeagain.com

1-888-466-3242

A Home Again microchip may be the most important gift you give your pet.

Why is a Microchip important?

Pets get lost every day. In fact, one out of every three pets will go missing during its lifetime. Without proper ID, up to 90% of these pets never return home:

*One out of every two lost dogs and one out of every three cats with registered microchips return home.

What is a microchip?

*A microchip is a safe, permanent way to identify a lost pet.

*A microchip is smaller than a grain of rice and can be placed under your pet’s skin without surgery.

*Microchips do not hurt your pet. The procedure is simple and similar to administering a vaccine or a routine shot.

*Microchips are more reliable than a collar or tag because they cannot fall off or get lost.

How HomeAgain Pet Recovery Works:

  1. Microchip your pet with a HomeAgain microchip.
  2. Connect your contact information to your pet’s microchip ID number at http://www.homeagain.com

*Register your pet’s microchip ID number in the HomeAgain National Pet Recovery Database. You, the clinic or shelter can do this. Check with the clinic or shelter to see if the microchip has already been registered.

*Complete your HomeAgain personal profile to ensure your pet’s unique microchip ID number is linked to your contact information-include your pet’s information and photo to assist in identification.

*Update your information if you move or if your phone number changes, so you can always be contacted if your lost pet is found. It’s free to update your contact information at any time.

3. Recover your lost pet: If your lost pet is found, the clinic or shelter will scan and ‘read’ your pet’s microchip ID number and contact you.

Pet’s with any brand of microchip can still be registered with HomeAgain!

http://www.homeagain.com

HomeAgain offers the essentials for pet recovery and safety

With a HomeAgain microchip, your pet gets:

*Lifetime registration in the HomeAgain National Pet Recovery Database!

*One year of HomeAgain membership benefits FREE, renewable annually (see below)

*And free updates in the HomeAgain National Pet Recovery Database

HomeAgain National Pet Recovery Database:

Every pet with a registered HomeAgain microchip has a permanent listing in our National Pet Recovery Database. Be sure to complete your profile with your contact information, emergency contacts, your pet’s photo and any additional details about your pet.

HomeAgain Membership Benefits: After the first year, renew membership benefits annually.

*24/7 Lost Pet Specialist: HomeAgain Lost Pet Specialist are trained to respond to lost pet emergencies by quickly sending rapid Lost Pet Alerts and providing you with a list of animal shelters and veterinary clinics in your area to contact. They are also available to help manage your account and other related needs.

*Rapid Lost Pet alerts and personalized Lost Pet Posters: Dedicated Recovery Specialists send rapid Lost Pet Alerts to the HomeAgain Pet Recovery Network of volunteer veterinarians, shelters and Pet Rescues in the area where your pet went missing. You can also create a Lost Pet Poster on the HomeAgain website to begin your search promptly.

*24/7 Emergency Medical Hotline (a $65 value per call): Annual HomeAgain membership includes FREE, anytime telephone assistance provided by licensed ASPCA veterinarians.

*Found Pet Travel Assistance: HomeAgain offers complete protection when your lost cat or dog has traveled over 500 miles away. Up to $500 of travel expenses are covered to get your pet back home.

Don’t Skip the Chip: A microchip can help reunite you with your pet. Bring your pet HomeAgain!

Microchip your pet today:

*Without proper ID, 90% of lost pets never return home.

*Microchips are a safe, permanent method of pet ID.

*HomeAgain has reunited over 2,000,000 pets with their families.

HomeAgain: A lost pet’s best chance: For love of safety-learn more about HomeAgain and its membership benefits at http://www.homeagain.com. Part of Merck Animal Health.

Disclaimer: This information comes directly from the HomeAgain pamphlet by Merck Animal Health and I give them full credit on the information. Please call them directly for more information on the program.

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Citizen Action: Don’t get Scammed in foreclosure fraud

Citizen Action: Don’t get Scammed in foreclosure fraud

Falling behind on your mortgage? Don’t get scammed!

*Watch out for Scams

*Recognize warning signs

*Know your rights

*Get free help to prevent foreclosure

*Resources for homeowners

Stop Foreclosure fraud

Watch out for foreclosure rescue scams!

If you have fallen behind on your mortgage, you and your home may become targets for “foreclosure rescue scams” or other types of fraud. When you are faced with foreclosure, your information is made available to the public. In many cases, for profit companies and attorneys will contact struggling homeowners, looking to take advantage of them or make money off of their financial hardship.

Scam artists claim that they can solve your debt problems, get you a loan modification or stop your foreclosure for a fee. NJCA wants you to know how to recognize and protect you from a foreclosure rescue scam.

How the scam works: Scam artists use a variety of tactics to find and deceive homeowners in distress. They often times find homeowners by sifting through public foreclosure notices in newspapers and on the Internet or through public files at local government offices and then send personalized letters to homeowners. Some will even place ads on the Internet, in newspapers, on telephone poles, at bus stops and by going door to door handing out flyers and business cards. Often times their deceptive ads will contain messages like “Stop foreclosure now!”, “Get a loan modification!” or “100% money back guarantee”. The by knowing how they work, you will be better able to protect yourself from fraud.

Phony Counseling or Phantom Help: The scam artist tells you that if you them a fee, they will negotiate with you leader to save your home. Oftentimes they claim to be attorneys and will usually tell you not to contact your lender, lawyer or housing counselor. In some instances, these scammers tell you to send your  mortgage payments to them while they negotiate with the lender. Once you pay the fee, however, these scammers disappear with your money without providing you with  any assistance.

Fake “Government” Modification Programs: Some scammers may claim to be affiliated with or approved by the government (like HUD) or they may ask to pay high , up front fees to qualify for government mortgage modification programs. The fraudster’s company name and website may sound like a real government agency and use terms like ‘federal’ ‘TARP’ or other words related to official U.S. government programs. HUD-certified housing counselors and your lender will be able to tell you if you qualify for any government programs to prevent foreclosure. You do not have to pay a fee to benefit from these programs.

Bait and Switch: In this case, the scam artist convince you to sign documents for a ‘new loan modification’ or ‘new loan’ that will bring your existing mortgage current. This is usually a trick to get you to sign over the title to your house, which is buried in the stack of documents. Once you do this, you have no ownership of the home.

Rent-to-Own or Leaseback Schemes: Con artists convince you to surrender the time of your home as part of a deal that will let you stay in your home as a renter and then buy it back later. The scammer tells you that this will let a borrower build up their credit so they can obtain new financing in the future-unfortunately, the impossible to do so. Ultimately, you will still lose the home and you are still responsible for the unpaid mortgage because transferring the deed does not transfer the balance owed on the mortgage.

Bankruptcy to Avoid Foreclosure: In this instance, the scammer may promise to negotiate with your lender or get refinancing on your behalf if you pay an upfront fee. Instead of doing this, he pockets the fee and files a bankruptcy in your name-sometimes without your knowledge. While a bankruptcy filing often stops a home foreclosure, it will only stop it temporarily as the bankruptcy court administers the case. Eventually, you must start paying your mortgage or the lender will be able to foreclose. You could lose the money you paid to the scammer and your home-and you will have a bankruptcy filing on your credit report for up to 10 years from the date of discharge.

How to protect yourself from scams: Don’t:

*Don’t sign a contract under pressure

*Don’t sign away ownership of your property to any without the advice of an attorney

*Don’t make your mortgage payments to anyone other than your lender

*Don’t ignore calls or letters from your lender

*Don’t sign blank documents

Do:

*Do maintain communication with the lender

*Do contact a HUD-approved housing counseling agency for assistance-this service is FREE

*Do review all paperwork that requires your signature

*Do get all promises in writing and get full copies of all signed documents

* Do set aside your monthly mortgage payments if your lender no longer accepts late/partial payments

*Do beware of anyone who promises to assist you in exchange for a fee

Extra protections in New Jersey:

*The Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act went into effect in 2012 and requires that all foreclosure consultants be licensed by the NJ Department of Banking and Insurance and provide you with a contract in writing.

*The Foreclosure Fairness Act protects tenants living in foreclosed properties and requires new owners in provide written notice to tenants of foreclosure properties.

Resources for Homeowners:

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development: http://www.hud.gov

NJ Housing Resource Center: http://www.njhousing.gov

HUD Loan Scam Modification Website: http://www.loanscamalert.org

HOPE Hotline: (888) 995-HOPE (4673)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): http://www.consumerfinance.gov

New Jersey Citizen Action Mission Statement:

NJCA works to protect and expand the rights of individuals and families and to ensure that government officials respond to the needs of people rather than the interests of those with money and power. NJCA seeks to advance a progressive political agenda, through collective action and individual empowerment in communities around the state. NJCA makes a difference for New Jersey by winning real improvements in people’s lives.

The work that provided the basis for this publication was supported by funding under a grant with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Government.

To apply for NJCA’s HUD-certified housing or foreclosure prevention counseling service, contact NJCA:

(800) NJ-Owner or (800) 656-9637 or complete an application on our website at:

http://www.njcitizenaction.org

Counseling is provided in English and Spanish

About NJCA:

New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) is the state’s largest citizen watchdog coalition, with over 60,000 individual members and 100 affiliate organizations, including a range of senior, labor, religious, civil rights, civic & neighborhood groups. A nonprofit 501(c) (4) organization founded in 1982. Citizen Action’s mission is to secure economic and social justice for all.

New Jersey Citizen Action’s goals are to promote economic and social justice to empower and organize the unorganized to build a strong progressive coalition working on issues of common concern, strengthening our base both collectively as a coalition and as individual organizations.

We work closely with the New Jersey Citizen Action Education Fund (NJCAEF), our 501(c) (3) sister organization that carries out powerful public education, outreach & advocacy efforts to achieve social and economic justice for all.

Citizen Action is a HUD certified housing & foreclosure counseling agency and a HUD designated Fair Housing Agency. We provide free education and outreach to low and moderate income individuals and their families across the state. Our education and outreach programs seek to increase the economic opportunities of low and moderate income individuals and their families including New Jersey Veterans through financial education housing counseling and other asset building programs and services.

For more information on NJCA, visit us on the web at http://www.njcitizenaction.org like us on Facebook or Tweet us @NJCitizen Action.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the NJCA pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please call or email them directly for more information.

 

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USPS.COM/GETINFORMED-Informed Delivery

USPS.COM/GETINFORMED-Informed Delivery

If it’s in the mail, it’s in your email with Informed Delivery.

With Informed Delivery, you can preview mail and manage packages scheduled to arrive soon. No more waiting, wondering or worrying. Learn more and sign up for free at usps.com/getinformed (United States Postal Service).

Informed Delivery

Get Informed

Preview your mail

See what’s coming through the mail before it arrives with daily email notifications.

Manage your packages

Receive tracking updates, provide delivery instructions, schedule redeliveries and more.

Use any device

Download the free mobile app for IOS. And Android and Windows smartphones or tablets.

Disclaimer: This information is taken from the USPS.COM/GETINFORMED pamphlet and I give them full credit for this information. Please email them for more information.

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