Healing Our Community: The Traumatic Loss Coalition
The Traumatic Loss Coalition (TLC), lead by YMCA of Greater Monmouth County’s Counseling & Social Services, is a year-round statewide program created to provide support for schools and communities who have experienced suicide or other traumatic loss and to work together to prevent suicide. YMCA of Greater Monmouth County TLC coalitions are made up of over 140 members including school personnel, medical personnel, law enforcement officials, clergy, and mental health providers. Monmouth County’s TLC meeting is the third Thursday of every month from 8:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m.
TLC is operated by the Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare and funded by the New Jersey Department of Children & Families Division of Family and Community Partnerships, Office of School Linked Services. TLC aims to help prevent youth suicide which is the third leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 15 and 24 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Nurturing Families & Children
Services offered by TLC including consultation, on-site response, and trainings for schools and community-based organizations that work with youth. Learn more about the Traumatic Loss Coalition.
If your needs are immediate, please see our list of Monmouth County Community Resources that are there for you in times of crisis and healing. Read our Two River Times article, Coming Together to Prevent Suicide.