Princeton Area Community Foundation (The Community Foundation) recently awarded Millhill Child & Family Development COVID-19 Relief and Response funding to support Millhill’s new tele-therapy services. Tele-therapy at Millhill has allowed critical behavioral health services to transition in a way that accommodates social distancing and protects clients’ health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Thanks to our generous community of philanthropists, we were able to create a COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Fund to quickly respond to the needs of our nonprofits,” said Jeffrey M. Vega, President & CEO of the Community Foundation. “For more than a decade, Millhill has been providing vital behavioral health services to families in our region. As we face this crisis, those services are critically important, and we’re so glad we were able to provide funding to help them transition to a tele-therapy model.”

Millhill is using a HIPAA approved tele-therapy platform for therapists and clients to continue their individual, family, and group sessions. The platform can easily be accessed across devices such as phones, tablets, and laptops. Psychiatric Evaluations, Medication Monitoring, and new referrals resumed starting the week of April 13th, 2020. Potential clients interested in receiving counseling care are still welcome to call during Millhill’s normal hours of Monday through Friday, 9am-9pm at 609-989-7333. Though the facilities are closed, case managers are checking their voicemail regularly.

“The Community Foundation has played a key role in Millhill’s ability to continue providing counseling services to Trenton families who need mental health support more than ever,” stated Cynthia Oberkofler, Executive Director at Millhill. “The Community Foundation has been and continues to be a great champion of Millhill as we make vital adjustments to how we conduct services in ways that protect our community and adhere to social distancing practices.”

Millhill’s Outpatient Clinic opened in 2008 to provide behavioral health services, which are received by over 500 children and their families each week. At Millhill, the clientele and their family work together with the staff to plan and implement treatment goals. Millhill employs only licensed clinicians as therapeutic staff. Additionally, Millhill employs a board-certified psychiatrist and Advanced Practice Nurses to conduct psychiatric services as needed. Millhill offers individual, family, and group counseling as well as psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring, and case management services. Millhill’s counseling services enhance life skills and encourage emotional development to maximize an individual’s functioning, strengths, and resources.