COVID-19: Support Group Meeting Suspensions; Support Groups Moving Online

By March 21, 2020 New Jersey

DBSA Princeton, DBSA Belle Mead, Carrier and DBSA Freehold Boro have suspended in-person support group meetings due to the coronavirus outbreak that requires taking precautions that will help limit the spread of this pandemic disease. These cancellations are in addition to those previously announced by DBSA Morristown Area, DBSA Succasunna, DBSA Passaic County, and for the Toms River meetings of DBSA Ocean County.

As of today New Jersey Governor Murphy issued a stay at home order which precludes our in person meetings. Please contact our chapters via the contact information on their web page for information specific to their meetings.

DBSA Belle Mead, Carrier will be hosting support group meetings on-line starting Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 PM. Details will be posted on their web page. DBSA Succasunna and DBSA Middlesex County are considering doing the same. More information on this to follow. And our national DBSA parent organization has expanded the availability of their on-line support groups.

The US Centers for Disease Control has important resources for keeping yourself and those you are close to safe during this emergency. The NJ COVID-19 Information Hub has directives specific to New Jersey. Please follow official guidance and stay safe.

Updated 5:30 PM on March 21, 2020 to include Governor Murphy’s stay at home order.