Trinitas Health Foundation

Peace of Mind Capital Campaign

Trinitas Regional Medical Center is conducting a two-year, $4 million renovation of its New Point Campus in Elizabeth, which is home to the highly-regarded Trinitas Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry. The New Point Campus offers life-changing services for those patients with mental health issues along a full continuum of care, with specialized programs for children, adolescents, adults and their families, as well as services for people with various addictions. Our behavioral health programs serve multiple counties throughout New Jersey with some services that are state-wide.

The Behavioral Health building is more than 100 years old. Aside from basic painting and safety upgrades, it has not been renovated in many years, and it has a worn feel. Through these renovations, Trinitas will significantly upgrade our facilities to create a safer, more comfortable and therapeutic environment for the more than 7,000 patients we treat there each year. Naming opportunities and recognition are available, commensurate with gift size.

The Trinitas Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry conducts several hundred thousand patient visits each year. It has the following important programs:

> New Jersey's only hospital with inpatient beds for children and adults with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Illness (DDMI)
> One of the nation's few behavioral health hospitals with its own Primary Care Medical Clinic
> 1 of only 2 Crisis Step-Down Units for Youth in New Jersey
> 15-bed residential facility for teens
> Critical psychiatric emergency, consulting and training programs in every county in New Jersey

Peace of Mind Event

On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Trinitas Health Foundation and Trinitas Regional Medical Center hosted a "Peace of Mind" Event at The Park Savoy Estate in Florham Park, New Jersey. Special guests included Former U.S. Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy and Journalist Jack Ford. Thanks to Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Philanthropist Sponsor, our many guests, sponsors and supporters, in total we netted over $235,000!

Over 220 guests enjoyed a private VIP reception with Patrick Kennedy and Jack Ford, received a signed copy of Patrick Kennedy’s book, "A Common Struggle," networked with other mental health advocates during a cocktail reception and listened to an informative discussion on "Easing the Stigma about Behavioral Health." Patrick spoke about his own personal experience with mental illness and addiction, shared his thoughts on what can be done to de-stigmatize mental illness, and discussed his work as a US Congressman in getting mental health and addiction parity legislation passed.

Thank you to everyone who attended and/or supported the event. For those of you who were not able to attend, please click here to watch our Peace of Mind video or click here to view pictures from the event on our Facebook page.

If you would like to support our campaign please click here to make a donation. For questions or more information on our Peace of Mind Campaign, please contact Nadine Brechner at the Foundation at 908-994-8249.

Peace of Mind Event
Pictured above (l-r): Nadine Brechner, Chief Development Officer & VP; Marlyse Benson, Senior Director of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry; James McCreath, PhD, VP Behavioral Health & Psychiatry; Patrick J. Kennedy; Sister Rosemary Moynihan, Chair of both Trinitas Health and Trinitas Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees; Jack Ford; and Gary S. Horan, CEO & President.