ASBURY PARK, NJ – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey is continuing to serve 1,500 youth with mentoring relationships that are more important now than ever. 

As a nonprofit whose core mission is to defend potential through one-to-one interactions, the current crisis is pushing us to make difficult decisions, such as canceling crucial fundraising events that represent a significant portion of our annual budget. In the midst of challenges, we see opportunities to make a big impact.

  • Our staff is working remotely to ensure all of our matches like Big Brother Doug & Little Brother Izear receive the support they need during this difficult transition.
  • Our Bigs are providing critical emotional support to their Littles during this time of adversity, especially as they are missing the social interactions they would normally have at school.
  • We are directly connecting with families in underserved communities and helping to provide essential services, such as information on health resources and hot meals through our local partnerships with restaurants like Surf Taco, Burger 25, and Bum Rogers Crabhouse & Tavern.

Our mission is more critical than ever, and we still need support to continue offering our life-changing programs to children like Little Sister Nylah and their families during this time of need. Donations can be made at

You can stay up to date by following our social media channels – FacebookInstagram, and Twitter and when this is all over, with your help, we are going to bounce back and make our agency #BiggerTogether.


We treat each of our patients as part of the family at Atlantic Highlands Animal Hospital. We offer top-quality surgical and dental treatments for cats and dogs. For the best pet care in the Atlantic Highlands, NJ, call us at (732) 291-4400.

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Allan Dean

Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...