New Jersey State Psychiatric Hospitals

The Department of Health (DOH) is collaborating with NAMI New Jersey to develop a Family Partnership Program, in all four of our State Psychiatric Hospitals: Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Ann Klein Forensic Center, Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, Trenton Psychiatric Hospital. 

NAMI NJ is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through education, support, advocacy and public awareness programs. NAMI NJ is collaborating with the DOH to develop and run a Family Partnership program designed in conjunction with the Family Liaisons in each hospital. The goal of the program is to address any issues related to patient and family satisfaction, and to develop a process to communicate and implement any improvement activities. Additionally, NAMI NJ will provide services to family members with a hospitalized loved one as part of the program.

For information or to be a part of our Family Partnership Advisory Panel contact Jennifer Hughes, LCSW, Associate Director of Program Quality Assurance, [email protected], 732-940-0991.

Additionally, there is a NAMI Family Support Group specifically for family members with a loved one who is or has been in a state hospital. View the Quarterly Schedule here


NAMI Family Support Group Quarterly Schedule 2023

2nd Thursday of March, June, September, and December months – 7 p.m. by Zoom
Registration is needed to receive Zoom link.
Register Here

FY 2024 – 2025
– September 12, 2024
– December 12, 2024
– March 13, 2025
– June 12, 2025

– Link to state hospital website

– Ancora:
Ann Klein:


Family Connection Meetings

A Family Connection Meeting is where all primary family members and selected stakeholders, e.g. NAMI, are invited with hospital administration to advise them on issues of mutual concern, and policies and procedures to enhance the quality of care of their loved ones within the hospital. These meetings are to occur at a minimum on a quarterly basis and notification is provided by the hospital administration.  

Below are the dates and times of the upcoming Family Connection Meetings for each site:

– Schedule of family connection meetings (Download flyer)

– Trenton
Monday, August 1st from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. via Microsoft Teams
Monday, November 7th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. via Microsoft Teams

– Greystone
4th Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. via Microsoft Teams

– Ancora
Saturday, October 22nd at 11:00 a.m. via Microsoft Teams

– Ann Klein
Wednesday, August 31st at 4:30 p.m. via Microsoft Teams

All meetings at this time are virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions, but in the future meetings will return to in-person as well as virtual. 

Please reach out to the Family Coordinator at each site for further information.

– Family Liaison at each hospital

– Ancora
Alfred Grasso, MSW, LSW
Supervisor, Client Services Representative
Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Phone: (609) 567-7286
Email: [email protected]

– Ann Klein
Dianah G. Savage, RN
Program Specialist 4, Administrator Court Coordination/Admissions/Discharges
Ann Klein Forensic Center
Phone: (609) 633-0916
Email: [email protected]

Reed Gladey, LCSW
Program Specialist 4
The Ann Klein Forensic Center
Phone: (609) 633-1067
Email: [email protected]

– Greystone
Rev. Dr. Emily B. Hall, BCC D. Min
Director of Chaplaincy Services
New Jersey Department of Health
Phone: (973) 538-1800, x 4920
Email: [email protected]

– Trenton
Michelle Senni
Executive Assistant to the CEO
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital
Phone: (609) 633-1500
Email: [email protected]