Welcome to the Wellness Center!
RCSJ-Cumberland offers mental health counseling to assist students with a variety of life’s stressors. These services are free to all part-time and full-time students, and are offered with the confidentiality and professionalism offered at any mental health treatment center.
Notice: Effective August 1,
Got Food! is open to students by appointment only. You can also find community emergency food resources here. Please note we have not vetted each of these personally, but they should be helpful.
Student Counseling and Wellness Services is still available to provide tele-counseling services. To ask a question or schedule an appointment please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach Heather Bense, LCSW at email@example.com or John Wojtowicz, LSW at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not hesitate to reach out.
Heather & John
How Do I Obtain Services?
You can reach us three ways:
- Call the Wellness Warm Line at (856) 691-8600, ext. 1258 and someone will pick up between 8:30 am and 10 p.m.
- Email or Call John Wojtowicz, LSW, VAWC
Assistant Director, Student Counseling and Wellness
856 691-8600, ext. 1497
- Email or Call Heather Bense, LCSW, DRCC
Director, Student Counseling and Wellness
856 691-8600, ext. 1495
- Short-term, solution focused counseling
- Student specific counseling strategies
- Assessment and Referral services
- Wellness Education Workshops
- Staff and Faculty Consultation
The Wellness Center is located in the first floor Academic Building with the Veteran’s Resource Center.
Office hours are: Mon-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Text HOME to 741-741 to speak with a certified crisis counselor 24/7 from the Crisis Text Line
For mental health emergencies at any other time, please contact the following resources:
Cumberland County Guidance Center (856) 455-5555, or
New Jersey Hope Line (856) 654-6735, or
Dial 911 for emergencies
List of all the Food Banks in South Jersey
Resiliency Tips for Students During the Coronavirus Outbreak
The coronavirus pandemic has created a variety of concerns and uncertainty specific to students, not only in juggling your new and different learning responsibilities, but also in maintaining your well-being and in helping those around you.
Dr. Kate Felice has put together some practical suggestions and resources here to help you in keeping yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy. Some may be more pragmatic for you than others, and that’s okay. Any effort toward self-care is a useful one. Remember that the only way to effectively do all that you need to get done, particularly during challenging times, is to be aware of your own wellness and take care of yourself.
Stress and Coping During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Being separated from friends on campus can be hard for many – especially extroverts. The CDC has offered some recommendations on caring for your mental health while practicing social distancing.