Stigma Free Committee

Stigma Free Zone

Washington Township Committee passed a resolution designating the municipality a Stigma-Free Zone in order to create an environment in which residents will feel free to seek treatment for the disease of mental illness without the fear of being stigmatized. Washington Township joins the County of Morris in declaring a Stigma-Free Zone.

Washington Township hopes to raise awareness of the disease of mental illness, provide an effective way to reduce the stigma associated with the disease and encourage those who are affected to seek services and feel supported. The establishment of this Stigma-Free Zone will raise awareness of local Washington Township mental health resources so no one resident needs to feel hopeless or alone. The elimination of stigma will enable residents to ask for help when needed so recovery can begin, hope is inspired, and tragedies are avoided.

Stigma Free Task Force

Regular Member – Cris Cooke-Gibbs
Term to expire December 31, 2019

Regular Member – Mary Grant
Term to expire December 31, 2019

Regular Member – Ptl. John Wurtemburg
Term to expire December 31, 2019

Regular Member – Kristina LeViere
Term to expire December 31, 2019

Regular Member – Jacqueline Zuzzi
Term to expire December 31, 2019

Regular Member – Matthew Murello
Term to expire December 31, 2019

Regular Member – Andrew Brackman
Term to expire December 31, 2019