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The Borough of Highlands has many groups that serve our community in different ways.  Groups vary from history to the arts, gardening to scouting and everything in between. Joining one or more is a great way to help your town and meet your neighbors.  The County and State also offer programs to help our community.

Highlands Organizations

Service and Social:

Business and Commerce:





Monmouth County Resources

First Time Homebuyer Program

Through the First Time Homebuyer Program, the County partners with local lending institutions and nonprofit organizations to provide grants in the form of interest-free deferred second mortgages for down payment assistance. This program created by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and was established to assist lower income families to purchase a home.

  • You MUST BE a resident of Monmouth County for 1 YEAR before applying for a grant.
  • ALL applicants must complete a pre-purchase housing counseling course and provide a certificate of completion with the First Time Homebuyer application.
  • 2022 First Time Homebuyer Packet

For more information, please contact:

Wellness Discount Program

The Monmouth County Wellness Discount Program provides discounts for residents on prescription drugs, eye care, hearing aids, diabetic medications and supplies and dental care through the Coast2Coast Rx card program. All county and non-county residents regardless of age, income or existing health coverage may use a Coast2Coast Rx card.  The card is free of charge and is unrestricted on the frequency of use. Cardholders and family members may use the Coast2Coast Rx card any time their prescription is not covered by insurance.

County Office of Aging:

National Council on Aging Guide for Older Adults Living Alone

Monmouth Resource Net

We provide a wide range of information about support, resources, and services for the residents of Monmouth County, NJ. It is a collaboration between Monmouth ACTS  and MonmouthCares, Inc.

Bayshore Family Success Center

The BFSC is located at the Henry Hudson Trail Activity Center in Leonardo.  The center is a community-based, family-centered neighborhood gathering place where any community resident can go for family support, information and services.

State of New Jersey Resources

Community & Wellness