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A new pilot program in New Jersey is attempting to make life a little easier for parents of children with special needs by providing a 24-hour help line offering support, information and resources.

The help line, known as Mom2Mom, is staffed day and night by a group of mothers of children with disabilities and mental health professionals. Parents and other caregivers of those with developmental disabilities are encouraged to call for assistance in finding resources in their area or if they simply need an ear to listen.

Organizers say the help line is a needed support system for parents of children with special needs who face unique challenges and stress.

Modeled after similar help lines for police officers and veterans, Mom2Mom is primarily targeting two New Jersey counties, but will accept calls from throughout the state, reports The (Bergen, N.J.) Record. To read more click here.

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