SERV receives award for excellence in psychiatric rehabilitation

SERV Centers of New Jersey recently received the 2018 Mohammad Shafiq Award from the New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association during NJPRA’s 38th Fall Conference.

This prestigious award, recognizing SERV’s excellence in the practice and provision of psychiatric rehabilitation services in New Jersey, was presented to SERV President/CEO Regina Widdows by NJPRA Board President Anthony Lucibello on Nov. 15 at The Pines Manor in Edison.

SERV Centers of New Jersey is a division of SERV Behavioral Health System and under the leadership of Chief Operating Officer Pauline Simms.

The Shafiq Award was presented before hundreds of individuals from mental health agencies within the state of New Jersey. In accepting the award, Ms. Widdows said, “Pauline Simms and I share this award with all of our dedicated team members in SERV’s 11-county region whose unwavering commitment to mental health makes us so proud.”

group awardSERV President/CEO Regina Widdows, center left, and SERV Centers Chief Operating Officer Pauline Simms, center right, hold the Mohammad Shafiq Award. SERV staff and board members were in attendance during the presentation of the NJPRA award.

Award nominations were based on many criteria, including a commitment to evidence-based and best psychiatric rehabilitation practices and services that incorporate the principles of person-centered recovery, such as hope, dignity, and empowerment.

Bikers raise funds during Poker Run

The Young Professionals Group for SERV could not have asked for a more perfect weather day for their inaugural fundraising Poker Run at Cross Country Cycle in Metuchen on Sept. 15.  

There were 40 registered motorcycle riders for the Poker Run, which included a 50-mile ride through Somerset and Middlesex counties, a Poker Run T-shirt, a lunch of hamburgers and hotdogs, and a silent auction.

Read more: Bikers raise funds during Poker Run

And the winner is…

Donna and Mark Nagel

Congratulations to Donna Nagel of Hillsborough, who was the winner of SERV Foundation’s Aloha Raffle on August 15!

Donna won a five-night oceanfront room for two at the luxurious Sheraton Waikiki, Hawaii, along with a $2,000 toward airfare or trip expenses.

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SERV Aloha Raffle

Waikiki Beach Hotels

You could be saying “Aloha” very soon if you are a winner in SERV Behavioral Health System’s first-ever Aloha Raffle, in which a maximum of only 100 tickets will be sold!

The odds are fantastic for one lucky winner and a guest, who will enjoy a five-night oceanfront room at the luxurious Sheraton Waikiki, Hawaii, along with a $2,000 Visa Gift Card toward airfare or trip expenses!  

Imagine… walking along a sun-kissed beach, sunbathing by the pool under palm trees, enjoying a swim in the aqua-colored ocean, taking surfing lessons, sampling island delicacies, and more!  

waikiki beach sunset

The drawing will take place August 15, 2018 at Cherry Valley Country Club in Skillman. The winner need not be present. Ticket price is $250 each. 

To see photos of the accommodations, learn more details, and to purchase your chance to win this fabulous vacation, click here. Tickets will be mailed to you. 

Proceeds from the raffle will benefit SERV, which serves more than 1,800 individuals in New Jersey who are coping with serious mental illness and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For more information, call (609) 662-3066 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.