Welcome to the Caroline Huber Holistic Wellness Center!

 

A new Wellness Center is opening on the campus of Brookdale Community College. The creation of the wellness center was made possible by a generous bequest from Caroline Huber. The focus of the Center will be on total wellbeing with a thoughtful design created for spirituality, physical health, mental health, social relationships, and intellectual development. Programs and services will be available for Brookdale students, employees, and the community.

“We are grateful for the generous donation bequeathed by Caroline Huber to make our vision for a wellness center on campus a reality,” says David M. Stout, Ph.D., president of Brookdale Community College. “With mental health concerns escalating, this donation gives us the ability to face the needs of our community and ensure that we are putting the health and safety of our students at the top of our priority list.

Modern Space

The architectural plans for the two-story space include a reflection room for meditation, Brookdale’s food pantry, Helping Hands, dedicated office space for Monmouth County Social Worker Sylvina Mendez, and two offices for community partners. In addition, there is a courtyard that will be landscaped to provide a relaxing, peaceful Zen area.

 

Mission

To connect students, employees, and community members to campus resources and local partners that will support basic needs, enhance individual and community wellness, and promote social justice.

Vision

To empower a compassionate community dedicated to personal wellbeing, social connection, and collective engagement. Many of the activities and workshops Jackson has planned will be designed to reduce stress and anxiety and provide nutritional guidance.

 

Meet Our Director

Dinneen Jackson

Dinneen Jackson is passionate, experienced, and an educator of wellness. She received her AA in Business and also in Education from Brookdale Community College, her BA in Urban Studies from Rutgers University, and her MA in Integrative Holistic Health Studies from Georgian Court University. In addition, she is a National Board Certified-Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), a Certified Mental Health First Aider, and Reiki Master.

For the past decade, she has shared her passion for health and wellness with the Brookdale community and beyond. She presented Work-Life Balance for the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC), Holistic Health Reunion and Graduate Program for Georgian Court University, and Instructor of Holistic Health, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for Continuing and Professional Studies Life Long Learning program at Brookdale Community College.

Jackson has received many awards, including The National Society of Leadership & Success Excellence in Teaching Award, Excellence in Service to Students Award, and The Administrator Peer Recognition Award.  

Contact: Dinneen Jackson, 732-224-2756, djackson@brookdalecc.edu

 

 

Resources

Sylvina Mendez, MSW

A bilingual social worker from Monmouth County Division of Social Services assigned to Brookdale.

helping hands logo

Helping Hands Food Lounge

Support At Brookdale

Disability Services
Displaced Homemakers
Veterans Services

Counseling

Meet the Counselors
Crisis Hotlines
Talk Campus 24/7 counseling
Counseling Support for Students
YMCA Counseling Services

Stigma Free Zone

Speaker Series
Stigma Free Pledge

Upcoming Partner Events and Resources