Current Disaster Response Efforts
Past Disaster Response Efforts
About Us and History
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, has been on the front lines responding to disasters in the South Jersey region and beyond. On this page you can learn more about the services we continue to offer to victims of Hurricane Sandy, the 2014 Atlantic City Casino Closings and other disasters as they arise.
The Disaster Response and Special Services program in the Diocese of Camden was initially established to provide special services to primary and secondary victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Since that time the program has provided assistance to local families that have been affected by flood or fire.
Additionally, the program has coordinated efforts in the Diocese to offer material, financial and human resources to other dioceses impacted by significant disasters, such as the Florida Hurricanes, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. For its work in deploying 600 volunteers to the City of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina, Catholic Charities was honored by Ministering Together with the Arnold Andrews Award for Collaborative Excellence.
Assistance provided to local families is offered through the six Family and Community Services Centers. If you are in need of direct assistance, please contact the Family Service and Community Center in your county.