HELPING OUR HEROS – Catholic Charities reaches out to homeless vets

  This past weekend, our nation celebrated Armed Forces Day – a day to reflect upon the countless sacrifices that the men and women of our military have made for our country. Wednesday was particularly meaningful to the members of Catholic Charities’ Ready, Vet, Go program, as they were all...

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Electric Bill Assistance: Atlantic City Electric Helping Hands rewards Catholic Charities with Grant

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden is pleased to announce that the agency has been awarded a grant from Atlantic City Electric Helping Hands, effective January 2017.  This new partnership will assist those in financial need with their electric bills, allowing Catholic Charities to continue to carry out its mission to...

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Bishop Sullivan’s Latest Appeal

Bishop Sullivan speaks on KYW Newsradio 1060 throughout the year, with the message of the Catholic Church and his perspective, in bi-weekly, 60-second spots which reach Catholics and non-Catholics across the Philadelphia region. During this special season of caring and giving, Bishop Sullivan asks us to join the Diocese’s mission to care...

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A Place at the Table

“Encountering Mercy” is a series exploring the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the lens of the people whose lives exemplify them. In April and May, the Diocese of Camden focuses on “Give Drink to the Thirsty” and “Shelter the Homeless,” respectively. These months’ profiles will highlight...

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Mounting Troubles in Atlantic City

Frances Deserino easily looks 60, but she was actually born in 1944. That figure in the DOB section of many job applications, she thinks, makes a difference to employers. She’s been out of work since late August when Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino closed. She had been laid off...

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Putting a Face on Aid

A Glimpse into the World of a Catholic Charities Case Worker Diane Jannone sits beaming behind her desk at Catholic Charities’ Family and Community Services Center in Atlantic City. She has good reason to smile. Just last week she finished spending the last of $250,000 state housing grant – a...

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Understanding Lent, With a Little Help From George

By Nancy Hickman, site coordinator, Atlantic County Family and Community Services Center When I became a case manager with Catholic Charities’ regional office in Atlantic City 14 years ago, one of the first people to touch my life was George. He’s at our office every few weeks. Usually he needs help...

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“Make a Difference Day” at St. Joseph’s Parish Donates 750 Sandwiches

On Saturday, October 25, Nancy Hickman, coordinator of Catholic Charities’ Family and Community Services Center for Atlantic County, was invited to speak at St. Joseph Church in Somers Point on the importance of service to others. Her talk kicked off the parish’s ‘Make a Difference Day,’ an event that formed...

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