Out of the woods, and into a home

Edward Wright sat on the couch of his home in Bridgeton, staring at the wall across from him with a thousand-yard stare on his face. The 56-year-old veteran was not reflecting upon the nine years he spent in the U.S. military several decades ago. His thoughts centered on more current...

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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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Giving Thanks Through Service

“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 March, the Diocese of Camden focuses on “Feed the Hungry.” This month’s profiles highlight examples of those who experience this corporal work of mercy...

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Counting the Homeless in Cumberland County

Snow is still thick on the ground as teams of volunteers strike out from Catholic Charities’ office in Vineland on a frigid January morning. Their mission: find as many homeless as possible on the streets of Cumberland County and give them a survey. One of the teams pulls up to...

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A Witness to Transformation

By Brian Wagner, Catholic Charities Cumberland County Family and Community Services Center When the shuttle pulls into the respite center, the first thing we notice are the looks of despair and fear on the faces of the women and children who get off. The families have been traveling anywhere from...

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On a Mission to Count the Homeless

We had spent at least half an hour in a parking lot by the railroad tracks in Millville, across from a liquor store when we decided to move on to the park. Few homeless had come by this once-reliable place today. The police recently removed park benches and a wall...

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