New Jersey Statewide Heating Assistance and Referral for Energy Services (SHARES) is pleased to announce the addition of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, with locations in the six southern counties of South Jersey (Camden, Atlantic, Gloucester, Cumberland, Salem and Cape May counties) as its 47th intake agency.
“ Catholic Charities enables us to comprehensively bring our program closer to the residents of the six southern counties of New Jersey”, said Lawrence Savitsky, Executive Director of New Jersey SHARES.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, is dedicated to reducing poverty, strengthening families and alleviating human suffering by providing social services and counseling on a non-sectarian, non-discriminatory basis with special emphasis on providing services to the poor and oppressed.
Suzanne Hemp, Executive Director of Catholic Charities states, “As an intake provider for the New Jersey SHARES program, the additional utility assistance provided will significantly complement and further support our Agency’s mission of providing service to people in need.”
New Jersey SHARES is an energy assistance program designed to assist those people who do not otherwise qualify for utility bill payment assistance through traditional programs. Since there are no income guidelines for New Jersey SHARES, each benefit is determined by a local community based organization. For your local intake site, call NJ SHARES toll free at 1-866-NJSHARE (657-4273).
New Jersey Statewide Heating Assistance and Referral for Energy Services is a statewide, non-profit fuel fund for individuals and families who need temporary help paying their electric and natural gas bills. The NJ SHARES Board consists of New Jersey’s seven major utilities (Conectiv, NUI Elizabethtown Gas, GPU Energy, New Jersey Natural Gas, Public Service Electric and Gas, Rockland Electric and South Jersey Gas). Verizon and six non-profit agencies including AARP, Association for Children of New Jersey, The Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, New Jersey Community Action Association, and the Community Health Law Project.