Refugee Gardeners Harvest Familiar Produce

Ten Burmese refugees listened intently as master gardeners Rebecca Szkotak and Chris Waldron offered nuggets of gardening wisdom. The Burmese’ community gardens will benefit next spring from the gardeners’ advice on composting, rain water collection, and, especially, keeping away those pesky turkeys. The garden training took place on Oct. 2...

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Justice For All Dinner Raises $60,000

The eleventh annual Justice For All awards dinner, held on Sept. 25 to benefit Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Camden, began and ended with prayer. “The Pope exhorted us to pray courageously,” began Kevin Hickey, executive director of Catholic Charities Camden, referring to Pope Francis’ 2013 homily in which...

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Catholic Charities Unveils Casino Crisis Hotline

Latest News Catholic Charities Home Latest News Home About Us Contact Us Yomary Blanco has a big smile, a big laugh, and a beaming positivity. It’s hard to believe both she and her husband both recently became unemployed when the casinos where they had worked for nearly two decades closed earlier this month....

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Catholic Charities USA Serves Record Numbers

Mary Rocco’s life had suddenly gotten even more complicated. Suffering from severe arthritis, the 76-year old is wheelchair bound. Her husband died last year and her son, who had been her primary caretaker, was suddenly admitted to the hospital for mental health concerns. Without anyone to care for her, she...

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Cape May County Knights Rock for Kids

Dan Gilliam Junior, now Deputy Grand Knight of his Knights of Columbus council, Maris Stella # 3546, had been helping deliver the knights’ food donation bags to Catholic Charities’ Cape May County food pantry for a while when he began to notice a trend. “I saw that that food lasted...

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Burmese Family Finds Hope and Healing

Cinh Hoih Nuam, her husband Tu Za Sing, and their three children had just arrived in the United States as refugees. Political and religious persecution had forced them to flee their native Burma to Malaysia and then to the U.S. They stepped off the plane and Cinh Hoih Nuam was...

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Palestinian Intern Journals

  During the summer of 2014, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden was a host agency in a cross-cultural internship program sponsored by Catholic Charities USA. On May 30, Amjaad Musleh and Mariana Nazi, students from Bethlehem University in Palestine, arrived in the Diocese of Camden, where they stayed with host families for six weeks. During...

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Director elected to national post

Kevin H. Hickey, executive director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden, Inc., was recently elected chair of Catholic Charities USA’s Council of Diocesan Directors. His appointment will take effect at Catholic Charities USA’s conference in Alexandria, Va., taking place from April 2-3. Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office...

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Summer in the City teen service project at the shore

  Thirty four teenagers from six counties in the Diocese of Camden participated in the Summer in the City service project sponsored by the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation: Youth Ministries that included a yard sale at the Catholic Charities facility. Read an article published by the Press of Atlantic City.

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