On the front lines in the battle against opioid addiction

It’s an epidemic that has left its calling card with virtually every family, high school, neighborhood and workplace. It doesn’t discriminate, extending its steely grip on people regardless of race, age, socioeconomic status or religious belief. That epidemic is opioid addiction. New Jersey has a heroin death-rate that is more...

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Patrick Barry honored with ‘Employee of the Year’ Award by the Nonprofit Development Center of Southern New Jersey

Adelphia’s Ballroom in Deptford Township was packed on March 1, as nonprofit agencies, family and friends gathered from across the South Jersey area to recognize nine individuals selected by the Nonprofit Development Center of Southern New Jersey for their outstanding contributions to the local community. Among the award recipients was...

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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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A Muslim’s Response to Catholic Charities: “I heard about what you do here.”

  On Feb. 2, four SUVs pulled up to the Camden office of Catholic Charities. Their arrival was unexpected, and the occupants were strangers to the Catholic Charities staff. The four men had driven from Brooklyn, New York and Basking Ridge, N.J. They had come bearing gifts. Their vehicles were...

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Remembering Silvia Hirsch: ‘She was exactly where she was meant to be’

Silvia Hirsch, a staff member with Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Camden, was traveling to her home country of Argentina over Thanksgiving last year to offer support to her brother, Pablo, who is battling cancer and preparing for a bone marrow transplant. As was Silvia’s way, she decided to...

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