Reuters AC

In 2014, four of Atlantic City’s twelve casinos closed their doors. In the space of a single year, the city lost more than 8,000 jobs.

Catholic Charities responded by forming a Casino Crisis Committee to mount a response to this unemployment disaster. The team created a hotline, staffed by volunteers, and a large online listing of services and resources for those affected. Callers to the hotline are now directed to the full-time disaster case manager for the Atlantic City Crisis Committee who works with them to determine eligibility and refer them to available resources.

We provide assistance with:

  • Case Management
  • Rent/Mortgage
  • Financial Literacy
  • Job Skills Training/ Job Placement
  • Food
  • Utilities (to avoid shut-off)
  • Property taxes
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Transportation expenses related to job search
  • Referral to other agencies

Hotline: 856-342-4145

Help is here. Call and leave a message. Your call will be returned in the order it was received. You can also e-mail us: CasinoCrisisTeam@camdendiocese.org

Online Resources

A wide-ranged listing of services available to those affected by the casino closings. Access here.