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Catholic Charities recognized for nutrition program

In a warm display of Christian unity, the Mount Calvary Seventh Day Adventist church in Salem City recognized Cristina Chillem, director of Catholic Charities’ Salem Health and Wellness Program, for her efforts to improve the nutrition of Salem county residents. At the podium during Mount Calvary’s regular Saturday Sabbath worship...

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A determined father, a new home, a path forward

Carlos Moore never envisioned himself receiving help from a charity – or any organization for that matter. “I sat in the welfare office and looked around and thought ‘this isn’t me.’ When I was referred to Catholic Charities and I heard the word ‘charity’, I almost felt embarrassed. I thought...

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Share the Journey Solidarity Pilgrimages

About the Share the Journey Solidarity Pilgrimages Catholic Charities, in collaboration with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Brownsville, and in direct response to Pope Francis’ call to Share the Journey, has been and will continue to organizing Solidarity Pilgrimages to the Texas/Mexico Border throughout 2018 and 2019 to give Catholics in...

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Catholic Charities and volunteers serve all

On any given day in Catholic Charities’ offices across South Jersey, the agency encounters men, women and children of all faiths, as well as non-believers. Questions such “I’m not a Catholic, but will you help me?” are not uncommon from people who are struggling with poverty and other complex issues....

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Finding employment, and hope, through Catholic Charities

Hector Sanchez and his wife, Glorimar Acevedo Santos, arrived at Catholic Charities’ Atlantic City office in October with a suitcase, blistered feet, no home and barely a cent to their name. “They were in survival mode,” said Edbelinda Nambo, Catholic Charities’ Employment Specialist in Atlantic County. “It was so cold...

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Developing a ministry of hope to counter addiction

In September 2013, Pope Francis compared the church to a “field hospital” near to war zones, where the wounded are first provided with emergency, life-saving care before long-term recovery efforts can begin. This analogy resonated well during a recent gathering at Christ our Light Parish in Cherry Hill where the...

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Paving the way to home ownership through collaboration

      The dream of owning a home may seem, for some, to be only that — a dream. Particularly for first-time home buyers, the process can be intimidating. Mortgage and loan terminology is confusing, mountains of paperwork imposing, and the potential financial risks anxiety-producing. Buying and owning a...

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