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Our Housing Impact

In 2014, New Jersey was ranked as the fifth most expensive state in terms of affordable housing in the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s 2014 report: “In New Jersey, the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,296. In order to afford this level of rent and utilities –...

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Our Impact: Housing

In 2014, New Jersey was ranked as the fifth most expensive state in terms of affordable housing in the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s 2014 report: “In New Jersey, the Fair Market Rent (FMR) for a two-bedroom apartment is $1,296. In order to afford this level of rent and utilities –...

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Blessing Homes and Lives Impacted by Sandy

  It’s been nearly two and a half years since Hurricane Sandy made its devastating landfall on the coast of New Jersey in October, 2012. But for many families in southern New Jersey, the impact of the storm is still remembered daily. For three families in Ocean City last week...

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March Year of the Family Newsletter

Our Year of the Family newsletter for the month of March is here! This month’s theme is Teens, and the letter features an article on parenting during those difficult years from a parent on our Catholic Charities staff. We also have a listing of service ideas for teens from Greg Coogan,...

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A Witness to Transformation

By Brian Wagner, Catholic Charities Cumberland County Family and Community Services Center When the shuttle pulls into the respite center, the first thing we notice are the looks of despair and fear on the faces of the women and children who get off. The families have been traveling anywhere from...

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Putting a Face on Aid

A Glimpse into the World of a Catholic Charities Case Worker Diane Jannone sits beaming behind her desk at Catholic Charities’ Family and Community Services Center in Atlantic City. She has good reason to smile. Just last week she finished spending the last of $250,000 state housing grant – a...

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Worshiping Before the Broken Christ

Like the many other prisons we’ve visited, entering Bayside State in Cumberland County entails a lengthy security process. After passing through the metal detectors and scanners, we’re led by an officer towards a floor-to-ceiling gate of metal bars. It slowly slides open to admit us into a square enclosure with...

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