Saving as a Young Adult

by Andy Zmuda, director, Asset Development Programs This article originally appeared in the April edition of our Year of the Family newsletter. To read the newsletter in its entirety, visit our Year of the Family homepage. You’re anywhere from 18 to 30 years old. You may still be in school...

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Relationship Checklist

by Sylvia Loumeau, MSW, LCSW, director of Catholic Charities Adoptions and Counseling Services This article originally appeared in the May edition of our Year of the Family newsletter. To read the newsletter in its entirety, visit our Year of the Family homepage. In high school or college, we learn history, economics, and math;...

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Setting a Plate for Jesus in North Cape May

If you’re living on public assistance, or welfare, in Cape May County and using temporary housing vouchers from the Board of Social Services to help cover housing expenses, there’s a chance you may be living out of a motel. Although the county is trying to cut back on the trend,...

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The Struggle for Housing in Cape May County

Frances Ames, her significant other, and her four-year-old daughter have been living in a motel room since December. The 32-year-old lost her identification last fall when her purse was stolen. She and her daughter have been homeless since then. Without documentation, she’s ineligible for state-funded benefits. Her daughter’s corner of...

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Nominations sought for Justice in Action awards

To nominate someone for one of this year’s Justice for All Dinner Justice in ACTION awards, submit an online nomination form here. This year’s annual dinner will be held on September 17. Virginia, known as GeeGee, Brannigan pushes through a rack of coats until she lands on one. Pulling it out...

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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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