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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On a Mission to Count the Homeless

We had spent at least half an hour in a parking lot by the railroad tracks in Millville, across from a liquor store when we decided to move on to the park. Few homeless had come by this once-reliable place today. The police recently removed park benches and a wall...

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Volunteer Fred Myers

Meet Fred Myers, a volunteer in our Gloucester County family and community services center, located in Westville. He comes to us through a program called Experience Works, helping connect unemployed seniors with work experiences to help them enter the work force. Fred worked in food service for 30 years. The long...

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Guide to Salem County Food Pantries

In 2013, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Camden was awarded a grant from the Salem Health and Wellness Foundation to fund a new program, the “Salem Nutrition Initiative,” in Salem County, New Jersey.  This program, focused on improving access to and education about fresh fruits and vegetables among lower income, food...

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