About Welfare to Work

Our agency mission directly relates to our Welfare to Work programs. Our mission is to “provide social services to, advocate for, and empower the poor, oppressed or vulnerable…on a non-discriminatory, non-sectarian basis throughout the six southern New Jersey counties.” This target population absolutely includes the approximately 1,500 people served each year by our program who are nearing the expiration of cash benefits and will need to make the transition to the work force.

We currently offer Welfare to Work program services to residents of Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties through referrals by the county Board of Social Services. Our goal is to help our clients achieve self-sufficiency, free of public support programs.

Our staff are intimately familiar with the requirements and expectations of the various state-funded benefits programs and understand the particular needs of the population we serve. In the Catholic tradition of respect for human dignity, we approach each client with a mindfulness of the needs of the whole person.

Note: We can only accept clients for Welfare to Work programs through referrals by the county Board of Social Services.