help others


Individuals who formerly donated to Catholic Charities now find themselves seeking our help.

With the high rate of unemployment in NJ, a growing number of middle-class families are losing their homes.


basic needs services

Happy babyResearch indicates that almost 50% of Americans will experience poverty for a year or more at some point in their lives. This is a harsh reality, which means that most of us will experience a time when we require a helping hand to give us hope for today, and for the future.

Everyone deserves a chance to achieve self-sufficiency, giving them back some of the choices that they lost along the way. Our programs are designed to support the basic needs of the people in our community- from the family who finds themselves homeless to parents who just need a bit more to bring the joy of the holidays to their children, and all situations in-between.

Below is a list of our Basic Needs Services. Click on the icon to view contact information for services in each county.

Community Food Pantry

Of Community Services

Pre-packed food bags provide 3 meals per day for 3 days of each household member. 

Free Store

Of Community Services

Residents in need can "shop" for gently-used clothing and household items.

Holiday/Seasonal Assistance

Of Community Services

Provides consumers with assistance during Easter, Back-to-School time, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Prescription Assistance

Of Community Services

When funding is available, eligible consumers can receive financial assistance with medications and medical supplies needed to maintain health and well-being.

Mobile Eye Care Unit

Of Community Services

In cooperation with the Camden Mobile Eye Unit, this programs provides free eye exams and/or glasses to residents of Burlington County. Examinations are by appointment only, quarterly.

Free Tax Prep

Of Community Services

Provides free tax preparation February through April by appointment only.

Voter Registration Assistance

Of Community Services

Provides on-site voter registration assistance to residents.

Project HOPE

Of Community Services

A program designed to provide participants with support that empowers them, activities and services that address their increasingly complex needs, and assistance that eases the stress of living hand-to-mouth as they endeavor to improve their quality of life. Educational classes include GED, DMV, computer, nutrition and health and wellness.

Supported Work

Supported Work provides basic job seeking skills training to individuals receiving General Assistance benefits.