parish emergency assistance program
The Parish Emergency Assistance Program (PEAP) was established by Mary Ellen Blackwell in 2008 and is funded through the generous support of the Diocese of Trenton. It is designed to assist parishes in responding to individuals and families who have requested financial help. PEAP has been heavily utilized because so many households have been impacted by the poor economy. In administering PEAP, Catholic Charities works with the parishes, collaborating in an effort to pool resources to assist those who are in need.
PEAP is now coordinated through our Emergency and Community Services (ECS) program. ECS has worked over the years with numerous parishes and St. Vincent de Paul Societies in providing short term financial assistance to those in need in our communities. ECS has over thirty years of experience in administering government funding and providing case management, information and referral for individuals and families in time of financial crisis.
For additional information, forms or brochures, please contact Lisha Loo-Morgan, PEAP administrator, at 732-363-5322 ext. 223.
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