Addiction program for teens expanding to help young adults to age 21

January 18, 2019

An addiction-recovery program Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton offers for teenagers in Mercer County recently expanded to serve youth up to age 21. The change is meant to bridge the gap between childhood and adulthood – a vulnerable time when troubled young adults with unresolved …

Government shutdown threatens homelessness, domestic violence work at Catholic Charities

January 14, 2019

The government shutdown has impacted a housing program run by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, leaving 24 homeless or recently homeless adults with an uncertain future.
The federal funding for Catholic Charities’ Rapid Rehousing program in Mercer County would have been renewed this month – but …

New grants improve services for elderly Mercer County residents in need

December 19, 2018

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton recently received two one-year grants, totaling nearly $335,000, from Mercer County to better serve elderly residents who have mental health or substance use disorders.
Collectively, the grants are intended to support housing stability for the county’s seniors and help them more …

Expanding driver’s license access would make New Jersey safer, fairer

December 17, 2018

More than 100 people marched in Trenton today to support legislation that would give access to New Jersey driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, formerly incarcerated people, domestic violence survivors, homeless people, senior citizens, and others who face barriers to getting state ID.

The morning march and …

State limits local law enforcement participation in federal immigration actions

November 30, 2018

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced this week that local law enforcement cannot participate in federal immigration actions, a move intended to strengthen the immigrant community’s trust in police.
Under the new rules, a New Jersey police officer cannot stop, question, arrest, search, or detain …

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