Providence House-Domestic Violence Services: Finding life lessons after surviving trauma

March 20, 2019

GS Moore thought separating from her abusive husband would end the violence she had endured at his hands for years.
But then she told him she wanted a divorce.
“It triggered something in him, and he became progressively more aggressive,” she said, recounting abuse that escalated to …

Q&A: How to spot childhood trauma and vicarious trauma

March 19, 2019

As a therapist who counsels children recovering from sexual abuse and other traumas, Melissa Boege hears terrible things every day.
“It’s really difficult to not take it home with you,” she said.
But Boege, who works at Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton’s Family Growth program in Red …

Two longtime food pantries join forces to better fight hunger in Mercer County

March 18, 2019

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton is partnering with the Mount Carmel Guild to merge food pantries in Trenton, with the joined operations officially set to start on April 1.
Catholic Charities’ Community Services food pantry at 132 N. Warren St. will relocate to the Mount Carmel …

Parish Services: A ‘godsend’ for a boy struggling in school

March 7, 2019

Kids who fidget in class often get written off as behavior problems, or diagnosed with a learning disorder like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
But Aurora Blackwell is an experienced educator, and she knew something deeper lay behind her 7-year-old son Bronx’s school troubles.
“He’s the youngest in the class, …

NJ’s First Lady Tammy Murphy visits addiction program for pregnant mothers

February 20, 2019

First Lady Tammy Murphy and several state lawmakers and officials met in Mercer County today with women enrolled in For My Baby and Me, a unique community collaboration that promises to improve the long-term recovery and health outcomes of two vulnerable populations – pregnant women/new …

Governor appoints Catholic Charities operations director to oversight board

January 29, 2019

Gov. Phil Murphy has appointed Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton’s Director of Operations Susan Loughery to a statewide oversight board that was created to ensure community-based healthcare providers get adequately reimbursed for the mental health and addiction patients they treat.
Loughery (pictured, left) will serve as …

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 …

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