Volunteers needed in Ocean County to assist elderly during COVID-19 quarantine

April 9, 2020

The coronavirus crisis has made it challenging for our Fix It program in Ocean County to continue operating as usual.
Fix It is a Community Services program in which volunteers visit the homes of senior citizens in Ocean County to perform minor home repairs and chores.
But …

Catholic Charities launches Coronavirus Crisis Fund to help people in need

April 7, 2020

The following is a statement from our Executive Director Marlene Laó-Collins.
It has been an extraordinary Lenten season, as we collectively wrestle and cope with fears, suffering, uncertainty, separation, and numerous adjustments to our usual daily routine as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
As …

A family recovers from trauma … and finds another ‘family’

March 19, 2020

There was a time when the sounds of anger filled Teresa’s house. Her boyfriend let his fists and foul language fly so much that she, their two sons, and her daughter lived in fear.
Teresa thought therapy could change him, and for a while, it seemed …

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