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Employee Spotlight: Human trafficking educator reflects on a life of service

May 2, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Dan Correa does a lot of talking.
He’s lead presenter for Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton’s Human Trafficking program, which has him talking to community groups across the state to educate them about the prevalence of “modern-day slavery.”
He’s the pastor for three churches …

Public urged to turn in unused prescription drugs at Take Back Day

April 24, 2019

Misusing prescription drugs often is the first, tragic step people take into addiction, so safely disposing of unneeded prescription drugs is the first, crucial step people should take to fight a deadly opioid crisis that claimed more than 3,100 lives in New Jersey last year, …

More money needed for domestic violence services, NJ advocates say

April 23, 2019

Advocates for domestic violence survivors are calling on New Jersey lawmakers to increase funding for domestic violence services, after the state’s domestic homicide rate rose to the highest it has been in the past decade.
Officials from the New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence testified …

Family-strengthening programs in Mercer expand to Ewing

April 10, 2019

Several Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton family-strengthening programs based in Mercer County have expanded to a new location in Ewing.
The new office opened April 8 in a sprawling, ground-floor, 6,000-square-foot office space in the Scotch Plaza at 1239 Parkway Ave.
The programs that moved, which are …

Advocacy alert: Two bills to reduce homelessness await governor’s approval

March 28, 2019

Two bills awaiting Gov. Phil Murphy approval promise to help the homeless in New Jersey.
The first bill (S-3586) would expand emergency assistance (housing aid) for people who face an imminent threat of homelessness. Under current law, emergency assistance is only available for 12 to 18 …

Community collaboration key in long-term recovery for mental health, addiction

March 26, 2019

New Jersey Assemblyman Herb Conaway Jr. visited Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton’s ambulatory detox clinic in Trenton today to learn more about how the new integrative healthcare approach there – called Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, or CCBHC – saves money and improves long-term outcomes …

Habitat for Humanity partners with Catholic Charities in anti-poverty work

March 21, 2019

Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County and Greater Trenton-Princeton is partnering with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton to donate groceries, cleaning supplies, and other household items they receive and can’t sell at their ReStore in Maple Shade.
The donations will go to vulnerable citizens who come …

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 …

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