Guardian Angel Dinner Dance Raises $180,000

October 7, 2015

2015 Guardian Angel Dinner Dance Honorees
Marlene Laó-Collins, Executive Director of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton announced that the 26th Annual Guardian Angel Dinner Dance was an extraordinary success. Nearly 400 attended the event in October, raising $180,000 in operating funds, according to Laó-Collins. “I would …

Catholic Charities Staff Featured on Spotlight NJ

September 23, 2015

Executive Director Marlene Lao-Collins and several Catholic Charities program directors will appear on the Spotlight NJ segment set to air on Saturday and Sunday (September 26 and 27) on Cablevision Channel 12 and Comcast Channel 62 at 11 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM.
The focus …

Birth Parents Must Take Action to Preserve Their Privacy

August 24, 2015

For well over a century, the Catholic Church in New Jersey has provided adoption services. Throughout all those years, the Church promised to honor the privacy of birth parents and adoptees. That promise of privacy also was assured by law and affirmed by the State …

Hope on the Horizon!

August 10, 2015

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton is grateful to the Horizon Foundation for helping us to help others! For a third year, the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey has generously awarded a grant of $20,000 to Ocean Community Services for its Project Hope Health and Wellness …

Catholic Charities USA Awards $77K Grant to Disaster Response Program

July 30, 2015

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) announced the award of a long-term disaster recovery grant to Catholic Charities Diocese of Trenton totaling $77,630.14; funds will be used to provide ongoing disaster recovery support for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.  This grant represents monies collected over the past several …

Community Services Receives Grant from Wells Fargo

July 29, 2015

The Ocean County-based office of Community Services of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton was awarded a $1,000 grant in July by Wells Fargo to support the organization’s mission of providing quality services to those most in need, to advocate on their behalf within the private …

United Way Helps Community Services Provide Hope

July 15, 2015

The United Way of Ocean County has generously awarded a grant of $25,000 to Ocean Community Services for its Caring Cupboard and Project Hope initiatives. This award funds programs that reduce hunger, improve food security and help economically struggling residents achieve income stability.

Golf Association Raises Over $14,500 for Providence House

July 14, 2015

Many thanks to the Greenbriar Oceanaire Women’s Golf Association and Greenbriar Oceanaire Men’s Club for recently hosting a “Partner in Peace” Golf Tournament. The event raised over $14,500 to benefit Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Ocean County. We are so grateful for everyone’s support …

Recent Tragedies Provide Valuable Lesson

June 25, 2015

Inspirational and heartfelt words regarding recent tragedies from Bishop O’Connell appeared today in The Times of Trenton.
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