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Burlington County

We offer a wide variety of programs in Burlington County that provide assistance to individuals, children and families, victims of domestic violence and to those with mental illness and substance abuse.

Food drives help us keep our pantry shelves stocked and are a mainstay of our outreach efforts. We also conduct themed drives that meet clients’ other needs.


FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES (FACS) — Provides a wide range of counseling and psychotherapeutic services to individuals, couples and families experiencing emotional stress including marital discord, depression, anxiety and parent-child conflict. Parenting education workshops are also available.

114 Delaware Avenue, Burlington, NJ 08016


PROVIDENCE HOUSE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES — Domestic violence services are provided through Providence House, offering confidential 24-hour hotline services, counseling, education, specialized children’s programs, legal advocacy and a Safe House at no cost to survivors and their children. Our Outreach Counseling Center address is listed below. Our Safe House location is kept confidential. Learn more about domestic violence and Providence House.

595 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060

24-Hour Hotline: 609-871-7551
Toll Free:  1-877-871-7551
Outreach Office: 856-824-0599

  • 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline — For survivors and their children in need of crisis counseling and/or a safe haven from abuse, as well as information, appointments and referrals.
  • Community Education—Encourages prevention and promotes awareness of the forms of domestic violence through presentations at health fairs, businesses, schools, community events and organizations.
  • Domestic Abuse Support Groups — Provides multi-week educational sessions on the dynamics of abuse, including healthy relationships and boundaries.
  • Domestic Violence Liaison Program — Provides on-site case consultation, support and advocacy at area Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) offices for non-offending parents who are survivors of domestic violence.
  • Domestic Violence Response Team — Provides training, supervision and guidance to teams of community volunteers who speak to victims immediately following a domestic violence incident at the local police station or hospital.
  • Emergency Safe House — Confidentially located emergency Safe House that enables survivors and their children to escape danger and to begin the healing process.
  • Legal Advocacy Program — Offers court accompaniment and support to domestic violence survivors, as well as advocacy and referrals.
  • PALS (Peace: A Learned Solution) — Helps children ages 3-12 who have been exposed to domestic violence to heal through various forms of creative arts.
  • Project Self-Sufficiency — Helps survivors to acquire and maintain permanent violence-free housing and provides education and training on parenting, job readiness and community resources.

SUPERVISED VISITATION — Provides professionally supervised visits between children and non-custodial parents. Families are generally referred by the Court. Services include observation and monitoring by trained supervisors.

115 West Pearl Street, Burlington NJ 08016


New Jersey’s cost of living is the third highest in the nation so it is not surprising that we assist more people through these services than any other within the organization. The percentage of working families in Burlington County seeking assistance with food has increased dramatically. Believing that everyone deserves a chance to achieve self-sufficiency, our programs are designed to support immediate basic needs while providing opportunities for developing financial literacy, marketable job skills and help in obtaining permanent, affordable housing.

Unless otherwise noted, all services are provided to Burlington County residents through Community Services at:

450-460 Veterans Drive, Burlington, NJ 08016


FOOD PANTRY — Pre-packed food bags provide 3 meals per day for 3 days for each household member.
Due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic food pantries in Burlington, Brick, and Trenton continue serving people in need, but staff are distributing pre-packed bags at the door. Also our food pantries have modified operating hours:

  • Mercer Community Services Food Pantry (located at Mount Carmel Guild)
    73 North Clinton Avenue Trenton, NJ 08609
    Mondays through Fridays 9:30am to 11:30am
  • Burlington Community Services Food Pantry
    450-460 Veterans Drive Burlington NJ 08016
    Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 9:30am to 11:30am AND 1:30pm to 3:30pm
  • Ocean Community Services Food Pantry
    725 Mantoloking Road, Brick, New Jersey 08723
    Mondays through Thursdays 9:00am to 12:00pm

SNAP ASSISTANCE (formerly known as Food Stamps) — Through a grant from the Walmart Foundation, we are able to perform outreach, education and enrollment assistance to residents of Burlington and Mercer counties who are interested in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

PROJECT HOPE — Provides individuals and families who live in poverty and are homeless or facing the threat of homelessness with opportunities to develop skills and resources needed to achieve well-being and lead self-sufficient lives. Core components address:

  • Workforce Readiness
  • Health and Wellness Education and Services
  • Essential Life Skills and Community Living

CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS — Residents in need can “shop” for gently-used clothing and household items.

TAX PREPARATION — Provides free tax preparation February through April by appointment only.

HOLIDAY/SEASONAL ASSISTANCE — Provides eligible residents with assistance during Easter, Back-to-School time, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

HOUSING SERVICES — Our Homelessness Prevention Program emphasizes both immediate and longer-term strategies for reducing homelessness and strengthening self-sufficiency. While housing units are not offered at all locations, we help individuals and families remain housed through rent/mortgage and utilities assistance.

EMERGENCY TEMPORARY SHELTERING — families can seek assistance with emergency sheltering , although it is limited. Homelessness prevention services are offered and referrals to housing resources in the community are also provided.

PARISH SERVICES — Provides support for individuals and families referred by parishes in Burlington County. Services include:

  • Case management
  • Financial assistance
  • Referral to other community resources
  • Counseling

Access to Parish Services is only through a referral for assistance from a parish. 
732-363-0748 x3223

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE — When funding is available, eligible consumers can receive financial assistance with medications or medical supplies needed to maintain health and well-being.

IMMIGRATION — Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)-accredited case managers provide civil legal assistance that is recognized by the Department of Homeland Security. Services are available in both English and Spanish.

327 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08608


Unless otherwise noted, all programs are located at our Delaware House facility:

25 Ikea Drive, Westampton, NJ 08060


CHILD/ADOLESCENT COUNSELING — Mental health counseling for children and adolescents with emotional or behavioral challenges. Psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring available as an adjunct to counseling services. Medicaid and sliding scale accepted.

595 Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ 08060


INTENSIVE FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES (IFSS) — Provides consultation, psycho-educational and family support groups, respite care, advocacy and service linkage to families with members experiencing a serious mental illness.

25 Ikea Drive, Westampton, NJ 08060


INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM (IRP) SOUTH – Supports and encourages the development of life skills to those suffering from severe mental illness. Group homes are located on the grounds of Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Atlantic County and also in Salem County.

46 Fern Lane, Hammonton, NJ 08037


OUTPATIENT SERVICES — Provides ongoing follow-up psychiatric care and therapy for adults experiencing a mental illness, including substance abuse issues.

PARTIAL CARE PROGRAM — Provides a wide range of psychiatric rehabilitation groups and activities for adults experiencing a mental illness who require a more intensive environment in order to reach their maximum potential for independent living. Programs are also available for adults experiencing a mental illness with substance abuse issues.

PARTIAL CARE PROGRAM AT IRP SOUTH – for adults with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Psychiatric rehabilitation services are available to Burlington County residents, but services are located in Atlantic and Gloucester counties.

60 Laurel Lane, Hammonton, NJ 08037
987 Delsea Drive, Franklinville, NJ 08322


PROGRAM OF ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT (PACT) — Community-based intensive mental health and recovery service for seriously and chronically disabled adults experiencing a mental illness.
Learn more about PACT: https://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/about/inspiring-stories/meet-our-pact-teams

5 Terri Lane, Suite #5, Burlington, NJ 08016


RESIDENTIAL SERVICES — Offers a wide range of housing options for individuals experiencing a serious mental illness and co-occurring chronic medical conditions. Options include: structured, supervised group homes; independent living; supportive housing and Medically Enhanced Supportive Housing (MESH).

114 Delaware Avenue, Burlington, NJ 08016


RIVERBANK SELF-HELP CENTER — A consumer operated facility that strives to support people in realizing a lifestyle centered on a self-defined balance of wellness in all dimensions – physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, occupational, environmental and financial.

114 Delaware Avenue, Burlington, NJ 08016


RIVERBANK TRANSPORTATION — A consumer operated service that provides transportation to mental health consumers who would like to return to work, but lack the transportation to do so.

ROADS TO RECOVERY — A consumer operated service that provides transportation to consumers with co-occurring disorders who need to attend community meetings (AA, NA, Double Trouble, Suicide Anonymous, etc.), but lack the transportation to do so.

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT SERVICES — Employment Specialists help individuals define their job preferences and establish goals. Assistance is provided for resume writing, filling out applications and preparing for interviews. Once a position has been secured, employment specialists can provide on- and off-site job coaching to help individuals transition into the new role. They also provide SSI/SSDI benefit counseling.
Offered to Burlington, Camden and Mercer County residents.
For more information, call 609-267-9339 ext. 2825

SUPPORTED EDUCATION SERVICES — Assists adults living with mental illness participate in educational opportunities including adult basic education, technical and trade programs and college. Education Specialists provide direct and individualized support in the areas of acquiring financial aid, enrollment, requesting accommodations and developing healthy study habits. Post-school support is also provided to help individuals obtain competitive employment.
Open to Camden County residents.
For more information, call 609-267-9339 ext. 2825

Need Help? Call 1-800-360-7711