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Making it on a budget and a dream

Ashley Harvey, 31, sat in Catholic Charities’ Westville office on March 20 as her case manager, John Seibel, prepared to close her case file for good. “We’re just finishing up

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On the front lines in the battle against opioid addiction

It’s an epidemic that has left its calling card with virtually every family, high school, neighborhood and workplace. It doesn’t discriminate, extending its steely grip on people regardless of race,

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Returning Home: An ex-prisoner’s success story

Life was going well for Leticia Ferguson, 48. She had a home, a job and a loving family. She knew she probably drank a little too much, but it didn’t

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Offering help because ‘I heard about what you do here’

On Feb. 2, four SUVs pulled up to the Camden office of Catholic Charities. Their arrival was unexpected, and the occupants were strangers to the Catholic Charities staff. The four

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Anxious immigrants focus on their rights

CAMDEN — Remember, the speakers advised — as if addressing soldiers who could become prisoners of war — you don’t have to say anything after giving your name. If questioned

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Her work is helping students communicate

Pat Morris of Archbishop Damiano School has been honored for her work in helping non-verbal children communicate. Morris is an augmentative communication specialist at the Westville Grove school, which serves

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Acts of mercy for men and women in the military

Every pew at Saint Joseph’s Church in Somers Point was packed on Monday, Feb. 6. Parents and their children were all there for one reason: to honor the military through

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Why Catholic Charities Welcomes the Stranger

In December, 2015, the Catholic bishops of New Jersey wrote that, “Welcoming strangers can be risky and inconvenient, and our national leaders always must act with regard for the safety

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Putting job seekers on track to employment

A torrential downpour didn’t stop 40 eager job-seekers from attending Catholic Charities’ 2017 Job Fair on Jan. 17. “I was laid off from my last job I had as a

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A time to reflect on the plight of immigrants and refugees

National Migration Week (Jan. 8-14) provides an opportunity for Catholic parishes to reflect on the circumstances confronting migrants, including immigrants, refugees, children, and victims of human trafficking. The theme for