Serving Those in Need
I was hungry and you gave me food, thirsty and you gave me drink,
a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me.
Parishes throughout the Diocese of Trenton do their best to assist people when needs arise:
- Clothing / Supplies / Furniture
- Food Pantry / Soup Kitchen
Parish offices may be able to direct people to other resources for assistance when the service is not possible from a given parish community.
The Office of Catholic Social Services works with our Catholic social service agencies and our parish social service ministries to answer Jesus’ call to serve those in need, to advocate for justice and promote peace, recognizing the rights of all those who are vulnerable or marginalized in any way.
We serve as liaison to approved Catholic organizations who offer a broad array of services and programs, and in this way, are a resource for our parishes as they respond to the needs of those in their unique communities of faith, as well as the wider community.
“Faith requires Action” on behalf of the poor and marginalized, and is the core of Catholic Social Teaching. For those looking to expand their involvement in the Church, there are many opportunities for prayer and volunteer work within your parish and within the programs of social services. (Contact the Office of Catholic Social Services for volunteer opportunities.)
A Broad Array of Social Services to Meet Needs
The following Catholic independent not-for-profit organizations work directly to meet specific needs to fulfill their unique missions within the Diocese of Trenton.
in the Diocese of Trenton
Working to break the cycle of poverty by helping low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities.
DoT Director: Fr. John C. Garrett
The highest quality of care to those seeking services for domestic violence, immigration services, counseling, family services, residential treatment, basic needs, housing, parish services, repair services for seniors in the 4 counties of the DoT.
1-800-360-7711 (Access, Help and Information Center), 609-394-3202
Emergency relief and long-term development to work to change root causes of conflict and help communities bring about lasting change and peace.
Affordable, quality, educational and recreational services,
rooted in the Catholic Tradition, for Mercer County youth and their families.
CYO South Broad Street Center, (609) 396-8383
Yardville Branch, (609) 585-4280
Ewing Branch, (609) 883-1560
CYO East State Street Center, (609) 989-8143
Inspiring the next generation of leaders by creating programs to serve those in need and educate for justice in the Catholic tradition.
Home of ServiceWorx, JusticeWorx, Leaderworx, MercyWorx
Programs & Outreach: (609) 498-6216,
24 Rossa Avenue
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
Providing at-risk youth a chance to grow toward their potential in an environment that promotes belonging, dignity and hope.
Collier High School
, Collier Middle School
, Collier Group Home,
Phone (732) 946-4771; 160 Conover Road, Wickatunk, NJ 07765
Providing a Home to many unmarried pregnant mothers and children in dire need.
Pregnant? Need Help? Call 800-723-8331.
Providing hope, help and healing to people in the community through education, emergency and family services.
(732) 774-9397, 1106 Main Street, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Providing hope and preserving dignity while feeding the hungry and providing home health nursing services to the elderly and disabled.
73 North Clinton Avenue,Trenton, N.J. 08609
Home Health Nursing: (609) 392-5159 [menu option 2]
Emergency Assistance: (609) 392-3402 [direct line]
(609) 392-5159 [menu option 1]
For the express purpose of helping those in need: thrift shop, pantry and furniture store.
Project P.A.U.L.; serving the
211 Carr Avenue, Keansburg NJ 07734
Offering a wide variety of services and programs aimed at meeting the needs of residents of Ocean County, including: senior services; preschool; aquatic center; counseling center; family support services, youth program; educational support services; recreation program; volunteer program and many special events.
(609) 494-8861, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Twp., NJ 08008
Offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
Diocesan Council President: Mr. Joseph T. Williams
A shared living residence for adults with developmental disabilities.
PO Box 1124, Hamilton, NJ 08620