Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark
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About this organization
Catholic Charities as a ministry of the Archdiocese of Newark participates in the Church's social mission by recognizing the inherent dignity and worth of all people and responding with sincere Christian compassion to the corporeal needs of the poor and marginalized. The service of Catholic Charities is inspired by faith in Jesus Christ, Sacred Scripture, and the continuing exposition of Catholic social teaching. Through these activities, Catholic Charities strives to assist individuals in need, strengthen families, and provide those it serves with an experience of God's mercy. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark (CCAN) is one of the oldest and largest social service agencies in New Jersey (operating as a non-sectarian, not-for-profit corporation) providing a wide array of assistance through a network of caring, effective and well-managed social services in the four counties encompassed by the Archdiocese: Bergen, Essex, Hudson and Union. CCAN served 61,165 individuals in the last program year in 88 programs at 32 sites including: 93, 062 nights of shelter to 1,397 homeless individuals and families; 45,716 days of job training to 1,612 individuals; 248,071 pounds of food distributed to 40,003 households; 305,154 mental health services provided to 15,167 people; and 37,306 hours of counseling to 5,407 families in crisis; among others.