Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton

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115 West Pearl Street
Burlington, NJ 08016
United States

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Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM
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We are a nonprofit agency that offers mental health, poverty reduction, and social and crisis services to individuals and families, particularly those impacted by trauma and adversity. Our professional and experienced staff employ evidence-based interventions to help people obtain their goals. Central Jersey residents, regardless of their faith, have always found Catholic Charities programs to be welcoming and compassionate. 

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, inspired by our Catholic faith and shared values, restores dignity and independence to individuals and families, especially the poor and vulnerable; through service, advocacy, and community building.

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Requirements to become a foster parent

New Jersey offers excellent support and services for foster parents in the state. Let's take a closer look at what's offered.

Foster Parent Training

To become a foster parent in New Jersey, you are required to attend PRIDE training. There are three major components to the training including pre-service training, core training, and advanced and specialized training. Within the three components, you will learn skills in five essential competency categories:

  1. Nurturing and protecting children
  2. Meeting the developmental needs and addressing developmental delays of children
  3. Supporting the relationships between families and children
  4. Making safe and nurturing family connections that will last a lifetime
  5. Working as a member of a professional team

All licensed foster parents will also have access to many additional workshops, both in-person and online. This may be through e-Learning, webinars, home correspondence courses, or support groups and meetings.

Parent Support

Foster parents receive a monthly payment starting at $716, a clothing allowance, and health care coverage for the child in their care. The amount you receive varies, depending on the child's age and specific needs.

You may also be eligible for:

  • Childcare services while working or attending foster parent training
  • Special needs transportation reimbursement
  • Infant care items
  • Essential safety gear such as car seats and bicycle helmets
  • Flexible funds for child's special needs

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.3 / 5
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Deserae Hale
Sep 07, 2023

Help me and supported me while I was bettering my life. My counselor was great there! N s some of the office people that run the programs, I love visiting her and always helping me succeed and with good advice

Rating: 5

Nicole Goodale
Jul 11, 2023

EDIT. They feel it's appropriate and professional to leave clients without medication. I have called multiple times in a week stating that I am out of medication only to be brushed off with "you aren't speaking with Marci until your appointment on the 7th"

Had an appointment with ucaria today originally set for 2:30 pm they changed it to 6:30 pm without asking me then the provider didn't even have the decency to follow through. I was stood up. So unprofessional

Rating: 1

Alcides Sabio Mata
May 19, 2023

Great place for any social issue that a person can have.

Rating: 5

Cynthia Perna
Apr 28, 2023

I debated between three and four stars because I like my therapist and I believe that she is helping me.

It was easy to sign up with Catholic charities and the intake was quick and painless. But they don't have psychiatrists, and the people that prescribe medication are separate from the counseling. Although that didn't really bother me.

The only true negatives that I would give them is that I don't see my counselor once a week. The first and the second session were two weeks apart, and my next session is 3 weeks from now. That seems like a lot of time in between sessions.

But at least they're covered by my insurance and I'm able to do virtual.

I am wondering if these sessions will continue though because she said something about a follow up regarding the next session. I may update.

So I'm still seeing the same therapist and she is helping me. I like that I can do virtual. Sadly my therapist is resigning, so I'll be seeing someone new. I like them though. I would recommend them. So far, anyway.

Rating: 4

Lindsey Barrett
Apr 26, 2023

Don't bother. Sent several emails trying to find out who could help us and eventually just asked for a contact for another organization since they were obviously busy... radio silence. But they were quick to add my email address to their marketing list and have the audacity to ask for donations.

Rating: 1