Mission: Driven by the social teachings of the church,catholic charities, diocese of metuchen provides quality services to the poor, vulnerable and all people in need, and partners with families and communities to improve the quality of life.
Programs: Behavioral health and youth services - provides counseling, treatment, guidance and support to adults and youth struggling with psychological, behavioral and/or addiction issues. Also provides youth recreation programs.
housing and homeless prevention: operates homeless shelters, low-income and transitional housing facilities. Provides financial assistance and/or resources to individuals and families in need of shelter, food, and basic needs. Includes inner-city neighborhood revitalization activities.
childcare - the agency provides affordable quality child care programs which are designed to meet the needs of working families following high quality standards. The programs currently serve apporximately 1,500 children from pre-school through middle school in programs classified as early learning centers, school age care and summer camps. The various programs serve children in middlesex, somerset, warren and morris counties.
out-of-home placement: includes treatment family homes which serve children from birth to 18 years of age who are in need of temporary therapuetic homes. Also includes residential and independent living programs which provide temporary out-of-home placement for troubled teenage youth and for youth approaching adulthood. Programs offer a highly structured environment with individual, group and family therapy. Health services: offers services to the poor, uninsured and disenfranchised by providing primary and preventative medical care, child and adult immunizations, laboratory specimen and medication assistance. The program also offers hiv medical treatment, clinic-based case management and patient liason services. Social justice: the program works in collaboration with various office and programs within the diocese of metuchen to advocate for and educate about the issues affecting the poor and to help those in need. The programs provide direct assistance to disaster and long-term poverty, both within the four counties of the diocese and internationally. Immigration services are also offered to assist immigrant individuals and families to adjust their legal status in the united states.