Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton (Trenton, NJ)


  • Name:Jackie Edwards
  • Title:Service Area Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton
  • Address:200 Mott St.
    Trenton, NJ 08611
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(609) 599-1246
  • Main fax:(609) 599-3301

User Address

  • Address:200 Monmouth Avenue
    Lakewood, NJ 08701
    United States

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Catholic Charities is the professional human service agency of the Diocese of Trenton in central New Jersey. Catholic Charities is directed by its mission “to provide quality services to those most in need, to advocate on their behalf, and to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.” Currently, our organization manages 63 programs at 34 service sites and 65 residential sites in Ocean, Burlington, Mercer, and Monmouth Counties. With the dedication and competence of 350 volunteers and 600 staff, we provide care to more than 100,000 people each year and touch the lives of one in every 19 resident of central New Jersey.

    Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, inspired by the Scriptures as reflected in Catholic Social Teaching, alleviates human suffering and improves the quality of life of individuals and families, especially the poor and vulnerable, through service, advocacy and community building.

  • History:
  • Incorporated in 1913, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton (CCT) is now the 10th largest nonprofit in New Jersey. It recently received recognition from NJBIZ magazine as an innovative nonprofit with respect to its demonstrated track record of financial stewardship and sustainability and has also been recognized by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as one of the most fiscally efficient in the country, using less than 10 percent of revenue for administrative costs.

    All services are appropriately accredited and licensed including full accreditation by the Council of Accreditation for Children and Family Services and licensed as a child-placing agency by the New Jersey Department of Human Services.

    Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton was legally incorporated in 1913 as St. Michael’s Aid Society of New Jersey and was established to care for and protect homeless and neglected children. For the thirty years that followed the agency’s incorporation, its mission was to tend the needs of young people. Through the efforts of a committed, mostly volunteer staff, abandoned children were placed with families, camps for young, impoverished girls and boys were created, and unwed mothers received protective services. During this time of the agency’s history, services to care for the aged and “delinquent” girls were also added.

    In 1947, the Diocese of Trenton changed the name of St. Michael’s Aid Society’s to the Catholic Welfare Bureau, Diocese of Trenton and then again later to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton. Services were expanded so that the needs of all those in the Diocese who were impoverished, homeless, and vulnerable could be addressed. Emergency assistance - food, clothing, and shelter – was provided, and these services were reinforced with a supportive program designed to strengthen and preserve families, reunite broken homes, and foster self-sufficiency.

    Another period of growth and service expansion began during the 1970’s and 1980’s when Catholic Charities’ added new services and programs. To address the mental health needs of people it created a mental health program, and Providence House was opened to provide a shelter for victims of domestic violence. Services to address substance abuse and those released from jails were also initiated. The agency also created the department, Children and Family Services, to manage the programs and services it was providing for children and families.

    Currently, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton, operates 63 programs in 34 sites throughout Mercer, Burlington, Monmouth, and Ocean Counties. Four Service Areas – Behavioral Health, Providence House Domestic Violence Services, Children and Family Services, and Emergency and Community Services – provide care for people from all backgrounds, all religions, and all ethnicities, more than 100,000 each year, and fulfill the mission of Catholic Charities to provide quality services to those most in need, to advocate on their behalf within the private and public sector, and to strengthen the communities in which they live and work.

  • Year established:1913
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:29
  • Advisory board size:54
  • Staff size:9

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Most Rev. John M. Smith, J.C.D.,D.D., *President
    Bishop of Trenton
    Marlene Lao-Collins, Secretary
    Mary Ellen Griffin, Chair
    Peter Haas, Jr., Vice Chair
    Robert L. Tanzola, Jr., Treasurer
    Leonard J. Berlik
    Mary Ann Collett
    Angela Spence DeGraff
    Michael J. Herbert
    Martin Hernandez
    Peter A. Inverso
    James T. King
    Rev. Msgr. Casimir H. Ladzinski
    Frances A. McElhill, Esq.
    Mr. Anthony J. Mingarino
    Chief Administrative Officer
    Diocese of Trenton
    Rev. Thomas J. Mullelly, J.D.*
    Vito Nardelli
    Mr. Dennis K. O’Brien
    Rev. Msgr. Joseph Rosie
    John Reilly
    Suzanne Richer
    Mr. Rudolph J. Skalka
    Robert W. Southwick
    Mr. Francis X. Taylor
    Mr. William P. Torpey
    Rev. Msgr. Gregory D. Vaughan*
    Vicar General, Diocese of Trenton
    Mr. David T. Wright
    Mr. Denis Michel (observer)

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Marlene Lao-Collins
    Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • George Bontcue, CPA
    Associate Executive Director/Fiscal Affairs

    Kathryn Jean Turner
    Associate Executive Director/Human Resources

    Joyce Campbell, MSW, LCSW,
    Associate Executive Director, External Affairs

    Jean Furdella
    Compliance Director

    Ronald C. Gering, LPC, CCMHC, Service Area Director
    Children and Family Services

    Jean L. Metz, ACSW, LCSW,
    Service Area Director, Providence House Domestic Violence Services

    Harry J. Postel , MSW, LSW,
    Service Area Director, Behavioral Health Services

    Jackie Edwards, MHS
    Service Area Director, Emergency and Community Services


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • Tax ID:21-0634494

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:210634494
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% CATH
  • Organization Address:383 W STATE ST
  • Organization City:TRENTON
  • Organization State:NJ
  • Organization Zip:08618-5705
  • Group Exemption Number:0928
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 7
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Religious Organization
  • Affiliation Code:9
  • Ruling Date:March, 1946
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):150, 120
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Hospital, Publishing activities
  • Organization Code:5 (Association)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$27,877,746
  • Asset Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$44,189,668
  • Income Code:8 ($10,000,000 - $49,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$44,039,248
  • Last Updated:2/19/2018 7:51:52 pm

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