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Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities
212 Slater St
Paterson, NJ 07501 Get Directions

About Catholic Charities

Providing help - creating hope.

Support is available for homeless or at risk of being homeless veterans – even if you are behind on your rent without an eviction notice. Federally Activated Veterans such as those who were involved in COVID initiatives are eligible for services if they meet the programs guidelines. For intake screening, call (855) 767-8387 or David Pearson at (973) 818-3601

If you are a veteran in need of support from Catholic Charities, the intake process requires that you dial the hotline 855-SOS-VETS(767-8397). All inquiries will be followed up by a case manager within 24 hours except weekends, then it would be Monday.

Catholic Charities serves 7 counties including: Sussex, Passaic, Morris, Union, Essex, Hudson and Bergen

We help with:

  • Rental Assistance
  • Utility Payments
  • Security Deposits
  • Moving Costs
  • Childcare Costs
  • Transportation Costs
  • Linking to other community resources

Our Programs

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program, provides supportive services to Veterans with very low income who are literally homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Veteran families are provided a range of supportive services designed to promote housing stability.

The SSVF Program serves Veterans residing in the counties of Passaic, Bergen, Morris, Sussex, Union, Hudson and Essex. Services provided include case management, outreach, financial assistance, employment opportunities, legal aid assistance, and advocacy to support the Veteran household. SSVF dollars are used to pay short-term rent and utilities, rental arrears, utility arrears, moving expenses, child care expenses, apartment application fees, client transportation costs, broker’s fees and other costs that directly support the housing stability of low-income Veterans per eligibility requirements. For more information please call our confidential Hotline (855) SOS- VETS (855) 767-8387.

SOS Veterans Unmet Needs Fund

Catholic Family and Community Services (CFCS) under Catholic Charities for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paterson and the SOSVETS Stakeholder Groups have created a Veterans Unmet Needs Fund to offer financial support to veterans who do not fit into the usual funding sources. The fund provides a onetime payment per veteran household of up to $1,500.

Veteran’s Clothing Closet 

The Veteran’s Clothing Closet is a place for our male and female Veterans to get back on their feet. We provide FREE clothing, hygiene, products and small household items for our Veterans. Whether you are looking for a single pair of jeans or a full suit for a job interview, the Veteran’s Clothing Closet has you covered.


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