CARC Touches Families & Lives: Testimonials

“Our family owes a lot to [the CARC staff]. They have always gone above and beyond in terms of helping our family. They have helped with translations, finding health insurance providers, getting financial assistance to help with food, providing cloths for my children – The list goes on and on”
– J Castellanos, Freehold Resident
“CARC staff referred me to various work places and helped me fill out online job applications. They helped me get the job at a local food distributor. I was also provided with resources to help me start the citizenship process. I thank them for all of their help and know they will be there to help when I need it.”
– T. Anderson, Red Bank Resident
“The staff at Community Affairs has helped me in so many ways – specifically, in assisting me with the preparation of forms needed for medical and food stamp applications. In addition , they have made medical appointments for my children and also served as interpreters. I am very grateful for their assistance, time and patience.”
– D. Antoine, Asbury Park Resident

We provide a wide array of services, support, classes and workshops…


  • Case Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Protective Services
  • Translation/Interpretation
  • Notary Public
  • Career Assitance
  • Employment Placement
  • Homeless Prevention
  • Security Deposits
  • 1st Month’s Rent
  • Rental Arrears
  • (SNAP) Food Stamps
  • NJ Family Care Applications
  • NJ Shares/Energy Ass’t
  • Youth Programs
  • Advocacy Referrals
  • Required Paperwork Ass’t
  • Housing
  • Child Support
  • Divorce & Legal Matters


  • English as a 2nd Language
  • Civics Classes
  • Home Health Aide Training
  • Parental Education
  • Job Readiness
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Spanish for English Speaking Professionals

Support Groups

  • Women’s “Get Together”
  • post Partum Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Parenting Chat Cafe
  • Project SISTA


  • Financial Services
  • Income Taxes
  • Heath, Nutrition & Fitness
  • Child Care & Development
  • Red Cross Sandy Relief
  • Women’s Health Issues
  • Tenant’s Rights
  • Employment (Resume/Interviews)

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower the community and strengthen youth and families by promoting self-sufficiency through education, advocacy, and collaboration.

Executive Director – Beatriz Oesterheld