Homeless Prevention Program
Social Services for the Homeless (SSH) – Rental Assistance
In 2013, CARC was awarded a grant which enables the organization to provide monetary assistance to prevent homelessness. The Social Service for the Homeless (SSH) program provides assistance by paying the first month’s rent, rent arrears, security deposits and utilities to individuals and families at risk of becoming homeless.
NJ Family Care/NJ Kid Care- Medicaid
NJ SNAP- Food Stamps
CARC also collaborates with the The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties to facilitate health care and food stamp (SNAP) applications. Certified Application Counselors assist applicants through the online ACA Marketplace Exchange and NJ FamilyCare. Additionally, the benefits outreach Staff is also available to assist with screening and submitting SNAP applications, as well as free income tax preparations to qualified households. As all benefits have different deadlines and qualifications, applicants are urged to visit CARC on site for details on specific benefits.
NJ Shares- Utility Assistance
A collaboration with NJ SHARES, a statewide, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides grants to pay the energy and utility bills of households in need throughout NJ. CARC conducts intake and facilitates applications to income eligible households throughout Monmouth County to pay their gas, electric and water bills.
Employment Services / WFNJ
Job Readiness Program
Since March 2012, CARC has been a certified Training Provider approved by the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. With grant funds provided by the Monmouth County Division of Workforce Development, CARC has since implemented the Job Readiness with Basic Computer Skills program. The training prepares TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and GA (General Assistance) recipients to obtain gainful employment by developing career planning and workplace readiness skills. Participants develop conflict resolution and cognitive skills, oral communications and time management skills. Emphasis is placed on professional dress and demeanor, interviewing skills, work ethic as well as interpersonal and teamwork skills. Participants identify their personal qualities, strengths and weaknesses in order to develop a career assessment. At the conclusion of the 4-week program, participants will have created an effective resume and refined interviewing skills.