Resources for Substance Abuse
The vast majority of people who need treatment for substance abuse do not seek it. Though there are many barriers that hinder people from getting the help they need, awareness is a significant factor. This can be in the form of lack of recognition or just not knowing the available avenues for help. Below you will find a comprehensive set of guides that provide information on many of the prevailing substance abuses that are affecting our communities today, various care options, and many free resources:
Twelve percent of high school seniors abuse drugs:
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. We meet on Mondays in the School Library Conference Room at 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria. Click here for the Alcoholics Anonymous website.
Resource for Housing
Do you need home repairs?
Are you on a fixed or low income?
Rebuilding Together North Jersey (a 501 c3 nonprofit) can help for FREE!
Residents of Bergen or Passaic County can apply for help in any of these ways: Visit rtnorthjersey.org/rtnjapps, Call 201-447-8886, or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Resources for Seniors and Caregivers
Respite services for caregivers throughout Bergen County:
Knights of Columbus
Still true to their founding principles of charity, unity, and fraternity, the Knights offer support to members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among the Knights and their loved ones through educational, charitable, religious, and relief works. In addition to sponsoring activities emphasizing fraternity among our members and their families, programs are designed to support the Catholic Church, local youth, community, and national activities.
You are very welcome to learn more: visit our website.
The Columbiettes, an organization of Catholic women dedicated to our Patronesses, the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Theresa the Little Flower, and St. Joan of Arc, are comprised of affiliated Auxiliaries of the Knights of Columbus Councils.
Promote the spiritual, social, and charitable welfare of our members
Instill a steadfast conviction relating to the proper place and function of Catholic women in safeguarding the religious, civil, and economic rights of all Catholics
Rely upon the intercession of Mary, our Mother, and Model, for guidance in guarding the common good, and to work through her, on loving and aiding all members of the human family, and give assistance to the Knights of Columbus in all their activities upon request.
St. Anne's Columbiettes
Saint Cajetan Ministry
Being un- or under-employed is a time of great anxiety and stress. Saint Cajetan is the patron saint of the unemployed, and our Saint Cajetan Ministry Network is a support ministry dedicated to men and women facing the uncertainty and doubt that comes with unemployment.. How do we do this? By providing a face to face source for spiritual and practical support--a place to unwind, listen to people's job issues and experiences, and build confidence through prayer and guidance.
There are two main components of this ministry:
Spiritual Support for men and women in their job search via prayers, inspirational stories, and songs to encourage success; and
Education regarding the job search process.
We meet every two weeks:
on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. in our Faith Center in the lower level of the rectory, and
on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Saint Catharine Church in Glen Rock at their Ministry Center. The address is: 905 S. Maple Avenue, Glen Rock, NJ.
What We Do
A typical meeting begins with a prayer and an inspirational story or reflection that speaks to our spirits, and will include short DVDs or music designed to remind you that you are not alone in this search process.
We spend the rest of the meeting helping you with a particular aspect of your job search. Topics include:
Developing a cover letter that grabs an interviewer's attention;
Effective networking and the use of social networking tools like LinkedIn;
Job search strategies;
Resume preparation and critiquing;
Interviewing skills and techniques;
Starting your own business; and
The meetings often include a featured speaker with practical advice on these areas of concern. There are also networking opportunities at each meeting. If you are aware of any job opportunities or would like to be a mentor, speaker, or part of the team, please do contact any member of the team (see below).
For more information, please email us at StCajetan@stannefairlawnnj.org