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Community Affairs and Resource Center
Posted By NJ Health on April 22, 2013
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The Community Affairs and Resource Center (CARC), formerly the Hispanic Affairs and Resource Center, is a nonprofit social service organization that offers programs and services from three locations in New Jersey: Asbury Park, Red Bank and Freehold. The mission of the organization is to empower the community and strengthen youth and families by promoting self-sufficiency through education, advocacy and collaboration. The CARC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of local community leaders.

When the CARC was founded in 1980, it focused on serving Hispanics of Caribbean descent.Today, the organization takes a multicultural approach, serving economically disadvantaged people of all races, ages and functional capacities. Representatives who speak English, Spanish and Creole are available to help you.

The CARC offers job training placement opportunities, community advocacy and community development activities. Most services are available free of charge. This includes:

  • English as a Second Language instruction and civic classes
  • Home health aide training
  • Protective services
  • Domestic violence support
  • Parenting support group
  • Assistance soliciting insurance and legal documents
  • Youth program
  • Homelessness prevention program
  • Immigration consultations
  • Help facilitating health insurance, energy assistance and SNAP benefits

For more information about the Community Affairs and Resource Center, visit Or follow the CARC on Facebook.