Health Provider

Catholic Charities/ RAPS ( A Life Skills Program)

(908) 472-8344

Life Skills Program is a comprehensive initiative designed to empower youth and young adults in their journey toward greater independence and self-sufficiency. This program offers a wide range of invaluable services and support to help participants build essential life skills and enhance their overall quality of life.

Job Preparation:
One key aspect of the RAPS Life Skills Program is its focus on job preparation. Participants receive guidance and resources to equip them for the workforce, including resume building, interview skills, and job search assistance. This crucial foundation paves the way for greater financial independence.

Financial Management:
Effective money management is a vital life skill, and RAPS offers valuable tools and strategies to help individuals manage their finances wisely. This includes budgeting, saving, and understanding financial resources available to them.

Community Resources:
Connecting with essential community resources can be challenging, but the RAPS program simplifies this process. Participants are provided with information and support to access various community services and programs that can address their unique needs and circumstances.

Future Planning:
Planning for the future is another fundamental aspect of the program. Participants are encouraged and assisted in making plans for housing, education, and long-term goals. These plans are essential for creating a stable and secure future.

Independence and Well-being:
Ultimately, the RAPS Life Skills Program is centered around promoting independence and overall well-being. By equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge they need, it empowers them to lead more fulfilling lives and contribute positively to their communities.

In summary, the RAPS Life Skills Program is a valuable resource for those seeking to enhance their ability to live independently and successfully. With a focus on job preparation, financial management, community connections, future planning, and overall well-being, this program provides comprehensive support to individuals on their path to personal success.

Eligibility Ages 14-21, Hunterdon County, NJ resident, with previous DCP&P involvement
Age Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Seasonal Programs
Spiritual / Cultural
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Treatment Services
In-Community Services
Out-of-Home Services
Outpatient Services
Treatment Settings
  • In Community
  • In-Person
  • Office / Practice
  • School
  • Shelter
Payment Options
  • County Funding
  • DCP&P Contracted Service
  • Free
  • Medicaid
  • State-Public Contracted Service
  • System of Care (CSOCI Medicaid / FlexFunds)
Language Spoken
  • Creole
  • French
Areas Served
  • Hunterdon County
  • Somerset County
  • Warren County

Last Updated: 09/25/23