About Mount Carmel Guild


The initial inspiration for the Mount Carmel Guild came from Trenton bishop, the Most Reverend Thomas J. Walsh, who had organized a similar charitable association of Catholic women volunteers in 1911, in Buffalo, New York. In 1920, he led the Diocese of Trenton to purchase a beautiful Italianate structure at 73 North Clinton Avenue to form headquarters for the Mount Carmel Guild. For more than 90 years, Mount Carmel Guild has served poor and needy people of Mercer County. As our logo depicts, we will provide “A helping hand” to children, ailing seniors and impoverished individuals and families. The Emergency Assistance program provides emergency food to over 8,000 families per year, feeding over 18,000 household members. Not only are some of our clients homeless, but our low-income clients also include a significant number of disabled and/or aged persons living on fixed incomes. Clients are referred to this program by numerous Mercer county agencies. Our staff assesses the needs of the entire family. Five days a week we distribute bags of food, etc. according to family size. Our Home Health Nursing program staff provides in-home nursing services to seniors whose Medicare insurance has been exhausted and have no alternative care. Our population of patients is usually homebound with geriatric diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, lung and heart disease, stroke, cancer, neuromuscular disorders and arthritis. Most are ambulatory with canes or walkers; some use wheelchairs. Our service allows them to stay in the comfortable surroundings of their own homes. Mount Carmel Guild In the News: Trenton Monitor: Bringing a Smile – Mount Carmel Guild program supports seniors at home Times of Trenton: Mount Carmel Guild to give 1,000 birds for Turkey Day in Trenton Trenton Monitor:   Tradition of Giving: Guild gives struggling families the dignity of a holiday

Aging with Dignity

Donations with Dignity

Mission Statement: Mount Carmel Guild of Trenton enhances the life of those in need: body, mind, and spirit. Vision Statement: “The cure of poverty-head, heart and spirit,  is the aim of the Mount Carmel Guild…” The initial inspiration for the Mount Carmel Guild came from… Funder Acknowledgment: Mount Carmel Guild’s Emergency Assistance and Home Health  Nursing Programs are funded by both public grants and by corporate and private  contributions. Click to read more