Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark, which does business as Catholic Charities, regarding its recent data breach. The Catholic Charities data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information belonging to an undetermined number of individuals.


Catholic Charities is a Catholic social services agency which provides services for the homeless, elderly, ill, children, and adults. Accordingly, Catholic Charities works to further the social mission of the Catholic church and community members. Founded in 1903 by a group of Roman Catholics, Catholic Charities serves over 56,000 individuals. As one of the largest charitable organizations in New York, Catholic Charities has served over 10 million meals through its 90 agencies and 300 neighborhood and community sites. Located in Newark, New Jersey, Catholic Charities has over 86 programs in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties.


On May 8, 2023, Catholic Charities discovered that it had experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information and protected health information in its systems may have been accessed and acquired. Through its investigation, Catholic Charities determined that an unauthorized actor may have accessed and obtained this sensitive information between April 30 and May 8, 2023. According to a cybersecurity notice posted on its website, Catholic Charities will begin contacting individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s license information
  • Health insurance information
  • Medical information


If you received a breach notification letter from the Catholic Charities:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Catholic Charities data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review any breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in any free credit monitoring services provided by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark d/b/a Catholic Charities ;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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