The Branches Outreach
a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

What is The Branches Outreach?

The Branches Outreach is a New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation organized exclusively for educational and charitable purposes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Branches Outreach was organized "to provide services and programs for the relief of the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged residents of Cape May County."

Working to address the needs of the homeless and 
marginalized people of Cape May County

Its Purpose

The mission of The Branches Outreach is to support the operation of The Branches Center in Rio Grande, NJ.

Founded by St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Stone Harbor, The Branches Outreach Center has grown to the point that it requires partnership with other churches and organizations in order to support, sustain and grow its programs to address the needs of the homeless and marginalized people of Cape May County.

The Branches Outreach non-profit provides a vehicle for everyone who believes in the mission and work of The Branches Outreach Center in Rio Grande to become even more involved and invested in its operation and financial support. We hope The Branches Outreach will be that vehicle. As we grow and mature as an organization, we will be expanding our Board, capturing the knowledge and energy of Cape May County's community of caring while also expanding our resources, be they financial or programmatic, to better meet the needs of The Branches Outreach Center of Rio Grande.

Board of Trustees & Trustees

John Bolte, President

Lawrence R. Schmidt, Vice President

John H. (Jack) Olthuis, Secretary

Norman R. Proulx, Treasurer

The Rev. Hugh Blair
The Rev. Tim West

Ex Officio Trustees:

The Rev. Allison Burns-LaGreca

John H. "Jack" Olthuis
Louis Schweickhardt