Aletha Wright “Vision of Hope” Center – Camden, NJ
Located in the commercial shipping hub of Camden, the Transitional Living Program offers services to 99 single adult homeless men. It is designed to move each individual through three phases which concentrate on addressing basic needs, life skills, employment and housing.
Anna Sample – Camden, NJ
In May 1988, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley dedicated this homeless shelter in honor of Anna M. Sample, a woman who devoted her life to fighting poverty in the City of Camden. This 65-bed Transitional Housing program serves homeless families. This program focuses on assisting the women to become self-sufficient members of the community. Residents receive 24-hour supervision, case management and counseling. A variety of programs are provided to assist the women to develop the necessary life skills to become independent of the welfare system to re-enter society and successfully manage their families. These programs include life skills workshops, drug and alcohol awareness, recreational enrichment, parenting & life skills, and a referral network.
Cathedral Kitchen – Camden, NJ
Cathedral Kitchen is the largest emergency food provider in Camden, NJ, serving more than 100,000 meals a year. Additionally, each year the organization trains unemployed and low-income individuals in culinary and baking arts to help them sustain themselves and their families.
Christian Caring – Browns Mills, NJ
The Christian Caring Center has been helping people in need of food, shelter, medical care and other life-sustaining assistance for over 30 years, while sharing the good news of God’s love with all who come through its doors.
Also, the Center serves daily hot lunches at noon. On Wednesday and Friday, Christian Caring delivers lunch to people who cannot come to the center.
Covenant House – Atlantic City, NJ
Covenant House is a non-profit agency whose mission is to reach out to at-risk homeless youth living on the streets and offer them hope and opportunities to turn their lives around. We help abused or neglected youth who have nowhere else to go. A large number have been thrown out of their homes while others have aged out or left the foster care system with no family, no support, and no one to turn to.
Eleanor Corbett House – Glassboro, NJ
Eleanor Corbett House is a 54-bed facility that houses families and individuals. Daily meals, workshops, tutoring, special events, transportation, and supportive services are provided to residents. Residents receive 24-hour supervision, case management and counseling. A variety of programs are provided to assist the women to develop the necessary life skills to become independent of the welfare system to re-enter society and successfully manage their families.
Home for the Brave – Camden, NJ
Home For The Brave is a 30-bed housing program for homeless veterans. Veterans come to Home for the Brave with a myriad of concerns and life circumstances that have resulted in homelessness including, but not limited to, behavioral health issues, incarceration, and poor employment history. Veterans are provided with individual support as they work to address these concerns and plan for a future that allows for self-sufficiency and independence.
New Visitions – Camden, NJ
New Visions Homeless Day Shelter is a day service center that provides shelter and warmth to Camden’s homeless community. The shelter provides breakfast, lunch, shower facilities, laundry facilities, a food pantry, a clothing closet, mail services, and assistance to guests in their employment search.
Sprit and Truth Ministries, Inc. – Vineland, NJ
Spirit & Truth Ministries, Inc. is a multi-denominational Christian organization that is devoted to working in conjunction with the community and local churches in group efforts to provide food assistance to the low income and homeless population in the City of Vineland. This is demonstrated through its food distribution programs, which include four weekly soup kitchens, a Friday bagged lunch and three community holiday meals. “Beyond Feeding” services are also integrated into each of these programs in the areas of housing, clothing, health issues, job placement and counseling to help improve the quality of life of the soup kitchen participants.
Sr. Jean’s Kitchen – Atlantic City, NJ
A retired casino chef, Sister Jean Webster opened her kitchen to a homeless man over twenty years ago. Today, her operation has grown and relocated, providing 600 hungry and homeless people a day with hot meals at the First Presbyterian Church in Atlantic City. Sister Jean and her staff prefer to call this gathering time “The House of Happiness.” No one is turned away and there are no paid employees. Sister Jean offers employment counseling and a program designed in conjunction with Joseph House for transitional housing. Lunch is followed by a short worship service.