Christ Episcopal Church
PO Box 67 413 West Evesham Road
Magnolia, New Jersey 08049
Phone ~ 856.783.4270
Fax ~ 856.783.4281
9:15 a.m. Christian Education
10:00 a.m. Service

Christ Episcopal Church Outreach Committee

Community Resources 

 

New Visions Community Services 

(homeless day shelter)

555B Atlantic Avenue, Camden NJ (856) 379-6032

  • Combination of three organizations under Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ
    • The Good Samaritan Center (Good Sam): food pantry, clothing closet and emergency services agency supported by more than 100 churches and synagogues
    • Frank’s Place Day Shelter
    • Project JOB: employment counseling and referral program
  • Serves men, women and children
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Shower facilities
    • Laundry facilities
    • Food pantry
    • Clothing closet
    • Mail services
    • Assistance in employment search
  • Volunteer opportunities
    • Sort and organize donated food in the food pantry
    • Organize a clothing drive
    • Prepare and serve breakfast or lunch
  • Donations Needed
    • Baby Items: formula, jars of food, diapers
    • Canned goods: peanut butter, jelly, spaghetti-o, fruit, etc.
    • Cleaning supplies: bleach, cleaning wipes, Lysol
    • Laundry detergent
    • Clothing: men’s, women’s and children’s
    • Toiletries: razors, shaving cream, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine products, soap, shampoo
    • Towels, sleeping bags, bed linens
  • Staff
  • New Visions Homeless Day Shelter

    Many of the members of Christ Church are looking for a place to donate new and gently used clothing.  We have been blessed to develop a connection with New Visions Homeless Day Shelter in Camden.  Please contact New Visions directly to arrange to drop off your donation.

    New Visions Staff:

    Kevin Moran – Executive Director: kpmoran@lsmnj.org
    Gail Evans-Kenney – Social Services Coordinator: gkenney@lsmnj.org

     

Volunteers of America 

235 White Horse Pike, Collingswood – 854-4660

  • Addiction Treatment Program –
    • Long and short-term drug treatment for adult males
    • 510 Liberty St., Camden
    • 583-2220
    • Emergency Housing
      • Agape House, 122-128 E. Main St., Somerville – 908-707-9753
        • Family shelter
        • Must be homeless and receive public assistance
        • Clients referred by Social Services, DYFS, Adult Protective Services, parole board, etc.
        • Home for the Brave 
          • Programs for homeless veterans
          • Homeless Veterans Reintegration Services (HVRS)
          • Employment services
          • Transitional housing
          • Aletha R. Wright “Vision of Hope” Center, 271 Atlantic Ave., Camden – 966-0909
            • 99 single adult homeless men
            • Address basic needs, life skills, employment and housing
            • Anna Sample Complex, 408-416 Line St., Camden – 963-0430
              • 65-bed transitional housing program for homeless families
              • 24 hour supervision
              • Case management
              • Counseling
              • Must be referred by a funding source or present themselves as being in an emergency situation requiring housing
              • Must be free from communicable disease/influence or possession of drugs or alcohol

Cathedral Kitchen

1514 Federal St., Camden – 964-6771

  • Food servicesCase manager provides assistance with housing, childcare, and other issues
    • Dinner M-F 4:00-5:00 pm
    • Lunch Saturday 12:00-1:00 pm
    • Food is cooked on the premises, plated, and served at table (no “soup line”)
    • Provide meals for local shelters, after school programs,
    • Send donated food they can’t use to local pantries, churches and other soup kitchens
    • In 2012 provided over 230,000 meals
  • On-site health care is provided in partnership with Camden County DHHS and an independent NP, Project Smiles dental group, and South Jersey Eye Center
  • Food services projects to benefit CK
    • Desserts – individually wrapped
    • Take-home meals 
      • At least one sandwich – several pieces of meat (no pork) and one slice of cheese (mayo or mustard in packet); or peanut butter and jelly
      • A piece of fruit
      • A drink
      • A snack
    • Other items to donate
      • Paper towels
      • Toilet tissue
      • Paper napkins
      • Sealed sandwich bags
      • Small salt/pepper packets
      • Plastic forks (heavy duty)
      • Clorox
      • Brillo or SOS pads
      • Lysol or Clorox wipes
      • Individual hand wipes (in packets)
      • Other
        • Bottled water
        • Juice boxes for children
        • New men’s white socks

 

Project H.O.P.E.

(Homeless Outreach Program Enrichment)

Bergen Lanning Health Center, 439 Clinton St., Camden – 968-2320

  • Health Care ServicesThe only healthcare provider to the homeless in Camden County
    • Primary Health Care
    • Counseling for mental health and substance abuse issues
    • Referrals
    • Social Work Services
    • Food packages for patients that are diabetics
  • Medical Care Sites
  • Mobile Health Van
  • Street Outreach
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Organize personal items donation drive
    • Filing at the clinic
    • ITassistance
    • Assisting with gardening and yard work
    • Sponsor yearly activities
  • Supplies needed:
    • Cereal bars
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Bottled water (liter size)
    • Disposable razors and shave cream
    • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
    • Gallon-size Ziploc bags
    • Soap
    • Duffel bags / Backpacks
    • Men and women’s deodorant
    • Chap stick
    • Shampoo
    • Baseball caps/knit caps
    •  Combs and brushes
    • Ponchos
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hand lotion
    • Socks
    • Washcloths
    • Underwear (new only)
    • Medical supplies

 

OEO – Camden County Office of Economic Opportunities

5139 Marlton Pike, Pennsauken – 665-0448

www.camdencountyoeo.com  

  • Employment Training (365-8989)
    • Employment Services
    • Urban Women’s Center
    • Energy & Utilities (964-6887)
      • Weatherization Assistance Program – (Weatherization Office 910-1180)
      • PAGE Program (Payment Assistance for Gas & Electric)
      • NJ SHARES Program (NJ Statewide Heating Assistance and Referral for Energy Services)
      • TRUE Program (Temporary Relief for Utility Expenses)
    • Health & Well-Being
      • Camden Community Health Clinic (541-1752)
      • Narcotics Anonymous (964-6887)
    • Housing (964-6887)
      • Emergency Services  - emergency food, rental payment or relocation assistance, referral services and a case manager
      • Homeless Prevention Programs – for families and individuals who meet income eligibility guidelines
      • Housing Construction (Contact: Stephen Fields)
      • Supportive Housing
        • Urban Women’s Center (alcohol and/or drug addiction; abusive relationships)
        • OMAR (men at risk)
        • Sheridan Apartments (541-4422)
    • Individual Development Account (IDA) Program – (Contact: Darren Price) 962-6911Youth Achievement Program – 365-8989
      • Dollar-to-dollar savings program
      • Individual case management
      • Economic educational courses
      • Business/technical planning assistance
    • Youth Activities – 964-6887
      • Karate classes
      • Cheerleading
      • Field trips to cultural and recreational sites