Camden County Celebrates 175th Reorganization

2019 marks the 175th reorganization of Camden County. In honor of this, Camden County will celebrate 175 premium events throughout the year, and will highlight 175 of the county’s programs and services here in our newsletter and here online. These highlights will showcase all of the great resources Camden County has to offer to our residents. Many of you may be aware of, and some of you may be just learning about. We are always working to find new ways to improve and expand our services and events for all of our residents, and will continue to do so in 2019 with help from new partners and sponsors opportunities. Keep an eye out for all the program and service highlights!

#1 Vaccination and Immunization Services

Adult and child immunizations are offered all year long in Bellmawr and Camden. An appointment is required for all immunizations except for flu shots, which are available seasonally. For a full list of vaccines and immunizations that are available, click here.

To make an appointment in Bellmawr, call (856) 931-2700
To make an appointment in Camden, call (856) 225-5128

#2 Become an In-Home Child Care Provider

The Department of Children’s Services and the Camden County Board of Freeholders offers child care referral services to help residents find high-quality, accessible, affordable options. If you are looking to open your heart and your home, the department is always looking for individuals to become paid in-home child care providers. This is an excellent opportunity to work from home and make your own schedule, either full- or part-time. Read More

#3 Camden County Store

As part of its continued commitment to increasing accessibility to county government, the Camden County Freeholder Board created the Camden County Store. The innovative and nationally acclaimed governmental outreach center offers a wide range of county information and services at one convenient location. From wills and probate matters, trade name registration, passports, college registration, senior citizens programs, health screenings, human services, and numerous special events, the County Store has something for every member of the family. With expanded hours of operation on evenings and weekends, access to public transportation and easy parking, the Camden County Store is there to assist you. Read More.

 

#4 Free Senior & Disabled Legal Workshops

The Camden County Board of Freeholders, the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Senior and Disabled Services, and the Surrogate’s Office are excited to announce FREE legal workshops for senior and disabled residents of Camden County. Those attending workshops will receive, at no cost, a Last Will and Testament, an Advance Directive for Health Care (Living Will) and a Power of Attorney (POA).

Camden County seniors aged 60 and older and disabled Camden County residents aged 18 and older are eligible to attend. Workshops are limited to 35 participants per session, and pre-registration is required. Due to high demand, organizers recommend making an appointment as soon as possible.

All workshops are held at the Camden County Store at the Voorhees Town Center. To register, please call (856) 566-2920. Read More.

#5 Camden County Library System

Established in 1921, the Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational, and educational needs of its customers. With locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township, and Voorhees, the Camden County Library System provides an open environment for the community.

The Library now offers free and unlimited access to more than 500 online courses through its newest database, Universal Class. Interested in continuing your education, expanding your horizons, or just learning something for fun? Choose from a diverse range of subjects including computer training, resume writing, home and garden, health and medicine, hobbies, self-help, and more. For more information about the Camden County Library system, click here. 

#6 Hispanic Affairs

In April 1989, the Camden County Office of Hispanic Affairs and Community Development (O.H.A.C.D.) was the first office created in New Jersey by NJ Statue 40. 10c-1, which allowed for the establishment of a county-level office of Hispanic Affairs.

O.H.A.C.D. is an instrumental office in advocating for and addressing services in areas such as education, employment, cultural, economic, public safety, housing, health and other needs affecting the Hispanic constituents and the community of Camden County. Read More.

#7 Senior & Disabled Snow Removal Program

The Camden County Freeholder Board offers assistance to senior citizens and disabled residents who are unable to remove significant amounts of snow accumulation from their properties.

“The snow removal program is available to help seniors and disabled individuals get out of their homes for necessities such as prescriptions or medical appointments,” said Freeholder Young, liaison to the Camden County Department of Emergency Management. “The program uses Camden County Jail inmates who are carefully screened, non-violent offenders who are guarded at all times on the job site by corrections officers.”

The Snow Removal Program will go into effect only after 4 inches of snow has fallen on the ground in our area. Read More.

#8 One-Stop Career Center

The Camden County One-Stop System is comprised of a group of nine partners who coordinate and provide workforce development services throughout the county.

A common frustration among job seekers and employers has been the difficulty of finding quality information on available employment and training programs, and having to go from one place to another to actually receive information and services. The One-Stop Center has transformed this fragmented array of employment and training programs into an integrated system for both job seekers and employers. The One-Stop Center offers seamless access to services under a variety of employment, training, and education programs. Residents and employers alike will see the One-Stop Center as the place to seek solutions for their workforce and employment needs. Read More.

#9 Smart 911

The Freeholder Board is proud to announce the state’s first county-wide Smart911 system. The program will save critical time in emergency situations. Smart911 is a free nationwide service that allows users to create a Smart911 Safety Profile, which provides vital information to emergency dispatchers and first responders during an emergency. Camden County residents are encouraged to create their safety profile with Smart911 to have their information available to dispatchers and to receive emergency notifications. Smart911 is private and secure, used only for emergency responses, and is only made available to the 9-1-1 system in the event of an emergency call. Sign up today!

#10 Online Restaurant Inspections

Finding health inspection reports for your favorite restaurants has never been easier. The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services has an online database where you can search for health inspection reports at your convenience. Simply type any combination of a restaurant’s name, address, or municipality in which it is located and click on the search button.

Not only can citizens search the online database for a restaurant, but also anyone can sign up for email alerts when new reports are posted. If the facility you are looking for is not yet in the system, registering with the site will allow us to notify you when it is. The alerts function also provides the option to receive alerts about food-borne illness outbreaks and other food-related news. Read More.

#11 Social Services

The Camden County Board of Social Services is proud of its tradition of providing caring service and assistance to individuals and families in need in Camden County. The agency is committed to assisting its clients in breaking the cycle of welfare dependency to become self-sufficient members of the community. We strive to achieve this goal through mutual trust and respect without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, or political beliefs. Read More.

#12 Services for Veterans

The Office of Veterans Affairs serves all veterans and their family members within Camden County. Some of the services provided are:

  • Information regarding applying for VA education programs
  • VA home loan guarantee, certificates and booklets
  • Referral agent for social service agencies
  • Fire for discharge upgrades, when warranted
  • Gold Star family support and referral and so much more

The office is available Monday through Friday to give assistance to all veterans and dependents. If you have any questions regarding our services, please call (856) 374-5801. Click here to view all veteran services.