Emergency Services

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Camden County Board of Social Services
(856) 225-8178 or (856) 225-8138
Adult Services Unit
808 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Camden, New Jersey 08102
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Services:

Social Work staff assesses complaints for abuse, neglect and exploitation of older persons residing in their own homes, apartments or with others in private residences in the community. Staff provides or arranges for services necessary to protect vulnerable adults. These services may include emergency medical care, food, placement in a boarding or residential health care facility, arrangements for homemaker/home health care, supportive counseling and other legal actions. Social Workers make follow-up visits to review the situation and see that services are in place.

Camden County Council on Economic Opportunities (OEO)
(856) 964-6887
538 Broadway
Camden, New Jersey 08102
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (Fuel Crisis Oil)

Services:

Provides limited assistance with utility shut-offs.

Contact Community Services Business Office
(856) 795-5073
Box 714
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043
Services: Crisis intervention 24-hour helpline (856) 795-2155

Catholic Charities Emergency/Family Center
1845 Haddon Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104
856-342-4100

Francis House
2818 River Road
Camden, NJ 08105
856-963-5884
Hours 8:30am to 4:00pm
www.catholiccharities.org

Services:

Provides bilingual information/referral services, emergency housing,
clothing, household items, essential prescriptions and other essential items. These services are intended to provide clients with a “safety-net. Also provides case management to foster long-term independence. Also offers a bilingual social day program to senior residents of Camden City.

Emergency Auxiliary Services to the Elderly (E.A.S.E.)
(856) 456-1121
SCUCS
537 Nicholson Rd
Audubon, NJ  08106
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
http://scucs.org

Services:

  • E.A.S.E. includes an emergency food shelf, a lending closet of medical appliances and a shut-in shopping program. E.A.S.E. offers assistance with fuel, utility payments and emergency shelter.
  • The Food Shelf offers a three-to-five-day supply of nonperishable food items to seniors experiencing financial difficulties.
  • The Lending Closet provides certain medical appliances for up to a three-month period. During this time the client is expected to purchase an appliance through their medical coverage.
  • The Shut-in Shopping Program offers bi-monthly grocery shopping for homebound senior citizens. This service is provided by community trained volunteers who go to various supermarkets for the clients.
  • Fuel, Utility Payments and Emergency Shelter Benefits are determined on a case-by-case basis according to the client’s financial situation.
  • Funding provided through: Camden County Division of Senior Services, Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Corporate Sponsors, Local Donations and FEMA Funds.

New Visions Community Services of Camden, Inc.
(856) 963-0857
523 Stevens Street
Camden, New Jersey 08101
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 452, Camden, NJ 08101
http://uwccnj.org/events.htm

Frank’s Place is a homeless day center that provides shelter from the elements and snacks.
The Good Samaritan Center provides emergency food and clothing, and Project Job, a community-based job bank.

Senior Safe Home Program(Voice/TTY)
(856) 663-1717
“ONE CALL”
4212 Beacon Avenue
Pennsauken, New Jersey 08109
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
24-hour emergency repair: 1-800-331-7272

Services:

Provides basic home safety repairs for verified Camden County homeowners who are 60 years of age or older meeting income eligibility requirements. Our Mr. Fixit Staff provides minor home repairs such as grab bars, light carpentry, window panes/chains/lock replacements, washer replacements on most kitchens, lavatory, bath tub, laundry and outside hose faucets. Ramps, outdoor handrails and concrete work are funded thru the Community Development Block Grant Program to eligible municipalities.

Steininger Center – Crisis Mental Health/Screening Services
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
1600 Haddon Avenue
Camden, New Jersey 08103
24-Hour Mental Health Emergency Hotline: (856) 541-2222

Services:

Emergency mental health assessments, crisis intervention, crisis stabilization and referral.

Kennedy Memorial Hospital – Cherry Hill Division
Chapel Avenue & Cooper Landing Road
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002

24-Hour Mental Health Emergency Hotline: (856) 428-HELP (4357)

Services:

Emergency mental health assessments, crisis intervention, crisis stabilization, mobile outreach, and referral. Both units cover any Camden County client needing emergency mental health services.

Volunteers of America\Delaware Valley Inc.
(856) 854-4660
235 White Horse Pike
Collingswood, New Jersey 08107
www.voadv.org

Homeless Services

Anna Sample Family Shelter
(856) 963-0430
416 Line Street, Camden, NJ 08101

Services:

Provides emergency shelter and services to homeless families and single adult woman.

Aletha R. Wright Vision of Hope Transitional Living
271 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104 856-966-0909

Services:

A 74-bed transitional housing facility for homeless men. The program includes counseling and case management, life skill classes, drug and alcohol intervention, education and employment referrals, recreational enrichment and transportation. Medical services are provided through the University of Medicine and Dentistry and Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. Center also includes a 25-bed Safe Haven for individuals needing emergency overnight assistance and an Outreach Program

Weatherization/Home Energy Assistance
(856) 910-1180
Camden County Council on Economic Opportunities (OEO)
4307 Westfield Avenue
Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Branch Office:
111 Route 73
Berlin, New Jersey 08009
(856) 767-3320

Services:

Provides assistance with Home Energy Assistance (HEA) applications for persons not receiving AFDC. Also handles Emergency Fuel Assistance.