Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli, Jr. attended the 20th anniversary celebration of Hope Hall in Camden, recognizing the organization’s incredible contributions to the City of Camden and the surrounding communities.
“Hope Hall has been a beacon for individuals leaving the corrections system throughout the county and plays an important role in reintegration for us in Camden City,” Cappelli said. “The services and resources provided at VOA’s Hope Hall is critical to ensuring we are providing anyone coming out incarceration with the ability to stand on their feet and transition smoothly back into society.”
Hope Hall was opened by the Volunteers of America Delaware Valley in 1999 to provide reentry services to individuals impacted by incarceration. The 175-bed residential community hosts adult men who are within 24 months of parole eligibility, providing them with intensive treatment and assistance returning to life in their community.
These services often include:
- 24-hour staff support
- Individualized case management and discharge planning
- Job coaching, job readiness, and employment support
- Cognitive skills training
- Substance abuse treatment and relapse prevention
- Emotions management
Since, 1999, Hope Hall has helped over 8,000 men return to society from the criminal justice system.