Homelessness Services



If you have come to this site, you are looking for help for yourself, a family member, or a friend. To be homeless or at risk of homelessness is stressful and sometimes that stress may make the situation even more challenging. We have created this page to help guide you through the various resources that are available. Strat with the section that best describes your situation and follow the links provided.

Be prepared. You will be asked questions and will have to put together some key documents. Start putting them together now. This includes but is not limited to your identification, social security numbers for you and any others living with you, proof of income (if any) and proof of homelessness. Please know that the social service agencies are trying to help you and they must follow the rules set by the various funding sources. When they ask for a document, it is because they are required to see that document. The faster you can provide all requested documents the faster they can make a determination.

Take notes. When you make a call or visit an office you should write down the name of the agency with whom you are speaking. It is okay to ask for a business card or the name of the person helping you. Listen carefully to their questions and take notes listing the steps they need you to take. Again, the staff at these social service agencies want to help you and they are doing the best they can but sometimes they are helping so many clients with so few resources.

Yes, you might be asked the same questions multiple times. Don’t let it frustrate you. Agencies are not allowed to share information unless you give them permission so that means you have to repeat yourself. If you are turned down for services, take note of the reasons why.

Take a deep breath. Every step of the process, please take a moment to pause. It will help you focus while working with someone new. Take a moment to think about what the case manager told you. Focus on the key problem. If housing is the key problem, then focus on that solution. Do not try to solve three problems at once. Take a breath.

Board of Social Services
101 Woodcrest Road Suite 161 Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, (856) 225-8800

EA—Emergency Assistance: Program that provide people who are eligible for GA/TANF/SSI with, but not limited to: temporary shelter, temporary rental assistance, back rent or mortgage, security  & utility deposit, 1st month rent, and  back utilities.
 • GA – General Assistance: Assistance program that provide cash assistance to adults without dependents
TANF– Temporary Aid for Needy Families: Assistance program that provide cash assistance to families with dependents 
SSI – Supplemental Security Income: A federal program that provides monthly payments to people who have limited income and few resources. SSI is for people who are 65 or older, as well as for those of any age, including children, who are blind or have disabilities. 
Forms of ID required – photo ID may be required to apply for GA and TANF

Are you currently homeless?
Living on the street, in a vehicle, or “couch surfing?”


VOADV – Volunteers of America 856-966-0909
271 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104
Homeless Services | Volunteers of America 

Joseph’s House 856-246-1087
555 Atlantic Ave
Camden NJ
Joseph’s House of Camden 

VOADV – Volunteers of America 856-963-0430
408-416 Line Street
Camden, NJ 08103
Homeless Services | Volunteers of America 



Cathedral Kitchen – 856-964-6771
Serving Meals – Cathedral Kitchen

South Jersey Food Bank – 856-662-4884



Hall of Justice – See application here

Are you at risk of becoming homeless?

Are you behind on rent or utility bills, were you served an eviction notice, lost your job, struggling to maintain due to loss of a job, cost of living, etc?



CCCOEO – Camden County Office Economic Opportunity 856-964-6887
Camden County Council On Economic Opportunity, Inc. – Home (camdencountyoeo.com)

SCUCS (Senior Citizens United Community Services) 856-456-1121
Housing Assistance – Senior Citizens United Community Services (scucs.org)

VOADV – Volunteers of America 856-854-4660
Homeless Services | Volunteers of America (voadv.org)

Catholic Charities – 856-342-4100 
Catholic Charities USA

Center for Family Services – 877-922-2377
Safe & Supportive Housing | Center for Family Services (centerffs.org)



SCUCS (Senior Citizens United Community Services) – 856-456-1121

Ask for “Housing Navigator” for a list of units that suit your needs.

Visit: housing.myresourcepal.org 



Back Rent / Mortgage Arrears 

Center for Family Services – ccphousing@centerffs.org 

Are you fleeing domestic violence?

NJAC Hotline – 856-227-1243
Fleeing Domestic Violence 


Are you seeking other services?

Legal Services, Managing finances, Diapers, Healthcare facilities, etc.

My Resource Pal:
My Resource Pal has hundreds of services listed that can assist with many issues.  It is managed by Camden County Coalition of Healthcare providers.  Open the link and you can search by Zip Code or by the services you need. 



Cathedral Kitchen – 856-964-6771
Serving Meals – Cathedral Kitchen

South Jersey Food Bank – 856-662-4884



Camden County One-Stop Career Center – 856-549-0626
One-Stop Career Center | Camden County, NJ