Homeless Servicers

 Need Help? Start Here. 

NJ 211 is a nonprofit organization that provides the 211 Service to the residents of New Jersey. This is a valuable information and referral service that connects people in need with a variety of health and human service programs. The 211 Service provides a hotline that operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year and an online, searchable directory of over 6,300 government and nonprofit programs which is found on our website. 

Our services are free, confidential, and multilingual. There are several ways to get help: 

Whichever method you choose, you will be communicating with a skilled community resource specialist who cares and has been trained on federal, state, and local programs created to help people who are struggling with life’s most basic needs. Our specialists search our social service directory to assist people who need help with life’s most basic needs like food, utilities, housing, mental and physical health, substance use disorders, childcare, senior needs, legal assistance, transportation, disability services and so much more. 

Over the years, both government and nonprofits have partnered with NJ 211. Today, in addition to the 211 Service, we serve as the State’s Home Energy Assistance Hotline, Homeless Hotline and Addiction Helpline. Each of these has dedicated specialists, who will screen and assess each caller. Our Programs page describes them further. 

In 2023, we published our first public data dashboard. This provides a detailed view of the contacts, caller demographics, needs by location and referrals made monthly. This information is very helpful in identifying trends, resource gaps and advocating for change. 

Need Help? Start Here (nj211.org) 

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley Inc. 
Address: 531 Market St., Camden NJ 08102 
Phone: 856-854-4660 

Website: https://www.voadv.org 

Email: info@voadv.org 

Services: Provides essential services for vulnerable individuals. 

American Red Cross Camden County Chapter 
Address: 5425 Rt. 70 West, Pennsauken, NJ 08109 
Phone: 856-365-7100 

Services: Provides emergency relief during disasters. 

Website: https://www.redcross.org/local/new-jersey/about-us/locations/southern-nj.html 

Housing Services 
Homeless Services – Dial 211 or (856) 757-7689 for information and assistance. 

Volunteers of America: Aletha R. Wright Vision of Hope Center 
Address: 271 Atlantic Avenue, Camden, NJ 08104 
Phone: 856-966-0909 

Services: 69-bed low barrier emergency housing program for single, adult men experiencing homelessness in Southern New Jersey.

Volunteers of America: Anna Sample Complex
Address: 408-416 Line Street, Camden NJ 08103 
Phone: 856-963-0430

Services: 93-bed transitional housing program that serves single women and families in Camden County. 

Jersey Counseling and Housing Development
Address: 1840 South Broadway, Camden NJ 08104 
Phone: 856-541-1000 

Services: A non-profit community organization helping families to obtain decent, safe and adequate housing Offers comprehensive home ownership counseling, pre-purchase and credit counseling, as well as delinquent/default mortgage counseling

State of NJ Division of Housing for Camden and Burlington Counties
Address: 101 Haddon Avenue, 1st floor, Camden NJ 08103 
Phone: 856-614-3300 

Services: Subsidized rent for low-income housing. Section 8 Voucher program.