Food and Shelter Resources

Local Food and Shelter Resources

Domestic Violence Resources Shelters Food Resources

NJ 2-1-1
Phone: Dial 2-1-1

NJ 2-1-1 assists with inquiries that are of an urgent nature but are not an emergency. 2-1-1 is the gateway to health and social services, government assistance, and local community resources. Callers can find assistance for everything from healthcare to housing, shelters to food banks, legal aid to mental health counseling. In the aftermath of a natural disaster or crisis, remember that 2-1-1 is a good source for support services and recovery assistance.

2-1-1 service is free, confidential, multilingual, and always open.

Domestic Violence Resources

Camden County Women's Center
24/7 Hotline: 856-227-1234

LSNJLAW - NJ Legal Information
LSNJLAW offers information in English and Spanish on 18 different legal topics including housing, domestic violence, employment, court procedures and government benefits.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • 1-800-572-SAFE (7233)
  • Text LOVEIS to 22522
  • Deaf Video Phone: 1-855-812-1001
  • Deaf Text Telephone: 1-800-787-3224
  • Website live chat

NJ Coalition to End Domestic Violence

Project SARAH
Call (856) 424-1333​ and ask for "Sarah," ​the code word that lets a receptionist know an individual is calling for domestic violence supportive services. All calls are strictly confidential.
The JFCS Domestic Violence Program, Project SARAH (Stop Abusive Relationships at Home), offers multi-faceted services including resource information, safety planning, case management, counseling, support groups, and other forms of assistance for victims of domestic violence and their families.

Services Empowering Rights of Victims

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Shelter Resources

Anna Sample House
Location: 408-416 Line Street, Camden, NJ 08103
Phone: (856) 963-0430
Eligibility: Single women and families entering the Anna M. Sample House are typically referred and funded via their local board of social services. However, Anna M. Sample House also provides accommodations to individuals and families who find themselves in emergency situations.

The Anna M. Sample House has 93 beds and on-site support provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Volunteers of America Delaware Valley recognizes homelessness is a disruptive and often traumatic event, and that families with children are uniquely impacted. As such, the professional staff at Anna M. Sample House is highly skilled and trained in mobilizing the resources, services, and supports individuals and families need to re-establish stability and wellness.

In addition to conventional shelter services, the Anna M. Sample House uses comprehensive assessment and strengths-based service planning to assist individuals and families in addressing factors which have caused or complicated their homelessness. Our goal is to ensure individuals and families are not only accessing safe, affordable housing, but also ensure they have the tools and supports necessary to remain stably housed

Aletha Wright Vision of Hope Center
Location: 271 Atlantic Avenue, Camden, NJ 08104
Phone: (856) 966-0909

Eligibility: Single, adult men. Referrals are accepted from the local county board of social services. Unfortunately, we cannot house individuals convicted of arson.

Named for former Camden freeholder and advocate for children and families, Aletha R. Wright, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley’s Aletha R. Wright “Vision of Hope” Center, is a 69-bed low barrier, emergency housing program for single, adult men experiencing homelessness in Camden County. Once admitted, residents of the program can expect to participate in individualized assessment, service planning, and case management for the duration of their stay. Our goal is to provide residents with both the direct services and referrals to community-based services needed for them to obtain housing and remain stably housed long after discharge.

In addition to assessment and case management services, residents of the Aletha R. Wright Center are provided with a broad range of services and supports, including:

  • 24/7 access to on-site support staff
  • connection to mainstream benefits and entitlements
  • assistance with healthcare enrollment and obtaining state identification
  • referral to treatment programs for mental health, behavioral health, and substance use disorders
  • support in locating employment and educational resources

Home For The Brave
Location: 271 Atlantic Avenue, Camden, NJ 08104
Phone: (856) 966-0909

Eligibility: Must be determined a single, male veteran who is eligible for VA medical benefits, and whose homelessness meets the HEARTH Definition of Homelessness. Veterans must also be assessed by Health Care for Homeless Veterans program staff at their local VA Medical Center, and have a substance use disorder or dependence.

Funded through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs’ Grant and Per Diem (VA GPD) program, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley’s Home for the Brave program is a 30-bed, low demand transitional housing program for single, male veterans. Eligible veterans may reside for up to two years at Home for the Brave while working on recovery, employment and independent living skills. With a focus on harm reduction and trauma-informed care principles, the purpose of Home for the Brave is to provide supportive housing and supportive services to veterans experiencing homelessness with the goal of helping them to achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self-determination.

In partnership with a designated VA Liaison and other veterans’ service providers, Home for the Brave provides the following services to veterans residing in Home for the Brave:

  • 24/7 access to on-site support staff
  • connection to veteran and mainstream benefits and entitlements
  • co-enrollment in our Department of Labor-funded Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) for job training and employment placement
  • support in financial planning, budgeting, and tenant education
  • assistance with healthcare enrollment and obtaining state identification
  • referral to treatment programs for mental health, behavioral health, and substance use disorders

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Food Resources

Cherry Hill Food Pantry
Location: 910 Beechwood Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Hours of Operation: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m., Thursdays 11:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.
Phone: (856) 910-9090

Serves Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Mt. Laurel, and Evesham Township.

Jewish Family & Children’s Services of NJ Food Pantry
*Appointments required, please call ahead: (856) 424-1333
1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill
1309 West Rt. 70, Cherry Hill
1000 Lenola Road, Maple Shade

Cathedral Kitchen
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturdays: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Phone: (856) 964-6771

Location: 1514 Federal St., Camden, NJ 08105



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