Joseph’s House of Camden to Renovate and Expand its Facility to Provide Round the Clock Support Services for South Jersey’s Homeless
Joseph’s House served over 600 homeless individuals in 2018, a number the organization expects to significantly increase following expansion
CAMDEN, N.J., May 09, 2019 — Joseph’s House of Camden today announced it has commenced construction renovations to its existing facility. This initiative will enable the organization to provide day services that, when coupled with its overnight program, will establish round the clock care for the region’s most vulnerable.
For the past eight years, Joseph's House has provided an overnight shelter and services program that has helped many in the homeless community get back on their feet and return to independent living. However, last year when a community nonprofit that for years provided day services to the homeless suddenly closed their doors, Joseph's House stepped up by offering day services on a limited basis. Now, the organization is addressing this opportunity for the long-term by improving and combining the existing 17,000 square foot facility and adjoining space under one roof, creating a one-stop shop for vital services, and a beacon of light for the homeless both day and night. Facility features will include, but are not limited to:
Increasing capacity of its overnight program from 80 to 90 people per night
Expanding the dining room and storage space, enabling guests to keep their personal belongings onsite rather than carrying them from appointment to appointment, often in trash bags
Providing case management, employment and housing services
Counseling for mental health and addiction
“The team at Joseph’s House is motivated by the homeless men and women we serve each day, as well as the surrounding community, and its residents and businesses that generously donate food, supplies, time and money,” said James Wynn, Executive Director of Joseph’s House. “Through this initiative, we are poised to rise and meet the significant challenge before us of providing food and shelter to keep the homeless off the streets at night, while also offering a helping hand through services and support that empower our guests to return to independent living.”
Joseph’s House looks to build on the momentum from 2018 where it served over 600 homeless guests and helped 200 men and women return to independent living. None of this would be made possible without the devoted employees, volunteers, donors and local businesses for providing hope and a warm smile for their fellow community members who are at their most vulnerable.
Charitable donations for the program are graciously accepted by visiting this link: https://www.mightycause.com/story/RenovationsToServe