Camden County OEO

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538 Broadway Camden, NJ 08103(856)-964-6887

Contact Information

Volunteer Coordinator: Barbara Wanzer
Phone: (856)-964-6887
Email: bwanzer@cccoeo.com

Volunteer

We look forward to volunteers, especially college who may be studying the field of social service.

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What services do you provide to the homeless or to those at risk of homelessness?

SSH/TANF contracts
We provide homeless prevention, and homelessness services with utility bills, back rent, security deposits, case management.

Homeless Prevention & Rapid Rehousing (HPRP2)
The household must be homeless or at a very high risk of becoming homeless.

A Person will be considered homeless if he/she is; 1. sleeping in an emergency shelter; 2. sleeping in a place not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, abandoned buildings, street/sidewalks; 3. graduating from , or timing out of a transitional housing program; or 4. a victim of domestic violence.

The following are indications that a household is at very high risk of becoming homeless: 1. Faces eviction within 2 weeks from a private dwelling (including housing by family or friends); 2. Households with children temporarily residing in unsuitable housing not intended for permanent residences, such as living with family and friends or living in motels because the household cannot afford a permanent residence. 3. Residence in housing that has been condemned by housing officials and no longer meant for human habitation; 4. Has suffered a sudden and significant loss of income; Categories' of assistance: 0 Rental Assistance - This is a one-time fee, per household for assisting eligible program participants with the following services: 1. Security deposits: up to 1 1/2 months of rent 2. Rental Assistance: up to 12 months 3. Rental up to 3 months 4. Utility Deposits: for electric, oil and gas 5. Utility Payments: up to 2 months for electric, oil, and gas Moving Cost Assistance _ This is a one-time fee. per household for assisting eligible program participant with the following services: 1. Assisting program participants with locating and hiring a moving /truck company that has reasonable costs. 2. Assisting program participants with locating and securing short-term storage for a maximum of three months, or until the program participant is housed, whichever is shorter.

Other Services
Case Management
Housing Search/Placement
Credit Repair

What population do you serve?

Income Guideline - HPRP2 - must be 30% of the area's median income (AMI). SSH/TANF - 250% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Please describe any opportunities you have for volunteers to assist your mission.

We look forward to volunteers, especially college who may be studying the field of social service.

Is this opportunity for individuals or groups?

individuals.

Is there an age restriction for volunteers?

Yes, no pedophile or felons.

Is this a one time or recurring opportunity?

once.

Are there any special experience or skills needed?

Computer, English or Spanish, writing, speech, problem-solving skills.

Will training be provided?

yes.

How far in advance should someone reach out to sign up?

1 month.

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What type of in-kind donations would help you fulfill your mission?

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How can someone arrange a drive for you to collect these items?

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What is the best time of year you need these items?

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Are there any other needs you have that you would like to share with potential volunteers or donors?

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