Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council (IHOC)

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820 N 5th St, Camden, NJ 08102(856) 261-3464

Contact Information

Volunteer Coordinator: Ruth Morgenroth
Phone: (856) 261-3464
Email: ihoccasemgr@aol.com

Volunteer

We are looking for several Camden County congregations willing to host the Hospitality Network. We are also looking for individuals or groups who would like to participate in our Adopt A Box and Pack A Sack programs.

Donate

Personal care items ( both full size and hotel size), socks and underwear( both adult and child size). School supplies(all kinds.)

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

We operate a Homeless Hospitality Network for 12 homeless men from November to May. The men accepted for the Network live in area congregations for two week periods.The congregations provide a place to sleep, meals and caring conversation. IHOC provides case management, counseling and life skills training. IHOC also operates a Transitional Hosing program which provides housing to five men.Network graduates are given preference but we accept other homeless men with an income.This program is a year long program. IHOC also runs two shelter support programs Pack A Sack and Adopt A Box.The Pack A Sack Program collects back packs and school supplies for children in shelters and schools.The Adopt A Box program collects personal care items for homeless shelters.

What population do you serve?

Homeless men in our Network program. Homeless and at risk for homeless individuals are served by our Adopt A Box and Pack A Sack programs.

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

We are looking for several Camden County congregations willing to host the Hospitality Network. We are also looking for individuals or groups who would like to participate in our Adopt A Box and Pack A Sack programs.

Is this opportunity for individuals or groups?

either.

Is there an age restriction for volunteers?

No.

Is this a one time or recurring opportunity?

recurring.

Are there any special experience or skills needed?

No special skills are needed.

Will training be provided?

no.

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

30 to 60 days.

Please add any additional information that is important to know.

Information about out programs can be found on our website ihocsj.org and and on our face book page.

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

Personal care items ( both full size and hotel size), socks and underwear( both adult and child size). School supplies(all kinds.)

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

N/A

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

Fall.

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

N/A