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SHRAP (Sandy Homeowner/Renter Assistance Program)

The Sandy Homeowner/Renter Assistance Program (SHRAP) is a temporary relief program designed to assist individuals and families who are experiencing a housing crisis as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Center For Family Services will be providing assistance in both Camden & Gloucester Counties.

The program is intended to provide housing stability by offering support to those affected by Superstorm Sandy with:

1) maintaining temporary housing while their primary residence is repaired/rebuilt;

Referral Description Intro: 

Temporary housing assistance for those affected by Superstorm Sandy

Eligibility: 

SHRAP is time-limited to six months of assistance per household. In order to be eligible for the program, an individual or family unit must:

  • Have a financial distress directly related to housing which is a direct result of Superstorm Sandy;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible alient;
  • Not be currently receiving Work First New Jersey (WFNJ) benefits or eligible for WFNJ/SSI Emergency Assistance; and
  • Household members must be legally or blood related.  
Contact Name: 
Robbenmarie Insogno
Contact Phone: 
Camden: 856.964.1990 Gloucester:800.648.0132
Contact Email: 
rinsogno@centerffs.org
Contact Address: 

Camden: 584 Benson Street Camden, NJ 08103

Gloucester: 601 Black Horse Pike Williamstown, NJ

Funders: 

NJ Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development

OASIS Youth Services Program of Cape May County

OASIS Youth Services Program of Cape May County provides 24-hour emergency shelter to children age 10-18 offering a safe haven for those experiencing a personal or family crisis, as well as runaway, homeless, or abused children. OASIS seeks to provide a caring and healing home while children receive support and work on their future with the goal of family reunification. When this is not possible, we work to connect children with alternative, stable living arrangements.

The following support services are provided at OASIS:

Referral Description Intro: 

Emergency shelter and safe housing for youth age 10-18

Referral Description Details: 

OASIS provides 24-hour emergency shelter for youth, ages 10-18. Counselors provide support services including temporary care such as food and medical attention; counseling, substance abuse prevention, and education.

Who Can Refer: 

Cape May Family Court, Division of Child Protection and Permanency, and other placement agencies

Eligibility: 

Youth, ages 10-18

Contact Name: 
Erica Valezquez
Contact Phone: 
609-465-5045
Contact Fax: 
609-465-0565
Contact Email: 
oasis@centerffs.org
Funders: 

Cape May County, NJ Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency

To Make a Referral: 

Contact us by phone, fax, or email

Together Youth Shelter

Together Youth Shelter is one of the only short-term, walk-in shelters in southern New Jersey, providing 24-hour emergency shelter for runaway, homeless, and or neglected youth age 9-18. Together is a caring and healing home for children where they receive support and work on their future with the goal of family reunification. 

Referral Description Intro: 

Emergency shelter and safe housing for youth age 9-18

Referral Description Details: 

Together Youth Shelter provides temporary emergency shelter placement for runaways, homeless, abused, abondoned, or neglected youth in New Jersey.  Skilled counselors help children establish goals and support them as they return to a more stable home environment.

Who Can Refer: 

Open referral.  Referrals are accepted from Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Family Court of Gloucester County, or walk-in

Eligibility: 

Division of Child Protection and Permanency youth, ages 9-18, Family Link clients, and homeless or runaway youth ages 9-17

Contact Name: 
Stacy Smiriglio, Program Director
Contact Phone: 
856.881.6100
Contact Fax: 
856.863.1349
Contact Email: 
together@centerffs.org
Funders: 

New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency, US Department of Health and Human Services, United Way of Gloucester County, Gloucester County Dept. of Human Services, Youth Services Commission, Gloucester County Department of Health and Senior Services, Community Donations.

To Make a Referral: 

Contact us by phone, fax, or email

SOS (Street Outreach Services)

SOS is a street-based outreach program offering crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and prevention services.  Counselors work to help homeless, runaway or couch-surfing teens find a safe and stable home.  The program also provides education and public speaking workshops about high-risk behaviors to schools and other organizations.

Outreach Services, S.O.S. offers teens up to age 21 a variety of services including:

Referral Description Intro: 

Outreach and emergency services to homeless youth

Referral Description Details: 

SOS provides outreach, case management, emergency services such as shelter, food and transportation to homeless youth up to age 21 in Gloucester County. Provides education and public speaking to school and other organizations about high-risk behaviors.

Who Can Refer: 

Open referral. Anyone can call the SOS hotline at: 1.800.355.0660.

Eligibility: 

At-risk youth up to age 21

Contact Name: 
Robbenmarie Insogno
Contact Phone: 
856.728.0404 x4624
Contact Fax: 
856.728.1517
Contact Email: 
sos@centerffs.org
Contact Address: 

Williamstown, NJ 08094

Alternate Contact: 

Hotline: 1.800.355.0660

Funders: 

NJ Dept. of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Federal Youth Services Bureau

To Make a Referral: 

Call the SOS Hotline at 1.800.355.0660

Housing First

Housing First  provides temporary financial, housing relocation, budget counseling, and utility assistance to individuals and families in Camden County who are homeless or would be homeless but for this assistance. The program offers assistance to Camden County residents who have income, agree to case management services and are not eligible for other supportive housing services. 

To find out if you are eligible, call the UOSS Homeless Hotline at 1.800.331.7272.

Referral Description Intro: 

Providing resources to prevent homelessness

Referral Description Details: 

Housing First provides temporary financial assistance, housing relocation, budget counseling, and utility assistance to individuals and families in Camden County who are homeless or would be homeless without this assistance.

Who Can Refer: 

Open-referral.  Call the UOSS Homeless Hotline at 1.800.331.7272

Eligibility: 

Individuals and families at risk of homelessness or presently homeless and meeting the HUD HPRP income eligibility criteria

Contact Name: 
Tammy Oliver
Contact Phone: 
856.964.1990 x367
Contact Fax: 
856.225.0014
Contact Email: 
housingfirst@centerffs.org
Contact Address: 

580 Benson Street, Camden, NJ 08103

Funders: 

American Recovery Reinvestment Act, the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program through CPAC, and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs

To Make a Referral: 

856-964-1990 x143

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