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Serenity Children's Home Parent Recruitment

Make a difference in the life of a child-become a Shelter Home Parent!
 
Serenity Children’s Home program is actively recruiting families that meet our requirements for shelter home care.
 
Referral Info
Referral Description Intro: 

Active recruitment for families dedicated to providing a safe, temporary home for children

Eligibility: 

Must be at least 25 years of age with a valid NJ license and have experience working with children. Must complete an extensive background check and meet the physical, mental, and emotional well bring to perform duties as a Shelter Parent. Must be able to provide a safe environment for child(ren) and demonstrate a positive attitude towards youth.

 

Contact
Contact Name: 
Maria Burgos
Contact Phone: 
856.428.5688 x202
Contact Fax: 
856.795.2438
Contact Email: 
serenity@centerffs.org

Serenity Children's Home

Serenity Children’s Home is a network of homes that provide a temporary shelter placement to youth involved with the Division of Child Protection and Permanency. Children ages 9-18 may stay up to 30 days, with the possibility of an extension, in a safe and nurturing home with the ultimate goal of family reunification.
 
Serenity Children’s Home provides:
  • Advocacy 
  • Family reunification (when possible)
  • Food, shelter, and clothing
  • Safe, nurturing Shelter Home Parents
Referral Info
Referral Description Intro: 

Temporary shelter placement in a nurturing community home for children age 9-18

Who Can Refer: 

New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency

Eligibility: 

Division of Child Protection and Permanency involved youth, ages 9-18.

To Make a Referral: 

Please call, email, or fax

Contact
Contact Name: 
Stacy Santiago
Contact Phone: 
856-881-6100
Contact Fax: 
856.863.1349
Contact Email: 
serenity@centerffs.org
Funders: 

New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency

Tranquility House

Tranquility House is a supervised transitional living program (STLP) that provides safe and supportive housing to young ladies age 16-20 with the goal of building the foundation for independent living.  The program offers a community-based alternative for older female youth needing preparation for independent living.

Referral Info
Referral Description Intro: 

Safe and supportive housing for young ladies age 16-20.

Who Can Refer: 

Referrals are accepted from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency for youth living in the southern region of NJ. Priority is given to Cape May County, followed by Atlantic and Cumberland Counties.  Homeless females from the Perform Care Housing Hub are also eligible.

Eligibility: 

Females age 16-20 referred by DCP&P or Perform Care Housing Hub

To Make a Referral: 

Contact us at 609.465.5045

Contact
Contact Name: 
Karen Petsch, Program Director or Colleen Gormley, Program Supervisor
Contact Phone: 
609.465.5045
Contact Fax: 
609.465.0565
Contact Email: 
tranquilityhouse@centerffs.org
Funders: 

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

SERV

For information about SERV Domestic Violence Safe House services click here.

Referral Info
Referral Description Intro: 

Advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, and safe housing for victims of sexual and domestic violence

Referral Description Details: 

Services include emergency safe housing for female victims of domestic violence and their children

Who Can Refer: 

Open referral

Eligibility: 

Female victims of domestic violence and their children

To Make a Referral: 

Call the 24/7  hotline or contact us by phone, fax, or email.

Contact
Contact Name: 
If you need help, call the 24/7 hotline:
Contact Phone: 
Gloucester Co: 1-866-295-7378 or Cumberland Co: 1-800-225-0196
Contact Fax: 
856.881.4042
Contact Email: 
serv@centerffs.org
Funders: 

NJ State Department of Children and Families, Division on Prevention and Community Partnerships; NJ State Department of Criminal Justice, Office of Victim Witness Advocacy; NJ Department of Community Affairs, Gloucester County United Way

YES (Youth Empowerment System) Healing Homes

The YES Healing Homes program offers community based long-term residential treatment for youth ages 13-17. High qualified therapists and counselors work closely with youth and families to provide diagnostic assesment, therapy, educational services, social skills training, and job readiness training.

YES is part of the Healing Homes Campus, providing a campus setting for treatment and services. The campus includes an eight bed home for boys, Michael's House, and a yet to be named five bed home for girls.

Referral Info
Referral Description Intro: 

Residential treatment program provding long-term residential treatment for youth age 13-17

Referral Description Details: 

The YES facility offers a community based long-term residential treatment for youth ages 13-17. High qualified therapists and counselors work closely with youth and families to provide diagnostic assesment, therapy, educational services, social skills training, and job readiness training.  

Who Can Refer: 

The Division of Child Protection and Permanency, CMO, YCM, and Family Court if authorized by Perform Care.  Payment is through Medicaid.

Eligibility: 

Youth ages 13-17 residing in New Jersey (priority given to youth in the southern region of NJ)

To Make a Referral: 

The Division of Child Protection and Permanency, CMO, YCM, and Family Court can contact us by phone, fax, or email

Contact
Contact Name: 
Allen Hundley, Program Director
Contact Phone: 
856.881.7045
Contact Fax: 
856.863.1110
Contact Email: 
yes@centerffs.org
Alternate Contact: 

Jennie Reitter, Clinical Director
jreitter@centerffs.org

Funders: 

New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Division of Children's System of Care

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 Info
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

To Make a Referral: 

Contact us by phone, fax, or email

Contact
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

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 Info
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

To Make a Referral: 

Contact us by phone, fax, or email

Contact
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, Gloucester County Dept. of Human Services, Youth Services Commission, Gloucester County Department of Health and Senior Services, Community Donations.

Camden Group Home

Camden Group Home provides the tools and resources necessary for male teens to build a strong foundation for a positive future.  As one of the only group homes serving male youth ages 14-18 in the southern New Jersey region,  Camden Group Home provides a safe home environment for young men to build self-sufficient futures.

Camden Group Home is a structured residential program for male youth for nine months to one year while offering counseling, education, and job readiness training.

Referral Info
Referral Description Intro: 

Structured residential program for male youth age 14-18

Referral Description Details: 

Through a structured residential program, we provide a safe, caring home for male youth for nine months to one year while offering counseling, education, and job readiness.

Who Can Refer: 

Division of Youth and Family Services, Division of Child Behavioral Health Services, CMO, YCM (must be approved by Perform Care)

Eligibility: 

Male youth, ages 14-18

To Make a Referral: 

Contact us by phone, fax, or email

Contact
Contact Name: 
Ed Holland
Contact Phone: 
856.964.7291 x 304
Contact Fax: 
856.964.2775
Contact Email: 
camdengrouphome@centerffs.org
Funders: 

Medicaid

Mother/Child Residential

Mother/Child Residential provides temporary housing for women age 18 -35 who are currently homeless and either pregnant or parenting one to three children age eight and under. Services include:

Referral Info
Referral Description Intro: 

Temporary housing for homeless single mothers over the age of 18 who are pregnant or have young children

Referral Description Details: 

Mother/Child assists women with meeting educational goals, seeking employment, and locating permanent housing. In addition, women receive daily educational classes in nutrition, parenting, healthy living, home management, and communication skills.  

Who Can Refer: 

Open-referral

Eligibility: 

Females 18-35 who are  currently homeless, pregnant, and/or parenting one to three children ages 8 and under. Women must be non-substance abusers and eligable for emergency assisistance through the County Board of Social Servics.

To Make a Referral: 

Contact us by phone, fax, or email

Contact
Contact Name: 
Lavenda Rogers, Program Director
Contact Phone: 
856.853.1761
Contact Fax: 
856.251.9223
Contact Email: 
motherchild@centerffs.org
Contact Address: 

682 North Broad Street Woodbury, NJ 08096

Funders: 

Camden County Board of Social Services, Gloucester County Board of Social Services, Danielle Foundation, New Jersey Department of Human Services, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Private Donations, Beneficial Foundation.

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