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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 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 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 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.

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

To Make a Referral: 

Please call, email, or fax

Tranquility House

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

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

To Make a Referral: 

Contact us at 609.465.5045

SERV Domestic Violence Safe House

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

Referral Description Intro: 

Offers 24-hour emergency safe housing for victims of DV

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

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

To Make a Referral: 

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

SERV Domestic Violence Services

For information on SERV Domestic Violence Services click here.

Referral Description Intro: 

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

Referral Description Details: 

Services include 24/7 crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling and support to victims of domestic violence in Gloucester & Cumberland Counties. Advocates are available to assist victims through medical and legal proceedings.  Emergency safe housing is available to female victims and their children.

Who Can Refer: 

Open referral

Eligibility: 

Victims of domestic violence and their children

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

NJ Department of Community Affairs, Division on Women, United Way of Camden County, NJ State Office of Victim Witness Advocacy, NJ State Department Children and Families, Division of Child Protection and Permanency, Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Target Corporation.

To Make a Referral: 

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

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 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)

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

To Make a Referral: 

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

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

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 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

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

Medicaid

To Make a Referral: 

Contact us by phone, fax, or email

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