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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 | George Woolston/Tapinto.net
CAMDEN, NJ— A Camden nonprofit just received a huge boost from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help cleanup and prevent illegal dumping in the City of Camden. On Thursday, the EPA announced it awarded $120,000 in funding to the Center...
Friday, July 13, 2018 | Kristen Dowd/Haddonfield Sun
The Haddon Fortnightly may not be holding formal meetings throughout the summer, but that hasn’t kept its members from continuing the organization’s philanthropic efforts. When Fortnightly EMD Education Chair Denise Sellers heard three children separated from their parents crossing the southern...
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 | David Cruz/NJTV News
The future of Camden City will not be built of brick and mortar alone. At the sixth Camden Environmental Summit at Rutgers-Camden, rebuilding from the ground up is taken quite literally. Mayor Frank Moran was a keynote speaker. “First and foremost, Camden was an industrial city. We’ve done a lot of...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 | Rebecca Everett/NJ.com
In a city that regularly has the highest violent crime rate in the state, any decline in homicides is good news. But local police say that the murder rate for 2017 has hit a 30-year low. The total homicides in the city in 2017 -- including both murders and manslaughter cases -- was 23, the lowest...
Friday, September 8, 2017 | Kim Mulford/Courier Post
VOORHEES - Deborah Kroop often ducks into the Living Proof Recovery Center, one of the Center For Family Services programs assisting people with addiction and mental illness.  A member of the nonprofit's board of trustees since 2007, the 69-year-old Woodbury resident is passionate about the need...
Sunday, August 27, 2017 | Kim Mulford/Courier Post
CHERRY HILL - Somewhere between a 2015 Huffington Post story and Samantha Bee's endorsement, a local nonprofit became a big deal.  Launched three years ago from the living room of Joanie Balderstone and Rebecca McIntire, Distributing Dignity has since swelled to fill a warehouse near their home...
Friday, August 25, 2017 | NJ.com/Bob Shryock
The late Victoria Dalton, a tireless advocate for victims and families of domestic violence despite her 14-year struggle with cancer, will be remembered Saturday, Sept. 9, when a team that has been formed in her honor, "Victoria's Corner," participates in a 5K race and mile walk hosted by the...
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | Kim Mulford/Courier Post
On her 12-hour shift each Friday night, Kelly Sottile wait for a call for help. When it comes, she heads out to Inspira Woodbury to meet a person who was just revived from an opioid overdose - a person now in withdrawl.  The 46-year-old recovery coach knows what to say. She kicked her own heroin...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | SNJ Today Staff
CAMDEN, NJ - A new program in Camden is working to help students get on the path to success.  On Wednesday, July 19, the Camden Corps Plus program, based out of Rutgers University's Camden campus and lead in conjuction with Center For Family Services, celebrated the graduation of its first 10...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
CHERRY HILL, N.J., June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. is proud to announce a major new support initiative to help Camden, NJ residents. Entitled 'Subaru Camden Works,' the initiative is part of Subaru's Love Promise charitable platform which supports local communities across the...
Friday, April 21, 2017 | Phaedra Trethan/Courier Post
CAMDEN - Anthony Tyson is no stranger to hard work. "I always have two or three job going at once," the North Camden resident said. But those jobs - mostly in retail or fast food - weren't enough for the father of three children under the age of 7. After suffering ligament damage to his arm in a...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Kim Mulford/Courier Post
VOORHEES - Kim Govak didn't realize it for decades, but her education in mental health, addiction, and recovery began at age 16.  That's when she witnessed the shooting death of a close friend. The traumatic event led to depression and self-medication with alcohol, cocaine, and heroin.  "I was...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | Andrew Schmertz/ NJTV News
CAMDEN - They came to the KIPP Charter School in Camden to celebrate the awarding of a federal grant aimed at helping the city’s most distressed neighborhoods. “The 21st is now Christmas Day for many of us who call the city home, with the announcement of a $30 million Department of Education grant...
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | NJ.com/Rebecca Everett
CAMDEN - It's been four years since the Center for Family Services received a $500,000 federal grant to start planning their own "Promise Neighborhood," an initiative to support children in poor neighborhoods with a goal of breaking the cycle of poverty. Merilee Rutolo, the center's chief operating...
Saturday, December 17, 2016 | SNJ Today
CHERRY HILL, N.J. - A local food chain held its annual donation drive to provide gifts to teens living in safe housing programs throughout South Jersey. In Cherry Hill, Chili's Grill & Bar employees went shopping for brand new hoodies, gift cards, bedding, electronics, and other gifts to help...
Saturday, June 4, 2016 | Phaedra Trethan / Courier Post
CAMDEN - Miguel Chacon wants to show his children, 2 and 7 years old, something different. “They see me doing something positive,” said the Centerville resident, now six months into his stint with PowerCorps Camden. “They’ll see me being a better person.” PowerCorps, which trains city youth ages 18...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Melissa Killeen / The Fix
Without a mechanism to connect the overdose patients to addiction services, Narcan creates a revolving door in emergency rooms. Many people suffering from opioid dependence are repeatedly treated for overdose, only to return to previous patterns of use once the crisis has passed. Obviously, in many...
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
CAMDEN - Philadelphia 76ers' rookie center Jahlil Okafor is leading youth at Center For Family Services on a path to success. Check out the video below highlighting Jahlil's day with the young men from Center For Family Services' Camden Group Home.  
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | Event unveils details of a new asset management project with Center For Family Services' Power Corps Program
VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In conjunction with the national Infrastructure Week observance, taking place May 16-23, 2016, American Water is partnering with the City of Camden, New Jersey and the Value of Water Coalition to participate in the Coalition’s “Local Innovators Tour.” The tour,...
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
CAMDEN - Camden's nearly century old water and sewer pipes snake through the city, with its hydrants, valves and meters scattered across streets and neighborhoods. American Water, the Voorhees based company that took over the city's water and sewer service operations and maintenance in February,...

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