Family Shelters

Anna Sample Complex

In May 1988, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley dedicated this homeless shelter in honor of Anna M. Sample, a woman who devoted her life to fighting poverty in the City of Camden.  This 65-bed Transitional Housing program serves homeless families. This program focuses on assisting the women to become self-sufficient members of the community. Residents receive 24-hour supervision, case management and counseling. A variety of programs are provided to assist the women to develop the necessary life skills to become independent of the welfare system to re-enter society and successfully manage their families. These programs include life skills workshops, drug and alcohol awareness, recreational enrichment, parenting & life skills, and a referral network.

Location: 408-416 Line Steet, Camden, NJ

Phone: 856.963.0430

Eligibility: Families entering the Anna Sample Family Shelter must be referred by a funding source or present themselves as being in an emergency situation requiring housing.  In addition all residents must be free from any communicable diseases and free from the influence or possession of drugs or alcohol.


Agape House

60-bed family shelter providing temporary housing and case management to homeless families and individuals.  Necessities such as food, clothing, child enrichment and transportation are available.

Location: 122-128 E. Main Street, Somerville, NJ

Phone: 908.707.9753

Eligibility: Clients must be homeless and receive public assistance.  Agape House receives client referrals through the local boards of Social Services, Division of Youth and Family Services, Adult Protective Services and parole boards among others.