Volunteers of America Delaware Valley opened Hope Hall in 1999 both as a tribute to and the continuation of our founders’ commitment to providing reentry services to individuals impacted by incarceration. Hope Hall is a 175-bed residential community release program – halfway house – in Camden, NJ for adult males who are within 24 months of parole eligibility, and has been accredited by the American Correctional Association It has been contracted by the New Jersey Department of Corrections provides residents with:
- 24-hour Staff Support
- Individualized Case Management and Discharge Planning
- Job Coaching, Job Readiness and Employment Support
- Cognitive Skills Training
- Substance Abuse Treatment and Relapse Prevention
- Emotions Management
Maud Booth, co-founder of Volunteers of America, opened the nation’s first “Hope Halls” in the late-nineteenth century. They were an extension of her commitment to reforming and improving the conditions of the nation’s prison system. Hope Halls are residential programs designed to be recuperative settings for individuals recently released from prison. They have assisted thousands in their transition back to community life.
Thousands of individuals have successfully reentered society since Hope Hall first opened its doors. This is due in no small part to our mission-driven staff, evidence-based programming, and agency-wide commitment to providing the community-based supports. Hope Hall has admitted more than 1,000 individuals between January 2015 and January 2024. More than 800 residents have obtained community-based employment, and more than 200 have entered post-secondary education.
Eligibility: Adult males who are within 24 months of parole
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“Hope Hall has made me more patient and open to change. I’ve had the opportunity to do community service and I’m looking foward to job readiness.”
– C.M., Hope Hall Resident