Emergency Housing for Men

Aletha Wright Vision of Hope Center

The mission of Volunteers of America Delaware Valley Aletha R. Wright Center is to provide community-based assistance to homeless adult men from Camden City and the surrounding areas.  The Aletha R. Wright “Vision of Hope” Center (ARWC) Emergency Shelter (69 beds).  Programs are located at 271 Atlantic Ave. Camden; NJ provides housing and supportive services to single adult men. The average length of stay for clients of the Aletha R. Wright Center is typically four to six months, but they can remain in the program for up to 12 months.  All programs are per diem and accept clients from Camden County and surrounding areas.  Program staff has been trained to evaluate clients from a holistic perspective, reviewing physical, emotional and spiritual needs and offering assistance when it is appropriate.

All Programs are staffed 24 hrs a day 365 days a year and include two daily meals. Management level employees are available during off hours by cell phone to handle incidents of emergent need.  Within 24-48 hours of admission, all clients must meet with a Case Manager.  Case Managers conduct an initial assessment with each client and thereafter, weekly case conference meetings.  Clients currently participate in weekly workshops on such topics as:  weekly intensive drug and alcohol support workshops, stress management, family living workshops, money management, nutrition, resume’ writing, hygiene, anger management, narcotics anonymous (NA), weekly residential meetings and health related workshops. 

Amani House

25-bed Transitional Housing Program for single men

Location: 518-520 Martin Luther King Blvd, Trenton, NJ

Phone: 609.393.3168

Eligibility: Referral from the following agencies: Mercer County Board of Social Services, Mercer County Board of Social Services, Burlington County Board of Social Services, and Greater Trenton Behavioral Health Center.