Emergency Housing for Men

Aletha Wright Vision of Hope Center

Named for former Camden freeholder and advocate for children and families, Aletha R. Wright, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley’s Aletha R. Wright “Vision of Hope” Center, is a 69-bed low barrier, emergency housing program for single, adult men experiencing homelessness in Camden County. The Aletha R. Wright Center offers far more than just shelter. Once admitted, residents of the program can expect to participate in individualized assessment, service planning, and case management for the duration of their stay. Our goal is to provide residents with both the direct services and referrals to community-based services needed for them to obtain housing and remain stably housed long after discharge.

In addition to assessment and case management services, residents of the Aletha R. Wright Center are provided with a broad range of services and supports, including:

  • 24/7 access to on-site support staff
  • connection to mainstream benefits and entitlements
  • assistance with healthcare enrollment and obtaining state identification
  • referral to treatment programs for mental health, behavioral health, and substance use disorders
  • support in locating employment and educational resources

Since first opening its doors nearly 30 years ago, thousands of single, adult men have sought refuge at the Aletha R. Wright Center. In the 2018 calendar year alone, 426 men resided at the Aletha R. Wright Center of which nearly 200 were connected to mental health and substance abuse treatment services, and more than 250 left for transitional and permanent housing opportunities.

Eligibility: Referrals are accepted from the local county board of social services. Unfortunately, we cannot house individuals convicted of arson.

Location: 271 Atlantic Avenue, Camden, NJ 08104

Contact: (856) 966-0909

Additional Questions about the Aletha R. Wright “Vision of Hope” Center?

Please contact info@voadv.org


Amani House

Volunteers of America Delaware Valley’s Amani House is a 25-bed transitional housing program for single, adult men experiencing homelessness in Mercer County. Amani—which means “peace” in Swahili—is designed to provide a safe and stable environment where men experiencing homelessness can reside for up to 24 months while working to develop the supports needed to transition into permanent housing. Similar to Volunteers of America Delaware Valley’s emergency housing programs, all residents of Amani House participate in individualized assessment, service planning, and weekly case management meetings.

In addition to case management services, residents are provided the following services and supports:

  • 24/7 access to on-site support staff
  • connection to mainstream benefits and entitlements
  • support in financial planning, budgeting, and tenant education
  • assistance with healthcare enrollment and obtaining state identification
  • referral to treatment programs for mental health, behavioral health, and substance use disorders
  • support in locating employment and educational resources

As a low barrier housing program, Amani House does not impose strict criteria for admission. While we unfortunately cannot house individuals charged with arson offenses, Amani House does not require sobriety or treatment compliance as a condition of admission.

Eligibility: Referrals are accepted from the local county board of social services.

Location: 518-520 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Trenton, NJ 08618

Contact: (609) 393-3168

Additional Questions about Amani House?

Please contact info@voadv.org