Camden County rolls out new programs for homeless
Sep. 13, 2017
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Officials are rolling out a six-point plan aimed at helping the homeless in Camden County.
The freeholder board on Wednesday announced the new programs will encompass all of the challenges that the homeless face by using existing funds and consolidating services. The initiative includes 24-hour access to social workers and seasonal employment.
Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez says coordinating prison re-entry or access to mental health and addiction services will help ensure a higher success rate and save taxpayers money.
The plan also seeks to help individuals getting by day-to-day who could become homeless with the loss of a paycheck or sale of a property.
The county hosted a resource fair, where the homeless could get haircuts, take showers and access other services.