Emergency / Local Resources

Camden County Resource Compass
Camden County Resource Compass “provides a comprehensive directory of services and programs available in Camden County.”

My Resource Pal

Find food, housing, transportation services, and more in and around South Jersey.



Senior Resources

AARP New Jersey Senior/Caregiver Resource Guide

Information for Senior Volunteers

Social Services

Board of Social Services
600 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
“It is the mission of the Camden County Board of Social Services to provide timely, efficient, cost-effective delivery of social, medical and economic programs in a compassionate and financially responsible manner.”

Day Centers and Shelters

Joseph’s House
555 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104
(856) 246-1087
Nightly shelter for both men and women. No residency requirement. Opens nightly at 9:00 PM, best to be on line early!  Laundry and shower facilities are only open to overnight residents.

Path Day Center
816-818 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102
(856) 365-6597
Day shelter for both men and women.  Laundry and shower facilities are available.  Doors are open 8 am- 3 pm.  Laundry must be dropped off Monday-Thursday between 8-9 am and picked-up by 2 pm.

Butterfly Project Resource Center
601 Berkley St., Camden, NJ
Hours: M-F 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. or call for appointment.  Provides shelter for those referred by
Social Services or the Camden Coalition – usually a one week wait.  Center also offers GED assistance, Life Skills, utility assistance, anger management help, food and clothing; works with probation and parole for community service. These services are available to all – not just residents of the shelter.

Food Pantries 

St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – Collingswood Food Pantry
832 Park Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108
This location now serves any resident of Jew Jersey.  Proof of New Jersey residency is the only requirement; proof of financial need is not required.

TOUCH Food Pantry
549 State St.
Camden, NJ 08102
Every Wednesday: 9 AM – 12 PM                                                                                                        856-803-3030

This site provides bags of groceries to registered clients once a week. Registration is open to needy residents of Collingswood, Haddon Township, Audubon, Oaklyn, and Woodlynne only; food stocks do not permit extension of that area. Photo ID with a home address is required to register.

Oaklyn Food Pantry @ Oaklyn Baptist Church
2-9 East Bettlewood Avenue
Oaklyn, NJ 08107
(Next to Post Office)
Third Monday and Tuesday of every month
Monday: 4 PM – 6 PM
Tuesday: noon – 2 PM
Currently just dry goods, but hoping to add some frozen items and produce later in the spring.  Serves residents of Collingswood, Woodlynne, Oaklyn, and Mt. Ephraim.  Must present ID.

Kaighn Avenue Baptist Church
831 Kaighn Avenue
Camden, NJ 08103
(there is a big electronic scrolling sign on corner of building; go to the back for service)
Wednesdays: 10 AM
Fresh fruits and vegetables only.  Serves anyone with no residency or income requirements.  No limit on number of times they can come monthly.  First come, first serve.  Must bring ID, though.

Hot Meals

Cathedral Kitchen
1514 Federal Street
Camden, NJ 08105
(856) 964-6771
Monday – Friday: 4 PM – 5 PM
Saturday: noon – 1 PM
Wonderful meals!  Be on line early! No residency requirement or Identification requirement.

Medical and Dental Care, and Addictions Counseling

Drug Rehab.com is an informal resource for those who have been impacted by drug or alcohol abuse an addiction.

Virtua Camden Dental Center
1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ 08104
The uninsured may get emergency dental care at 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM daily.  Be early!

Cathedral Kitchen
1514 Federal Street
Camden, NJ 08105
(856) 964-6771
They hold dental clinics two days during each month. In order to receive this service the patient must be a resident of Camden, Pennsauken, or Gloucester City and must have NO dental insurance. Dentures are available at cost.

Project H.O.P.E.
439 Clinton St.
Camden, NJ
(856) 968-2320

  • Primary Health Care
  • Counseling for mental health and substance abuse issues
  • Referrals
  • Social Work Services
  • Food packages for patients that are diabetic

Faces of Change
852 Ferry Ave.
Camden, NJ
(856) 342-9789
Friday afternoons at 12 p.m.


Kroc Center
1835 Harrison St.
Camden, NJ
Tuesday nights at 6 p.m.
Faces of Change addiction counselor Lucy Dubose has informational sessions for those seeking freedom from their addictions. Those who want to get into detox and treatment programs will find help there.

Resources for Southern New Jersey is a resource book that was created by Rutgers University School of Social Work Graduate Students Alicia Ott and Ashley Neilson in 2013. It has Emergency and Hotline numbers, as well as information available in South Jersey for people who wish to receive assistance with:

  • Addictions
  • Child Care
  • Disability Related Services
  • Education Services
  • Food, Clothing, Furniture Assistance
  • Housing Assistance and Shelters
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Insurance Services
  • Mental Health and Counseling
  • Parenting/Pregnancy/Sexual Health Services
  • Referral/Resource Services
  • Senior Citizens Services
  • Summer Camps
  • Support Groups
  • Transportation
  • Utility Assistance
  • Veterans Resources
  • Vocational Training
  • Youth Services