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Homeless Shelter For Veterans Opens in Camden, NJ

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By Mark Abrams

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — The  Delaware Valley chapter of Volunteers of America today opened up a new homeless shelter for veterans in Camden.

The $4-million facility is attached to the organization’s offices on Atlantic Avenue in Camden, and will provide much-needed support to homeless veterans.

“We have 30 beds of transitional housing for homeless veterans,” says Gina Adams, chief operating officer for the group.  “So as long as a person is a veteran, had some service, they are eligible to be served here.  They will receive case-management services, employment support, meals, semiprivate room accommodations, and transportation.”

(Credit: Mark Abrams)

(Credit: Mark Abrams)

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Adams says the new shelter filled quickly and now has a waiting list.  And she says veterans from two eras are finding their way to the shelter:  “Vietnam vets or the Desert Storm vets.  So there’s the older guys that I think people think about when you think about veterans, and then there’s the younger guys.”

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