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NFT: Trying to help a friend- He is now homeless in South NJ

GMAN4LIFE : 8/9/2017 3:37 pm
Looking to see what options are for a friend who is now homeless. He is an addict but has been clean for some time. He just became homeless and looking to see what options are for him down there. Even if it means going to philly.

any help would be great. he has no family and barely friends.
mens shelters?  
spike : 8/9/2017 3:54 pm : link
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Where is he in South Jersey?  
NorwoodWideRight : 8/9/2017 3:55 pm : link
There's temporary housing in Barnegat that will help you get settled while you look for work. It's called Family Promise. If he's much further south than that, I'm not sure what options exist. There is probably something similar in AC, though.

They're building low-income housing on the other side of my town (Little Egg Harbor), but it's not up yet.
Hope this helps  
sjnyfan : 8/9/2017 3:55 pm : link
Best of luck to your friend
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Hard for me to help much without a specific location  
odunde : 8/9/2017 3:59 pm : link
but please encourage him to visit his local library and speak with a librarian. We do a ton of work these days helping people find emergency, no barrier and low barrier housing.
Atlantic City Rescue Mission  
NorwoodWideRight : 8/9/2017 3:59 pm : link
Homeless shelter. I think the place I mentioned in Barnegat is for families.
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Thank  
AcidTest : 8/9/2017 4:09 pm : link
you for being such a good friend. Best wishes to both of you.
Would a recovery house be an option for him...  
Dunedin81 : 8/9/2017 4:20 pm : link
or he past that point in his recovery?
Dune may be right, a recovery house may be the best option.  
j_rud : 8/9/2017 4:28 pm : link
Certainly better than a shelter. Don't know much about south Jersey but if he is going to relocate to Philly I can point him in the right dirextion. Lots of solid recovery houses in Philly and the surrounding suburbs.
Same...  
Dunedin81 : 8/9/2017 4:35 pm : link
my sister's boyfriend runs a couple in South Philly.
im trying to pinpoint the location.  
GMAN4LIFE : 8/9/2017 4:41 pm : link
Thanks for all the locations. i will probably post back when i get more info so would appreciate any suggestions or help.
A Salvation Army  
mrvax : 8/9/2017 4:42 pm : link
is probably in the area but he will have to follow some rules.
he is staying in Souderton. i guess thats penn  
GMAN4LIFE : 8/9/2017 4:46 pm : link
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he lives in the town above...  
GMAN4LIFE : 8/10/2017 9:41 am : link
does that help anyone with info?
If he has the means and the ability to get to Philly...  
Dunedin81 : 8/10/2017 9:49 am : link
I and j_rud have some contacts in terms of sober living/recovery houses, which would be preferable to shelters if he's amenable to that environment.
KUDOs for those helping  
Ron Johnson 30 : 8/10/2017 10:11 am : link
Sometimes having one friend can change a life.

I was going to suggest 900 Lamington Rd, Bedminster but he's probably too far south
RE: If he has the means and the ability to get to Philly...  
GMAN4LIFE : 8/10/2017 10:30 am : link
In comment 13554738 Dunedin81 said:
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I and j_rud have some contacts in terms of sober living/recovery houses, which would be preferable to shelters if he's amenable to that environment.



please provide the contacts. Want to give him any info so that he can make the phone calls during the day as opposed to later.
This is the FB group for the houses I referenced...  
Dunedin81 : 8/10/2017 10:34 am : link
Has contact info.
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