Latest estimate shows veterans homelessness fell by nearly 12Image percent

WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced today that HUD will provide $72.6 million to public housing agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia to supply permanent housing and case management for more than 10,000 homeless veterans.

The permanent supportive housing assistance announced today is provided through HUD’sVeterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH), a program administered by HUD, VA, and local housing agencies to provide permanent housing with case management and other supportive services for homeless veterans across the country.  Read a complete local breakdown of the rental vouchers announced today.

Child Abuse Awareness & The Juvenile Justice System Presentation

The  Community Planning & Advocacy Council, the Camden County Youth Service Commission, and the Commission on Child Abuse and Missing Children/DYFS Advisory Board are hosting a presentation on:

Child Abuse Awareness and the Juvenile Justice System
Date: March 30, 2012
Time: 9:00AM
Location: Camden County Boathouse
                    7050 N. Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ 08109

For more information, click here

Advanced Registration Required:   Download  REGISTRATION INFORMATION  here.


Presented by:  Camden County Prosecutor’s Office & CARES Institute  

Southern NJ Regional Continuums of Care Forum

On March 8th, 2012 at the beautiful Camden County Boathouse on the Cooper River, the Community Planning & Advocacy Council (CPAC) facilitated an event for the Southern NJ Regional Continuums of Care in which a presentation was given by Annemarie Uebbing, CPD Field Office Director of the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development. The purpose of the presentation was to demonstrate the manners in which Southern New Jersey area Public Housing Authorities and Homelessness Continuums of Care can collaborate to better help the populations they serve.

A team from the Housing Authority of the City of Camden, led by Executive Director Dr. Maria Marquez, was on hand to address the attendees regarding the many services that they provide. The City Housing Authority also cosigned the invite letter to the event. Continuum of Care and Housing Authority representatives from nearly every county in the Southern NJ Region were present at the event.

CPAC would like to thank Annemarie Uebbing of HUD, Dr. Maria Marquez (and her team) of the Housing Authority of the City of Camden, Gino Lewis of Camden County Community Development, Charles Ansert of the Center for Family Services & Camden/Gloucester County Continuums of Care, Richard Brown of Monarch Housing, The Camden County Boathouse, and McFadden Catering for the delicious refreshments.
Download the presentation here:

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ADHD to Obesity, Bullying to Substance Abuse: Simple Solutions to Perplexing Problems

ImageThe NJ Association of County Youth Services Commissions is sponsoring a FREE presentation by Dr. Dennis Embry.  Please forward to anyone/everyone you think may be interested.  This includes Parents, Teachers, Social Workers, Probation Officers, PTAs, etc.

Please download the Registration Flyer from the CPAC Drop Box.

Here is a link to find out more information about Dr. Dennis Embry and his work:

For more information, contact:

Juanita Fuller, Acting YSC Administrator
2500 McClellan Avenue, Suite 110
Pennsauken, NJ 08109
P: 856.663.3998  F: 8566639394
Email: jfuller@cpachvi.or

2012 State/Community Partnership Grant Program RFP Released

Juvenile Justice Commission/ Youth Services Commission
2012 State/Community Partnership Grant Program

The Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that proposals will be accepted from eligible organizations interested in providing the specified services outlined further for youth and their families who are involved with or at risk of involvement with the Juvenile Justice System. A Review Committee of the Camden County Youth Services Commission administered by CPAC: The Community Planning & Advocacy Council will evaluate proposals and make recommendations through CPAC’s Board of Trustees to the Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders on the allocation of these funds. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is based on the availability of funds. Amount Available: Up to $40,000.

Download the RFP Notice and Application from CPAC Drop Box.

For more information, contact:

Ashley Maxwell, JMDT Coordinator
2500 McClellan Avenue. Suite 110
Pennsauken, NJ  08109

P: 856.663.3998 ext. 229
Fax: 856.663.9394

Human Trafficking Workshop Postponed

The Human Trafficking Workshop scheduled for Friday, February 24th has been postponed.   The event was to take place at the Camden County Boathouse from 10-12 pm.
This event will be rescheduled at a later date.

For more information, contact:

Ashley Maxwell, JMDT Coordinator
2500 McClellan Avenue. Suite 110
Pennsauken, NJ  08109

P: 856.663.3998 ext. 229
Fax: 856.663.9394

Rivershark’s Job Fair Coming Soon!

National Parent Leadership Month Celebrated

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Over 160 Parent Leaders and Community Partners joined CPAC and Parents Anonymous of NJ in celebrating National Parent Leadership Month at the beautiful Camden County Boathouse located along the scenic Cooper River in Pennsauken, NJ on Saturday February 11, 2012. One of the few snow showers of the season did not keep away the participants of this auspicious event that recognizes the value and hard work of our Parent Leaders in our Communities. We are especially proud to announce that out of all the nominations that were received regionally, two of our own Community Parent Advisory Council Members, Mr. Calvert Tolbert and Ms. Edna Davis were the recipients of the Juanita Chavez and Jolly K Awards respectively this year. Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez reminded us of the Covenant we made to our families and communities to make the Bill of Rights for Children Youth and Families a reality. Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt was impressed to see the commitment and dedication shown that day to celebrate our parents and families. She shared her goals for the newly created Committee for Children and Women. She wants to see equality in compensation for the many women who are supporting families in our communities. CPAC and Parents Anonymous of NJ are truly grateful to all the sponsors who supported the event through their generosity and belief in Parent Leadership.

IHOC Mall Walk for the Homeless


IHOC MALL WALK: Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council invites us to join them on Sun. February 27 at Voorhees Town Center for their annual walk to raise money to help the homeless.

Registration at 1 pm; walk begins at 2 pm, registration fee is $5.00.

For more info, call 856.939.0182 or email OPEN TO ALL AGES!


Dynamic Sustainability: The Role of Diversity in Creating a Sustainable World

Join us at this interactive event as we discuss the role of diversity in creating stronger communities, a more robust economy, and a healthy environment.

Speakers at the event, ranging from community organizers to academics, will describe how our communities, workplaces, economies and planet benefit from diversity, using real-life examples to show how diverse systems interact to create a stronger whole.

Following the presentations, stay for an interactive, small group discussion that will further examine the ideas of diversity and sustainability.

Rev. Eric Dobson – Co-director, Organizer and Public Relations – Fund for an Open Society
Emilio Panasci – Co-director and Urban Planner- Fund for an Open Society

Monica Hennessy, Esq.
Labor and employment attorney, mediator, affirmative action and diversity advisor, Montgomery McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP
Dr. Margaret Lewis
Associate Professor of Biology, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Dr. Kevin Lyons
Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management and Marketing, Rutgers University

Congregation M’Kor Shalom
The Center for Environmental Transformation
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cherry Hill (UUCCH)
UUCCH Social Justice Committee
Community Planning and Advocacy Council
Soul of Camden
South Jersey NOW–Alice Paul chapter

  • Who: Anyone interested in Diversity and Sustainability
  • When: Sunday, February 26th, 2-5pm
  • Where: Urban Promise Sanctuary. Located at 3700 Rudderow Street, Pennsauken, NJ 08110 (After arriving at the Urban Promise campus, enter the building that looks like a church).
  • Registration: Event is free, but registration is required.

    To register visit or contact Lori Braunstein, Sustainable Cherry Hill, at, 609.238.3449

Light refreshments will be served.


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