Camden Homeless Seek Shelter in Freezing Temperatures
The extreme drop in temperatures in New Jersey and across the country have been, and will continue to be, a test of survival for the thousands of homeless men, women, and children on the streets. New Visions Homeless Day Shelter offers daytime relief to the homeless from the freezing temperatures.
As temperatures are expected to drop into the single digits for the third time in less then a week, guests can count on New Visions for 2 hot meals-breakfast and lunch, clothing, shower facilities, and a warm, safe, comfortable place to rest throughout the day.
Camden County Health Department has issued another Code Blue Weather Advisory, which requires each municipality to set up warming centers for residents to find temporary shelter. Once New Visions closes for the day, guests can seek shelter through one of the designated warming centers or an overnight shelter but as Kevin Moran, executive director of New Visions explains there are not nearly enough.
“During the colder temperatures, homeless men and women are fighting for survival, searching for any possible place to lay their heads and stay out of the elements,” said Moran. “These winter months take a significant toll on the health and well being of our brothers and sisters who don’t have a place to go. Many social services providers, including New Visions Homeless Day Shelter, are searching for solutions in Camden County, to provide overnight shelters, so those in need can sleep in peace.”
Kevin Moran was featured this past weekend in two articles, including one in USA Today, as he continues to advocate for the homeless.