SSJ Neighborhood Center

COVID-19 Updates for the SSJ Neighborhood Center:

The Food Pantry WILL HAVE distribution on Wednesday, August 19th from 2:30-6:30PM to provide for our neighbors in need of food. We will be taking measures to prevent overcrowding and hope for good weather to facilitate outdoor distribution. Anyone interested in volunteering to help with distribution can e-mail or contact us directly to let us know you are coming.

Those in need of food assistance before then should visit/contact the SSJ Neighborhood Center. Food is available for distribution from our pantry during the week.

The Community Garden is open and those with plots are welcome to come tend their harvest whenever they are able. All gardeners are asked to keep a proper social distance and bring masks for their time in the yard.

ALL English classes are suspended for the time being to help with social distancing and to accommodate students' shifted schedules. Sewing, Crocheting, and Computer classes are suspended until further notice.

-Where Community Comes Alive-

Uniting Neighbor to Neighbor and Neighborhood to Neighborhood in Camden, New Jersey & beyond

~A Sponsored Ministry of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia~

P.O. Box 1446, 904 North 25th Street, Camden, New Jersey 08105

News & Happenings

Starting the New Year

2020 is off to a great start! In January and February, our English classes got up and running. We welcomed our largest student body yet- with 10 sections of English offered throughout the week. Our teacher volunteers are ready for any good work & our students are learning more and more each day!

Sewing & Crocheting continue on Mondays and Tuesdays, with new projects abounding. Computer classes will begin on Monday, February 17th from 3:30- 4:30PM and we're getting ready for our Neighborhood Mardi Gras Potluck Celebration on Sunday, February 23rd at 2PM! All are Welcome!

Giving Thanks

Our Fall has been full of things to give thanks for! Neighbors in our sewing group all made aprons for Thanksgiving, our crocheting class is growing, and volunteers from near and far have joined us to build community by doing everything from helping to teach English to constructing and filling new garden beds. What a season to give thanks for our many blessings!

Falling into Fall!

As the weather turns cooler and the sunlight gets a little dimmer, the Sisters of Saint Joseph Neighborhood Center is shining a light for all to see. October marks the beginning of a new semester of programming, including newly added Sewing, Crocheting, and Computer classes as well as the return of English classes (now during the day and evening) and Neighborhood Prayer group. As always, the Food Pantry continues to thrive and feed all those in need!

We've been blessed!

June 1, 2019 marked the dedication and blessing of the Sisters of Saint Joseph Neighborhood Center. The day was filled with joy and gratitude for the many people that have helped to get us to this point. Work on the Center will continue throughout the summer and programming will be in full force this fall!

Our Fall 2018 English Classes have come to a close! All three levels of classes came together to celebrate the successful completion of the semester. Many students will continue in the classes, which begin again in January, and we are registering new students now. Thanks to our wonderful teachers and volunteers who are making this program possible.