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Project H.O.P.E.

Member of the Council badgeProject H.O.P.E. uses a multifaceted approach, including mobile health outreach, street outreach, and primary care clinics, to provide healthcare to individuals who are homeless. These components are intended to fill the gaps in the continuum of services which have been identified through a network of homeless service providers in the city and through Project H.O.P.E.’s 26 years of experience.


Primary Care, Behavioral/Mental Health Care Services, Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, Case Management, Flu Vaccinations, Health/Nutritional Education, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Mobile Medical Services.


Project H.O.P.E. partners with several other agencies in Camden City to provide a continuum of care and smooth transition between services. These agencies include, but are not limited to, Camden Area Health Education, The Bridge, Cathedral Kitchen, Joseph’s House, and Volunteers of America – Delaware Valley.


Estimated homeless population: 8,000

Patients served: 5,300 in 2018

General Info


Patricia DeShields, MSW, LSW

Medical Director

Lynda Bascelli, MD

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(609) 238-2589




Physical Address

519-525 West Street
Camden, NJ 08103

Mailing Address

519-525 West Street
Camden, NJ 08103

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U30CS09746, a National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement for $1,625,741, with 0% match from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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