Learn about the City of Camden and what we're doing to make a difference.
The City We Serve
Camden is the most impoverished city in the country with 42.5% of its residents living below the poverty line (many of them well below), and over 35% of its population under 18. Thousands of innocent children live in this environment. Every day they experience poverty, they walk the violent and drug-ridden streets, they attend schools that are struggling, and they see hopelessness all around them.
What We're Doing
What is Fellowship House’s response? We provide after school programs and summer camps that meet the physical, emotional, social, academic, and spiritual needs of each child.
The Children’s Program is one of the only free programs in the city where children can come and receive healthy snacks and meals, where Christmas gifts are provided every year, where academic help is given every day, where children build self-esteem and healthy friendships, and where children learn there is hope and truth in Jesus! As these children advance to high school, some return to our job training program as youth leaders, where they serve as wonderful role models for the younger children. During the dangerous after-school hours, Fellowship House provides a safe and loving place for these teens as well as the children—a place where they are equipped for a brighter tomorrow!