The True Blue Warming Station
Building A Stronger Community By Breaking Down Barriers To High-Quality Services
The True Blue Warming Station's (TBWS) mission is to provide those with barriers access to high-quality services for their individual needs. The organization will build a stronger community and connect individuals to important resources that are limited due to means and circumstances. TBWS will accomplish this mission through a collaborative endeavor of services accessible through the shelter that will include: paperwork assistance, identification, rehabilitation services, amongst other avenues of coordinated resources. TBWS will facilitate the growth of resources and networks for an underserved, underprivileged segment of our community by building trust and sustainable partnerships with those seeking a second chance. Advocacy for every community member and their well-being will be achieved by harnessing medical, counseling, and employment professionals' networks to ensure a path to a better tomorrow.
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“This is definitely the most welcoming experience anywhere in Camden,” says Stratton. “You don’t leave here hungry, you don’t leave here needing anything. Tawanda makes sure before you go back out the door, you’re good.”
“For Camden, it’s that the city is dangerous. For Cherry Hill, it’s that they live in a bubble and don’t have a clue,” said Jones. “But when you put it in front of them, they wanted to know what’s going on and asked, ‘How can I help?’”
“It’s not fair to kick people out at 6 o’clock, 7 o’clock in the morning when it’s still cold,” she said. “So, they would have to walk around all day until it’s time to go back to the shelter.”