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Respite Bed Program

You could taste the love in the food. -CAMBA guest, 26 years old

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1402 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
T: (718) 369-7226

Program Summary: C​AMBA’s Respite Bed Program is the connection between a network of faith-based respite sites, volunteers, and The Gathering Place clients. The respite sites provide temporary overnight beds to clients who are homeless receiving case management and housing placement services at The Gathering Place Drop-in Center. 

The program staff work closely with the volunteer coordinator at the churches and synagogues that recruits and trains volunteers to provide overnight shelter complete with a home cooked meal and a clean and secure environment. Staff match volunteers we recruit with the respite site that needs and wants their service. We provide on site training in both the operations of the shelter program as well as the dynamics of homelessness and trauma in NYC. The respite bed program staff ensure that the volunteers at the respite sites have personal care items, linens beds, cleaning supplies and all supplies needed at these faith-based respite sites every day of the year.​

Eligibility: Single adult homeless men and women, 18 and older, that are screened for appropriateness by The Gathering Place (TGP) staff and medical/psychiatric provider. ​
Clients Served Annually: 150
Referrals Accepted: No
This program is funded by the NYC Department of Homeless Services.
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