You could taste the love in the food. -CAMBA guest, 26 years old
About Volunteering | Group Volunteering | Host a Respite Bed Site
1402 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
T: (718) 369-7226
Program Summary: CAMBA’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 coordiantor 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.