Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
Mobile Menu - OpenMobile Menu - Closed

Norcross Announces More Than $348K in Federal Grants for South Jersey Community Health Centers

Sep 11, 2020
News Release

CAMDEN, NJ – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced today that two federally-qualified health centers in South Jersey will receive a combined total of $348,645 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Care Program. These grants will support disadvantaged South Jersey residents by empowering health care centers to continue their essential community services.

CAMcare Health Corporation, which has serviced Camden and Gloucester counties since 1978, will receive $175,250 to provide care for those in need in South Jersey. Project H.O.P.E., which specializes in the health and well-being of homeless residents in Camden, will receive $173,395 to provide healthcare to the homeless and enhance substance use disorder programs.

“In our country, everyone ought to have access to quality health care,” said Congressman Norcross. “Health care centers like CAMcare and Project H.O.P.E. provide high-quality health care for our South Jersey residents who are most in need. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of health care centers in providing accessible services to at-risk residents. Additionally, these investments help us battle the disease of addiction at home, improve the well-being of our neighbors and friends and support the hard work-working health care professionals who dedicate their time to helping our community.”

“We are excited to continue our relationship with the Health Center Cluster via this generous grant,” said Mark Roberts, CAMcare President & CEO. “We are continuing to expand our mission by providing behavioral health services to our community. Thank you to Congressman Norcross and his team for allowing us to participate.”

“This U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), funding enables Project H.O.P.E. to further strengthen our quality improvement activities and expand quality services to the individuals who come to our health center for primary care and behavioral health,” said Patricia DeShields, CEO of Project H.O.P.E.. “The funds will help us to ensure that all patients continue to receive the highest quality of care, including access to COVID-19 testing and treatment. Access to the high-quality care provided by Project H.O.P.E. and all other HRSA funded health centers across NJ has grown even more important during this COVID-19 pandemic.”


Contact: Carrie Healey, Communications Director