Crossing The River for a Cause 2019, May 16 @ 6pm

Crossing the River for a Cause is the annual fundraiser to support Hope, Help, and Healing in Camden NJ. For 12 years friends and supporters have gathered for a fun evening of great food, live entertainment, premium cocktails, and more.
GFS has been in Camden since 1995, working to bring Hope, Help, and Healing.
GFS is a social service agency that offers charitable assistance to those in need
GFS has a team of professional Social Workers who offer therapy for many common issues


Our Mission and Vision


Guadalupe Family Services (GFS) is a professional social service agency committed to maintaining, strengthening and reconciling the relationships which form the foundation of our community ~~~ The Family. Our goal is to enrich and transform our neighborhood through the collaboration of clinical and community resources.


Founded in 1995 with the belief that the complex needs of urban family life in North Camden must be better served, GFS offers clinical counseling and direct social services focusing on families in distress. These services are offered with particular sensitivity to the cultural needs of the community. GFS directly serves one thousand persons annually and networks with leading social services agencies, community and cultural organizations.





GFS offers professional counseling for individuals and families. Our staff works from a strengths-based perspective. If you are interested in therapy services, the first step is to contact our office at 856-365-8081. Please be aware, there may be circumstances that necessitate a referral to other resources for treatment.


GFS offers individual and family counseling for: anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and loss, sexual abuse, behavioral problems, school problems, and more


Counseling is available in English and Spanish. Insurance is not accepted. GFS works on a sliding scale payment system based on your income. We believe that money should never be a hindrance to care.
GFS employs trained professionals. Our clinical team consists of LCSWs, LSWs, MSWs, and MSW interns.
Meet the Staff

Positive Youth Development (CASA Camden)

Community Adolescents Striving for Achievement (CASA) Camden provides a safe, empowering, and enriching environment for underserved, inner-city Camden youth enabling them to develop a strong sense of self, healthy relationships and a vision for their future. CASA teaches Camden youth necessary life skills to overcome adversity and experience success and fulfillment through academic, social, spiritual, and service programs. To enroll your teen or to get more information please call 856-365-8081 (SCROLL OVER OR CLICK PICTURES FOR MORE DETAILS)


Sister Helen Cole SSJ, MSW, LCSW

Sister Helen Cole SSJ, MSW, LCSW

Sister Helen is a Clinical Social Worker and has been committed to peace and justice in Camden for more than 25 years. She specializes in working with clients experiencing traumatic loss and grief.
Lourdes Sherby, MSW, LCSW

Lourdes Sherby, MSW, LCSW

Bi-Lingual Social Worker
Lourdes is a Clinical Social Worker specializing in children and families. Her area of focus includes sexual assault, traumatic loss, and grief. Additionally Lourdes is the Co-Director of the CASA Camden Positive Youth Development program.
Tim Gallagher, MSW, LSW

Tim Gallagher, MSW, LSW

Social Worker
Tim is a Licensed Social Worker focuses on youth development and individual therapy with adolescents and families. His area of focus includes anxiety, depression, PTSD, and behavioral issues. Tim is also the Co-Director of the CASA Camden Positive Youth Development program.


By The Numbers

Clients Served


Diapers Distributed Monthly


Children Received Christmas Gifts


Children in Youth Programs


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Phone: 856-365-8081
509 State St. Camden NJ 08102

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