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***GFS is currently OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you have any questions please call: 856-365-8081***

IN

CAMDEN

FOR

CAMDEN

HOPE
HOPE
GFS has been in Camden since 1995, working to bring Hope, Help, and Healing.
HELP
HELP
GFS is a social service agency that offers charitable assistance to those in need
HEALING
HEALING
GFS has a team of professional Social Workers who offer therapy for many common issues

ABOUT

Our Mission and Vision

MISSION

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.

VISION

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.

BE A PART OF POSITIVE CHANGE IN CAMDEN

COUNSELING SERVICES

Healing

Strengths-based

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.

AREAS OF FOCUS

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

Bi-Lingual

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)

OUR TEAM

Sister Helen Cole SSJ, MSW, LCSW

Sister Helen Cole SSJ, MSW, LCSW

Director
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 Youth Development Program Director. She is committed to positive youth development in our six programs at GFS.
Cathy Lopez

Cathy Lopez

Secretary
Ms. Cathy has been with GFS since 2017 and runs the diaper program. Ms. Cathy also helps out with the CASA program and is always here to answer any questions you may have about GFS.
Lexi Kizy

Lexi Kizy

Youth Development Program Assistant
Lexi is serving a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps. She attended the University of Michigan and received her Bachelor's degree in Biomolecular Science. Lexi is one of the Youth Development program assistants. Lexi will also be teaching the life skills course to 1st graders through 4th graders at Holy Name School.
Connor Quealy

Connor Quealy

Youth Development Program Assistant
Connor is graduate of Saint Joseph's University and received his degree in International Business. Connor is currently apart of the ACESJU Program, where he will be serving at Guadalupe Family Services for the next two years, and receiving an M.S. in Organizational and Strategic Leadership. Connor will be helping out with CASA and teaching life skills at Holy Name School to 5th graders through 8th graders.
Ms. Barb

Ms. Barb

Volunteer
Ms. Barb is one of our volunteers. She does a ton of work with our teens through our college access program and is always around to help our teens.
Ms. Nancy

Ms. Nancy

Volunteer
Ms. Nancy is one of our volunteers who helps out with our CASA program. Ms. Nancy loves working with the teens; she runs a video game tournament for our teens and assists them with their homework.
Ms. Jane

Ms. Jane

Volunteer
Ms. Jane is one of our volunteers. Ms. Jane helps out with our CASA program. She runs a book club with our teens.
Ms. Deb

Ms. Deb

Volunteer
Ms. Deb is one of our CASA volunteers. Ms. Deb helps our teens with college and career planning.
Ms. Luz

Ms. Luz

Volunteer
Ms. Luz is one of our CASA volunteers. She loves cooking for our teens, and our teens love her cooking. Her food is so good our teens think she is a famous chef. Ms. Luz loves working with our teens and getting to know them.

CHARITABLE ASSISTANCE

By The Numbers
1000

Clients Served

6000

Diapers Distributed Monthly

625

Children Received Christmas Gifts

200

Children in Youth Programs

NEWSWORTHY

Congratulations to our Mastery High School Grads

We want to congratulate all of the students at Mastery high school, especially 5 of our very own CASA Teens. […]

Diaper Program during Covid-19 Pandemic

Thank you to everyone involved! So many families were grateful for the free diapers -and baby wipes. Thank you to […]

2020 Holy Name Graduates

2020 Holy Name Graduates We are so proud of our 2020 graduates!! Our Holy Name Scholars have worked hard to […]

Sister Helen awarded KYW Game-changer Award

Sister Helen Cole 2020 KYW Game-Changer Congratulations to Sister Helen who was awarded the KYW Gamechangers award on February 27th, […]

Sister Helen Cole…Woman of Inspiration (SJ Magazine)

Sister Helen Cole, SJ Magazine Winner, Woman of Inspiration "Women in South Jersey never stop inspiring, contributing, achieving – the […]

NY Giants Visit CASA

NY Giants Visit CASA In June, Oliver Vernon, Damon Harrison and Patrick Omameh visited our Community Development Center. The CASA teens […]

Contact Us

We look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact us via phone, email, or mail.

Contact Us:

Phone: 856-365-8081
509 State St. Camden NJ 08102
Email: incamdenforcamden@gmail.com

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