Haven-Beat The Streets Inc

Serving The Homeless Of Ocean And Atlantic Counties



Helping Your Neighbor




… is the mandate of the Gospel. Have you ever thought about this?

  1. The nation of Israel was homeless for 40 years.
  2. Jesus was born into the state of homelessness. His birthplace was a stable.
  3. Throughout Jesus Christ’s Ministry, he remained homeless with no place to lay his head. He relied upon the kindness of others to provide a place to eat and live.
  4. Christ teaches in the Gospel of Matthew that we should invite the homeless into our lives — in order for us to help them with a place to live.
  5. This is not just a suggestion! If you read the text in full it becomes clear that helping others is a mandate in our Christian lives. Without being provided shelter, humanity dies quickly. As the sun bakes, the rain pours and the snow falls, the environment can weaken us until it takes our lives. Everyone needs a place to be sheltered from the elements and the storms of life.
  6. God cares that we have a place to live: “In my father’s house are many dwellings” He plans to take us with Him. He wants us to do the same for others.

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The Number one Question: How can people help?

One of the best ways to help a homeless person is to show them respect. As you look into their eyes, talk to them with genuine interest, and recognize their value as an individual, you will give them a sense of dignity that they rarely experience.

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Volunteers Needed This Fall

We are seeking 10 individuals to volunteer for our fall Outreach Team. Experience working with the homeless is preferred but is not necessary. If you are interested please call 609-300-5198 and leave a message with your name and phone number and we will get back to you starting September 1.

Haven is expanding its services

In addition to helping the poor and the homeless in Ocean and Atlantic Counties, we are expanding our services into Gloucester, Camden and Cape May Counties. These services include our homeless programs, homelessness prevention programs, Veteran services and helping anyone impacted by any natural disaster such as the recent tornadoes that were a result of Hurricane Ida that left so many homeless and without power or food.

Haven provides food and clothing to the victims of the September 1, 2021 tornado in Gloucester County, NJ and Baby Formula to Gloucester County on May 26, 2022

Gloucester County is under a State of Emergency through Friday following a tornado that brought destruction to areas of South Jersey Wednesday night.

Haven-Beat the Street traveled to Gloucester County today 9/2/2021, to help assist those impacted by the tornado. Since so many are without power and unable to leave their neighborhoods because of roads blocked by uprooted trees and live power lines on the ground, we brought food, water and clothes to help those impacted by this devastating storm. Please keep them in your prayers.

Haven Brings Baby Formula Donations To Gloucester County

Haven-Beat The Street went back to Gloucester County today 5/26/2022, with Baby Formula donations for all who were in need. It is important that we always work to help those in need no matter what they need. We are branching off into other areas of service other than just serving the needs of the homeless. Our babies are in need of nutrition and Haven will always be there for the most precious of us!

Local shelters work to keep homeless warm as Code Blue continues




Bill Southrey, President of Haven/Beat the Streets, says his organization has gotten many calls from people seeking shelter. Southrey, who has helped the homeless for nearly four decades, uses his resources to coordinate shelters in Atlantic and Ocean counties.

“We’ll refer them to the shelters and the Rescue Mission, but if people need help, we’ll use funding and put them up in motels in Absecon, Pleasantville and Egg Harbor Township,” said Southrey. “I’m willing to jump in and help any way I can.”

 

Haven/Beat the Streets is working with two shelters in Ocean County at the First Assembly of God Church in Toms River and the Lakewood Community Center.

“If someone in Atlantic County needed help, we would take them up there,” said Southrey. “My hope is that no one has to go out in the cold again.”

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