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Veteran Testimonial

Larry Desimone, U.S. Army

Mr. Larry Desimone is a current resident at Veteran’s Haven South. He was in the United States Army in the 1960’s and was in search of safe and comfortable housing. Larry tells us about the social aspects of living at the haven and how it has positively effected his day to day life. Both young and old and from all branches of the military services, the residents comradery and social interactions are crucial to their long term success.

Therapy Dogs

Daisy and Bean

Therapy dogs Daisy and Bean from Virtua Health visited with the residents of Veterans Haven South March 15, 2023 in Winslow, New Jersey.

Black History Month

Nall Hall

Veteran’s Haven South completed Black History Month with the opening of a new internet café’/lounge Feb. 28, 2023, Winslow, New Jersey. Brig. Gen. Patrick Kennedy, superintendent, Veteran’s Haven South, hosted the festivities and the grand opening of “Nall Hall” – the Haven’s new internet café/lounge. The new space will offer web access and a rest and relaxation area to veterans. The café/lounge is dedicated to retired New Jersey Army National Guard Col. Walter R. Nall, the first African American superintendent of Veteran’s Haven South.

Camden County Career One Stop 

Work Ready

Thanks to Camden County One Stop Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist Geoffrey Taylor, who met with residents at Veterans Haven South Feb. 2, 2023. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development assists Veterans in becoming "work ready" and obtaining employment.

Veteran Testimonial

Nathan Bell, U.S. Navy 

United States Navy Veteran Nathan Bell shares his journey to Veterans Haven South, his experiences there, and his goals for the future. He also discusses how he was able to get into the Haven as well as services that he has taken advantage of during his time there. Nathan stresses the importance of the support from his fellow veterans and the staff as well as the importance of self-motivation and goal setting.

Veteran Testimonial

James Artimus, U.S. Army Retired

Mr. James Artimus is a current resident of Veterans Haven South. He is retired from the United States Army and was in search of a new beginning. He sought assistance and housing at Veterans Haven South and has plans for a bright and safe future. He also discusses the path that led him to Vets Haven South as well as the hard work he and the staff have put in to better himself and his situation. Though the work is not done yet, Mr. Artimus is optimistic about the future and enthusiastic about the new challenges ahead. 

Veteran Testimonial

Joseph Spearman, U.S. Marines Retired

Mr. Joe Spearman is a current resident of Veterans Haven South. He is retired from the United States Marine Corps and was in search of housing, counseling, and financial guidance. Joe overcame cancer and addiction and is still working hard to better himself alongside the team at Veterans Haven South. Mr. Spearmen tells the story from the streets to his recovery and much more about his path to the Haven, as well as his hopes for the future.

Residents Outing

Atlantic City Air Show 2022

Residents and staff gathered on the Atlantic City Beach for a show and lunch with local Guard members and community partners.  

Residents Outing

Vet Surf

Ready to reconnect? Veterans and support groups gathered to share a day in the sun and surf to support those vets in need of wellness activities and fun! Veterans received surf lessons, wellness training, yoga instruction, veterans information, apparel and opportunities to connect with other members of the military and local community.

We Are

Shout Out from VHS

DMAVA joins communities and organizations across the U.S. in recognizing June as Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Month. For N.J. veterans dealing with homelessness -- Our two Veterans Havens offer service-intensive transitional housing, including on-site PTSD counseling services. Closer to North Jersey? Call Veterans Haven North at 877-648-0091. Closer to South Jersey? Call Veterans Haven South at 888-849-7188. A shout out from our Veterans Haven South WE ARE VETS HAVEN SOUTH!

Generous Donation

Hard Rock Casino Donation

Veterans Haven South located in Camden County, NJ received a $10,000 donation from Hard Rock Atlantic City on June 28, 2022. Veterans Haven South Intake Coordinator Sherraya L. Scott, Hard Rock Vice President of Entertainment and Marketing Services Michael Woodside, and Team Leader/Social Worker Cara Giresi speak to the importance of donations like this for both entities. NJ DMAVA truly appreciates each and every donor contribution to improve the assistance to our Veterans!

PTS Awareness

PTS Awareness Walk

Don't wait to take the first step! Staff and residents of Veteran's Haven South, Winslow Twp., N.J. participated in a Post Traumatic Stress Awareness walk. NJDMAVA joins communities and organizations across the U.S. in recognizing June as Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Month, with Monday, June 27, 2022 as a special awareness and #ptsdscreeningday. 

Last Updated: 03/27/2023
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