News Updates

  • Breakfast With Santa On Hold—But Pandemic Can’t Cancel Kindness!

    Santa’s Elves have nothing on our amazing staff and Jesuit Volunteers! At Northgate II in Camden, our JV Roisin, launched a social media toy drive that brought in $2,000! She put together Christmas food baskets and purchased a cornucopia of toys to bring good cheer to 150 boys and girls, Northgate II’s youngest residents, who suffer from food insecurity and the trauma of living in one of nation’s poorest cities. In Mount Laurel, our JVs Liam and Jackie also raised nearly $700 to purchase toys and other gifts for the boys and girls enrolled at the Margaret Donnelly O’Connor Education Center. Our team is distributing basketballs to each student (which will come in handy when we are finally able to open our new Recreation Area), as well as other tchotchkes and candies.

    Published on December 15th, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Northgate II Jesuit Volunteer Believes Storytelling Can Inspire Change

    My name is Róisín (pronounced ROW-sheen) Goebelbecker, and I’m working at Northgate II through the Jesuit Volunteer Corp (JVC). I graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2019 with a double major in Film, Television, and Theater and American Studies. Going into college, I knew I loved creating theater and believed deeply in the power of stories to create social change. I also knew that I needed to learn more about injustice and marginalized populations, and found that American Studies, the study of American culture, was the ideal way for me to do so. Through these two majors, I came to appreciate the power of popular culture to promote messages/beliefs that influence people’s lives.

    Published on October 26th, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Three Jesuit Volunteers Brave Pandemic To Help FSHD

    FSHD enjoys a special partnership with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, which each year connects us with an extraordinary cohort of college grads who commit to one year of post-college service on the front lines of social justice while living a modest life in apostolic community with other JVs. Learn more about the amazing young people who have volunteered to advance the mission of FSHD during the 2020-2021 program year – despite the ongoing danger presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Published on September 1st, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Grants Will Fund Senior Telehealth Program

    Fair Share Support Services, the award-winning nonprofit social services arm of Fair Share Housing Development, has won three grants totaling $33,000 to pioneer a telehealth wellness program at our senior high-rise housing project in Camden. FSSS will use these grant funds to purchase senior-friendly computer tablets and provide technical training so our elderly and disabled residents living in our Northgate II high-rise development in Camden are able to remotely access their healthcare providers.

    Published on July 31st, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »

  • Everyday Heroes Shine Bright at Northgate II in Camden

    At Fair Share Housing, we like to call Northgate II an oasis of safety and stability in a city that has long struggled with intergenerational poverty and violent crime. Even in the midst of a deadly pandemic that threatens their own lives, our committed staff and kind-hearted volunteers continue to offer compassionate care to hundreds of seniors, disabled folks and low-income families who call Northgate II home.

    Published on May 19th, 2020 in Fair Share Housing Development | Read more »