The Mission strives to provide the best services for our homeless guests. If another social service agency in the community provides a great service, we want to partner with them!
AtlantiCare Mission Healthcare
Seven percent of the residents in Atlantic County are homeless (no permanent address), and more than 60% of these people have no form of healthcare. Homeless individuals on average have not seen a medical professional in 7-10 years, and more than 40 percent have 6-8 conditions needing medical attention. Based on these startling statistics, AtlantiCare opened Mission HealthCare in 2003 to provide primary healthcare to the homeless population in Atlantic County. They treat all patients, regardless of their insurance coverage or ability to pay.
In addition to primary care, the Mission HealthCare program offers substance abuse management and detox, mental health services, care for diabetes, asthma, and cardiovascular disease, case management, transportation to medical services, referrals for specialty care, and prescription assistance.
AtlantiCare's Mission HealthCare program is located in Atlantic City Rescue Mission's facility. Patients include residents of the Mission and also many other uninsured individuals who do not have permanent homes.
AtlantiCare Behavioral Health
Over 30% of the homeless population suffers from mental illness. They need mental health care, but due to their illness and homelessness are unable to keep mental health appointments. AtlantiCare Behavioral Health has a satellite office at Providence House in Atlantic City. They transport to and from the Mission those with mental health needs who can benefit from group therapy, individual appointments, and medication monitoring.
- Jewish Family Service
- Catholic Charities
- Salvation Army
- Community FoodBank of New Jersey
- Atlantic City Special Improvement District
- Veterans Administration
- Career Opportunity Development, Inc
- Project for Independent Living
- Mental Health Association
- Adelaide's Place
- Hope House/St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
- United Way
- AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
- Shore Memorial Hospital