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According to US Census Bureau statistics, New Jersey has over 350,000 veterans, with almost 25,000 in Camden County alone. The Burlington County statistics estimate that their veterans comprise 7% of county residents. Of those, the largest segment is Vietnam War veterans, who make up approximately 35% percent of veterans in Burlington County. Approximately 10% of all JFCS clients are veterans. Many of these clients have difficulty arranging their appointments, getting transportation to treatments, and identifying the benefits to which they are entitled. The JFCS Veterans Assistance Program enables Veterans to receive the care and consideration they deserve.

TAKE THE WHEEL VETERANS TRANSPORTATION SERVICE

Please note that this service is available on a limited basis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Take the Wheel provides free rides for veterans from other veterans to medical appointments at local VA facilities and other medical sites. This service is available to Veterans in Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties. A short intake is required to ensure that each applicant is a proper fit for the program. Veterans must have an honorable discharge / produce DD214, the ability to transfer in and out of a car without assistance, and a permanent, verifiable address. For more information, please contact Sherri Jonas at 856-424-1333 or sjonas@jfedsnj.org.  

Take the Wheel is sponsored by OceanFirst Foundation and Rothkoff Law Group Elder & Disability Law.

VETERANS BENEFITS COUNSELING & REFERRALS

Our aim is to assist all Veterans in understanding the benefits they can and should be receiving from local and federal governmental agencies and other organizations. Veterans can be assured that JFCS will investigate all possible benefits and supportive programs available, leaving no stone unturned. To learn more, please call JFCS at 856-424-1333.