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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 veteran population comprises 7 percent 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 percent 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. To help meet the challenges and needs of our Veteran population in Southern New Jersey, JFCS created the Veterans Assistance Program to enable Veterans to receive the care and consideration they deserve.

Take the Wheel Veterans Transportation Service

Take the Wheel provides free rides for veterans from other veterans to medical appointments at local VA facilities and other medical sites. Take the Wheel services are available to Veterans of Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties.  Presently, we are actively seeking both Take the Wheel volunteer drivers and for veterans who need our assistance with transportation.

A short intake is required to make sure the veteran in need 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.

This program is sponsored by the Verizon / NJSHARES, OceanFirst Foundation, and Rothkoff Law Group Elder & Disability Law.

For more information, please contact Sherri Jonas at 856-424-1333 or sjonas@jfedsnj.org.  

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.