Victory Bay Recovery Center, an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center in Clementon, NJ, is committed to helping our community and the surrounding South Jersey communities we serve to include Cherry Hill, Camden, Haddonfield, Deptford, and Voorhees. Our team of dedicated staff and clients continue to provide food, supplies, care, and other services to South Jersey residents who are struggling with substance abuse, mental health concerns, and financial crises as part of our volunteer work in our communities.
Once a month, a group of volunteers come together to put care packages together, also known as “Blessing Bags” for the residents of Camden, NJ, or Kensington, PA area. These areas are known for suffering from both drug abuse and homelessness. Many of those who grew up in this area have fallen victim to neglect, abuse, trauma, and an unhealthy environment.
Blessing Bags are filled with essential items for those who are living on the streets, such as food, clothing, deodorant, and toothpaste, as well as treatment information for those who are looking to start their journey to a new way of life. Volunteers include cards with personal messages such as “Keep going,” “You are loved,” and “God bless you.” Victory Bay Clients also make bags during group therapy sessions, which gives them the opportunity to discuss their own personal experience with addiction, homelessness, and recovery.
Victory Bay’s mission is to create hope and to be a light for those who are suffering. The Blessing Bags are created by those who are in the early stages of recovery and has taught them teamwork, compassion, and gratitude during their time of healing. Blessing bag disbursement takes place on the last Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.