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Camden County Human Services
Advisory Council (H.S.A.C.)


The Camden County Human Services Advisory Council (H.S.A.C.), a program component of The Community Planning and Advocacy Council (C.P.A.C.) shares in the corporate mission of C.P.A.C.: To advance social, racial and economic justice to promote successful individuals, strong families and thriving communities.

The H.S.A.C.’s role is to determine where service gaps exist for the identified priority populations, to identify “cross-cutting” issues and make recommendations on how service delivery may be improved. The priority populations include:

  • Children, Youth & Families

  • Mental Health Consumers

  • Developmentally Differently Abled

  • Homeless and At-Risk of Homelessness

  • Low Income

  • Physically Differently Abled

  • Elderly


  • Early Childhood Success (0-8) All young children will be safe, healthy, happy and ready to learn as they enter and engage in school .

  • Positive Youth Development (9-17) all School aged children and youth will live in a permanent home, be in school, on track, (involved in age appropriate activities) and connected to their community.

  • Strong Transition To Adulthood (18-26) Youth transitioning to adulthood will be on a positive pathway to economic independence and strong and responsive family and community relations.

  • Strong Family/Strong community all families and communities will have capacity and resources to successfully nurture, Support, and inspire their children on their journey from birth to adulthood.

All of these populations fit within the framework of the Camden County Covenant for Children, Youth and Families categorical and life domain focus areas.

Based on the concept that in order to achieve success from birth to adulthood all children and youth need family, community connections, resources and supports across life domains to succeed. The categorical breakout to achieve strong families and strong communities start with the journey.


  • Personal Safety and Financial Security

  • Learning and Education

  • Health and Well Being

  • Family Relationships and Community Connections

  • The Right to safe homes, schools neighborhoods, and communities

  • The right to a permanent home with knowledgeable, nurturing, and responsible parents, caregivers and family members.

  • The right to dignity, respect, and freedom from discrimination.
  • The right to age and developmentally appropriate care, guidance, education and preparation for employment.

  • The right to clean air and water
  • The right to learn and celebrate racial, cultural, ethics and linguistic diversity

  • The right to affordable, accessible quality physical and behavioral healthcare.
  • The right to quality relationships, community connections, and affordable services and resources

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