On the Route and more

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This is the first in a series of on board newsletters we are calling “On the Route and More” to provide the riders of the Pureland East-West Community Shuttle with valuable information about social services, job opportunities, programs, classes, food banks, clothing, kid programs and low cost entertainment and much more that this shuttle can provide transportation to. It will be a regular newsletter that will be updated every month to provide you with the most current information. There will also be special announcements posted or attached to the newsletter as they are made available to us. Enjoy your ride and our newsletter.

 SEEKING HELP-WHERE TO START: The Heart of Gloucester County “Resource Central” can provide you with a single port of entry for information, assistance and guidance to help navigate the maze of help providers and agencies in Gloucester County and the surrounding area. The Heart can also serve as advocates in your search for assistance. You can start your search yourself by going to the web site at www.heartofgloucestercounty.org to access our extensive Resource Directory containing over 1500 resources in seven counties. You will find instructions on how to download a mobile version of the directory onto your smartphones and pads for future use. You can also call the “Heart Warm Line” at 856-579-8252 when seeking assistance or connect to our online “Family Help Desk” by clicking the “Chat With Us” button located on the right side of the Home Screen. Finally, you can use our Text Message Service by texting “askheart” (no quotes) to 66746.

Gloucester County Division of Social Services is located at 400 Hollydell Drive Sewell NJ 08080. Office hours 8:00 am-4:00 pm M-F. Extended hours the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Phone: 856-582-9200. The agency was established in 1932 under the New Jersey Statutes Annotated, Title 44 to provide for widows and children. Services have since expanded to include help with Medicaid, TANF, Food Stamps (SNAP) Child Support and Paternity, emergency assistance and employment support activities as well as cash assistance to families and adults. Pick up NJ Transit schedule for the #408 and a transfer. Exit shuttle at stop # 5 in Glassboro and wait for the NJ Transit Bus #408 at that location to take you to this destination.

Women Infant Child (WIC) Program. Located at 204 East Holly Ave Sewell NJ 08080 Daily Monday thru Friday. Phone: 856-218-4116. The WIC Nutrition Program of Gloucester County provides services and food vouchers to pregnant or post-partum women, infants and children under five years old free of charge to eligible local residents. Benefits and services: WIC provides checks for nutritious foods to be cashed at grocery stores, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding education and support, immunization screening and referrals, referrals for free or reduced cost health care and referrals to other health and social service organizations. Exit shuttle at stop #5 in Glassboro and wait for NJ Transit Bus #408 at that location to take you to this destination.

The Gloucester County Library System has four branches right on the shuttle route. The Glassboro Branch is located just around the corner from shuttle stop #5 at 2 Center Street Glassboro, 08028. Phone: 856-881-0001. Mullica Hill Branch IS stop #8 located at 389 Wolfert Station Road Mullica Hill NJ, 08062. Phone: 856-223-6000. The Swedesboro Branch is within walking distance of stop #9 located at 1442 Kinks Hwy Swedesboro, NJ 08085. Phone: 856-467-0111. The Logan Branch is at stop #10 located at 498 Beckett Road Logan Township, NJ 08085. Phone: 856241-0202. The Logan Branch is located just a short walk up Beckett Road across from Applebee’s. Services provided at all locations include borrowing of book, magazines, CDs, Audiobooks, and videos. There are children’s programs, adult programs, FAX service, free internet access, free computer training, a Notary Public service and much more.

Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) is located at 1400 Tanyard Road Sewell NJ, 08080. Phone: 856-468-5000. RCGC is a collaboration between formerly Gloucester County College and Rowan University offering students a direct, cohesive route to a bachelor’s degree with easy transfer of credits. Take the shuttle to the Avandale Park and Ride in Sicklerville stop #1 and receive a transfer and catch the NJ Transit bus #463 at that location which will make a stop at RCGC. Watch for information about an upcoming Job Fair on October 16th at RCGC.

 Complete Care Health Network Glassboro. Located at 335 North Delsea Drive Glassboro 08028. Phone: 856-863-5720. Medical Hours Monday 8am-9pm, Tuesday 8am-4:30 pm, Wednesday 8am-4:30pm, Thursday 8am-9pm, Friday 8am-4:30 pm, Saturday 8am-12pm and closed Sunday. Dental Hours 8am Monday through Friday closing at 9pm Monday, 5pm Tuesday thru Friday and 12pm on Saturday. Closed Sunday. Services offered include primary care, Pediatrics, Podiatry, Eye Care, Mental Health, Dental and Gynecology. Also onsite Affordable Care Act Advisor to answer question and to enroll. They accept all forms of insurance including Medicaid, Medicare, NJ Family Care, and Charity Care. If you are not currently insured, our onsite financial counselors will help you get coverage. No patient is ever turned down. Exit Shuttle at stop #5 and walk North on Main Street for three blocks. Back entrance can be entered through parking lot off of N Main.

On September 17th 2016 the Pureland EastÜWest Community Shuttle riders will be asked to complete a short survey that will help us in our continuing funding requirements as well as to find out how we can serve you better. If you complete the survey you will be entered into a drawing for gift cards to Shop rite. More information to follow.

.pdf version:   Pureland Newsletter_Sept_2015