Another Successful CAMBA Night Out!
(l-r) Harvey Rosen, CAMB/CAMBA Housing Ventures Inc. President & CEO Joanne M. Oplustil and Tom Maxwell
(l-r) CAMBA staff who also volunteered for the evening posing on our "red carpet."
CAMBA held our annual gala on November 1 st and the energy and enthusiasm was a beautiful as the evening. We honored two organizations and their representatives who have contributed to our success and our programs: Lamb Insurance Services’ Harvey Rosen and RBC Capital Markets’ Tom Maxwell . During the evening, we debuted our 2018 video with a theme of CAMBA Where You Can . The gala raised more than $700,000. We are especially grateful for the almost 50 staff and volunteers who helped make the evening a success, including a team from Brooklyn-based furniture and design store  West Elm .
Make Thanksgiving Brighter for Hungry Families
CAMBA provides desperately needed food to thousands of hungry New Yorkers every month . For Thanksgiving we work to ensure families receive a holiday meal with all the fixings to make the day special. You can help CAMBA reach a wider audience when you donate to our 500 Holiday Meals for 500 Families !
Respite Care Volunteer Recognition Night
Respite Care volunteers enjoying a warm meal at the celebration of their hard work and dedication.
CAMBA's Respite Bed Program    a network of 40 faith-based congregations that stay at 16 different respite sites and 1,800 volunteers who donate more than 15,000 hours of their time to provide a meal and temporary overnight beds to men and women who are homeless and who also receive case management and housing placement services at CAMBA’s Drop-in Center, The Gathering Place . On October 24, CAMBA recruited dozens of helpers and staff to honor those volunteers whose generosity of time and effort is so crucial for people who are experiencing homelessness. They also heard how their efforts made a huge difference in the lives of two men who were formerly homeless and are now in permanent housing and working--Bruce and Curtis. Both men hailed the volunteers and drop-in center staff for their part in turning their lives around. Congregation site coordinators spoke about their experiences volunteering, in some cases, for over a quarter of a century. Anyone who is interested in becoming involved, or would like to offer their congregation to share in these efforts should contact: Joshua Foss at 347.992.9757 or volunteers@CAMBA.org
In Her Skin at Magnolia House
Magnolia House staff and clients participating in "The Dating Game" to demonstrate dangerous and safe interactions in relationships
Staff at the Magnolia House Women's Shelter brought the important themes of breast cancer and domestic violence awareness to shelter residents and invited community members in their annual In Her Skin event. The women learned about the importance of screening for breast cancer and 23 of them signed up for free mammograms on November 1st. For domestic violence, residents and staff participated in a mock "dating game" presentation of the cycles of violence and abuse--a lighthearted effort to explain these very serious issues. Afterwards, the women received a light meal served by staff and NYPD officers from the 73 rd precinct. 
CAMBA on the Road
CAMBA/CAMBA Housing Venture's Inc. executive team led by Joanne M. Oplustil along with Executive Vice Presidents  Valerie Barton-Richardson and  David Rowe conducted meetings on Capitol Hill October 9-10 to advocate for federal housing, education, health and labor policies that impact CAMBA's work and clients. The team met with 16 House and Senate offices and discussed the following: how the rest of the 2019 fiscal year appropriations process will play out, the fiscal year 2020 federal budget, and affordable housing legislation. 
On Saturday October 13th, Torrian L Baskerville, Prevention Coordinator for Navi GAY te Brooklyn! made a presentation at the 7 th Annual Journey to Change Leadership Conference in Atlanta, GA. Torrian discussed his personal experiences, as well as shared his efforts in getting Black same gender loving (SGL), queer men connected to PrEP and other social supportive services. The  Navi GAY te Brooklyn! program provides outreach, education, and navigation and linkage services to at-risk populations in Brooklyn, including men who have sex with men (MSM) of color, both HIV-positive and HIV-negative.
CAMBA Legal Services Issues DV Report
CAMBA Legal Services, Inc ., The Legal Aid Society and Fordham Law School’s Feerick Center for Social Justice jointly released a groundbreaking new report that sheds light on the role financial abuse plays in the lives of domestic violence survivors. The report, Denied!: How Economic Abuse Perpetuates Homelessness for Domestic Violence Survivors found that abusers do not stop only at physical or emotional harm; their efforts to control a victim also include creating financial havoc so that any chance for a survivor’s escape and freedom becomes economically unviable. CAMBA co-author Divya Subrahmanyam  said: “Legal services for these survivors should be expanded, and policies should be enacted that would make it easier for survivors to mitigate the impacts of financial abuse."
Career Corner
CAMBA offers excellent career opportunities to candidates who are interested in growing with one of New York City's largest multi-services nonprofit providers. Please visit CAMBA.org/careers  to learn more about our programs and achievements.
CAMBA is hiring for the following positions:
  • Program Leaders and Youth Workers, CAMBA After-School Program -- details here
  • Recruiter, Human Resources Department -- details here
  • Supervisor II (Clinical), Magnolia House Women's Shelter -- details here
  • Supervisor II ( Clinical), Atlantic House Men's Shelter -- details here
  • Social Worker, LTW for transfer schools-- details here
  • Recreation Coordinator, The Kings Inn Family Shelter -- details here
  • Case Manager I, Atlantic House Men's Shelter -- details here
  • Employment Specialist, Atlantic House Men's Shelter-- details here
  • Housing Specialist, Atlantic House Men's Shelter -- details here
  • Registered Nurse, Health Home -- details here
CAMBA connects New Yorkers to opportunities through its dedicated staff, who are trained to provide solutions to the biggest challenges of life in New York.
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