CAMDEN, NJ—A new TV series documenting the journey of four homeless men from Camden trying to change their lives is set to premiere in South Jersey.
An exclusive screening presented by WNET’s Chasing the Dream and NJTV of “Getting Off the Streets,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Grace Performance Hall in Haddonfield. The event is free to attend.
Over six months, cameras followed four men in a rigorous homelessness rehabilitation program through the Camden-based Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council. Viewers will see their triumphs and their setbacks as they struggle through counseling and tough love. No drugs. No alcohol. No contact with family or friends. The cameras are with them to paint an intimate portrait of the fight to get off the streets of Camden and find their way to a better life.
The evening will begin with hors d'oeuvres and a reception followed by the screening at 7:15 p.m. and a short panel discussion about the homelessness crisis and solutions, moderated by Briana Vannozzi of NJTV news. Attendees must RSVP for admission. Seating is limited. Confirmations will be made on a first-come basis. To register, click here.
Chasing the Dream is WNET’s multi-platform public media initiative on poverty and opportunity in America.