Dear Friends, 

On Friday March 12th, 2021, Coordinated Assistance Ministries, Inc. will sponsor “The Sleepout Experience.” This is a virtual event designed to increase awareness of what it would be like to experience homelessness. Participants are challenged to spend the night under the stars in your back yard to show solidarity with individuals experiencing homelessness.   

During this virtual event, videos about C.A.M. and the many other local agencies that provide services to the homeless will be posted on the C.A.M. Hope Facebook page along with scenarios for guided discussion. We invite you to post a picture or video of your family or small group during the night and tag our Facebook page, make a donation of any amount to C.A.M. and encourage friends and family to donate as well. We will be accepting donations for this event through March 31stSponsorship opportunities are available to individuals, organizations, businesses, and churches.  

Our goal is to have 20 families and/or small groups participate. The proceeds for this event will support the work of C.A.M. in providing services including transportation, furniture donation delivery & pickup, case management, hygiene kits, and other supportive services to those in need.   

To register your family or small group, call (765)434-0687, or register online using Eventbrite. The link to register can be found here . To donate, mail your gift to P.O. Box 523 Kokomo, IN or make a donation PayPal from the website. We hope you will take part in this important event.  


Dennine Smith, MPH 

Executive Director 

Coordinated Assistance Ministries, Inc.

Introduction of New Executive Director of CAM, Inc. – Dennine Smith

We thank AP103 Productions, Kokomo, Indiana, for their gracious filming of this Event – October 8, 2019. Dennine begins November 1, 2019. Rev. Ruth Lawson will move to a retired position – Director of Church Relations.

Sincerely, Rev. Ruth Lawson

Dennine Smith – 765-434-0687

CAM, is a people to people ministry. Many of our volunteers and employees are clients that we have helped in the past. This is our twenty sixth year. There are some issues that we are counting on this fundraiser to help with. We are looking at replacing two central air units this spring. Our main building at 210 N Market is in need of new gutters, and our public kitchen, in this same building, needs repair. 50 – 75 people a day has taken its toll. On our Facebook page “Cam Hope” you can read a rendition of a lot of the services we provide for people in our community. It takes a city, a state, a nation! ❤️

In 2018, We housed 69 Men – Upstairs & Downstairs
In 2018 We Housed 58 People In The Family Hope Center
  • 15 Fathers
  • 16 Mothers
  • 20 Children
  • 7 Teens
When homeless families move in, Food gift cards would be very helpful.
This Ministry Began in 2012 With A Donation of 3 very fine trailers in Heartland MHC (formerly Bon Air)
One Trailer has a Case Manager assisting two other clients. Second Trailer has one Veteran assisting another Veteran. Third Trailer has two men on disability.

CAM Permanent Housing also includes the Wayman-Johnson Home, The Washington Home, & The Wabash Home
Wayman-Johnson Home
The Wayman‐Johnson Home began in 2013 ‐ A Combined Ministry with Wayman Chapel AME Church

The Serena House has become The Washington Home, housing a single father and 3 children

The Wabash Home was a gift. The Dunn‐Wiggins Family began purchase Sept 2016

Dear C.A.M. Community,

In recognition of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 16th-20th) the “5ks for $5000” Fundraiser will take place. Monday through Friday of that week, a group or individual will run 3.1 miles in honor of various segments of the homeless population- families, children, individuals in recovery, youth & young adults and veterans. A video of each participant finishing their run will be posted on the CAM Hope Facebook Page. We invite you to support this event by making a donation to C.A.M. in honor of the runner of your choice or the homeless population of your choice. We need your help to reach our goal! Partner with us as we make a difference in the lives of individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

God Bless,

Dennine J. Smith, MPH
Executive Director
Coordinated Assistance Ministries, Inc.
P.O. Box 523 210 N. Market St Kokomo, IN 46903