The Department of Community Affairs has its office in the Pfeiffer Community Center, located at Main & Blue Bell Roads. With the Township’s population at approximately 33,000 residents. Many of who belong to a variety of civic, social and community groups, this building serves as the primary meeting space for these many groups. At last count over 150 different organizations use the meeting rooms, which hold about 30 people each and the Multi-Purpose Room that holds up to 300 people depending on configuration. The Pfeiffer Community Center built in 1971 hosts everything from Boy & Girl Scouts to church groups. It serves as a Gloucester County Nutrition Site that feeds lunch to nearly 100 of our senior residents every day and a dance hall for children in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades on Friday nights. Normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8AM – 9:00PM and Saturdays 9AM – 4PM. The Department of Community Affairs is lead by a Director, who is appointed and serves for the term of the Mayor’s Administration. The Department further consists of several different divisions and commissions.
The Department of Community Affairs operates a Community Transportation (bus) Service that will shuttle seniors to and from a Gloucester County Nutrition Program at the Pfeiffer Center and a shopping shuttle for trips to local and regional shopping centers. Shopping service operates Monday through Friday. Below is a tentative listing of Wednesday Senior Day trips (All trips return by 3:30PM unless indicated differently). For more information on the services provided, please phone the Department of Community Affairs at 728-9840.
The Township of Monroe has a unique service of an Office of Veterans Affairs located at the Pfeiffer Community Center. Trained volunteers that provide a wide range of services to area veterans staff the office. Township veterans can now visit the Office of Veterans Affairs and have a photo identification card made while archiving their vital documents for easy access in the future. The Office of Veterans Affairs operates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10AM – 12PM, and by appointment. Call 856-875-2207 for more information.
First National POW/MIA Memorial Park
This nationally recognized site, adjacent to the Pfeiffer Community Center is the first of its kind in the nation that recognizes the sacrifices of all POW’s and MIA’s from all of The United States and all American wars.
In 2001 the Division of Social Concerns was created by ordinance to help the less fortunate of our Township. The Office of Social Concerns is located in the Pfieffer Community Center and is staffed by volunteers to provide information and assistance for a variety of needs. Some of the functions of the Division of Social Concerns are listed below:
- Distribute food and toys for tots in association with the US Marine Corps
- Distribute food baskets to needy families during the holiday season
- Assist residents apply for NJSHARES and provide assistance with utility bills
- Sponsored Clothing Drive
- Back to school bags and supplies
- Food Bank at the Pfieffer Center