Our Vision: To transform the life of individuals and families to become self-sufficient and productive citizens.
What we’re all about
Respond, Inc. is a charitable, not for profit 501 (c) (3) organization created by community residents to enhance and promote the economic independence and general welfare of individuals and families residing in Camden City and county. This mission is carried forth in the provision of comprehensive services in child care, a senior adult center, programs for homeless adults, rental housing and home ownership, youth services, employment, economic development and associated programs that help people help themselves.
Our team is comprised of dedicated professionals
Vance M. Lofton
Vance M. Lofton leverages more than 20 years of operational and leadership experience by providing strategic and visionary direction. He has a proven track record in fiscal management, program administration and Information technology.
His prior experience includes, The Philadelphia Youth Network, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Better Tomorrows where he managed human service programs, operations and technology initiatives.
Mr. Lofton is a lifelong advocate of community service and has demonstrated his commitment to the community by volunteering his time and talent with several nonprofits engaged in youth & children’s services, homelessness, and community development.
Mr. Lofton holds a MBA from DeVry University, Keller Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Georgia State University.
She is passionate in fostering children's learning abilities by helping to facilitate learning through a vast array of child specific activities and curriculum.
Over the years, she has built many relationships working directly with professionals, families and children with special needs giving her the opportunity to work with many different organizations in Camden County such as Bancroft, Virtua, Board of Education and many more.
Over the years, she has developed many business and personal relationships, which has definitely enhanced RESPOND’s position to receive grants and donations for its very worthy mission. She collaborates with multiple governmental agencies and funding organizations on an on-going basis striving to keep RESPOND’s mission in the forefront.
Board of Directors
Rev. Tom Lank
Rev. Bob Costello, Esq.
LaTonya Bland Å Tull, Esq.
Dr. Nikki LaBombard