In 1991, Sister Helen moved to Camden from Philadelphia in hopes of becoming a social worker. After helping a mother find her daughter’s murderer, Sister Helen’s plans quickly changed. From this, Sister Helen started helping more families and ended up opening Guadalupe Family Services and last year opened an after-school program for high school students.
Across the Bridge is a student-made documentary that follows Sister Helen and other community members, like a high school football coach and the police chief, as they show their own version of Camden and what they see for the future. Produced by Abbie Lee, Ryan Leddy, Casey McKenna, Jenna Miele, and Colin Clark for Kristine Weatherston’s class.