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Emergency Housing & Shelters2023-04-11T11:49:59-04:00

Emergency Housing & Shelters

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark: St. Lucy’s Homeless Shelter

619 Grove Street   
Jersey City, NJ 07310
Ph: (201) 656-7201

Hours of Service: 24/7

Services Provided:

  • Emergency housing and food for single women and men in need.
  • Services available to the unsheltered homeless include two meals a day, clothing, shower access, and various homeless outreach programs. 
  • Situational assessment and referrals to one or more of the following services:
    • Welfare.
    • SSI (Social Security Income).
    • Unemployment.
    • Job training and job search.
    • Mental health and drug addiction education and treatment programs.

Garden State Episcopal

514 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Ph: (201) 604-2600

Contact: Joanne Smith

Perc Shelter
108 36th Street
Union City, NJ 07087

Ph: (201) 348-8150 ext. 502 

Contact: May Lynn Acosta 

Hours of Service: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Days of Operation: Monday through Friday

Services Provided: 

  • Recognized as a Coordinated Entry Point for Hudson County, which provides:
    • Extensive one-on-one case management for homeless individuals and families.
    • Needs assessment and program linkage to housing and other supportive services.
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  • Coordination of RIST (Residential Intensive Support Team) Program, funded by the NJ Division of Mental Health Services. The program helps adults with mental illness find housing, and supports their efforts to gain and sustain independent living. RIST services include:
    • Establishing wellness and recovery goals.
    • Crafting a personal plan that emphasizes education and developing life skills, such as apartment management, nutrition, budgeting, personal hygiene, housekeeping, and medication management.
    • Enrollment into mental health, substance abuse, and medical programs. 
    • 24/7 access to staff, including a rapid response emergency capability.
    • Guidance for developing relationships with peers, community, and family.
    • Career counseling, and job skills training.

Hoboken Shelter for the Homeless

300 Bloomfield Street   
Hoboken, NJ 07030
Ph: (201) 656-5069
Fax: (201) 656-2400


Hours of Service: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Days of Operation: 7 days a week

Services Provided:

  • Provide shelter to approximately 50 people each night.
  • Everyone is offered 3 meals per day.
  • Shower program
  • Homeless support services such as:
    • Case management.
    • Job and life skills training.
    • Creative arts workshops.
    • Emergency homelessness prevention grants.
    • Counseling 
    • About appointments:

      • Must be at the shelter by 5 pm if in need of a bed to see if there is any available
      • After coming consistently for about a week or so then you can be considered in being a permanent resident.





Hope House

246 Second Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Ph: (201) 420-1070


Hours of Service: 24/7

Services Provided:

  • Emergency shelter for homeless families with children (men with children or women with children).
  • Short-term supervised residence for 90-day emergency shelter.
  • Includes breakfast and dinner.
  • shelter support services including housing, education, clothing, and case management.

About services: 

  • Aggressive cleaning protocols have been implemented -shelter facilities are sanitized.
  • 3 times a day
  • Meals are scheduled in shifts to allow more spacing in the dining room.

Hudson County American Red Cross

257 Cornelison Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Ph: (201) 433-3100


Hours of Service: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Days of Operation: Monday through Friday

Services Provided:

  • Shelter, food, clothing, and emotional support are provided to those in need. 

Changes to Services since COVID-19: 

  • Emergency overnight stays are accommodated using hotel lodging instead of traditional shelter facilities. 
  • Adherence to basic COVID-19 protocols: masks, social distancing, testing, contact tracing, and isolation as appropriate.

Let’s Celebrate Inc. 

48 Fairview Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Ph: (201) 433-5438 Press “0” for the general mailbox.

Contact: Regina Miller


Hours of Service: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Services provided: 

  • Move people from hunger to wholeness by providing support services and programs to that address the root causes of hunger.
  • The organization supports homeless and at-risk populations of Jersey City by providing:
    • Food security and nutrition assistance.
    • Social service support.
    • Rental assistance.
    • Financial management.
    • Transitional and affordable housing.

North Hudson Community Action Corporation

324 Palisade Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07307
Ph: (201) 210-0200
Fax: (201) 386-5291


Hours of Service: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Days of Operation: Monday through Saturday

Services Provided: 

This facility focuses on providing quality medical clinic services for the uninsured and at-risk populations residing in Jersey City.

  • Womens health 
  • Gynecology.
  • Pediatrics.
  • Dental.
  • Rheumatology

North Hudson Community Action Corporation

7007 Polk Street
Guttenberg, NJ 07093
Ph: (201) 210-0333 ext. 22105


Hours of Service: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Days of Operation: Monday through Saturday

Services Provided:

  • Emergency crisis solutions such as food vouchers, emergency motel shelter, and temporary housing for those displaced by fires or sudden building closures.
  • Homeless Prevention Assistance. 

About Appointments: 

  • Must present all documents such as birth certificate and Social Security card.

Salvation Army

443 Chestnut Street
Kearny, NJ 07032
Ph: (201) 991-1115



65 Pennington st        
Newark, NJ 07105
Ph: (973 589) 0370



31 Van Houten st

Patterson NJ 07505

PH- 973-752-1126

Hours of service: 

Kearny location- 10:00am -1:00pm Monday- Friday

Newark location – 24/7 

Patterson Location: 24/7 

Services Provided:

Kearny Location

  •  food pantries.

Patterson Location:

  • Shelter

Newark location:

  • Shelter

Salvation Army Church Facility

562 Bergen Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Ph: (201) 435-7355



Hours of Service: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Daycare hours of Service: 2:30- 5:30 pm
Days of Operation: Monday through Friday

Services Provided:

  • Church attendance and social services.
  • Multiple satellite food pantries.
  • After school daycare

York Street Project

89 York Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Ph: (201) 451-9838
Contact: Susanne Byrne


The Nurturing Place Ph:  (201) 413-1982

St. Mary’s Residence Ph:   (201) 432-6289

St. Joseph’s Home Ph:    (201) 413-9280


Hours of Service: 24/7

Child Development hours of Service: 7:30am- 6:30pm
Days of Operation: Monday through Saturday

Services Provided:

Provides services through three different programs that help shelter, feed, educate, and promote the healing and independence of people in need, including, men or women with their children. These programs promote hybrid/ emergency housing.

  • Mary’s Residence: Provides safe, affordable housing, meals, and communal living services for single working women with limited incomes. (Boarding house for employed women)
  • The Nurturing Place: Early childhood development for homeless and low-income children aged 3 months to 5 years. 
  • Joseph’s Home: Provides homeless families (men with kids and women with kids) with 12 months of supportive, communal living, as well as ongoing social services such as: 
    • Crisis intervention.
    • Family therapy.
    • Health education.
    • Life skills.
    • Family budgeting.
    • Counseling  

    About Appointments:

    All residents are expected to practice good hygiene and adhere to social distancing guidelines.