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Emergency Housing & Shelters2020-09-18T10:29:13-04:00

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
Website: www.ccannj.com/st_Lucy.php#

Hours of Service: 24/7
Services Provided:

  • Emergency shelter for single women and men
  • Offers emergency housing and food for those in need
  • Assess clients situations and refer them to one or more of the following services:
    • Welfare
    • SSI (Social Security)
    • Unemployment
    • Job training and job search
    • Education and mental-health/addiction-treatment programs
  • Provides two meals a day, clothing as well as a shower program and outreach services for the unsheltered homeless

Changes to Services since COVID-19:

  • Aggressive cleaning protocols have been implemented
  • Facilities are sanitized 3 times a day
  • Social distancing is strongly encouraged and enforced
  • Clients eat their meals in shifts to allow more spacing in the dining room
  • People that show symptoms and test positive for COVID-19 are isolated in designated areas
  • Clients have their temperature monitored on a daily basis
    • If anyone has a high temperature, they will be quarantined and the Department of Health will be notified.

Garden State Episcopal

514 Newark Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(And Perc shelter at 108 36th Street, Union City, NJ 07087.)

Ph: (201) 604-2600
Website: www.gsecdc.org 
Contact: Joanne Smith

Hours of Service: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Days of Operation: Monday through Friday
Services Provided: 

  • The coordinated entry point for Hudson County. 
  • Focus case management and service linkages for the homeless in the county. 
  • RIST (Residential Intensive Support Team) Program: anybody in that program started as homeless in the coordinated entry. 
  • Refer clients to RIST and around the region.

Changes to Services since COVID-19: 

  • Never closed, drop-in center. 
  • Remain open with staff change to keep density down. 
  • Closed early to clean more and work at home to reduce exposure. 
  • Everybody must wear or be given to wear a mask, wash their hands, and get COVID-19 screening at entry.

Hoboken Shelter for the Homeless

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

Website: www.hobokenshelter.org
Email: executive.director@hobokenshelter.org

Hours of Service: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Days of Operation: 7 days a week
Services Provided:

  • Shelter 50 people nightly
  • Serve over 500 meals daily
  • Host 1,000 showers weekly
  • Support services such as:
    • Food
    • Shelter
    • Case management
    • Counseling
    • Job and life skills training
    • Creating arts workshops
    • Emergency homelessness prevention grants
    • Permanent supportive housing solutions

Changes to Services since COVID-19:

  • Staff and guests are required to wear masks
  • Social distancing during meals services

Hope House

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

Website: www.ccannj.com/hope_house.php

Hours of Service: 24/7
Services Provided: Emergency shelter for homeless women with children. Offers short-term supervised residence, including three meals a day, assessment/planning, case management, housing, education, food, and clothing. 

Changes to Services since COVID-19: 

  • Aggressive cleaning protocols have been implemented
  • Facilities are sanitized 3 times a day
  • Social distancing is strongly encouraged and enforced
  • Clients eat their meals in shifts to allow more spacing in the dining room
  • People that show symptoms and test positive for COVID-19 are isolated in designated areas
  • Clients have their temperature monitored on a daily basis
    • If anyone has a high temperature, they will be quarantined and the Department of Health will be notified.

Hudson County American Red Cross

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

Website: www.redcross.org

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

Services Provided: Provides shelter, food, clothing, and emotional support to those in need. 

Changes to Services since COVID-19: 

  • Provide overnight stays in emergency hotel lodging rather than opening traditional shelters
  • Social distancing guidelines are being followed

Let’s Celebrate Inc. 

48 Fairview Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07304
Ph: (201) 433-5438

Contact: Lester Powder
lpowder@letscelebrateinc.org

Hours of Service: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

  • Press 0 for the general mailbox.

North Hudson Community Action Corporation

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

Website: www.nhcac.org

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

Services Provided: 

  • Internal medicine.
  • Gynecology.
  • Pediatrics.
  • Dental.

Changes to Services since COVID-19:

  • Reduction in patients.
  • Wearing masks is mandatory.
  • Temperature is taken at the door and there is a glass in between the front service and the patients.
  • Dental is temporarily closed.
  • Just started walk-in patients but are no longer doing late nights due to cleaning.

North Hudson Community Action Corporation

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

Website: www.nhcac.org

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

Services Provided:

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

Changes to Services since COVID-19:

  • Wearing masks is mandatory
  • Glass barrier between front service and patients
  • Temperature is taken at the door

Salvation Army

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

Website: https://newjersey.salvationarmy.org/NewJersey/kearny

900 JFK Boulevard            
Union City, NJ 07087
Ph: (201) 866-0680

Website: https://newjersey.salvationarmy.org/

Hours of Service:

  • Kearny: Monday through Friday: 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Union City: Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Services Provided:
Kearny

  • ESL program
  • Adults, Teens, and Kids Sunday School from 9:00 am-10:00 am on Zoom
  • Food pantries

Union City

  • Sells donated goods which help fund Adult Rehabilitation Centers

Changes to Services since COVID-19:

  • Upon entrance of the building, all individuals will have their temperature checked with a contactless thermometer. Anyone with a temperature above 100.4 will not be permitted to stay for live worship.
  • Masks are required
  • If you are experiencing symptoms of illness, a corps officer will ask you to return to quarantine
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building
  • After any use of Corps spaces, all surfaces, doorways, doorknobs, handles, chairs, light switches, etc. will be disinfected.
  • There are also signs put on doors of the rooms not available
  • There are assigned seats to ensure social distancing guidelines are met.
  • Limited access to the chapel and bathroom 
  • No transportation services available. 
  • Soup kitchens are closed for congregate meals but to-go meals are being delivered outside. 
  • Food pantries are bringing pre-packaged bags to cars, outside, or delivering to vulnerable populations.
  • Food boxes and to-go meals are being provided
  • Worship services are available through live streaming via Facebook live

Note: North Bergen location is currently closed

Salvation Army Church Facility

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

Website: https://newjersey.salvationarmy.org/newjersey/jerseycity

Email: james.stephenson@use.salvationarmy.org

Hours of Service: 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Days of Operation: Monday through Friday

Services Provided:

  • Church and social services
  • Food pantries

Changes to Services since COVID-19: 

  • Food pantries are bringing pre-packaged bags to cars, outside, or delivering to vulnerable populations.
  • Food boxes and to-go meals are being provided
  • Worship services are available through live streaming via Facebook live
  • Masks are required
  • Camping activities have been canceled
  • Assigned seats to make sure social distancing guidelines are being met

York Street Project

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

Website: www.yorkstreetproject.org
Email: ysp@yorkstreetproject.org

The Nurturing Place Ph:  (201) 413-1982

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

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

Contact: Susanne Byrne

Hours of Service: 8:00 am-7:00 pm
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, especially women, children, and their families.
  • The Nurturing Place: Early childhood development for homeless and low-income children aged 3 months to 5 years. 
  • St. Joseph’s Home: Provides homeless families with 12 months of supportive, communal living, as well as ongoing social services such as:
    • Counseling
    • Crisis intervention
    • Family therapy
    • Health education
    • Parenting
    • Life skills
    • Family budgeting
  • St. Mary’s Residence: Provides safe, affordable housing, meals, and communal living services for single working women with limited incomes. 

Changes to Services since COVID-19:

  • Wearing masks is mandatory
  • Families are placed in quarantine
  • Meals are individually packaged. Families have to call before they receive meals and once they do, they have to go back to their rooms to eat.
  • Good hygiene and social distancing measures are set in place