EMERGENCY SHELTER

IMPORTANT: If you need immediate assistance, call 211 (alternate phone number: 1(800) 435-7555) or Hudson County's Homeless Hotline at 1 (800) 642-0287.

If you are homeless in Jersey City, your first step before doing anything else should be to contact Garden State Episcopal's Hudson CASA Coordinated Entry Program at (201) 604-2600 ext.0.

You can also visit Hudson CASA Coordinated Entry's drop-in site at 514 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. They are open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. After 4 p.m., contact a shelter directly.


The Division of Community Development supports the preservation of short- and long-term facilities and services for persons who are homeless. We administer the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs. The City of Jersey City also serves as the Vice Chair to the Continuum of Care (CoC), also known as the Hudson County Alliance to End Homelessness.

If you have been displaced from your home by a fire or code violation, contact our Relocation Assistance program.

The following services are available for people experiencing or facing homelessness.

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Start Here

Hudson CASA Coordinated Entry
  • Address: 514 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306
  • Phone: (201) 604-2600 ext. 0
  • Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays
  • Provides: Drop-in access to homeless services
NJ 2-1-1
  • Phone: 2-1-1 or 1 (800) 435-7555
  • Hours: 24/7
  • Provides: Free statewide access to community resources
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Emergency Shelter

Covenant House
  • Address: 797 West Side Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07305
  • Phone: (609) 513-7373
  • Hours: Drop-ins – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays
  • Serves: Youth
Homeless Pickup
  • Address: Taxi Stand at Sip Ave. in Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ 07306
  • Hours: Pickup at 9:45 p.m.
  • Provides: Transport to Kearny warming center during winter emergencies
Hope House
  • Address: 246 2nd St., Jersey City, NJ 07302
  • Phone: (201) 420-1070
  • Serves: Mothers and their children, space is limited, CALL AHEAD to check availability; Clients with Emergency Assistance should call Hudson County Welfare for a referral
St. Joseph's Home
  • Address: 81 York St., Jersey City, NJ 07302
  • Phone: (201) 413-9280
  • Serves: Mothers and their children, space is limited, CALL AHEAD to check availability; Clients with Emergency Assistance should call Hudson County Welfare for a referral
St. Lucy's Shelter
  • Address: 619 Grove St., Jersey City, NJ 07310
  • Phone: (201) 656-7201
  • Hours: Drop-ins – 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily; Showers – 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., after 7 p.m., daily; Breakfast and lunch – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays
  • Serves: Single women and men
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Benefits

Hudson County Welfare and SNAP
  • Address: 257 Cornelison Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07302
  • Phone: (201) 420-3000
  • Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., weekdays
  • Website: Apply Online for NJ SNAP
  • Provides: Enrollment for social services, including SNAP
Jersey City Health and Human Services
  • Address: 199 Summit Ave., Suite A, Jersey City, NJ 07304
  • Phone: (201) 547-6842
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays; 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., some Saturdays
  • Provides: Enrollment for Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
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Employment Services

Jersey City One-Stop
  • Address: 438 Summit Ave., 1st Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07306
  • Phone: (201) 795-8800
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays
Other Employment Services
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HIV/AIDS Services

Cornerstone Outreach Program
  • Address: 574 Newark Ave., Room 300, Jersey City, NJ 07306
  • Phone: (201) 795-5615 ext. 205
Hudson Pride Center
  • Address: Temporarily housed at CarePoint Health, Christ Hospital 3 East, 176 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
  • Phone: (201) 963-4779
  • Hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays; 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., 2nd and 4th Saturdays
Hyacinth Drop-In Center
  • Address: 420 Communipaw Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07304
  • Phone: (201) 360-3910
  • Hotline: (800) 433-0254
Other HIV/AIDS Services
  • Phone: (201) 324-6222 ext. 3212
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Housing or Utility Financial Assistance
  • Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation — (201) 437-7222
  • Catholic Charities — (201) 798-9960
  • Energy Assistance Hotline — (866) 657-4273
  • North Hudson Community Action Corporation — (201) 210-0333 ext. 22105
  • PACO — (201) 217-0583
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Legal Services
  • Community Health Law Project — (201) 563-2148
  • Northeast NJ Legal Services — (201) 792-6363
  • The Waterfront Project — (551) 256-7578
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LGBT Services

Hudson Pride Center
  • Address: Temporarily housed at CarePoint Health, Christ Hospital 3 East, 176 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
  • Phone: (201) 963-4779
  • Hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays; 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., 2nd and 4th Saturdays
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Medical or Mental Health Services

Bridgeway Crisis Intervention Services
  • Address: 152 Central Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306
  • Phone: (201) 885-2539
JC HHS Immunization Clinic
  • Address: 199 Summit Ave., Suite C3, Jersey City, NJ 07304
  • Phone: (201) 547-4743
MASSH
  • Address: 1825 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07305
  • Phone: (201) 204-0040
Metropolitan Family Health Network
  • Address: 857 Bergen Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07306
  • Phone: (201) 478-5800
North Hudson Community Action Corporation
  • Phone: (201) 210-0200
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Other Drop-In Services

Hudson County Integrated Services
  • Address: 124 Claremont Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07305
  • Phone: (201) 420-8013
  • Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays; 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday
  • Provides: Drop-in access to homeless services
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Other Food Providers

Let's Celebrate
  • Address: 46 Fairview Ave., Jersey City, NJ 07304
  • Phone: (201) 433-5438
  • Hours: Breakfast – 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., weekdays; Lunch – 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., weekdays
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Other Resources
  • Adolescent Housing Hub Hotline — (877) 652-7624 (24/7)
  • Hudson County Homeless Hotline — (800) 624-0287 (24/7, emergencies only)
  • NJ Domestic Violence Hotline — (800) 572-7233
  • Women Rising Domestic Violence Hotline — (201) 333-5700
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Tenant or Landlord Counseling

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547-6910
  • fax(201) 547-5104
  • 30 Montgomery Street
    Suite 404
    Jersey City, NJ 07302

    Carmen Gandulla, Director
  • Directions
  • Jersey City Division of Tenant/Landlord Relations — (201) 547-5127
  • North Hudson Community Action Corporation — (201) 866-3140
  • The Waterfront Project — (551) 256-7578
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Veteran Services
  • Catholic Charities Supportive Services for Veteran Families — (855) 767-8387
  • Community Hope/Hope for Veterans — (855) 483-8466
  • Soldier On — (866) 406-8449
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Grants

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