Homeless Shelters/Warming centers

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1- Garden State Episcopal

514 Newark Ave, Jersey City N.J. 07306


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00AM- 4:00PM

Tuesday 9:00AM- 2:00PM

2- Hudson County

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark

Parish Access Center - Hudson/Bergen Counties

249 Virginia Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 798-9960

Monday – Friday 9:00AM- 5:00PM

3- Hudson County Warming Center in Kearny

Old Navy Building

53 South Hackensack Avenue

Kearny N.J. 07032

Please call 973-344-6852 for intake

Be at this location between 8:00PM-8:30PM

Center opens at 9:00PM (Be aware this resource only take Individuals, No families with children, might have people under the influence of drugs/alcohol)

4- Kearny Public Library

318 Kearny Ave, Kearny, NJ 07032


Monday, Thursday and Friday 9:30AM-6:00PM

Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30AM- 8:00PM

5- St. Lucy's Emergency Shelter

619 Grove Street

Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 656-7201

Staff on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

6- Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC)

111 37th St

Union City, NJ 07087

(201) 348-8150

Daily 6:00PM- 7:00AM

Emergency shelter for women, men and families


Hudson County Winter Emergency System Protocols

November 15, 2017- March 31, 2018

The Hudson County Winter Emergency System will be in effect continuously from November 15, 2017 - March 31, 2018. The system may also be enacted before or after this time period if the forecast calls for temperatures below 32 degrees. The intent of the system is to provide shelter for those who seek it, and provide outreach to engage those who typically refuse shelter with the goal of preventing anyone from sleeping on the street throughout the winter months.

Homeless Street Outreach

Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation (GSECDC) will provide street outreach to unsheltered homeless individuals from 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM, 7 days a week.

The GSECDC Outreach Team will coordinate with Covenant House to ensure that any homeless youth (ages 18-24) are connected to services and housing most appropriate to their needs.

Daytime Centers

The following centers are open daily and provide a warm place for individuals to obtain food and access a variety of services:



Hours of Operation

GSECDC Hudson CASA Drop in Center

514 Newark Ave,

Jersey City

Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CSP Self Help Center

124 Claremont Ave,

Jersey City

Mon - Fri 10:00 AM -8:00 PM

Sat 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Hoboken Shelter

300 Bloomfield Ave,

Mon - Thurs 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Fri - Sun 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Martin’s Place

398 Martin Luther King Drive, Jersey City

Mon - Fri 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

In the event of extremely cold daytime temperatures, or significant daytime snowfall, all three homeless shelters listed below will also remain open during the day.


Regular Overnight Shelter Overflow

As in the past, any individual seeking shelter should be directed to one of the shelters below.  St. Lucy’s and PERC will accept overflow clients throughout the winter and will not turn anyone away unless they demonstrate that they are a threat to themselves or others.  In this situation, appropriate emergency professionals will be contacted.  Once capacity is reached at any given shelter, staff will work to coordinate transportation to a facility that has space.




Hours of Operation

Latest Walk in Accepted

St. Lucy’s Shelter

80 Regular

50 Overflow

619 Grove St,

Jersey City

24 hours

11: 00 PM

PERC Shelter

40 Regular

80 Overflow

108 36th St,

Union City

6:00 PM to 7:00 AM

Open for dinner at 6:00 PM

Clients must leave facility by 7:00 AM

No cut-off time.

Hoboken Shelter

50 Regular

5 Overflow

300 Bloomfield Ave,

Mon - Th 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Fri - Sun 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

7:00 PM

The Warming Center

The Warming Center is located at the Naval Reserve Facility in the Town of Kearny and will be operated by the Urban Renewal Corporation (URC).  The goal of the warming center is to provide a warm and safe place for unsheltered homeless individuals to spend the night during the winter months. The warming center is designed to be a place of last resort for unsheltered homeless, and therefore all emergency shelter beds and overflow slots throughout Hudson County must be filled to the greatest extent possible prior to a client being transported to the Warming Center.

Access to the warming center will be controlled by the existing Homeless Outreach Team currently operated by Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation.  The URC will coordinate closely with the Outreach Team to manage evening pick up for the warming center.

The warming center has a capacity of up to 75 individuals per night.  Therefore, coordination with the existing shelters is necessary to ensure that the regular and overflow shelter beds are occupied before going to the Kearny Warming Center.  However, provisions are in place to accommodate more if deemed necessary by the County.

Special Populations

While all individuals over 18 are eligible for the Winter Emergency System services, additional and more appropriate resources are available for specific populations.  Specifically Victims of Domestic Violence will be connected with WomenRising and Youth (ages 18-24) will be connected to Covenant House. All Veterans encountered will be referred to the Veterans Sub-Committee of the Hudson County Alliance to End Homelessness for connect to existing housing and services for veterans.


Transportation to the Warming Center should be provided according to the following schedule:

·         From Hoboken Shelter: 8:30 pm (line formation begins at 8:00 pm)

·         From Journal Square: 10:00 pm  (line formation begins at 9:00 pm)


Overnight clients will be brought back to Jersey City and Hoboken beginning at 8:00 AM and dropped off at existing drop-in centers or existing providers, including, but not limited to:

·         Hudson County Division of Welfare: 257 Cornelison Avenue, Jersey City

·         Five Corners (Library, other neighboring services): Bus stop at Summit and Newark Avenues, Jersey City

·         GSECDC CASA Drop in Center: 514 Newark Avenue, Jersey City

·         Hoboken Shelter: 300 Bloomfield Avenue, Hoboken


Meals (brown bag meal in the evenings and warm breakfast in the morning) will be provided to each individual.  URC may also work with service agencies that wish to provide additional meals; however, URC must ensure that the food is handled properly.

Hygiene kits will be distributed upon arrival every night (as needed).

Extreme Weather Conditions

The warming center will remain open for extended hours as needed during extreme inclement weather.

Community Referrals

Weekdays before 4 PM

Individuals or families in need of shelter who present or call providers during the day should be directed to PERC Shelter (108 36th Street, Union City), St. Lucy’s Shelter (619 Grove Street, Jersey City), or the Hoboken Shelter (300 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken).

Evenings and Weekends

·         Unsheltered individuals with no other options for housing for that night who seek assistance from providers after 4:00 PM should be assisted by the outreach team.  The agency that received the inquiry should notify the Outreach Team by calling Evelyn Rodriguez or Tom Harrigan.

·         If a family calls needing shelter after 4 PM, direct them to the Welfare Homeless hotline 1 (800) 624-0287.

·         A list of available weekend service providers have been provided to URC staff to bring clients to on Saturdays and Sundays.

After 10 PM

·         If an individual is found to be in need of shelter after the Outreach Team has finished for the day, they can be brought to the PERC Shelter.  Should transportation not be available, please contact the local police department for assistance.  They have been provided information regarding the available resources in the community.

·         If a family calls needing shelter, direct them to the Welfare Homeless hotline 1 (800) 624-0287.