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Essex County, NJ Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and services we have in Essex County, NJ below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 4,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing.  


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A Village For Humanity
Irvington, NJ 07111
(973) 399-1393
Transitional housing for youth
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Orange Housing Authority Orange
Orange, NJ 07050
(973) 675-1250
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing
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Homeless Shelter Irvington NJ
Irvington, NJ 07111
973) 375-8900
Homeless Shelter
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Living New Inc Halfway House
Newark, NJ 07108
(973) 622-0071
Halfway House, Substance Abuse Treatment
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Sierra House East Orange
East Orange, NJ 07018
(973) 678-3556
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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Multinational Transitional Housing Program Of New Jersey Orange
Orange, NJ 07050

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization
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House Of Prayer The Gate Called Beautiful Newark
Newark, NJ 07106
(973)372-8802
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance
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Tri-city Peoples Corporation East Orange
East Orange, NJ 07017
973-676-5506
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Episcopal Community Development, Inc Newark
Newark, NJ 07108
973-710-1501
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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La Casa De Don Pedro Newark
Newark, NJ 07104
973-485-0701-46
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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New Community Federal Credit Union Newark
Newark, NJ 07103
973-621-2363
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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New Jersey Citizen Action Newark
Newark, NJ 07102
973-643-8800-23
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Tri-city Peoples Corporation Newark
Newark, NJ 07103
973-676-5506
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs
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Apostles House Rooming House
Newark, NJ 07104
(973) 483-1102
Supportive Housing, Housing for Homeless
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Essex County Division of Community Action Homeless Services Unit
East Orange, NJ 07018
(973)395-8350
Homeless Assistance
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Safe House Emergency Shelter Bloomfield
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
(973)450-3105
Emergency Shelter and Services
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Goodwill Rescue Mission - Emergency Shelter (for Men)
Newark, NJ 07102
973-621-9560

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Covenant House New Jersey - Newark Crisis Center (for Ages 17 To 21)
Newark, NJ 07102
973-621-8705

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Covenant House New Jersey - Newark Rights Of Passage (for Men Ages 18 To 21)
Newark, NJ 07114
973-621-7020

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Interfaith Hospitality Network Of Essex County - Overnight Shelter
South Orange, NJ 07079
973-313-0011

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Newark Emergency Services For Families - Homeless Drop-in Center
Newark, NJ 07102
973-643-5727

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The Salvation Army (new Jersey Division) - Montclair Cornerstone Shelter
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-744-8666

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more then 30% of their income towards rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



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Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.