Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC) exists to defeat the cycle of poverty, understanding that food and shelter are fundamental human rights. PERC believes that with help, there is hope. We believe that every person deserves dignity, respect and opportunity.

PERC achieves our mission by providing emergency shelter for women, men and families, permanent housing for chronically homeless individuals, a soup kitchen and food pantry, advocacy and educational and community-based support services. 


Thank you UPS for serving our clients and for your continued generosity!!! 

A heartfelt thanks to Yolanda and her group from RJ Reynolds, for helping us with our 150+ clients for our food pantry and also for all their donations of paper products. We are looking forward to your return next year.

Save The Date! Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation is having a fundraiser event this November 2014. Join us as we raise awareness on the plight of the homeless and raise funds to help us continue to be a part of the solution! (Click on the image below to learn more)


In 2013 PERC:

  • Provided 20,896 nights of shelter to men, women, and families.
  • Provided 95,595 meals through our soup kitchen to people who would have otherwise gone hungry.
  • Provided 13,467 boxes of groceries to low-income people through our weekly food pantry.
  • Moved over 40% of our shelter guests into permanent housing, far above the national average. 


“Mario” was a young man who had to leave home when his mother could not afford to feed him.  After living on the street and on roof-tops, he came to PERC not knowing what to do.  He was hungry, and we fed him. He had no home, so we gave him a bed. We then were able to place him into transitional housing. Mario is now a junior in college with a bright future.

“Liza” is a woman in her early 60s.  Although she was looking for a job, it is hard to find work at a livable wage at her age.  She had an apartment and some financial assistance, but it was not enough. PERC’s soup kitchen and food pantry made all the difference. That extra bit of help kept her in her home.

The number of people we help increases each year, but resources have not kept up with demand.  Each year we do more while working with less.


A video by Florencio Films 

HELP! The air-conditioning in our shelter dormitory needs to be replaced. 



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Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC)

108 36th Street, Union City, NJ 07087

(The shelter, dining room and food pantry are located at 111 37th Street)

Phone (201) 348-8150 | Fax (201) 348-0341 | E-mail


PERC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations to PERC may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your tax adviser or the IRS to determine if your contributions may be tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 22-2985600.

Copyright 2014. All rights reserved.

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