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.
PERC CHANGES LIVES
“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.
“Carlos” is a young student who came to the PERC Kids
Program. Since he only spoke Spanish at home, he was having difficulties with
English, having trouble in school, and his parents were not able to help him
with his homework. PERC’s after-school Homework Club gave him the extra
assistance he needed to improve his grades and excel. He now makes the Honor Roll every marking