Individual Men & Women

If you are currently homeless and need to find shelter, please call us at (201) 348-8150.  PERC has a total of 40 beds for individual men and women.  Shelter can only be provided if a bed is available.  However, we also offer an Overflow Center where if a bed is not available, you will be allowed to stay in our community center overnight if you wish (space is limited).  

There are a few things you need in order to qualify for emergency shelter:

  • You must have valid identification issued in Hudson County, NJ
  • You must be 18 years of age or older (if you are age 18-21, you may also call Covenant House at 1-800-999-9999)
  • You must be able to care for yourself without any assistance
  • You must not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs

The shelter is a sleeping shelter only.  It is closed during the day.  We open at 6:00pm when dinner is served.  All residents must depart in the morning at 7:30am (breakfast and a packed lunch are provided).  Residents are allowed to return at 6:00pm.


We have one unit that can accommodate a family (minimum 3 children required).  Most families that are placed in the family unit come from a referring agency. Unfortunately, the need for family shelters is much greater than what is available.  If you are a family who is currently homeless, please call the Hudson County Homeless Hotline at 1-800-624-0287.  Two-parent families with children may also try St. Jude's Oasis at (201) 656-5771. Women with children can call the York Street Project at (201) 451-8225 or Hope House at (201) 420-1070.


Food Pantry

The PERC food pantry distributes groceries every Wednesday from 1:00pm-3:00pm to low-income households.  To sign up for the food pantry on your first visit, please arrive at 11:00am.  Once you have been qualified to receive groceries, you can come every other Wednesday between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. The food pantry is located at 111 37th Street, Union City, NJ (between Park and Hudson Avenues).

Soup Kitchen

PERC serves dinner 7 nights a week at 6:00pm.  Anyone who is hungry and in need is welcome.  The soup kitchen is located at 111 37th Street, Union City, NJ (between Park and Hudson Avenues).


For more information on social services in Hudson County, please call the United Way of Hudson County at 1-800-435-7555



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