Homeless Services in New Jersey

Place/Service Name Service Type(s) County (Counties) Served Information
SPCDC Food Pantry & SPCDC Men's Shelter Food Pantries, Shelters PASSAIC

The purpose of the SPCDC Food Pantry is to provide supplemental food assistance to individuals and families who are unable to financially meet their daily nutritional requirements. Our ultimate goal is to develop self-sufficiency in our clients, and our food assistance program is intended as a "hand-up," not a "handout" in helping individuals and families achieve greater stability in their lives.


Clients who demonstrate need receive emergency grocery packages each containing an equivalent of 15 meals. We also distribute over 400 turkeys in November during our Thanksgiving Holiday Drive.


The St. Paul's Community Development Corporation (SPCDC) Emergency Men's Shelter provides emergency housing, clothing and food to as many as 40 homeless men per night. Our Shelter staff work to make each resident's stay as brief and helpful as possible by providing referrals for housing, employment, mental health and rehabilitation services.

Phone:  973.710.3900

St Peter Claver Food Pantry Food Pantries ESSEX

Food pantry hours: Mondays & Wednesdays from 10am-1pm, Tuesdays from 5pm–7pm 


Phone: 973.783.4852 

St. Peter's Haven Food Pantries, Shelters PASSAIC

Transitional Family Shelter

St. Peter’s Haven provides short term housing for homeless and at risk families.


Food Pantry

Our food pantry provides supplemental food to those in our community experiencing hunger. Currently, we serve over 1000 persons each month.


Food Pantry:

Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9AM - 12 Noon


Phone: 973.546.3406 

St. Rocco's Emergency Family Shelter Food Pantries, Soup Kitchens, Housing Assistance BERGEN, ESSEX, HUDSON, UNION

Phone: 973-286-4175
Website: http://www.ccannj.com/st_rocco.php

St. Rocco's Emergency Family Shelter provides short-term shelter to homeless women with children including three meals a day. Services include supportive individual counseling, educational workshops, instruction in parenting skills, referral to community resources, assistance with job and housing placement, and referrals for mental health and substance abuse services.

Days & Hours of Operation: Staff on site Staff on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Eligibility: Shelter for homeless women with children

The Salvation Army - Montclair Citadel Soup Kitchens, Housing Assistance, Shelters ESSEX

The Cornerstone House is the only homeless shelter of its kind in Suburban Essex County. The 23 bed facility houses families and individuals in a drug and alcohol free environment. In general, Cornerstone is opened 6pm to 8am under the supervision of the manager 365 days each year.


Homeless Prevention Financial Assistance


Utility Assistance


Kitchen Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 12:00pm-12:30pm (lunch)

For information on any of the services listed please call Montclair Citadel (973)744-3312 to schedule an appointment.


Phone  973.744.3312

The Soup Kitchen at the First Seventh-day Adventist Church of Montclair Soup Kitchens ESSEX

The Soup Kitchen at the First Seventh-day Adventist Church of Montclair opens its doors every Sunday at 12:00 noon to 2:30pm.

Phone 973.746.1911 

Toni’s Kitchen at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Soup Kitchens ESSEX

Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the year, 10 to 20 volunteers gather at Toni’s Kitchen to prepare and serve a hot, nutritious meal for between 60 and 85 guests.  All are welcome.  Lunch is not merely a place for a meal.  It is a place where friends meet, where volunteers and guests share stories and laughter.  Birthdays are celebrated and those who have left us are acknowledged and remembered.  Lunch is where we break bread together and make the connections that define our community.


Kitchen Hours: Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 11:30am and Every Sunday at 5:00pm 


Phone  973.932.0768 


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