The Salvation Army - Montclair Citadel

County (Counties) Served

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

Toni’s Kitchen at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

County (Counties) Served

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 

Service Types

Human Needs Food Pantry

County (Counties) Served

Since 1982, the Human Needs Food Pantry has provided food, clothing, and other services to people in need who live in Montclair and neighboring communities in Essex County. Our diverse client base includes families and singles who are elderly, disabled, home-bound, unemployed, or underemployed (working poor). Eligibility is determined using federal guidelines, which base need on income. The Human Needs Food Pantry provides registered clients with grocery bags of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, and non-perishables.

We are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2:30 p.m. for client pick-up. We are also open on Thursday nights from 5:30-6:30 for clients who work during the day.

Phone:  973.746.4669

Service Types

St. Rocco's Emergency Family Shelter

County (Counties) Served

Phone: 973-286-4175

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

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