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The Social Service for the Homeless (SSH) program assists families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness or are at imminent risk of becoming homeless, but are not eligible for welfare (usually because their income is too high) and so are not eligible for Emergency Assistance.

The program provides emergency food, emergency shelter and payment of security or utility deposits as well as back rent, mortgage and utilities costs. These services, which are available on a 24-hour emergency basis, also include referral services and limited case management.

Social Services for the Homeless Agencies are listed by county below.

Atlantic County
Daytime Agency: Atlantic Homeless Alliance Single Point Entry
Phone: 609-343-2277
Business Hours: Mon-Fri - 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
After Hours & Holidays Agency: Atlantic City Rescue Mission
Phone: 609-345-5517

Bergen County
Daytime, After Hours & Holiday Agency: Bergen County Board of Social Services
Phone: 888-323-7436
Business Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri – 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tues – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Burlington County
Daytime, After Hours & Holiday Agency: Catholic Charities Community Services
Phone: 856-764-6940
Business Hours: 24 hours per day 

Camden County
Daytime Agency: Camden Board of Social Services
Phone: 856-225-8192
Business Hours: Mon-Fri - 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
After Hours & Holiday Agency: Union Organization for Social Services
Phone: 800-331-7272

Cape May County
Daytime, After Hours, & Holiday Agency: Cape May County Department of Social Services
Business Hours: Mon-Fri - 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 609-886-1325 or 887-886-1325 (rolls over to Calls Plus/New Orleans Teleport after business hours) 

Cumberland County
Daytime, After Hours, & Holiday Agency: Cumberland Family Shelter
Phone: 856-825-3144 or 856-825-2399
Business Hours: 24 hours per day

Essex County
Daytime Agency: Essex County Division of Community Action
Phone: 973-395-8350
Business Hours: Mon-Fri – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
After Hours and Holiday Agency: Salvation Army –Montclair
Phone: 973-718-9488

Gloucester County
Daytime, After Hours, & Holiday Agency: Center for Family Services (First Call for Help Program)
Phone: 800-648-0132

Hudson County
Daytime Agency: Hudson County Department of Family Services
Phone: 800-624-0287
Business Hours: Mon-Fri – 7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
After Hours & Holiday Agency: NJ-211
Phone: 211 

Hunterdon County
Daytime Agency: Hunterdon County Department of Human Services
Phone: 908-788-1300
Business Hours: Mon-Fri - 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
After Hours & Holiday Agency: Hunterdon County Department of Human Services
Phone: 908-782-4357

Mercer County
Daytime, After Hours, & Holiday: Mercer County Social Services
Phone: 609-468-8296
Business Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tues – 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. 

Middlesex County
Daytime, After Hours, & Holiday Agency: NJ-211
Phone: 211 

Monmouth County
Daytime, After Hours, & Holiday Agency: Monmouth County Division of Social Services
Phone: 732-431-6000 or 800-662-3114
Business Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tues – 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. 

Morris County
Daytime Agency: Morris County Office of Temporary Assistance
Phone: 800-640-9783
Business Hours: Mon-Fri – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
After Hours & Holiday Agency: NJ-211
Phone: 211

Ocean County
Daytime, After Hours, & Holiday Agency: Ocean County Board of Social Services
Phone: 732-240-6104 (rolls over to Contact of Ocean and Monmouth Counties after business hours.)
Business Hours: Mon-Fri – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Passaic County
Daytime, After Hours, & Holiday Agency: NJ-211
Phone: 211 or 877-746-5211
Business Hours: 24 hours per day

Salem County
Daytime Agency: Salem County Board of Social Services
Phone: 856-299-7200
Business Hours: Mon-Fri – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
After Hours & Holiday Agency: NJ-211
Phone: 211

Somerset County
Daytime, After Hours, & Holiday Agency: Somerset County Board of Social Services
Phone: 800-287-3607 (rolls over to Hunterdon Helpline Inc. after hours)
Business Hours: Mon-Fri – 8:15 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sussex County
Daytime Agency: Sussex County Division of Social Services
Phone: 973-383-3600
Business Hours: Mon-Fri - 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
After Hours & Holiday Agency: Samaritan Inn
Phone: 973-940-8869

Union County
Daytime, Weekend, & Holiday Agency: Gateway Family YMCA
Phone: 908-249-4815
Business Hours: 24 hours per day 

Warren County
Daytime Agency: Warren County Division of Temporary Assistance and Social Services
Phone: 908-475-6218
Business Hours: Mon-Fri – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
After Hours and Holiday Agency: NORWESCAP
Phone: 877-661-4357

 




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Updated: 07/15/19

 
 
 
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