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Our Doors are always open

Each year, The Salvation Army provides over 10 million nights of shelter to those in need.

Our doors are always open to anyone without a place to call home.

Sometimes life doesn’t turn out how we planned. Our emergency, transitional or permanent housing options across New Jersey can help. At The Salvation Army, we have an open door policy when it comes to those needing help with housing - whether they need a place to rest their head inside our doors or need help finding a way to stay in their own home. All are welcome, and every night, we help thousands of men, women, youth and children sleep safely and dream of a better tomorrow.

 Only 15% of the homeless population is comprised of "chronically homeless" individuals.  

Homelessness can happen to anyone - single men, single women, entire families, the elderly, children or young adults. No one population is immune. Any one of us could be one cancer diagnosis, financial crisis, or house fire away from needing our help. That's why our doors are always open, and we embrace all who walk through them.

The Salvation Army provides safe shelter to
nearly 28,000 people every night through:

Homeless Services

All Salvation Army facilities in New Jersey and the Army's Service Extension Program are able to provide assistance for basic needs including food, shelter, clothing, information and referral. Please contact The Salvation Army facility closest to you and or call Salvation Army State Headquarters at 908-851-9300 for more information.

Transitional Housing

When you need a place to stay during the “in-between,” our transitional housing program offers shelter until you find a permanent place to live. If you’ve been evicted, are dealing with an addiction, face a domestic break-up or have another type of housing crisis, contact your local Salvation Army to find out what transitional housing options are available in your area. We offer temporary housing and support services for up to six months to low-income, single men and women, and some areas are able to accommodate young adults and families.

Women and Children

The Salvation Army operates an emergency shelter in Montclair with a 23 bed capacity. The program offers additional supportive services to facilitate independence and self-sufficiency.  The Montclair facility should be contacted directly for more information. Montclair Cornerstone Shelter: 973-744-8666

Single Adults

The Salvation Army operates two emergency shelters serving adults. The first is located in Elizabeth with a 45 bed capacity, and the second in Montclair with a 23 bed capacity. Both programs offer additional supportive services to facilitate independence and self sufficiency. These facilities should be contacted directly for more information. Elizabeth Shelter: 908-352-2886 | Montclair Cornerstone Shelter: 973-744-8666

Families

The Salvation Army operates the Cornerstone Shelter with a 23 bed capacity in Montclair serving this group. This facility should be contacted directly for more information. Montclair Cornerstone Shelter: 973-744-8666

Utility Assistance

During a long, cold winter, your heat bill swells and you receive a notice from your energy provider that all utilities will be disconnected unless you can pay the overdue balance. Or, maybe a job loss forced you to choose between paying rent or paying your electric bill. You chose rent and just received an electric shut off notice. We can help.

Rent Assistance

When you don’t know where the money for your next rent payment is coming from, check with your local Worship and Service Center to see if funding is available for rent assistance. This type of funding ebbs and flows, but if we can help, we will.

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Turn your passion for ensuring each person has a place to call home into action. Share these facts with your friends and
followers to educate and inspire change.

Veterans are exceptionally vulnerable to homelessness.

About 8% of the homeless population is comprised of Veterans.

A $100 donation to The Salvation Army can provide three nights of shelter for a soldier in need. Donate now.

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Kids don’t always have a place to call home.

Every year, one out of every 30 kids experiences homelessness.

A $100 donation to The Salvation Army can provide three nights of shelter for a child in need. Donate now.

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