Temporary Shelter

Coordinated Entry Program

If you are experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness in Morris County, there is help. 

Morris County’s approach involves a coordinated effort. Community service partners focused on ending homelessness in Morris County are working together to find real solutions that will bring you closer to home with every step.

If you are in need of shelter or housing resources, contact us in one of the following ways to get started.  These outlets are the ONLY forms of entry into most shelter and housing programs in Morris County. 

  • NJ211.comDial 2-1-1 to reach NJ 2-1-1
    Hours: 24/7
    What to expect: A phone conversation; referrals for housing assistance; and additional referrals to services to help with both basic needs and emergent situations.
  • Go to Our Promise (Drop-in Center)
    Address: 51 Washington Street, Morristown, NJ (The First Baptist Church)
    Hours: M-F 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
    What to expect: This is a drop-in center where you will find access to case managers and social work staff and receive help navigating the system, including assistance in a phone conversation with 2-1-1 call specialists. Our Promise also serves as a warming and cooling center, provides toiletries and hygiene items, benefits screening, computer access, charging stations, and mail service.
  • Go to Edna’s Haven (Drop-in Center)
    Address: 123 East Blackwell Street, Dover, NJ (Trinity Lutheran Church)
    Hours: M-F 12:30 pm-4:30 pm
    What to expect: This is a drop-in center where you will find access to social work staff and receive help navigating the system, including assistance in a phone conversation with 2-1-1 call specialists. Edna’s Haven also helps with basic needs, provides supportive counseling, refreshments, access to phones and newspapers, and mail service.

Other Shelters

Two Morris County shelters, Jersey Battered Women’s Services and the Market Street Mission, also provide emergency shelter services directly, outside of the Coordinated Entry program:

Additional Resources

  • Homeless Program

    973-326-7800 · 1-800-640-9783 (Homeless Hotline)

    Preventive services to keep low-income individuals and families in their own homes, if possible, or to provide temporary shelter if they are homeless until they can be relocated to permanent quarters. Social workers work with the individual/family to help them relocate into affordable housing. Housing may be saved with back payments of rent, mortgage, utilities, or a time-limited subsidy. The customer needs to demonstrate that they will be able to afford their housing after the assistance is given. Other services include transportation, food, and medical needs. If the individual/family does not have a social worker or is unsure who their worker is, they should contact the Intake Unit (973-829-8264) to request services. OTA maintains a 24 hour Homeless Hotline 1-800-640-9783, for people experiencing housing emergency.

  • Social Service Intake

    973-829-8264

    Full range of social services available by calling 973-829-8264. Anyone with an identified problem such as housing, medical needs, financial needs, transportation or personal problems may receive help. Target populations are vulnerable adults or families experiencing housing, financial, child rearing, or mental health problems. Social workers do an initial needs assessment, screen for program eligibility, give information and referrals, and provide short-term services such as links with shelters, back rent/mortgage assistance, utility and relocation assistance. Individuals/families with on-going needs are assigned to the appropriate service unit.

  • Youth Shelter