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.
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:
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.
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