Resources for Homeless and Home-Insecure

Compiled by Kathy Mulholland

Updated May 2016

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Note to users:

The links below are to different organizations that may be able to help prevent you from being homeless, or help you find shelter or even more permanent housing.  Some of them are to help you pay bills or get food or other assistance.  Each organization will have different services, as well as different policies and rules.  You should check through the information carefully, as sometimes what may be best for you is not on the first page you get to on the links. 


Local(Freehold/Central Monmouth)-Level Resources:

Name of Organization
URL Services


TELEPHONE: dial 2-1-1 hotline for New Jersey residents experiencing homelessness
Beginning 1/1/2020 

Feed All God's Children

c/o St. Peter's Church


[website unavailable May 2016]
"Soup Kitchen" style community meals, free, open to anyone
Located at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Throckmorton St near Main St, Freehold Borough
Freehold Borough Housing Authority
732-462-2421  Municipal housing authority, principally for older adults
Open Door
732-780-1089  Local food pantry
Located in plaza on Throckmorton St between Broad and Main St
Point of Grace (article) Emergency shelter for men in Freehold area (Dec-Mar) Organized by the Freehold Clergy Association; hosted by churches

St. Vincent de Paul Society (St. Rose of Lima RC Church)

espanol; 732-303-7800 Hispanic Parish office)  Various services
Long-time charity provider in the Freehold community
Habitat for Humanity in Monmouth County
Facilitating home-ownership for lower-income wage-earners and others who qualify
New owners/mortgagees are selected by a committee based on a number of factors


County(Monmouth)-Level Resources:

Name of Organization
URL Services

Affordable Housing Alliance

732-389-2958  Multifaceted organization dealing with affordable housing issues

American Red Cross (Jersey Coast Chapter)

732-493-9100  Particularly dealing with disaster sheltering

Associated Humane Societies

973-824-7080  Animal welfare organization Contact for information or advice regarding displaced pets

The Center

732-774-3416  Particularly dealing with adults with HIV/AIDS
located in Asbury Park

Community Affairs and Resource Center

732-774-3282 ext. 11  Array of support services
Formerly known as Hispanic Affairs and Resource Center 

Family & Children's Services

732-222-9111  Array of services, particularly to children/youth and older adults

Family Promise of Monmouth County

732-495-1050  Emergency sheltering of families
Accommodations usually in area churches
Go Section 8 (directory of rentals)  Lists of Section 8 apartments/houses

Jersey Shore Rescue Mission

732-988-0242  Emergency sheltering and referral services for men
Located in Asbury Park

Joshua House

732-751-0715  Array of support services

Interfaith Neighbors

732-775-0525 ext. 204  Array of support services

Monmouth Cares

732-222-8008  Services and counseling for families and children
Monmouth County Shelters and Emergency Housing (list)  List of emergency housing/shelter facilities

Monmouth County Social Services - Housing Services

732-431-6000  County government housing programs

Monmouth County SPCA

732-542-0040; (Freehold Racewall Mall center: 732-637-1960)  Animal welfare organization Contact for information or advice regarding displaced pets
Manna House 732-566-8774  Emergency shelter, transitional housing, training and counseling for women and children
Located in Cliffwood Beach

Ocean-Monmouth Legal Services

732-866-0020  Free legal help for a variety of situations, including housing matters

180 Turning Lives Around

1-888-843-9262  Shelter particularly focused on women and children who are victims of abuse
Located in Keyport

Salvation Army

908-851-8238  Emergency shelter, other assistance
Locations in Asbury Park and Red Bank


732-431-7271  Traditionally know as "Food Stamps"
USA.GOV "homeless (and) Monmouth (and) New Jersey" search  Information and organizations found using a search on website Careful evaluation of these many items is required; these represent any number of articles, resources, agencies.  Items not evaluated by compiler for quality or content.   List of Monmouth County Pantries and Soup Kitchens (distributed 5/3/16; link opens pdf file of document)     


State(New Jersey)-Level Resources:

Name of Organization
URL Services
CGP&H Affordable Homes  Sale and rental of state-regulated subsidized housing   

Catholic Charities (Diocese of Trenton)

609-394-3202  Wide array of services
recipients need not be Catholic

Community Health Law Project


Home Energy Assistance Program

609-633-6286  Utility bill assistance

Homeless Education

609-984-4974  Students who are homeless/displaced
Landlord/Tenant Section FAQ  Tenant rights and responsibilities; eviction law

New Jersey Coalition to End Homelessness


New Jersey Natural Gas

1-800-510-3102  Utility (gas) bill assistance  

New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency


New Jersey SHARES

609-883-1626  Utility bill assistance  

New Jersey State Library "Get Help" Housing Section

1-866-889-6270  List of resources

New Jersey Veterans Haven

609-561-0269; 609-567-5806  Shelter and transitional housing for veterans Located in Winslow (Camden County)

NJAC (NJ Association on Correction)

Particular focus on formerly incarcerated and transitional  


Financial counseling non-profit organization

State of NJ Dept of Community Affairs - Housing Assistance Programs

609-633-6258; 609-633-6046     


877-652-1148  Directory of many charities and organizations in New Jersey Supported by the United Way

Universal Service Fund

1-866-240-1374  Utility (electric) bill help  


National(USA)-Level Resources:

Name of Organization
URL Services

Family Promise

609-341-9188; 1-800-621-3362     


1-800-621-3362  Assistance in declared disasters  

Make the Connection

800-273-8255 (Veterans Crisis Line)  Veterans support and homelessness issues  

National Resource Directory

(Veterans) 1-877-424-3838; 1-877-527-8387  List of national resources regarding homelessness  

National Veterans Foundation

1-888-777-4443 Services to veterans and their families  

Salvation Army

Advocacy, information and programs related to homelessness and other services  

US Department of Veterans Affairs

1-877-424-3838  Information and resources regarding homeless veterans  

US HUD - Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity


US HUD - Housing Choice Voucher Program

Veterans Assistance Foundation 
Transitional housing programs
MoneyGeek's Resource Guide for Homeless/Low-Income Students