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Residential Services

Emergency Shelter

The YWCA Union County’s Emergency Shelter Program provides a safe, comfortable environment for women and children in need of immediate safety. The shelter is in an undisclosed location, and staff 24/7 by caring and compassionate Shelter Advocates.

Women and their children can stay for up to 90 days.

The Emergency Shelter program provides food, shelter, counseling and case management, support groups, safety planning, and connects clients with resources in the community. Shelter Advocates provide assistance with seeking employment or education, financial and legal needs, applying for documentation papers, and housing search assistance. In addition, the program offers services for children including trauma-informed play and other activities. Services are provided in English and Spanish, with an emphasis on culturally competency.

To connect with our Emergency Shelter, call our Hotline at (908) 355-4357.

Transitional and Supportive Housing

Transitional and Supportive Housing provides long-term housing, up to two years. Transitional Housing is provided for women with no children, and Supportive Housing if for women with children. These program are designed to allow women additional time to build self-sufficiency and independence.

Case Managers help to connect women with the needed resources that best fit their needs including community programs counseling, education and training. Case Managers work as a team with each client to create a plan to work toward self-sufficiency. The program’s goal is to assist survivors to create independent and safe lives. Services are provided in English and Spanish.

Residential services at YWCA are in part funded by the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the City of Elizabeth and the County of Union.