Access to most of these shelters can be obtained through the Mercer County Board of Social Services ((609) 989-4320 or 1(800) 564-1595) or though a general walk in.

Dial (800) 331-7272 for the Homeless Hotline, which addresses emergencies and homeless calls.

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Catholic Charities – Diocese of Trenton

635 S. Clinton Ave., 2nd floor
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone: (609) 394-8847
Emergency housing for families moving from welfare to work and homelessness to permanent housing. No referral required.

Arm in Arm (formerly Crisis Ministry)

61 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone: (609) 921-2135
Rental assistance, shelter food pantry; emergency financial assistance, shelter for addicted homeless. No referral required.

Home Front

1880 Princeton Ave
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 (Main Office)
1000 Division Street
Trenton, NJ 08611 (Free Store)
Phone: (609) 989-9417
Shelter, food and clothing for homeless families, short-term shelter, housing search for families who are taking care of children, GED program, and employment assistance. No referral required.

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Mercer County

121 East Hanover Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: (609) 396-8849
Temporary shelter, meals, case management for Mercer County homeless families with children. No referral required.

Rescue Mission of Trenton

98 Carroll Street
Trenton, NJ 08609
Phone: (609) 695-1436 x125
Shelter Hours: 4pm – 8am
Shelter, food, clothing, addiction services for men and women (adults only).

YWCA of Trenton

1908 Riverside Drive
Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: (609) 989-9592
Shelter Hours: 4pm – 8am
Housing/rooms, rental assistance for men and women.