Mission Statement

Serve the immediate needs of the homeless and near homeless.  Empower people with tools to transition to safe, affordable, permanent housing.  Advocate for people to achieve housing equity and participate in the larger community.

Our Programs

Project Gatekeeper

Our advocacy services.  Advocacy involves emergency case management in which clients receive an assessment of what services are available to them and how to acquire that assistance.  Also includes Operation Warm Heart and Community Education programs.

Bernice’s Place

A model program for homeless children that provides after-school tutoring, educational enrichment, group support, and recreational services.

Hospitality House Program

Designed to help working homeless families, provides transitional housing for up to seven families at any given time in three houses located in Elizabeth.

What's New

The Third Annual Greater Elizabeth Area Transportation, Logistics & Distribution Industries Recognition Breakfast will take place on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 8:00 to 10:00 read more

It’s Time to Hoop It Up And Bring Hope to the Homeless! The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless 20th Annual Basketball Classic Saturday, January 25, 2014 The read more

The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless invites you to attend the Second Annual Greater Elizabeth Area Transportation, Logistics and Distribution Industry Breakfast on Wednesday, read more

The Barclay’s PGA Tour, August 20-25, will be held at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, New Jersey. St. Joseph’s Social Service Center read more

Links & Resources

St. Joseph Social Service Center

Housing and Community Development Network of N.J.

New Jersey Community Resources

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

NJ Advocacy Network to End Homelessness


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