108 36th St, , New Jersey, Union City 07087
PERC provides 40 beds to men and women who are in need of shelter. Once situated, the clients receive clean clothing, have access to in-house laundry service, grooming facility, showers, meals and support programs to receive job training, employment, and social services. This is about one quarter of all of the available shelter space in Hudson County. It is one of only three shelters in the county. PERC serves 200 free meals daily to clients and the community at its 37th street location. In November 2006, PERC opened the only family shelter in Hudson County. Families living in the shelter have access to all programs that PERC offers. With grants from the State of New Jersey and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as part of a combined project with the United Way of Hudson county and Jersey City Episcopal Community Development Corporation, PERC provides lease based affordable housing to help transition the homeless into permanent housing. In addition, construction began in 2008 to build eight long term housing units for individuals considered chronically homeless under HUD guidelines. These individuals will have ongoing case management and access to PERC services. PERC operates a multi-service community center with educational classes, vocational training and social services. All classes are free and open to the public. Classes offered include Computer Training, ESL, job training, resume writing, literacy, art and health classes. Through education, advocacy and outreach, this community center acts as a support network to secure stability and growth within the area. Starting in 2007, PERC began an education program for low-income children age 6 to 12. These classes are designed to complement and expand upon regular school programs and assist those needing additional educational assistance. PERC also provides a Summer Activities Program for children.
The shelter will also provide assistance to the homeless in Hudson County, ranging from a free hot meal to blankets or clothing