For the third winter in a row, Urban Renewal Corp, will operating Hudson City’s Warming Center providing emergency shelter for the homeless from November 15th through March 31, 2019 at their at their facility in Kearny, New Jersey. The goal of the Warming Center is to provide a warm and safe place for unsheltered homeless individuals to spend the night during the winter months. URC serves the needs of the overflow homeless population that are forced to live on the streets and in train stations during the winter months. Hudson County has three shelters that combined have approximately 300 beds; however there are more than 300 homeless individuals in the County. During the winter, the Warming Center fills the gap in shelter housing in Hudson County during weather conditions that are life-threatening to the homeless population. The Warming Center has 100 reclining chairs where those who are homeless can rest and take respite from exposure to the bitter winter temperatures. URC offers showers, 2 meals, laundry services and Case Management.
URC’s staffs are trained professionals able to assist with the special needs of individuals who are homeless, and may experience mental health issues, substance abuse issues, or intimate partner/domestic violence issues. URC’s staff has received mental health awareness and cultural diversity/sensitivity training.
URC coordinates with the Garden State Episcopal (GSECDC) Outreach Team and provides a CDL licensed driver (s) to transport the people to and from the Warming Center. We provide transportation from the Hoboken Terminal at 9:00 pm and from Journal Square at 10:00pm. Our staff coordinates with the GSECDC Homeless Outreach Team and other service providers to ensure that clients are receiving services in the community during regular daytime hours.
The Warming Center is drug and alcohol free and offers a safe and warm environment for the homeless community in Hudson County.