Emergency Housing & Homeless Assistance

Emergency Housing & Homeless Assistance
Phone NumberEmail Address
Contact Princeton Human Services for assistance with emergency housing at 609-688-2055.
 If you need emergency shelter after hours, contact the Homeless Hotline at 609-468-8296.


Anchor House 

Provides 24 hour shelter for homeless youth ages 18-21 throughout New Jersey. This facility works with homeless runaways, abused children and youth to provide transitional housing, emergency foster care, and outreach counseling to those at risk of dropping out of school. Anchor House helps provide food, clothing, medical and dental care, life skills, and educational preparation. 

482 Centre Street, Trenton, NJ 08611

Phone: (609) 396-8329



Arm In Arm 

(Previously Crisis Ministry of Mercer County)provides assistance for those who are homeless or at risk of eviction, foreclosure, or utility shutoff. The organization offers food pantries with fresh, frozen, and non-perishable items to low-income people across Mercer County. Personal care products such as shampoo, soap, and toothpaste are available. Work training programs are provided as well.

Phone: (609) 396-9355




61 Nassau Street

Princeton, NJ 08542

123 E. Hanover Street

Trenton, NJ 08608


Escher Sro Project 

Offers subsidized transitional and permanent residences, as well as social services, to individuals in need of safe housing. This is an affordable option for the homebound and disabled, low-income working resident, retired individuals, veterans, and those discharged from hospitals and other institutions.

50 Escher Street, Trenton, NJ 08609

Phone: (609) 392-4599




Helps families who are at risk for homelessness and food insecurity become self-sufficient. HomeFront offers various programs that provide food, housing, parenting skills, employment assistance, childcare programs, education, and career counseling.

1880 Princeton Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Phone: (609) 989-9417




Homeless Hotline 

Is provided through the Mercer County Board of Social Services and provides emergency referrals and assistance for homeless individuals in need of short-term shelter.

200 Woolverton St, Trenton, NJ, 08650

Phone: (609) 468-8296



Housing Initiatives of Princeton 

Provides temporary living arrangements for families and individuals who are facing homelessness for 12-24 months. They provide case management, financial advice, educational support, and budgeting assistance. Eligibility determined by application, in-person interview, background check, and income verification.

33 Mercer St., Princeton, NJ 08540

Phone: (609) 279-6987



Oaks Integrated Care 

Offers a multitude of professional services from child and adult counseling to housing stability programs. Services are offered throughout New Jersey and are offered to all Mercer County residents. Fees are based on a sliding scale to accommodate individuals and families with limited means.

770 Woodlane Road, Mount Holly, NJ 08060

Phone: (609) 267-5928



Rescue Mission of Trenton 

Provides the only emergency shelter in Mercer County, licensed by the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), serving single men and women. The emergency shelter is open from 4 PM – 8 AM daily and is located at 89 Ewing Street, Trenton, NJ 08609. They also offer services for those in need of addiction rehabilitation and residential or outpatient emergency services. Under the Emergency Services Program, the Rescue Mission also operates a weekend soup kitchen every Sunday and the fifth Saturday of the month. Transitional housing is available on a limited basis.

98 Carroll Street, Trenton, NJ 08609

Phone: (609) 695-1436


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