About Us

The Hoboken Shelter, established in 1982, is owned and operated by the Communities of Faith for Housing, Inc., a non-profit housing corporation made up of ministers and laity from houses of worship, as well as several Hoboken community leaders.

Mission Statement:

The Hoboken Shelter’s mission is to be a community partnership that transforms lives by providing meals for the hungry, shelter for the homeless, and services to support people to become housed.


The Hoboken Shelter’s goal is to assist homeless men and women in developing the skills needed to gain employment, achieve independence, and re-integrate into the community.  The ultimate goal is to end homelessness one person at a time!

Brief Description:

The Hoboken Shelter takes a holistic approach to helping people in need.  It shelters 50 people nightly, serves 530 meals daily, and provides such support services as case management, counseling, job & life skills training, creative arts workshops, emergency homelessness prevention grants, & permanent supportive housing solutions.

Since 1982, The Hoboken Shelter has served over 2.5 million meals and provided shelter to over 500,000 men and women and has also referred thousands of individuals to permanent housing as well as to alcohol and drug treatment programs through an extensive network of linkages with other organizations.

Recent Accomplishments:

The Hoboken Shelter helped our guests move from the streets to the shelter to their own homes:

  • 148 men & women in 2016
  • 130 men & women in 2015
  • 141 men & women in 2014
  • 145 men & women in 2013
  • 124 men & women in 2012 (despite Super Storm Sandy depleting resources & housing availability)
  • 166 men & women in 2011
  • 123 men & women in 2010
  • 97 men & women in 2009 (despite the economic down-turn)
  • 128 men & women in 2008
  • 84 men & women in 2007
  • 61 men & women in 2006

The Hoboken Shelter served 194,057 meals in 2016 to shelter guests, street-dwelling homeless, & the working poor.

The Hoboken Shelter developed its Permanent Supportive Housing Program in 2009.  This program is funded by HUD & houses 22 men & women in their own apartments.  Through a partnership with the Hoboken American Legion Post 107, this program will expand in 2018 with 6 more apartments for Homeless Veterans.