The Hudson County Board of Commissioners have provided $445,698 in funding for the operation of a Warming Center in South Kearny on Hackensack Avenue beginning in November.
Hudson County has contracted with Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey, an experienced homeless shelter and service provider to operate a low barrier warming center for up to 75 homeless individuals. It will provide a warm and safe place for unsheltered homeless individuals to spend the night during the winter months.
The warming center will operate between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. continuously from November 15, 2021 through March 30, 2022.
The warming center is designed to be a place of last resort for unsheltered individuals. All emergency shelter beds and overflow slots throughout Hudson County should be filled to the greatest extent possible prior to an individual being transported to the warming center.
The term of this award is for one year with an option of four, one-year renewals.
Board Chairman Anthony Vainieri and the Hudson County Board of Commissioners are committed to providing the necessary resources to assist homeless Hudson County residents during their difficult times.