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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Homeless Shelters, Human Services, Job Training

Mission: Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC) exists to defeat the cycle of poverty, understanding that food and shelter are fundamental human rights. PERC believes that with help there is hope. We empower women, men, and families who are in need or at risk with an opportunity to renew their lives. PERC achieves its mission by providing emergency relief, housing, advocacy, and educational and community-based support services.

Results: Over 350,000 nights of shelter provided, over 1 million meals served, over 50,000 individuals fed through our food pantry, children succeeding and passing from grade to gard.

Target demographics: Low or no income households.

Geographic areas served: Hudson County, NJ

Programs: Homeless shelter; soup kitchen; food pantry; case management services; permanent supportive housing; children's programming; social services programming.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I have volunteered in the soup kitchen and have seen first-hand the need for this service in the community. The shelter is almost always full, so there is a great need for this as well. The staff and all the volunteers do a great job.