Temporary Shelter

The Role We Play

The Office of Temporary Assistance provides services to any Morris County resident experiencing homelessness and requesting shelter services.  A Social Worker completes an assessment of the individual/family and determines the most appropriate sheltering option.  The shelters are contacted for bed availability and arrangements are made for admission.  In the event that all Morris County shelters are full, arrangements may be made for the individual/family to be sheltered out of county.  Transportation may be provided if the individual/family has no other resources.


Homeless Solutions Shelter
540 W. Hanover Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone 973-993-0833

Family Promise of Morris County
PO Box 1494
Morristown, NJ 07962
Phone: 973-998-0820

Market Street Mission
9 Market St.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone 973-538-0431

Jersey Battered Women’s Services (JBWS)
P.O. Box 1437
Morristown, NJ 07962
(973) 267-7520


  • Homeless Program
  • Homeless Program

    973-326-7800 · 1-800-640-9783 (Homeless Hotline)

    Preventive services to keep low-income individuals and families in their own homes, if possible, or to provide temporary shelter if they are homeless until they can be relocated to permanent quarters. Social workers work with the individual/family to help them relocate into affordable housing. Housing may be saved with back payments of rent, mortgage, utilities, or a time-limited subsidy. The customer needs to demonstrate that they will be able to afford their housing after the assistance is given. Other services include transportation, food, and medical needs. If the individual/family does not have a social worker or is unsure who their worker is, they should contact the Intake Unit (973-829-8176) to request services. OTA maintains a 24hour Homeless Hotline 1-800-640-9783, for people experiencing housing emergency.

  • Social Service Intake
  • Social Service Intake


    Full range of social services available by calling 973-829-8176. Anyone with an identified problem such as housing, medical needs, financial needs, transportation or personal problems may receive help. Target populations are vulnerable adults or families experiencing housing, financial, child rearing, or mental health problems. Social workers do an initial needs assessment, screen for program eligibility, give information and referrals, and provide short-term services such as links with shelters, back rent/mortgage assistance, utility and relocation assistance. Individuals/families with on-going needs are assigned to the appropriate service unit.

  • Youth Shelter