Benefits of our Program
- Safe and Secure Facilities
- Trained and Compassionate Staff
- Men’s Dormitory
- Women’s Dormitory
- Transitional Housing
- Temporary housing for individuals, men and women with children
- Supportive housing for Individuals and families
- Low cost affordable housing for individuals and families
Union County 24 Hour Homeless Emergency Response Hotline (908) 249-4815
In collaboration with the County of Union, The Gateway Family YMCA is providing a 24-Hour Homeless Emergency Response Hotline for those in need of emergency housing and vital services. This hotline is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist Union County individuals and families seeking emergency shelter and other vital services at 908-249-4815.
The Men’s Dormitory is a single room occupancy (SRO) unit for males 18 years and older. Residents have use of laundry facilities and an air-conditioned lounge with cable television. The men receive wrap-around social services to assist them in stabilizing their lives to obtain permanent housing.
The Women’s Dormitory provides affordable permanent housing for 10 single women without children. The women share bathroom space, and they have access to a full kitchen. Our goal is to provide a safe home for single independent women.
Madison House provides temporary housing for female heads of household and their children in a safe and caring environment. Through this initiative, we assist families in making meaningful changes in their lives.
The Step-Up Transitional Housing Program is an extension of the YMCA Madison House. The individuals or families in Step-Up receive extensive support through our continuum of care system. This program has a strong emphasis on employment and training. Our staff provides the assistance needed to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
Project Sustain is a Mommy and Me program designed for pregnant women and women with infants/toddlers who are in recovery from addiction. Our six-month residential program provides a safe and stable environment for the women and their infant/toddler children. Project Sustain participants are provided with wrap-around social services that help maintain their sobriety and stabilize their lives.
The Dudley House Veterans Transitional Housing Program
Located in Plainfield, NJ, The Dudley House is designed as a residential housing program with supportive wrap around social services programs specifically to address the unique needs of our veterans.
Sierra Gardens is located directly across the street from the Elizabeth Branch main building. It provides families and individuals with low cost, affordable housing.
Supportive Housing Program
The Supportive Housing Program assists disabled, homeless individuals and families in the transition from homelessness to permanent housing; providing the participants with apartments in the community along with additional services.
Residential services at The Gateway Family YMCA are in part funded by the US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the City of Elizabeth and the County of Union.