Continuum of Care/Homeless Unit

Samantha Carpio, CoC Coordinator
Phone Number: 908-527-4874 or 908-527-4861


The mission of the Union County Department of Human Services is to coordinate and deliver quality, cost-effective programs and services that recognize and respond to quality-of-life needs of Union County’s elderly, poor, underemployed and youth populations.  The Division of Planning’s responsibility is to facilitate provision of a wide variety of countywide social and supportive service programs, including but not limited to, those homeless assistance services made available by local provider agencies.


The Union County Continuum of Care/Homeless (CoC/H) unit provides information and referral on safety-net services to promote self-sufficiency.  Services are contracted with community and faith-based agencies specializing in homeless services (including homeless prevention).  Staff support for the Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Systems and Continuum of Care (CEAS/CoC) Committee is also provided.  To join CEAS/CoC Committee and/or be added to the distribution list: please check out the Agency Contact & Voting Representative Information Form.


Code Blue – Homeless Emergency Shelter Initiative

2020 Tentative Meeting Schedule

The CEAS/CoC Committee usually meets the 2nd Thursday of every month (unless otherwise indicated*), starting in January. Please note that CEAS/CoC does not meet during the months of July and August. The 2020 meeting schedule is as follows:

January 10th  9:30 a.m.
Gateway Family YMCA, 135 Madison Ave., Elizabeth 908-355-9622

March 12th 9:30 a.m.  Cancelled
The Salvation Army, 615 Watchung Ave., Plainfield 908-756-2595

May 14th 9:30 a.m.
Division of Social Services, 342 Westminster Ave., Elizabeth 908-965-2700

June 11th 9:30 a.m.

September 10th 9:30 a.m.
Family Promise (located inside First Baptist Church) 402 Union Ave., Elizabeth 908-289-7300

October 8th 9:30 a.m.

November 12th 9:30 a.m.

Kindly add these dates to your calendar as your attendance and participation are important to overall CoC efforts in combating homelessness.  Please refer to meeting notice as the date/location/ time are subject to change.

If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Jasmine Whitous at 908-527-4861 or
  • Samantha Carpio at 908-527-4874 or
  • James F. Frazlius at 908-527-4841 or

Note that location/time is subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact the CEAS/CoC Committee support staff at 908-527-4861.

Proposed Agenda for the next CEAS/CoC meeting: September 13th

Collaborative Application for the FY2019 SuperNOFA CoC Program Competition

Collaborative Application for the FY2018 SuperNOFA CoC Program Competition

Collaborative Application for the FY2017 SuperNOFA CoC Program Competition

2017 Point‐In‐Time Count of the Homeless
Conducted on January 24, 2017.

For more information about homeless and homeless prevention service providers, please check out the Union County Homeless Services Resource Directory and Quick Reference Sheet.

The Union County 24-Hour Homeless Hotline is: 908-249-4815.

For information about Foreclosure Assistance, please check out the Foreclosure Resources, provided by the Union County Foreclosure Task Force.

For information about the Code Blue Homeless Emergency Shelter Initiative, please check out the Code Blue website.

Additional Resources:

Staff Contacts for the CoC/H Unit:

  • 908-527-4861 (Homeless & Homeless Prevention Information/Referral)
  • 908-527-4841 (Homeless & Homeless Prevention Information/Referral)
  • 908-527-4837 (Continuum of Care & Information/Referral)
  • 908-527-4828 (Continuum of Care & Information/Referral)