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Membership and aquatics departments are closed until further notice. Please contact us for any further information

We havefresh produce every 2 weeks on Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesdays at 1:00pm and Thursdays at 4:00pm.

The YMCA of Paterson is the largest provider of permanent housing for chronically homeless men and women in Passaic County.  We offer 195 SRO units (with shared bathrooms) for single adults that are chronically homeless.

To qualify as “chronically homeless,” individuals must live continuously for 12 months in a place not meant for human habitation (e.g., car, abandon building, streets), a safe haven, an emergency shelter; or one must be homeless on 4 or more separate occasions within the last 3 years, which combined equal a total of at least 12 months.

This community resource provides subsidized housing for these individuals. Our staff closely monitors building access to the premises, and we offer a number of supportive services to our residents: case management, individual and group counseling, and referrals to various other supportive services. The YMCA of Paterson is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for all residents.

Click here for more admission requirements:

We have two programs; please read the admission criteria to know which best fits you.

 CH-1 Admission Criteria:

  • Males ONLY
  • Must meet “Chronically Homeless” criteria

If you meet the criteria, bring in the following documentation to the YMCA of Paterson:

  • 2 forms of non-expired identification (one with a picture – state ID or driver’s license)
  • Proof of income or aid (such as award letter for SSI, Food Stamp, 3 pay stubs)
  • 2 or more Homeless/Shelter letters:
    • Self-proclaimed letter must be notarized ($5.00 on-site notary)
    • Shelter letter – must include date entered and discharged
    • Letter(s) from service organizations (e.g. soup kitchens, substance abuse programs)
    • 3rd party letter must be notarized ($5.00 on-site notary)
  • Current TB Test Result
  • Birth Certificate

CH-2 Admission Criteria:

  • Male or Female
  • Must have a disability expected to be of long continued and indefinite duration
  • Must meet “Chronically Homeless” criteria

To submit an application for our CH-2 housing program, you must first call 2-1-1. NJ 2-1-1 may be able to help by connecting families and individuals in need of help to community services.

Once you call 2-1-1, bring in the following requirements to the YMCA of Paterson:

  • Medical Documentation of Disability (click here to download document that must be completed by physician or therapist)
  • 2 forms of non-expired identification (one with a picture – state ID or driver’s license)
  • Proof of income or aid (such as award letter for SSI, Food Stamp, 3 pay stubs)
  • 2 or more Homeless/Shelter letters:
    • Shelter letter – must include date entered and discharged
    • Letter(s) from service organizations (e.g. soup kitchens, substance abuse programs)
    • 3rd party letter
  • Current TB Test Result
  • Birth Certificate

Click here to download flyer with the above information.

Once you have gathered all of the above information, contact the YMCA of Paterson to proceed with the application.

For additional information or questions, contact:
The Residential Social Work Department
973-684-2320 x23

Become a Member

Interested in becoming a Member of the YMCA of Paterson?  Please complete the Membership Application and Waiver Form.  Click on the links below to access the forms!  

Membership Application

Waiver Form

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