Homeless hotline number, 1-800-624-4287, was difficult to come by

HUDSON COUNTY — Just before the coldest weekend of the year, two weeks ago, the Hudson Reporter decided to call the county’s emergency number for shelter. But the numbers listed on various websites didn’t work, and county offices bounced a reporter to various other numbers that also didn’t work.
After making calls for two hours, we finally got a number.
Last week, the county administrator said this was unacceptable and sent out a memo to county offices with the correct number.
Read more about it in this past weekend’s Jersey City edition, or to see our story on-line, scroll down on hudsonreporter.com to Jersey City News. Look for the story in other editions in the paper in the following weeks.
And if you see someone who needs help, give them the number.

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