The story of us


With Help There Is Hope

Our Mission

At Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC), our mission is to provide compassionate and comprehensive support to individuals experiencing homelessness or facing housing insecurity. Through our range of services, including emergency shelter, meals, case management, and advocacy, we strive to empower our clients and help them regain stability and self-sufficiency. With a commitment to dignity and respect, we work tirelessly to address the root causes of homelessness and promote positive change in our community.

Our Vision

Our vision at Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC) is to create a society where every person has a safe and stable place to call home. We envision a future where homelessness is a rare occurrence, and individuals and families in need receive the necessary support to overcome their challenges and thrive. By fostering collaboration, advocating for affordable housing, and providing holistic services, we aim to build a community where everyone is treated with empathy and compassion. Together, we strive to eliminate homelessness and create a more equitable and inclusive society for all.



Empowering Lives, Offering Shelter, Nourishment, and Support for Those in Need


Providing safe and secure accommodations for individuals experiencing homelessness.

Food Pantry

Offering access to a food pantry, ensuring individuals have nutritious meals to support their well-being.

Case Management

Assisting individuals with personalized support and resources to help them overcome homelessness and achieve stability.

Soup Kitchen

Operating a soup kitchen open to the public, providing warm meals without requiring admission to the shelter.

Basic Needs Support

Offering essential items such as clothing, hygiene products, and blankets to meet the immediate needs of shelter residents.

Our Process

At PERC, we provide emergency shelter and support services with compassion and dignity. Our comprehensive approach addresses immediate needs while empowering individuals and families to break the cycle of poverty. With our dedicated team of professionals and volunteers, we work tirelessly to support every person seeking our help in rebuilding their lives.

Intake and Assessment

  • When individuals or families arrive at PERC seeking emergency shelter, they go through an intake process.

  • Trained staff members conduct assessments to understand their specific needs and circumstances.

  • The intake process helps determine the appropriate level of support and services required.

Immediate Shelter Provision

  • Once individuals or families are admitted, PERC provides them with a safe and secure place to stay.

  • They are assigned beds, lockers, and provided with access to basic amenities like showers, clothing, laundry services, dinner, and breakfast.

  • PERC ensures that clients have a comfortable and dignified living environment during their stay.

Case Management and Support Services

  • PERC employs skilled case managers who work closely with clients to develop individualized plans.

  • PERC employs skilled case managers who work closely with clients to develop individualized plans.

  • They help clients access medical and mental health services, job referrals, training, substance abuse treatment, and other social services.

Collaboration with External Organizations

  • PERC maintains partnerships and collaborations with external organizations, such as medical facilities, job placement agencies, and social service providers.

  • Staff members work alongside clients to identify and address any barriers they face in achieving stability and independence.

  • These collaborations enable PERC to facilitate referrals and connect clients with specialized support beyond what PERC directly offers.


Explore these inspiring stories of resilience and transformation. Witness firsthand the impact of PERC’s programs and services as individuals overcome adversity, find hope, and build a brighter future. These case studies showcase the power of compassion, support, and the unwavering belief in the potential of every person.

Rebuilding Lives

John’s Story of Overcoming Adversity with PERC’s Guidance.

A Beacon of Hope

Maria’s Path to Permanent Housing with PERC’s Assistance.

Empowering Futures

Alex’s Success in Breaking the Poverty Cycle with PERC’s Training and Job Referrals.

From Homelessness to Hope

Sarah’s Journey to Self-Sufficiency.

What We Stand For

Discover the heart of PERC and how these values fuel our mission to defeat the poverty cycle and uplift those in need.

Compassionate Care

Embrace Empathy.

Dignity and Respect

Uphold Equality.

Community Collaboration

Foster Unity.

Empowerment for Change

Ignite Possibilities.

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