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United Way of Hudson County

The United Way of Hudson County (UWHC) is a community-based 501 c(3) non-profit organization which has improved the lives of the most vulnerable residents in Hudson County, New Jersey, for 76 years. Daily, UWHC serves the basic needs of economically insufficient individuals by providing food, clothing, and shelter to those who were affected greatly by Hurricane Sandy. Our Hurricane Relief Assistance Program immediately assists families with the reconstruction of infrastructures, the consumption of employment opportunities, and the contribution of accessible transportation (amongst the previously mentioned necessities).


About us

United Way of Hudson County serves the women, men, and children residing in the communities of Bayonne, Guttenberg, Hoboken, Jersey City, North Bergen, Secaucus, Union City, Weehawken and West New York. UWHC is dedicated to ending homelessness in Hudson County by supporting effective programs that change the lives of our working poor and their families.

In 1936, former Governor of New Jersey and U.S. Senator, A. Harry Moore, formed the first Community Chest in Jersey City, a non-profit organization originated in Nevada. Several other prominent figures also assisted in the creation of the organization on the east coast. In 1948, United Way of Hudson County (UWHC) became a local subdivision of the United Way Worldwide.

During our 75 years, the United Way of Hudson County led human services’ non-profit agency. The key role the organization promoted was to unite the entire community by constant response. UWHC mobilizes resources in local government and the corporate sector to affect change in the lives of the homeless and impoverished men, women and children in our communities.


Get Involved

We welcome volunteers on a one-time or ongoing basis! There are a number of ways to support United Way of Hudson County through volunteering. We have various committees needing a wide range of skills, and many other opportunities arise during the year. Some of the ways you can get involved:
Donate money or your time.
Help with outreach.
Walk in the brochure drop.
Call during our spring fundraising phonathon.
Utilize your graphic design and layout skills for our brochure and newsletter.
Help keep our website up to date.
Provide database expertise, such as QuickBooks and mailing lists.
Join our Board of Directors.

For more information please contact

Contact Information

The United Way of Hudson County

857 Bergen Avenue

Jersey City, NJ 07306

Phone: (201) 434-2625

Fax: (201) 434-8643

The United Way Resale Stores

79 Metro Way, Secaucus, NJ – Phone: (201) 351-5139

6401 Bergenline Avenue, West New York, NJ – Phone: