Who We Are

Truly mission  driven.

Throughout New Jersey, there are people who really need help and there are people who really have a need to help. We realized a long time ago that our role — and the best way to fulfill our mission — was to help bring all these people together.

Built on more than a century of grace-filled service, Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey (LSMNJ) continues its mission as a not-for-profit organization to serve residents statewide who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices – regardless of religious background or affiliation.

From our beginning as an orphanage in Jersey City, we have broadened our focus to serve the state’s ever-changing population. Today, besides being one of New Jersey’s largest providers of affordable housing, LSMNJ provides a wide range of essential programs, including immigration and refugee services, a homeless day shelter, special needs housing, adoption, food pantry support, and varying levels of senior care and retirement living.

For a one page overview of our programs throughout the state, check out our Reaching Out Map.

For more information about LSMNJ,we invite you to tour our website, contact us, or call 609-386-7171.