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. For a one page overview of our programs and services offered throughout New Jersey, check out our Reaching Out Map.

For a comprehensive look at LSMNJ and some of its programs and services, read our Annual Report to the Community. This “year in review” magazine provides an up-close look at LSMNJ's programs, projects, and accomplishments.

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