Our purpose is to help those who need us most

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 purpose—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.

Our Mission & Ministry

The LSMNJ mission statement is the compass for those who direct our path and focus our impact on New Jersey.

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Those We Help

Fiscal strength and responsible stewardship provide a solid foundation for ongoing efforts touching many lives statewide.

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Our History

To meet changing needs, Evangelical Lutheran Association for Work of Christian Charity and Benevolence in the State of New Jersey, formed in the early 1900s, evolved to become today's Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey.

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Lutheran Connection

Find out how LSMNJ works with Lutheran congregations, individuals, and groups to extend God’s love in a multitude of purpose-filled ways.

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In concert with our Board of Trustees, our executive team embraces the mission of LSMNJ as the foundation for daily decision making and strategic planning to benefit New Jersey residents today and into the future.

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Board of Trustees

Meet the LSMNJ Board of Trustees.

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