Since 1904, we’ve offered hope and help to those in need.

In late 1903, seven Lutheran pastors met to discuss “Inner Missions” and soon established the “Evangelical Lutheran Association for Work of Christian Charity and Benevolence in the State of New Jersey.”

The organization first developed an orphanage and then provided a residence and care for the elderly. These early beginnings served as a foundation for the diversified social ministry organization that grew into today’s Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey (LSMNJ). Over the years, LSMNJ and its predecessors have served people of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds made vulnerable by their life’s circumstance.