Our assistance services help people from all walks of life throughout New Jersey

Responding to the ever-changing needs of New Jersey residents, Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ (LSMNJ) provides a broad range of programs and services. At 18 locations across our state, LSMNJ annually makes a difference in the lives of more than 2,700 individuals. Please review the map of New Jersey on this page to learn where our diverse social ministries are targeting and addressing specific human care and housing assistance needs.


Community Outreach:

  • Community Engagement (Statewide) works in partnership with individual congregations to provide community outreach services.
  • Immigration Legal Services (Statewide) offering a broad range of immigration legal services.
  • LSMNJ Disaster Recovery (Statewide) – As the affiliate of Lutheran Disaster Response, plans and coordinates long-term disaster recovery.
  • Lutherans Feeding Friends (Statewide) awards grants to Lutheran-affiliated food ministries to provide start-up costs, replenish food supplies, and cover operational expenses.
  • H.E.R.O. (Camden, Pennsauken) – H for housing assistance, healthcare, & hope. E for employment and/or education. R for recovery, resilience. O for opportunity.
  • Lutheran Learning (Statewide) – An educational program which provides free presenters to Lutheran congregations on a variety of topics surrounding leadership and living to further enhance their ministry.

Hospice and Home Care:

  • Journey Hospice (serving various counties in North and South Jersey; greater Philadelphia, PA) improves quality of life through hospice and palliative care services provided to those living with a serious illness in New Jersey.
  • SpiriCare at Home (West Caldwell) offers a broad array of services that enhance independence and well-being in a person’s home.


Affordable Family Housing:

  • Lutheran Social Ministries of Camden (Camden) – 89 townhomes
  • Peapack Gladstone Family Housing (Peapack) – 20 townhomes
  • Project Home (Jersey City) – 18 units
  • West Hanover Street Apartments (Trenton) – 17 apartments

Affordable Senior Housing:

  • Birchwood at Old Bridge Senior Apartments (Old Bridge) – 88 apartments
  • Lutheran Senior Residence at Pennsauken (Pennsauken) – 70 apartments
  • Mirota Senior Residence (Whitehouse Station) – 60 apartments
  • Mt. Olive Manor I & II (Flanders) – 110 apartments
  • South Plainfield Senior Residence (South Plainfield) – 100 apartments
  • Sterling Village (Piscataway) – 150 apartments *

Community Residential Services:

  • Luther Haven (Asbury Park) serves nine residents with mental health needs.


Senior Healthcare and Retirement Living:

  • Crane’s Mill (West Caldwell) – 281 independent living apartments and cottages, 48 assisted living suites, 22 memory support suites, and 56 skilled nursing beds.

Lutheran Senior LIFE:

  • Lutheran Senior LIFE (Jersey City) – A program of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE), providing and coordinating home and healthcare services for qualified seniors so that they can continue to live safely in their community.

* Professionally managed by Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey.
All other facilities listed are owned and managed by Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey.