All Saints Community Center
c/o All Saints Episcopal Church
213 Madison Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701-3316

Samaritan   House

SBA grant
Dorothy Massey, right, accepting a check from our friends at OceanFirst
May 7, 2021

Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders proclamation

June 7, 2014


Why   Samaritan   House

Samaritan House Lakewood, located on the property of All Saints Episcopal Church in the heart of Lakewood, offers transitional housing and comprehensive support for 8 homeless individuals. HOUSE the homeless; not a shelter for someone to crash for the night, but short-term transitional housing – a sober-living environment. EMPOWER the homeless; counsel, provide resources, referrals, advocacy, food and targeted financial assistance to the homeless who are working to overcome a current life crisis. We have a success rate that is close to 73%; compared to the state average of 35% for this type of facility.

total number of successes:   274
as of December 31, 2021

Jubilee Award
"The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord."
Luke 4:18-19

At the 231st Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey, February 2015, we were presented with the designation of "a Center for Jubilee Ministry" by the National Episcopal Church. We are recognized as an example of how to reimage the use of the church's property to meet the needs of those less fortunate in our surrounding communities.

Once again, the National Episcopal Church, on July 28, 2016, recognized our efforts with this write-up.
Episcopal  or  PDF of article

Samaritan House Lakewood, a subsidiary of All Saints Community Center, is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. To donate to Samaritan House Lakewood, please visit:


Thank you very much.

Volunteering at Samaritan House
(eMail the Church at: Help Samaritan House)
  1. Occasionally staying overnight (8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.) or being on call to dispel a staff member at the shelter when they can’t be available.

  2. Being part of a “shepherd” program, providing a listening ear for our guests and enhancing a sense of community in the shelter.

  3. Outreach, including publicity.

  4. Fundraising, grant writing, etc.