About Us

Our Mission & Vision

The mission of The Samaritan Center at the Jersey Shore is to provide hope and resiliency through professional faith-based counseling, support groups and education programs. We are a non-profit corporation established to provide individuals, families, churches, schools, businesses and other organizations wih resources for enhancing healthy and vital living. We seek to advance emotional, spiritual, physical, relational and insitutional wholeness with quality professional services from a faith integrated perspective that honors people from all backgrounds and beliefs.


We are all too aware of the unimaginable tragedies that members of our immediate Shore area have had to face in recent years: the senseless loss of life from suicide, the cascading hardships to schools, families and businesses due to substance abuse; the personal trauma and challenging adjustments necessary in the shaky economic environment and post 9/11 culture. Over recent years a growing number of people retiring in the Shore area are in need of support. There are many people trying to cope with the stresses of life at a time hospitals and other community agencies have limited services. Many people do not know where to turn for help. The Samaritan Center at the Jersey Shore is a ministry that partners with the church to help people seeking wellness and wholeness in body, mind and spirit.

The Samaritan Center at the Jersey Shore

Counseling Services

  • Addiction Assessments
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Child and Adolescent Issues
  • Depression, Anxiety and Stress
  • Spiritual Guidance
  • Grief and Trauma Recovery
  • Job Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital, Family and relationship Issues


  • Alateen Meeting: Tuesday evenings 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Mindfulness Meditation Workshop


  • Board Members
  • Staff