Ocean’s Harbor House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that provides more than just shelter. Staffed by caring experts, we freely give youth the individualized support they need to begin their healthy, happy, and ultimately successful life’s journey.
Through generous community donations and involvement, Ocean’s Harbor House provides life assistance for homeless youth or those living in troubled circumstances. Please explore our site and contact us with any questions.
January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention month.
Ocean’s Harbor House will be hosting events internally and to the public in the month of January to bring awareness to our communities, staff, and residents.
More information about National Slavery & Human Traffic Prevention month is at this link.
Watch our residents’ moving acceptance speech for the national art mural contest they won at the FYSB RHY Grantees Training in Austin, Texas!
JCPenney Awards Grant to Ocean’s Harbor House
Ocean’s Harbor House is proud to announce a grant award of $1,200 from J.C. Penney Communities Foundation. Helaine Franco, store manager of J.C. Penney located in the Ocean County Mall in Toms River, along with members of the store’s staff presented the check to Executive Director John Piscal.
Ocean’s Harbor House featured by Jersey Shore Online!
For our recent 30th Anniversary, Jersey Shore Online ran an article both online and in their newspapers about our programs and youth services. Click here for the article on their website.
Open Arms and Extended Arms Raises $24,000
Open Arms and Extended Arms of New Jersey presented us with a check for $24,000 in support of our programs serving homeless and at-risk youth. We are so thankful for the many years of support!
Toms River Council Honors Ocean’s Harbor House
We are very proud to have been honored by the Toms River Council with a proclamation for our 30th Anniversary! Accepting the proclamation from Mayor Tom Kelaher was Board Member Betty Reiff, Director of Finance Dawn Samaritano, and Director of Marketing Michael Bucca. Thank you for this distinct honor!
2018 Charity of Choice
We are extremely thankful for the Markel Corporation based in Red Bank! They have named Ocean’s Harbor House as their 2018 charity of choice. They recently had a drive for our Wish List and collected new bedding, clothes, food, toiletries, and other needed items. Pictured is our pickup of the items at their headquarters. We are so grateful!
We are so grateful for the support of SUEZ Water South Jersey and their help at our TLP location. Their volunteers helped with needed painting, planting, and storage projects.
Thank you SUEZ for everything you do for us!
GPS Day of Service
We are extremely grateful for the GPS New Jersey soccer team who volunteered to help us with a variety of tasks at Ocean’s Harbor House. The team helped us paint, replace molding, clean up the yard, and other needed jobs. We are so thankful for your time!
OZANE Like Campaign
Thank you so much to everyone who supported our Facebook page likes campaign for OZANE Termite and Pest Control! OZANE received 189 new page likes but presented us a check for the full $500! We can’t thank them enough for their generosity and support!
We are extremely grateful to The Provident Bank Foundation for presenting us with a $7,500 grant to assist with funding our Transitional Living and Shelter programs. Jane Kurek, Executive Director of The Provident Bank Foundation along with Stacey Kavanagh, Market Manager of Provident Bank, presented a check to Executive Director John Piscal and board members Carole Mack and Marie Roselli.
Harbor House Shed
Matt Pizzo is working towards being an Eagle Scout, and he is building a shed at Harbor House for our youth’s belongings such as bikes, skateboards, and other items.
Executive Director John Piscal speaks to youth in Freehold
Mr. Piscal was featured in the Trenton Monitor for speaking to youth in Freehold about the prevalence of homelessness amongst children in our local communities.