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.
Because of generous community donations, support, and involvement, Ocean’s Harbor House provides life assistance for homeless youth or those living in troubled circumstances. Please explore our site by using the menu and please contact us with any questions.
Our 23rd Annual Bike Tour is from June 28th-30th, 2019!
Our 23rd annual Ride for New Beginnings Bike Tour will take place for 3 days from June 28th-30th, 2019! This year’s tour will be a majestic ride from Toms River to Atlantic City, Atlantic City to Voorhees, and finally back to Toms River.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the youth at Ocean’s Harbor House, a Safe Haven for Youth in Ocean and Monmouth Counties.
Registration fee is $75. We ask all riders to fundraise a minimum of $750, and we provide volunteer opportunities to help do so prior to the ride. Hotel accommodations and SAG stops are provided as part of the ride.
Complete information on the ride, including how to register, volunteer opportunities to fundraise, sponsorship opportunities, and ways to help can be found at www.ridefornewbeginnings.org. You can also call 732-929-0096 Ext. 205 for more information!
Thank you for your continued support!
Congratulations to 4th-grader Autumn Allocco for being recognized by the Holmdel Township Committee and Mayor Eric Hinds with a proclamation for her incredible donation of 100 backpacks filled with supplies to our youth. Over the holidays, Autumn took a routine social studies homework assignment and turned it into truly something special for the youth at Ocean’s Harbor House. Thank you Autumn!
Electronic Monitoring Award
Congratulations to our own Patrick Scully for being awarded the Ocean County Youth Services Commission’s “Provider of the Year” Award for our Electronic Monitoring program. We are so proud of Pat and the EM team!
Resident Creates Plaque
One of our shelter residents made this amazing plaque by engraving and painting the Ocean’s Harbor House logo and slogan. Such a beautiful piece of artwork!
Youth Scholarship Awarded
Thank you so much to the Zzak G. Applaud Our Kids Foundation Inc. for supporting one of our residents with a scholarship for ongoing vocal music lessons! The Foundation provides underserved children in our community with the funding and resources needed to attend ongoing lessons in dance, acting, vocal instruction, and instrumental music. Jodi and Melissa Grinwald came to our facility representing the Foundation, pictured with Executive Director John Piscal.
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!