Welcome to Ocean’s Harbor House, a safe haven for youth.
If you know of any youth between the ages of 10 and 21 who are homeless and in crisis, please call our Shelter Hotline at 732.929.0660
To reach the administration office, please call 732.929.0096
We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary!
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"It’s time to come in out of the darkness."
We understand that it’s not your fault, and the world when you are unprepared is indeed dark, cold and loud.
Harbor House, an IRS certified 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, staffed by caring experts, provides you with more than shelter. We freely give you the full, individualized support you need to begin your healthy, happy and ultimately successful life’s journey.
Through generous community donations and involvement, Harbor House provides life assistance for homeless youth or those living in troubled circumstances. Please explore our site and contact us with any questions.
VIDEO Homeless & At-Risk Teens Seek Shelter at Harbor House
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT HARBOR HOUSE:
We have the following career opportunities available:
Fire Safety Training
Ocean’s Harbor House staff underwent comprehensive fire safety training outside of our TLP location. Dominick Roselli, Inspector Investigator from the Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention, gave our staff informative lessons on fire safety and the correct use of fire extinguishers.
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.
The Spring Open Arms Fundraiser
A night of psychic entertainment with mentalist Ted Saint James at the Sawmill in Seaside Park raised $4500.00!
Caritas Club Donation
The Caritas Club of Leisure Village West in Manchester presented Ocean’s Harbor House with a check for $500.00. Thanks for the continued support!
Keller Williams RED DAY
Thanks to the RED DAY Keller Williams Realty volunteers for their community service at Harbor House on May 10th.
THANK YOU TO THE METEDECONK SAILING CLUB!
The Metedeconk Sailing Club in Brick raised over $6,200 at a women’s sailing event on Sunday benefiting Harbor House.
The event was a tremendous success entailing dozens of volunteers and supporters.
We are so grateful for the donations and the opportunity to tell our story of helping homeless youth in crisis in Ocean & Monmouth Counties.
Thank you to Two River Community Bank!
They presented Harbor House with a $1,000 check in conjunction with their Grand Opening in Toms River.
The check was presented to Jhanna Even, Director of Development, Harbor House and John J. Piscal, Executive Director, Harbor House by Bill Moss, President, Two River Community Bank.
Toms River Door and Window presented Harbor House with a $500 donation. Standing with Jhanna Even, Director of Development, are Robert and Jerry Mikaelian, owners.
On December 8, Harbor House was presented with a check for $27,500 from Open Arms and Extended Arms, a nonprofit that has been supporting us for over 30 years. It was a wonderful event and we are so grateful for all their efforts. Thank you to all of the Open Arms and Extended Arms members on behalf of everyone at Harbor House.
Brian Barr from Feeling Swell T-Shirts presented a check to Ocean’s Harbor House for $10,000 through t-shirt sales over the summer. He will continue supporting Harbor House through a food drive in the fall and winter. Thank you Brian for your tremendous efforts and your support of the kids at Harbor House. read more
"I have recently met my niece for the first time and learned that her difficult life was made very much safer and happier by love from Harbor House years ago. Thank you for what you do. Never doubt the value of what your connection to these people means in the short term and the long term as well. Love to you all."
"My name is Anthony. I am a former resident at Harbor House not just once but almost a dozen times. I was one of those teens who was always finding new ways to get in trouble. During my first time staying at the shelter back in 1999, I was jumping up and down on the bed throwing glow sticks or setting off the alarms. Even after all the stuff I did, I always had a safe place to stay. All of the staff genuinely cared about the teens' lives they touched. The staff at Harbor House raised me and helped me become the person I am today. I recently completed my GED and am now enrolled in one of the top tier automotive trade schools in Nashville, Tennessee. I want to thank the staff at Harbor House past - and present - you guys made a huge difference in my life and so many others."