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The Lighthouse at Incarnation provides temporary housing for post-release individuals who were forced to flee persecution in their home countries due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

The Lighthouse houses six guests at a time upon their release from one of four correctional facilities in NJ. Our guests will have spent upwards of six months to a year languishing in detention, even though they have never committed a crime.

The Lighthouse is a partnership between Church of the Incarnation and First Friends of NY and NJ, whose mission is to “uphold the inherent dignity and humanity of detained immigrants and asylum seekers [by providing] compassion and hope through volunteer visitation, resettlement assistance and advocacy.” The Lighthouse is housed in the Parish House at The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 68 Storms Avenue, Jersey City, NJ.

In addition to providing a safe haven and a community for our guests, we provide additional resettlement support as needed. Examples include food, transportation, telephone, toiletries, language tutoring, legal aid, and financial support for getting established in their own apartments.

We are currently seeking financial support for The Lighthouse and urge you to make a tax-deductible donation here: https://www.gofundme.com/thelighthouseforasylees

The more we raise, the more support we will be able to provide. Please help as generously as you can. Your gift will transform lives and provide hope and services to our guests as they establish themselves in their new country.



68 Storm Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306   |   Phone: 201.434.4810   |   Fax: 201.434.7409   |   Email: infor@visitincarnation.com