There are a variety of ways to support SHIP.  Below are links that will assist you in getting involved as a volunteer, providing food and/or clothes, or just providing financial support.  SHIP is funded by the generosity of the community and your support is desperately needed.  Also, check with your local house of worship for their support of SHIP.  Thank you and God Bless!

What does SHIP need?

Food donations and other commodities can be dropped off at:

SHIP's Safe Harbor
87 East High Street
Somerville, New Jersey 08876
Monday thru Friday
8:30 am to 4 pm
Call or e-mail SHIP for special drop off times.
908-393-9545 or

Where do I send cash donations?

Cash donations can also be mailed directly to SHIP.   Please feel free to request a specific area within SHIP to where you would like your donation applied.   Please make checks payable to:

Samaritan Homeless Interim Program and mail to:

87 East High Street
Somerville, New Jersey 08876

How can I volunteer with SHIP?

We are always looking for people that welcome a challenge and would enjoy making a meaningful difference in the life of those served by SHIP and our affiliated agencies. Through volunteering, you can translate your empathy into life changing action.

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Donations of cash to SHIP are greatly appreciated.  Donations can be made fast, safe and secure through PayPal.  Simply click the button below.


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Samaritan Homeless Interim Program

87 East High Street
Somerville, New Jersey 08876

Serving the community since 1984


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Since March 5, 1984 We have served over 100,000 people.

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