Samaritan leads the advancement of palliative care and hospice through innovation, collaboration, education, and access.
Samaritan approaches each person and family in our care with reverence for the sacredness of life, while developing and sustaining a relationship that is serving, trusting, authentic and caring.
– Based on Jean Watson’s Theory of Human Caring (2000)
“I do hope others will not be afraid to ask for help. Truly you all were exactly what we needed when we were in great need. The kindness and love is what carried me during a most difficult time.”
Founded in 1980 by visionary volunteers, Samaritan is the regional leader for hospice and palliative care. We were the first, and still the largest, hospice organization serving South Jersey.
Samaritan reinvests in our community by providing close to $1 million annually in non-reimbursed care thanks to the generosity of our donors. Samaritan offers many charitable giving opportunities to support our mission of service.
Samaritan is a Hospice Honors recipient – voted highest level of quality of care by our family caregivers’ point of view for three consecutive years.
Samaritan is the preferred palliative care provider for the Jefferson/Kennedy, Lourdes, and Virtua Health Systems, and St. John of God Community Services in Westville.
Samaritan is one of only six N.J. hospices to achieve the highest 4-star level of care in the national We Honor Veterans program committed to caring for veterans and their distinctive needs.
Samaritan’s Timely Conversations initiative encourages people to consider what matters most, now and at the end of life, by thinking about their wishes, talking with loved ones, and documenting their advance directives in tools such as Five Wishes.
Samaritan volunteer opportunities provide many ways to help make a real difference, including administrative assistance, community outreach, special events, companionship for patients, respite for family caregivers, and more.
Samaritan is committed to educating the community and offers a wide range of engaging topics for community, professional and student groups and employee wellness programs.
Samaritan is committed to diversity, inclusion, and access through staff and volunteer education, community outreach, and providing culturally sensitive care to those we serve.