Tent City
of Lakewood, NJ

Our Tent City – at its original location by the intersection of Cedar Bridge Ave and S Clover St in Lakewood – is now officially closed.

We are very grateful to everyone who had supported us over the past 8+ years, during which hundreds of lives have been positively affected by our work.

What's Next?

With the brutal destruction of our Tent City by the prevailing forces in the Lakewood Township government, the number of people in the area who are living in the streets has increased… Our organization is evolving from serving a single location to now being a movement to create new sustainable homeless camps where they are needed. All that we need to accomplish this is land…

We are preparing to initiate a massive petition drive, directed at the Freeholders of Ocean County, asking to allocate a fitting plot of "public land" to our non-governmental charity organization - for the purpose of establishing a safe residential community for homeless and low-income individuals.

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Destiny's Bridge

One of the tools for raising public awareness about our solution to homelessness is Destiny's Bridge, a feature-length documentary filmed at our Tent City in 2012. Please support the IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign to bring this wonderful film to a larger audience.

A Place Of Their Own

There's now also a new Tent City documentary, directed by LeMar Charles of Vicious Productions.

Two screenings are currently scheduled:

Saturday, July 26   3:00pm
Lakewood Library

301 Lexington Ave
      Tuesday, July 29   6:00pm
Monmouth University

Bey Hall, Young Auditorium
400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ

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Download in PDF (Portable Document Format) or ODT (OpenDocument Text) format.

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Please print many copies, cut (two petitions per page), sign one yourself, get as many people in your county to sign it as well, and mail them back to us to present to County Freeholders when the time is right!


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Old Web-site Archives

Version 1" of the TentCityNJ.org Web-site was created in October 2011 by Bill Marshall. "Version 2" was created in June 2013 by Alex Libman (static site generated from Wikia content). You can also find snap-shots of the old Web-site via Archive.org and Archive.today.