social Services

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that you cannot sincerely try to help another without helping yourself." Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Oasis Social Services Department provides support services to our adult education students, as well as the greater Paterson community.

  • Each year, over 500 women are screened by our social services team for issues pertaining to domestic violence, substance abuse, women’s health, and more.
  • Through a grant from the CJ Foundation for SIDS, Social Services holds regular SIDS prevention training classes for expectant mothers.
  • Additionally, Social Services provides emergency clothing, food bags, furniture assistance and referrals to various community agencies depending on need.
  • Oasis also supports college level social services interns under the supervision of Jim Walsh, CSW.  Click here to download an application.