About Us

Oasis began in a church hall in Paterson in 1997. Our founders' mission was to provide hot meals to women with children. 

By 2008, Oasis built a three-story building at 59 Mill Street and since then, we have expanded our mission.

Today we focus on: 1) education and training to help women enter the workforce and 2) after-school (and Saturday) programs that help children and teens excel in school, enter post-secondary education and training, and succeed in a career. 

We continue to offer women and children hot meals, emergency food bags, clothing and the help of three on-site social workers.  

Oasis is the only area organization offering this vital mix of anti-poverty services in a single location.