Social Services

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


If you are need help call one of our social workers.


English Speaking - Jim Walsh (973) 881-8307 X 123

Spanish Speaking - Jennie Vega (973) 881-8307 X 122

Bengali Speaking - Tahsina Ahmed (973) 881-8307 X 124

  • A Safe Place to talk

    Each year, over 500 women meet with a social worker on our social services team to discuss personal challenges pertaining to domestic violence, substance abuse, women’s health, immigration, and more. All conversations are confidential, and no appointments are needed. 


    Our social workers speak, English, Spanish, and Bengali.


    Our social workers serve as "case managers" for these clients, providing ongoing support as well as referrals to various community agencies depending on need.

  • Empowerment Workshops

    Oasis offers numerous opportunities and workshops for women to improve their lives and those of their family members, including stress management, study habits/note taking, financial literacy, and empowerment.


    Our current workshops are:

    1. Making HERstory- Discuss goal setting and other self-care topics. - Tuesdays, 1:00pm 2:00pm

    2. From Striving to Surviving– Domestic violence support group - Wednesdays at from 10:00am - 11:00am (English), 11:00am - 12:00pm (Spanish), or 1:30pm - 2:45pm (English)
    To sign up call Jennie Vega (973) 881-8307 X 122
  • Community Events

    Oasis hosts numerous events throughout the year that are open to our adult education students and community members alike:

    • Health screenings, health fairs, and nutrition classes with partner hospitals and universities
    • Baby showers for pregnant moms in partnership with various community agencies
    • Oasis also attends numerous health resource and community fairs throughout Paterson and Passaic County to highlight social service programs.