Social Services

The Oasis Social Services Department provides support services to our adult and youth students,

as well as the greater Paterson community.

If you need help call any member of our social service team:

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

English & Spanish Speaking - Janelle Torres (973) 881-8307 X 124

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

  • A Safe Place to talk

    Each year, hundreds of 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 serve as "case managers" for these clients, providing ongoing support as well as referrals to various community agencies depending on need.

    Our social workers speak English and Spanish

  • 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

    2. From Surviving to Striving – Domestic violence support group
    To sign-up for our workshops call Jennie Vega at (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.