Why Oasis?

Nearly one in four residents in the city of Paterson lives in poverty. Many of them are women and children.

We recognize that the problems of poverty are complex and have no single solution.

The women and children we serve face hunger, domestic violence, unemployment, and other challenges. Too often, they are isolated and lack the support of friends or family.

Oasis has a unique approach: We provide a range of wraparound services and programs that address the multiple challenges of poverty.

We respond by providing a web of interconnected programs and services to support women and children while giving them the educational opportunities they need to improve their lives.

Oasis is the only area organization providing comprehensive antipoverty programs and services in a single location.

How You Can Help

At Oasis, staff and volunteers work to help women and children overcome the problems of poverty and create brighter futures. We can’t achieve our goals without your support. Oasis is 92 percent privately funded by individuals, foundations, and corporations. 

People like you make it possible for women and children to rise out of poverty. Giving to Oasis is an investment in the lives of women and children. It is an investment in the future. 

  • $25 provides a hot meal to 25 women and children
  • $57 provides a week of childcare for an infant whose mom is taking Oasis classes to learn English, gain computer skills, or earn her GED.
  • $128 provides a month of counseling to help a woman escape domestic violence.

Our Impact

In 2022, Oasis reached over 5,000 women and children. With your support, we:

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