Programs and Services


Oasis provides educational programming and critical support services, including food, clothing, and social services to women and children living in poverty.  Our clients, on average, live on less than $12,000 a year.  They rely upon Oasis to help them through this difficult time in their lives.  Through our Adult Education Program, impoverished women attend classes to advance their literacy levels, improve their language skills, and hone their job skills.  Our Program has given so many women the consistent support needed to achieve their goals.  Our clients are committed, they are focused and they are grateful for all Oasis' is able to help them achieve.  Oasis Youth Development Programs provide academic enrichment, social skills development and nutrition education.  The primary goal of all our programs and services is to mentor women and children to help them achieve their fullest potential. 

Basic Needs

  • Daily Community Breakfast (8:30 - 9:00 am); Client Breakfast (8:30 - 9:00 am & 10:00 - 10:30 am)
  • Daily Lunch (12:00 - 12:45 pm)
  • Food Pantry (daily with referral)
  • Clothing on an emergency basis

Adult Education

Each course of study has been developed incorporating guidelines established by the American Council of Education and the New Jersey Department of Education’s Core Curriculum Standards. Oasis offers the following courses each September through June, as well as our new abbreviated GED summer program offered three days per week:

  • Adult Basic Education
  • GED Classes
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes
  • Computer Training
  • Workplace Readiness Program (OWRP)
  • Home Health Aide Training, through our partnership with HomeCare Options
  • ServSafe Training
  • Supervised child care for children up to age 5 while classes are in session

Youth Development Programs

All programs encourage respect, teamwork and tolerance for one another, as well as promote healthy and productive life long habits.

  • TEEN (Teen Empowerment and Enrichment Network) Program for girls ages 13 -18 (year round)
  • Michael Wagner After-School Program, ages 6 - 12
  • Carl’s Kids Summer Camp, ages 6 - 12 (July - August)
  • Paterson Youth Photography Program at Oasis, ages 8-12 (Saturday mornings).  For more information visit

Clients line up for weekday lunch service 


Oasis provides a hot nutritious meal to women and children


 ESL classes provided each weekday during the school year 


Summer camp in full swing! 


Oasis campers spend three days a week at the Wyckoff YMCA 


Camp Counselors include Paterson Teens participating in Oasis "First Jobs" Program