PATERSON, NJ - As health professionals, elected officials, school administrators, and the business community continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, coronavirus, so do non-profits, committed to serving the basic needs of  local families.

In response to the pandemic, Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children has temporarily suspended all its education and vocational training programs Additionally, in en effort to continue meeting the urgent needs of low-income families they have temporarily transitioned to “grab and go” meals and will provide other basic needs services as follows:

From Tuesday, 3/17 through Friday 3/20, Oasis will offer "grab and go" meals daily from 12 noon until 1 pm. During this period Oasis will be open from 10 am until 2 pm each day, providing social services such as food pantry items, diapers, emergency supplies, and other needs. 

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Starting Monday, 3/23, Oasis will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays only. "Grab and go" meals will be available from 12 noon until 1 pm and other social services (as above) will be freely available from 10 am until 2 pm.

Serving over 1,000 women and children in their Mill Street headquarter daily, Oasis will also continue to accept donations of shelf-stable foods (canned goods, cereals, etc.) and cash gifts to continue operations during this challenging time. 

Anyone with additional questions, or in need of further information can contact Laetitia Cairoli at 973-881-8307 ext. 105 or email at


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