Resources: Referrals for Concrete Services

Catholic Charities provides service to people in need, to advocate for justice in social structures, and to call the entire church and other people of good will do the same.
Call 973-737-2077 or visit website.

CUMAC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to feeding people and changing lives. Their team works to alleviate hunger and its root causes in Paterson, Passaic County and New Jersey.
Call 973-742-5528 or visit website.

Eva’s Village helps thousands of men, women, and children each year by addressing basic needs of food and shelter, as well as complex issues around addiction, mental illness, and chronic homelessness.
Call 973-523-6220 or visit website.

Grandparent Relatives Care Resource Center Inc.’s mission is to empower every grandparent and kinship caregiver raising children in the Passaic County area and beyond to be effective in their parenting roles by equipping them with knowledge, resources, and support networks.
Call 973-553-2091 or visit website.

Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center serves women, men, and teens at-risk for, or facing, an unplanned pregnancy or related concern. They do not provide or refer for abortion; they do provide valuable services to support informed choices that will enhance your life and the lives of others.
Call 862-257-3820 or visit website.

Madison Avenue Crossroads Community Ministries Inc. provides programs which focus on the needs of children, youth, teenagers, individuals, and families to spread the Gospel message and to alleviate the conditions of hunger, poverty, illiteracy, under-education, unemployment, homelessness, addictions, family crisis and other needs within our community.
Call 973-278-5627 or visit website.

The AHA provides affordable housing solutions, works together with different affiliate agencies in NJ, and manages several programs that help those seeking relief in paying their utility bills.
Call 732-982-8710 or visit website.

New Jersey WIC Services provides supplemental nutritious foods to pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to the age of five. Services include nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and support, immunization screening and health care referrals.
Call 973-754-4575 or visit website.

The mission of Oasis is to change the lives of women and children by breaking the cycle of poverty through compassionate programs designed to feed, clothe, educate, and empower women and children in need.
Call 973-881-8307 or visit website.

Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Paterson Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Through the merger of affordable home ownership and community redevelopment efforts, Paterson Habitat works to revitalize distressed neighborhoods and create communities people want to call home.
Call 973-595-6868 or visit website.

Paterson Task Force for Community Action, Inc. (PTF) is the officially designated community action agency for the city of Paterson, New Jersey. Their mission is to help the poor improve their quality of life and to become self-sufficient by addressing the causes as well as the effects of poverty.
Call 973-279-2333 or visit website.

Star of Hope has 75 network connections to local churches in NJ – many are in Passaic, Paterson and Clifton. They will connect you to the nearest networking church to the family’s home for basic need support such as food and clothing.
Call 973-742-1222 or visit website.

SPCDC is a nonprofit organization serving 3,500+ men, women, and children annually throughout Paterson and Passaic County. The community and social services provided help support the basic need for food, shelter, educational development, job training, and counseling.
Call 973-710-3900 or visit website.

United Way’s mission is to improve the lives of people in Passaic County by mobilizing the caring power of the community.
Call 973-279-8900 or visit website.

Wafa House is a domestic violence resource agency that offers counseling and other social services. They are also registered under the National Diaper Bank Network, (NDBN). All services are provided to anyone/everyone free of charge and in complete confidence.
Call 973-595-6868 or visit website.