Oasis: A Haven for Women and Children, Inc. (“Oasis”)

Posted on August 4, 2021

To help support staffing, including teachers and a full-time social worker, at the Oasis After-School Academy. The students’ need for enhanced academic and psychosocial support has greatly increased due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – especially for their more economically disadvantaged youths. Many children have lost months of previous academic gains, and are at a heightened risk for anxiety, loneliness, and behavioral and emotional problems. The Academy’s after-school program provides helpful remedial academic assistance, and social-emotional support, to low-income children whose needs are not being fully met by the public-school system during the daytime. They will serve a limited number of students onsite as well as offer a virtual component, enabling them to thereby reach more children. Located in Paterson, NJ, Oasis seeks to offer a holistic pathway out of poverty through educational and vocational training programs. It assists women to enter and better succeed in the workforce, and it helps children to better flourish academically – and to stay in school. They serve some 1,000 women and children annually.