JPM’s standards revolve around remaining CONNECTED to resources, ENGAGING youth and families while maintaining support that will EMPOWER our community through SERVICE.
Jefferson Park Ministries, Inc. (JPM), founded in 2002, is a 501(c) (3) tax exempt, faith-based community organization in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
JPM provides a range of culturally-competent services for the Haitian community, as well as services for other at-risk minority populations, Haitian, Latinos and African Americans.
JPM’s clients are primarily of limited language proficiency, live in or below the poverty level, and are marginally employed, unemployed or at risk for unemployment.
Over the years, our agency has enabled vulnerable Haitian immigrants and others with limited literacy in different areas to navigate through the social service system by reducing language and cultural barriers through the education of the broader community about cultural sensitivity and diversity.
More than 800 clients have and continue to benefit from JPM’s programs including support coordination, youth services, immigration services, food pantry, foster grandparent program and the family success center.
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