Jefferson Park Ministries

About Us

How We Work

What makes us different

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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Our Mission

Serve immigrant families and youth by implementing services and programs that address the needs and improves lives by promoting empowerment and the ability to manage day to day activities.

Our Purpose of Existence

Become the primary source providing services to the Haitian community and the community at large within the city of Elizabeth and the State of New Jersey. We want to be the heart, the hands, and the voice of those who cannot help themselves.

Our Motto

Do unto others as you would like others to do
unto you - Matthew 7: 12

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the community’s primary resource for programs and services that contribute to individual and family stability, as well as development among Haitian and other immigrant groups.

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Meet the Team

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Our Board & Staff