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Because of You...

Over 17 new families came to Wafa House this month, in addition to the hundreds of returning clients.
Total Aid Given as of January
Food vouchers: $1,181
Financial assistance: $500
Children helped: 38
Diapers: 2,450
Success Stories

Advocacy is an unsung hero on our service list. This month we want to share our work with a family who was living without health insurance due to a language barrier. We were able to interpret calls on their behalf, find the best policy for them, and activate a plan. Now mom and her three children have health insurance. 

One our refugee clients recently lost their job, and due to their old age has been struggling to find a job. He is actively looking for a new job and is keeping us updated on his findings. We are assisting him in one months rent while he dedicates his time to finding a new job. We understand it may take a bit longer for him to find a job because of the language barrier, but we are here to help and support him.
We asked and you delivered! Thank you to those who participated in our Coat Drive! It is never too late to donate, there is always another family in need!
Thank you for your kind donations! You are all AMAZING! Noor ul-Iman held a Diaper drive for Wafa House as their Day of Service activity on MLK Day! 
Click here for our Diaper Drive Flyer!
We want to celebrate all mothers with this small event. Thank you for always putting your children first, but now we want to help you dedicate some time for yourself.  
A word from our Clients
"I will always continue to spread a good word about you guys, you will forever be in my prayers"
"May god bless you all for the goodness you do"
I hope this long and cold January has been good to you!

Our team keeps on growing!
Welcome to our team Amandeep Pannu and Shahnaz Shahab, new interns from MSU.
We also welcome our new set of volunteers from Rutgers, who will begin in February.

We are currently looking for  an Attorney, send your recommendations in!
Empowerment Workshop: "Creating Goals" at P.S. #9
Stress Management: Yoga at P.S. #9
Wafa House staff attend the monthly CNA of Passaic meeting.
List of Services
Legal assistance for DV/ SA
Financial Assistance
Active Parenting
Cultural Sensitivity Training for agencies
Empowerment workshops            
individual, family
Play Therapy
Diaper Bank
We have been asked for these specific donations:

Pants (specific size requested; Women size 18, Men waist 40, length 32)

Cleaning Supplies:
Paper Towels
Fabric Softener

Few tips on how to save money this winter by making small changes:
  • Instead of bringing the thermostat past 80 degrees, put on your favorite sweater and socks.
  • Make sure to keep your vents clean and clear to avoid obstructing the air flow. If there is a room you don't use close/cover the vents allowing more air to flow into other rooms. 
  • Keeping the heat on at all times even if it's on low doesn't really save you any money. If you are going to out of the house for the greater part of the day, turn off the heat. A few minutes of a chilly house when you return is worth all the money you'll be saving.
  • Air seal your home. Check to see if air easily comes in through your doors or windows. Invest in good heavy curtains to retain heat in. Blinds should remain closed unless facing direct sunlight.
  • Get great use from your humidifier. Instead of the dry warm air that doesn't last, the humidifier will allow the air to retain some moisture and keep the air hot. 
  • Lastly, start changing all your light bulbs to LED bulbs. Not only do they use a lot less energy but they last way longer, making their price worth it.
Upcoming events!
Mothers Galentines Event TBA soon.
Educational workshop: Poison Control at PS#9, Paterson
CNA meeting , Totowa
Empowerment workshop at PS#9, Paterson
We are always grateful for the continuing donations of:
  • School supplies
  • Baby toiletries
  • Diapers and wipes
  • New clothing of different sizes for all ages
  • New Shoes
  • *If you would like to donate furniture or strollers please contact our office first  1-800-930-WAFA (9232)

Our mailing address is:

PO BOX 2102
CLIFTON, NJ 07015-2102

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