Providing critical supplies for babies and toddlers in need
The first North Porch center was incorporated in 1984 in Newark, New Jersey, by the Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Newark. The organization had it roots in ministry established in 1978 by The Venerable Martha Blacklock of Newark Episcopal Cooperative for Mission and Ministry.
North Porch Women & Infants' Centers is 501(c)3 non-profit organization at provides emergency aid, of baby supplies, to mothers and infants in northern New Jersey, help them stabilize and improve the quality of lives. North Porch has centers in Newark, Paterson and Dover as well as satellite center in Hackettstown. We are governed by volunteer Board of Trustees. Our Centers are staffed by part time Center Coordinators and part time Program Director. Our clients are referred to social service agencies and religious organizations. At able to visit up to four times a year and at each visit receive one week's supply of diapers, wipes, formula, baby food and toiletries.
Our ministry began with first center at Cathedral House in Newark, the current center is located and serves clients 3 days week. The Dover Center is open 3 days a week and is housed in St. John's Episcopal Church. We have satellite location in Hackettstown at St. James' Episcopal Church, open 1 day week by appointment. In Paterson, we operate our center out of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and are open 1 day a week. In Morristown, we operate our center out of St. Peter's Episcopal Church and are open 1 day a week.