Newark Female Charitable Society

305 Halsey Street

Existed in 1890

Founded in 1803

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From: Newark City Directory 1850/51

This society was formed in 1803. The object of which was to assist all the worthy poor females of this city, without denominational distinction, who are of good character and standing, and in need of assistance.  An annual sermon has been preached by some one of our Clergymen and a collection taken in aid of the society, which, together with donations from other sources, has enabled the society to ameliorate the conditions of thousands of suffering poor in this city.

From: Social Services Directory of Newark 1912

A Society to relieve want without inducing pauperism. Cases are first investigated by the Bureau of Associated Charities. The Relief Committee visit the poor in their homes and give gratuitous or industrial aid as the case demands. The Society maintains a laundry, open daily and providing instruction and facilities for laundry work: dinner for women employed in the building daily at 12 PM. Industrial Building Saving Bank, deposits received Fridays at 4 PM: Mother's Meeting, Fridays at 2:30 PM (November to May); Sewing School, Saturdays at 10:30 AM (Movement to May); Kitchen Garden Class, Saturdays at 10:30 AM (November to May); Fresh Air Fund work from June until September.