Norwescap is a private, non-profit corporation originally established in 1965 under the Economic Opportunity Act to serve the low-income population of throughout Northwest New Jersey.
At Norwescap, we believe everyone should have access to high-quality educational opportunities and experiences.
We provide education services to young children, support youth and emerging adults in pursuing educational opportunities and help adults obtain educational grants and training certifications that can fuel their careers.
We believe everyone in our community should be able to find a high-quality job that provides a living wage. We work with adults to help them build skills, find better employment opportunities, re-enter the workforce and maintain their employment over time.
Everyone needs access to healthcare and support to maintain healthy behaviors. We help people connect to doctors and dentists, provide prenatal support for new mothers, provide education about cancer and chronic disease, support seniors to help them age well, and work to ensure that everyone in our region has access to adequate food.
Everyone needs a safe and affordable place to live. We help people find affordable housing, maintain their utility bills and stay in their home longer. We also partner with our local communities and neighborhoods to find ways to make them safer and better places for people to live.
Everyone should have the opportunity to contribute to our communities. We create opportunities for people of all diversities and income-levels to participate in advisory committees, volunteer at our locations and advocate for creating communities that thrive.
People need to build savings and make investments that can help them move ahead in life. We help individuals do this by building financial management skills, providing resources to help people save money and distributing small loans to increase assets and build net worth.