Women's Heritage TrailFounded in 1803, the Newark Charitable Society (now called the Newark Day Center) is one of the oldest social service agencies in the United States. After a plea from the pulpit of Old First Presbyterian Church, "Your neighbor is suffering, therefore devise some means to assist," a group of Newark women met in the home of Rachel Boudinot and proposed "to devise some means for caring for the poor and distressed persons in the village." Each member paid one dollar in annual dues, they were organized into officers and managers, and the Society established its criteria for distributing help. The plan of the Society was to help people help themselves. Food and clothing were given in emergencies. However, employment was found whenever possible or women were taught new skills that could help them earn a living. As times changed and Newark Female Charitable Society grew, it continued to address the problems of the community through programs for widows, single mothers, girls, boys, and the elderly.
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|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 569578 N 4509357|
|Decimal Degrees||40.73221667, -74.17601667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 43.933', W 74° 10.561'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 43' 55.98" N, 74° 10' 33.66" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||973, 201, 862|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 305 Halsey St, Newark NJ 07102, US|
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