The Hispanic Multi-Purpose Service Center (HMPSC), a non-profit organization, was founded in 1976 to advocate for North Jersey’s growing Spanish-speaking population and to provide social support services to those who are poor and powerless in the community.


For over 40 years, HMPSC has worked tirelessly to develop an array of programs that will improve the quality of life not only for Paterson’s most impoverished and troubled, but for the residents of Passaic County and the State of New Jersey. Through the years, many programs have been established under the umbrella of HMPSC. These programs include HIV/AIDS prevention and education, Family Information and Referrals, and Crisis Intervention. Other programs include Employment Services, mentoring, a Transitional Housing for Single Women and their children, and a Youth Drop In Center for at risk youth. Also, the Center provides food assistance to low-income people and homeless facing hunger in the area by distributing donated food and grocery products.

Over the years, HMPSC has gone above and beyond its original goals by attracting a multi-cultural, multi-language base of both Hispanics and non-Hispanics individuals. Today, HMPSC welcomes and serves people in need regardless of ethnic, racial, gender or linguistic background. Our center is located at 911 East 23rd Street, Maria Magda Way in Paterson, NJ, 07513. The Center depends almost entirely on government grants and donations to fund our programs, serving over 15,000 people annually.

If you need help, or know someone in need or would like to make a difference in people’s lives contact us at (973) 684-3320.

Hoping to continue serving families in need in our community.

Juan Santana Jr., Acting Executive Director
and HMPSC Staff
Hispanic Multi-Purpose Service Center

These programs are available thanks to the generous support of