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A message from the Little Sisters of the Poor

Little Sisters of the Poor – Totowa 

Our Sisters first came to this area in 1878 when the first home was established at South Eighth Street in Newark. A second home was opened in 1901 at 70 Dey Street in Paterson. After outgrowing these two homes, construction of a new building in Totowa began in 1974. With the transfer of approximately 250 Residents from the Newark and Paterson homes, St. Joseph’s Home in Totowa was dedicated in 1976.

Thousands of elderly poor received compassionate and devoted care, and were accompanied by our Sisters on their final journey home to God.  As part of a strategic plan to strengthen our ministry and bolster the quality of our religious and community life, the Little Sisters have recognized the need to withdraw from a certain number of homes in the United States, while at the same time dedicating resources to much needed upgrades and reconstruction projects in several other homes.  We had to make the difficult decision to no longer have a Home in Totowa.

All contributions and bequests to Totowa will continue to support our mission of caring for the elderly in our Homes. We are privileged to be able to care for the elderly poor and witness the sacredness of every life in 20 Homes located throughout the United States. We humbly ask that you consider supporting our one of our other Homes. For a list of all of the locations of all of our Homes in the United States, visit our directory.

We are very grateful for your steadfast support over the years. Be assured of our grateful prayers.

You may contact us at:
Little Sisters of the Poor
140 Shepherd Lane
Totowa, New Jersey 07512-2188
Phone: (973) 942-0300

All contributions and bequests will continue to support our mission of caring for the elderly in our Homes. Click here to donate. Thank you for your generosity!
For more information about our Homes or to submit prayer requests, visit our national website. We ask for your continued prayers, through the intercession of our foundress, St. Jeanne Jugan, for religious freedom, and the protection of life from conception until natural death.