Sister Deborah Humphreys


From the Hispanic Research Center at the Newark Library: “Sister Deborah Humphreys, a social worker and Catholic nun, devoted her life to helping Puerto Rican workers and their families. She worked in public health assisting farm workers poisoned with pesticides and families threatened with eviction by misleading developers. Sister Humphreys is a founding member of El Club del Barrio (St. Columba Neighborhood Club) in Newark. It was established in 1975 by local neighborhood leaders concerned with providing a stable living environment to one of Newark’s poorest and most neglected communities. El Club del Barrio has been a provider of services, information, and referrals to neighborhood residents. It sponsors programs that respond to the needs of the community, primarily Latinos from youth to senior citizens.”


NJ Hispanic Reference Center – Latino Life Stories, Newark Library

Digitized papers, Newark Library