About Sarah’s

bowl of flags  Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women is located in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul, MN.

Office Phone: 651-696-8642

  Housing Line: 651-696-8699

    Email: Info@SarahsOasis.org

Over 600 women have lived at Sarah’s since 1996.  These women have come from more than 67 nations and have survived violence, abuse, torture, war, discrimination and other difficult circumstances.  Transition is different for every women who comes to Sarah’s, but every woman has the goal to restart her life and heal.

Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women is a program of  Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province (CSJ) .  Founded by the CSJ’s in 1996, Sarah’s is still funded in part by the CSJ’s and the CSJ Ministries Foundation.  

Sarah’s Staff 

Julie McCarthy, House Mentor  ♦ housementor@sarahsoasis.org

Sara Nelson-Pallmeyer, House Manager  ♦ housemanager@sarahsoasis.org

Cheryl Steeves, Director ♦ cherylsteeves@sarahsoasis.org

Martha West, Community Relations Associate ♦ communityrelations@sarahsoasis.org

Angela Ziemer, Overnight Advocate ♦ advocate@sarahsoasis.org

 Resident Staff and Volunteers

2013/2014 Sarah’s Advisory Council

Wachen Anderson -The University of Minnesota, School of Nursing

Sarah Beman St. Catherine University

Kristine Brelje CSJ Consociate and Thomson Reuters

Baya Clare, CSJ – Artist 

Mary Hunt (Chair) – CSJ Consociate

Casie Iwata The Center for Victims of Torture

Renuka Jayatunge

Rebecca Makayi

Cheryl Maloney  - CSJ Consociate

Michele Garnett McKenzie – Advocates for Human Rights

Colleen O’Malley, CSJ - Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Emilie Sirek - Hot Dish Advertising 

Cheryl Steeves - Director, Sarahs… an Oasis for Women and CSJ Consociate

Martha West - Community Relations Associate, Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women

Sarah’s 2013-2016 Strategic Plan Finalized!Picture of Strategic Plan

With the help of residents, community members, volunteers, donors, staff and others, Sarah’s has recently completed a new strategic plan to cover July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2016.  In addition to the new plan, we have tweaked the wording of our mission statement and clarified our vision statement (both updated versions are listed on our home page).  Click here to see the strategic plan summary. 


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