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 was founded by and is still funded in part by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, St. Paul Province (CSJ) and the CSJ Ministries Foundation. Sarah’s is a part of the CSJ Ministry Collaborative, which is an independent 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
Dave Kelly: Maintenance Assistant ♦ email@example.com
Sarah Kruger, St. Joseph Worker ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie McCarthy, House Mentor ♦ email@example.com
Sara Nelson-Pallmeyer, House Manager ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Steeves, Director ♦ email@example.com
Martha West, Community Relations Associate ♦ firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela Ziemer, Overnight Advocate ♦ email@example.com
Resident Staff and Volunteers
2013/2014 Sarah’s Advisory Council
Wachen Anderson -The University of Minnesota, School of Nursing
Sarah Beman - St. Catherine University
Baya Clare, CSJ – Artist
Mary Hunt (Chair) - CSJ Consociate
Casie Iwata - The Center for Victims of Torture
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
Martha West - Community Relations Associate, Sarah’s… an Oasis for Women
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.