My Oasis, My Story


“Sarah’s is the world in one home.” ~Amareche, former resident

Personal journeys.  Inspiring Women.

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Tamrat

Sarah’s plays a huge part in my life. I started going to school. I enjoy the day trips I make and having dinner with the other women. 

Haala

I enjoy reading books, exercise, walking and talking with my friends at Sarah’s. I plan to get asylum and go back to school to get my degree so I can work and live. I plan to see my Mom and Dad again if possible. I like being in community with others from different areas. Thank you Sarah’s for being my home.

Dana

Staying in Sarah’s home is a wonderful time. We respect and help each other. Occasionally, we receive gifts, especially during the holidays. Each gift is such a surprise! I love Sarah’s house and I appreciate everyone at Sarah’s. Thank you for being here. God bless you all!

Rehema

I thank Sarah’s a lot. I am able to get up and go through each day with my head up because Sarah’ s made me stronger. I may not have achieved my all goals in life; but have never fallen into that dark, lifeless hole again. Been through worse than when I came to Sarah’s but I outlived it. Thank you for the love and support. 

Stories from Former Residents of Sarah’s:        Jeniffer         Renuka     

“You educate a man, you educate an individual. You educate a woman, you educate a nation” -Dorcas 

Former Resident Geneti

A home is the most basic need in human life. A home and food which I was provided at Sarah’s. This gave me healing in my broken heart. I came to Sarah’s with no direction and was just guessing my future. Sarah’s helped me shape my life. I had a vision and fulfilled my goals. Though I had some challenges in my journey of life, I had a shoulder to cry on at Sarah’s. My favorite part of Sarah’s was our house meetings.  

Former Resident Amara

Sarah’s is a good place and helped me a lot. I will never forget Sarah’s house. My life changed. I did not speak or write English when I came to Sarah’s, and they helped me to go to school. I had food, clothes, a bus card–everything I needed to accomplish my goals. I was unhappy when I came to Sarah’s house, but Sarah’s house gave me happiness. In school I studied computers and then I studied nursing assistant. I have job, and my life has changed. The safety and quiet at Sarah’s house helped me so much. I love you. Thank you. 

Former Resident Sanaa

It has been a blessing for me to stay at Sarah’s home, especially during the time I was desperate; Sarah’s gave me support and helped me with everything I needed. I want to thank Cheryl (Sarah’s Director) for helping me with different aspects of my life. Because of your support I was able to have my own apartment and lead a very happy life. Thank you!


*Names have been changed for privacy.