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Causes: Crime & Law, Half-Way Houses for Offenders & Ex-Offenders, Job Training, Mental Health, Protestant, Religion, Substance Abuse Treatment, Vocational Counseling

Mission: EMPOWER Pacific Islanders LOVE people in practical ways makes miracles happen INCUBATE dreams and initiatives that look like Heaven MOBILIZE ministers who make a difference in the world Oasis exists to empower people and especially women to live their destiny, overcoming barriers that have trapped them. Pacific Islander women stuck in poverty and abuse can find freedom and a new life as inner healing and trauma therapy are provided.

Results: 2002 Elim Pacific Ministries was incorporated: 2002 Zion Fellowship begins village outreaches to poor. 2004 Oasis Empowerment Center established and assists over 100 women annually to find freedom from addictions and are helped to start living a new life. 2005 The Second Chance Shop is opened in Dededo 2005 Ready2Work is established to empower individuals with disabilities to become ready for employment. 2006 Oasis moves to UIU Building and receives a special award as Non-Profit of the Year from the National Association of Social Workers 2007 Receives $125,000 HUD grant Continuum of Care funding to open the Transitional Housing Project 2008 Creates OPEN Prevention Coalition 2010 Completes Real Stories Guam Alcohol Prevention Project. 2011 Moves to East Hagatna 2011 Receives a 2 year Grant from HUD to establish the SAM Permanent Supportive Sober Living Home for women. 2012 Rape Prevention Project exceeds outreach goals. 2012 Hidden Treasures Boutique opens to help women move into greater levels of empowerment over addiction, and poverty. 2012 Empowered Together Project scheduled to open to serve women with children in Recovery

Target demographics: Pacific Islander Women, women with children, victims of human trafficking, individuals with disabilities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 95 in outpatient and inpatient programs, over 100 in rape prevention outreach

Geographic areas served: GUAM, MARIANA ISLANDS, WESTERN PACIFIC ISLANDS, PACIFIC RIM

Programs: Case Management, Job Training, Supported Employment, Microenterprise, Counseling, Trauma Therapy

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Oasis Empowerment Center has radically changed my life. Throughout the years my journeys have taken me to Ethiopia, Australia, Philippines, and Mexico where I have worked to help Empower people and facilitate change. Oasis provides a safe place for women who are homeless and suffering from life controlling problems. Every time that i return to Guam and join alongside Oasis I know that I am sure to see lives set free, changed, and restored. I love getting to be apart of change and seeing restoration in a tangible way.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Reviewing the documentation for this organization has been quite an eye-opener. Other organizations do one or two specific things. But Oasis is helping people get connected to so many main-stream services, in addition to providing effective recovery counseling that changes lives. The ways they help the homeless get housing solutions, the unemployed get job training, the disabled get assistance, the needy get helped. Its quite impressive.

Allison Z.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a non profit that aims to give everybody a chance...A place where miracles happen. Where lives are transformed and set on track to be productive members of society. Elim Pacific is located in the heart of the beautiful island of Guam, has been serving the Pacific region for 17 years and aims to continue making a difference.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with this ministry for 10 years now and love seeing the way lives are changed and hope is restored. Daily we see miracles as inner healing occurs in the lives of people we serve. Please come by and see for yourself what is happening here at Zion Fellowship, at Oasis Empowerment Center, at Hidden Treasures. Its really great.

1 Heather106

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Oasis is an excellent Faith-based NGO. Oasis is able to not only transform the lives of their target population, but also able to positively impact the lives of people within that target population's safety net. Oasis empowers women by building holistic capacity so women are able to overcome their barriers. Such work would not be possible without a committed and humble staff who are relationally engaged with the target population. Staff seek professional development opportunities, and Oasis regularly evaluates the program internally/externally. As an individual with a background in disability and international development I am proud recognize and honor Oasis Empowerment Center's transformative work.

Rob Zimmerman

Board Member

Rating: 5

I still am always so challenged by the stories of those who have suffered so much in the course of a life. Pain killers have helped some cope but getting addicted ends up destroying so much more. Hopeless, helpless, many have come to Oasis when they get to the end of their rope.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Challenges are huge in this economy but at Oasis, women are being empowered. Former clients serve as staff and mentor others in their recovery. Wages are low but new opportunities make up the difference. Now that Hidden Treasures is opening, we are seeing families get together in a whole new way too.

Deborah70

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I came to Oasis Empowerment Center as a volunteer in October, 2012. I am a woman who has succeeded in recovery and I wanted to help other women who were struggling with addiction. I quickly discovered that Oasis is so much more than just a recovery center. This is a community of loving and powerfully dedicated men and women who live to make Guam a better place by empowering women, children and families through every available resource. I now work for Oasis and have dedicated my life to their cause. Empowering through love, encouragement and knowledge.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Elim Pacific Ministries serves a great need in Guam. From ministry to providing housing for homeless mothers and children, this organization is amazing! There are no other nonprofits or for profits on Guam that serve women in this capacity. Elim Pacific Ministries gives food for the body and food for the soul!

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work at the Oasis Empowerment Center and it is truly an Oasis for women who are lost and suffering from drug addiction. I have seen family reunification and women get sober. This is a fantastic supportive system for women and really helps them achieve sobriety in a Christian-focused environment. Many of the ladies receive Christ as their salvation and have that extra support in their sobriety and are able to grasp their dreams again. The heart of the Oasis workers is amazing and many of the staff are prior clients giving back - it is awe-inspiring.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This has been one of the most exciting ministries to be involved with. We see lives changed and dreams come true. There is always a time period waiting for miracles to become reality but if we are patient and do not lose heart, the beauty of transformation is the best reward.

6 Rob Guam

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a GREAT place to work. We have a great team with a more of a sense of family than just a recovery center. Because of that there is a can-do attitude and a willingness to try new things to respond to the unique needs of individuals in need.