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
Every time I donate, I must say, lives are changed. There is nothing that compares with the joy in a mother's eyes being able to support her child in a home. These kind of investments that make a difference, and are the kind that are eternal, and not just about dollars and cents.
I came to Oasis when I was needed to get sober. Now I work here and I see the lives changed. Ive celebrated my 3rd birthday and now I am helping others. The Oasis is changing lives. I may not be making a lot of money but I am giving what I can to help.
Ive been helping out by getting the emergency lighting and exit signs installed. Its great seeing progress. I believe in the Oasis and the work going on and support groups are really helping the folks stay healthy and sober.
Ive been attending Zion Fellowship and the love I have experienced there has been really healing and life-giving to my heart. Thank you for making it easy for anyone to feel at home and find God there.
I am committed to see Elim Pacific grow. Not only are there amazing volunteers and staff working together to make a difference, the lives impacted are so inspiring. The new Hidden Treasures project is starting to take off. The Oasis is seeing women's lives restored. Guam seems to have the highest rates of abuse against women per capita. Not only are the interventions effective, lives are made new. Join together to make a difference too.