Evelyn Undziakiewicz, 2002
Oasis Home Residence
Type of Business
Community and Social Services
Date of Operation
March 22, 2011-present
Description of Business or Organization
On March 22 of last year I founded Oasis Home Residence to help women living alone. By choice or by chance, many women will be single for a portion of their adult lives. Women who are alone because of eviction, home foreclosure, divorce, death of a spouse, single by choice, or alone in a marriage (through physical separation, disease, or estrangement) will find starting over or remaining stable less daunting in our residence. Oasis Home Residence has become the perfect respite to reestablish stability and hope during a seemingly hopeless time in the lives of the women we serve. Oasis Home Residence welcomes women of all ages who need a safe, clean and comfortable home to renew mind, body and soul. We encourage understanding kinships and career employment by networking with other women in the community. Recently our organization received a letter of determination for a nonprofit status. We are very excited to have this status because we can add needed services to the community of women we serve. Presently, we have a 100% resident capacity because the need is so great. In addition to housing we have implemented workshops to help or residents acquire the tools and information that will influence their journey moving forward.
How did Evergreen prepare you for your professional life?
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