"We light this candle for women who are still out there,
the women who don't know how to find their way home,
and the women who have left us to go back."
" to promote economic self-sufficiency
and mutual interdependence among women"
We are a safe, sober, spiritual community of women and children who have survived severe trauma including abuse, addiction, justice-involvement, homelessness and trafficking. We are a living and working community where women survivors and children can prosper through mutual accountability and support from an extended family network of volunteer mentors and good neighbors.
Our Spiritual Principles:
Proclaim Original Grace
Cry With Your Creator
Find Your Place in the Circle
Think of the Stranger as God
Take the Longer Path
Make a Small Change and See the Big Difference
Let God sort it Out
Stand on New Ground and Believe You are not Lost
Forgive and Feel Freedom
Unite Your Sexuality and Spirituality
Show Hospitality to All
Laugh At Yourself
Consider the Thistle
Listen to a new Idea
Remember You have been in the Ditch
Live in Gratitude
Love without Judgment
Stay on Point
Pray for Courage
Find Your Way Home
We are one of many in a growing community of individuals and organizations dedicated to living out the truth coined by Becca Stevens that "Love is the most powerful force for lasting change in the world." The OASIS of NWA community has adopted the 24 Spiritual Principles developed by Thistle Farms (Magdalene) along the lines of the classical Benedictine Rule for a living, working and praying together community.
OASIS of Northwest Arkansas: safe housing and spiritual mentoring for women