The Staff at The Dwelling Place of NY


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Sister Nancy Chiarello, OSF
Sister Nancy was one of the founding members of The Dwelling Place in 1977. Since then, she has helped countless women build independent lives.
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Sister Joann Sambs, CSA
Sister Joann Sambs joined the staff in July 2014 and brings with her a lifetime of ministry and dedication. She looks forward to leading each and every woman to a life of independence.
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Nancy Pérez
Nancy recently joined The Dwelling Place as a caseworker. Please come back soon to learn more about her.


Additional Staff
A group of dedicated lay staff work in collaboration with Sister Nancy, Nancy Perez, and Sister Joann to provide 24 hour/7 day supportive services for the women. These staff members are also present to the women preparing and serving the meals, providing housekeeping services, supervising evening activities, and keeping watch during the night for needs that may arise.

  • The Dwelling Place of NY is thrilled to be a charity partner of the 2020 United Airlines NYC Half! Join our team as a charity

  • Since January of 2018, a group of students at the United Nations international School (UNIS) led by their student founder, Kristen Meola, formed the (In)Visible

  • Dear Friends, Thank you! We exceeded our goal for our Cool Summer Night’s Campaign. Through your generous response, we have exceeded our goal: the cost

  • Dear Friend, On a warm summer night in July 2017, Rosa, a senior citizen recently retired after working 25 years in a nursing home, and