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 PĂ©rez
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.

  • 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

  • Your legacy gift can ensure that the life-saving services of The Dwelling Place will always be here… The Dwelling Place shelters some of the most

  • On Sunday, March 17th, Team Dwelling Place joined with 20,000 other runners in the 2019 United Airlines NYC Half! We are grateful to the members

  • Join us for the celebration of the St. Brigid’s Day: A fundraiser to benefit The Dwelling Place. Mark the start of Celtic Spring with the