Oasis Center is an outcomes-driven organization that evaluates our success across three Impact Areas.
1. Safe: Young people are emotionally and physically safe and maintaining safe, healthy habits and relationships.
2. Connected: Young people know their strengths, experience improved self esteem, and have strong relationships with caring adults.
3. Empowered: Young people are making positive decisions about their future, are taking direct action to improve their lives and are motivated to use their strengths to improve their community
Why these three? Research has proven that when young people are safe, connected and empowered, they are much more likely to transition successfully to adulthood.
For the residents of our Emergency Shelter, it meant that 96% of them were able to be reunited safely with their families at the end of their two week stay.
In our Transitional Living Program, it meant that 100% of the formerly homeless youth exiting the program in fiscal year 2011/2012 were in employed and/or in school AND in a safe living situation.
Through Street Outreach, 135 youth in crisis experiencing or facing homelessness were empowered to increase their personal safety through a stable living situation.
For our YEA youth, it meant contributing 6777 service hours in the community.
And for the young people who visited our College Connection center, it meant accessing over $1,900,000 in financial aid for first-generation college students.
Each day, youth at Oasis reach goals that once seemed out of reach and achieve accomplishments that once seemed unachievable. And it all starts when our young people feel safe, connected and empowered.
*Our outcomes are measured through a variety of means including self-reporting and staff observations. Data is captured using a database developed specifically for Oasis Center.