Clinical & Residential Services
For more than 45 years, Oasis has been the one place in Middle Tennessee where teens in crisis can turn for help. The foundation of crisis services is assuring that young people are safe and learn to assure their own safety.
Our services include:
Emergency Youth Shelter- The only residential shelter in Nashville for teens (ages 13 – 17) who have runaway or are homeless. The Emergency Youth Shelter is a two week therapeutic program that provides young people in crisis a place of respite, support, and healing. For over 40 years, this program has demonstrated incredible success helping a young person stabilize emotionally and socially so that they can successfully reunite with their families.
94% of the youth who stayed at our shelter reported that they felt safer returning home and more able to ensure their own safety.
Street Outreach Program- An experienced and dedicated team of staff and volunteers are on the streets of Nashville every week reaching out to homeless youth so they are aware of people and places where they can turn to for help.
Our main goal with Street Outreach is ensuring that young people increase their safety. Each youth brings their own concerns, experiences and challenges so the work of street outreach is individually targeted to each young person. For some, this means choosing safer places to sleep, for others it is changing relationship patterns or exiting the streets for more permanent and secure housing.
100% of the youth who engage with our street outreach team are safer as a result.
Memorial Foundation Outreach Center- open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 AM- 2 PM, our Outreach Center offers young people living on the streets of Nashville a safe and welcoming environment. At the Outreach Center, they’ll find a hot meal, access to a shower, laundry facilities, and/or a change of clothing. While with us they can get counseling, job and permament housing leads and just about anything else they need to start the healing process.
24-hour Crisis Hotline– If young people need help, experienced counselors are standing by and available by phone 24/7/365 at 1-866-975-FREE or 1-866-975-3733.
National Runaway Switchboard– We are a proud partner with the National Runaway Switchboard (NRS), supporting their mission to to help keep America’s runaway, homeless and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. 1-800-RUNAWAY.