“Youth can do a lot of really powerful and important things. We just need people to believe in us.”


Located in Nashville, Oasis Center is a nationally-recognized organization on a mission to help young people in Middle Tennessee move into a happy, healthy, and productive adulthood. Every year, we engage over 4,000 youth and families across a broad spectrum of programs and services designed to help them reach their full potential.

Our Mission
Building relationships that advance youth well-being, amplify youth voice, and inspire action toward a just community.

Our Philosophy
Rather than viewing youth as passive recipients, we see them as full stakeholders who hold the keys to addressing some of the most challenging problems facing our city, including violence reduction, improved graduation rates, bullying prevention, discrimination, intolerance, and more.

Our Stand Against Racism and Racist Systems
At Oasis Center, we believe in social justice and racial equality, and we condemn institutions whose policies and practices lead to injustice and hate.

To read our entire antiracism statement, please visit our Financials & Governance page.


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The number of youth who found support at Oasis Center in 2019
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Art in Action

An important aspect of Oasis Center's work is the collaboration between our various programs, including the a...

March is Youth Art Month

In honor of National Youth Art Month, Oasis Center is excited to introduce the Underground Art Studio's new A...

Updates from the Emergency Shelter

Oasis Center’s Emergency Shelter is Middle Tennessee’s only licensed shelter, serving teens ages 13-17, who a...

Welcome Back, Amanda!

We’re excited to re-introduce Amanda Thomas, Oasis Center's new Senior Director of Emergency Shelter & Youth ...

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