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Emergency Shelter

It can be really hard to find a place or person to turn to when life becomes too overwhelming. Oasis’s Emergency Shelter is a safe place where you can stay when it’s just too hard living at home.

What can I expect?
Most teens stay at the Oasis Shelter for two weeks. Up to 10 young people stay with us at one time.

Here are some things you can expect during your stay at Oasis:
• We’re not here to judge or lecture. You’ll talk with adults you can trust and who can help you and your family mend your relationship.
• You do not need to stress about school. The Oasis Learning Center helps you keep up with your work.
• Participate in activities with other young people. We volunteer, cook meals, go to the Y, play games, and talk about the things you want to talk about.
• Connect to programs like Oasis College Connection, Just Us, the Art Studio, and more.

After leaving the Shelter, we help you return to a safe home with a plan to keep up the positive changes.

Is the Shelter right for me?
If you’re 13–17 years old and dealing with a really difficult situation at home or in school or need a safe place to stay, the Shelter might be right for you. Give us a call at 615-327-4455. We’re here around the clock to help you.

709 crisis calls received in 2015.
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