Outcomes

Oasis Center is an outcomes-driven organization, built on a culture of curiousity and a dedication to consistently improving our work. Here are some of our key results over the past year.

Crisis & Residential Services

Emergency Shelter

Served 156 youth and their families, helping 97% of young people return home safely or transition to another safe living situation other than state custody.

Counseling

Provided therapeutic support for 662 youth and families, with 97% reporting an improved sense of wellbeing

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Street Outreach Program

Supported 271 young people experiencing homelessness, including 99 youth through our winter Warming Shelter which opened on 67 nights from November to March.

Youth Engagement & Action

Bike Workshop

Launched the Oasis Mountain Bike Team – a group of international students who competed in races across the state – in addition to the 115 youth who completed the 6-session Bike Workshop program.

Building Bridges

Engaged 90 individuals through three camp experiences, including the inter-generational Camp Our Town. 96% of participants reported stronger connections to their community after camp.

Teen Outreach Program

Served 184 New American students, who demonstrated success on key graduation indicators like attendance (94%) and on-time grade promotion (100%).

Statewide Training and Development

Expanded implementation of positive youth development programming into three youth development centers (juvenile correctional facilities) across the State of Tennessee.

R.E.A.L.

94% of REAL Program graduates have avoided re-offending since completing the program. 70% of young people reported stronger connections to their family.

Youth Action Councils

Received $100,000 grant from Akzo Nobel's Human Cities Initiative to engage young people in citywide civic improvement projects

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Just Us

A banner year for our LGBTQ programs, Just Us engaged 147 teens through weekly empowerment meetings, student-led activism, and family counseling services. Our empowerment groups averaged 27 youth per session, with 57% of youth traveling from outside of Davidson County.

Postsecondary Access & Success

Oasis Transitions

Engaged 210 youth in career readiness programming, including 87 youth through the city's Opportunity NOW summer jobs initiative. 97% of all youth in the program gained work experiences.

Oasis Venture

16 young entrepreneurs completed Venture's cohort experience, with four young people pitching their ideas to investors and community members at the program's Pitch Day event.

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Oasis College Connection

Provided 1-on-1 college access and success support for 1,293 students across 14 Metro Nashville high schools, middle schools, and Nashville State Community College.