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9 11, 2018

3 Ways to Take Action During Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week

By |2018-11-09T23:04:00+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: Community Changing The World, Homelessness & Hope|0 Comments

3 Ways to Take Action During Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week - November 10, 2018 - “Are “Are there really that many homeless youth here?” We have heard that question so many times. Maybe you have too. It is hard for many people to believe that their community can have young people who are [...]

5 09, 2018

Reese’s Story: Through the Darkness

By |2018-09-05T23:46:57+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: "Our" Youth's Stories|0 Comments

Reese's Story: Through the Darkness - September 5, 2018 - Eighteen-year old Reese* was struggling. In May, she texted the Coffee Oasis Crisis Line, Eighteen-year old Reese* was struggling. In May, she texted the Coffee Oasis Crisis Line, “I’m really stressed and suicidal, but I’m trying to stay positive.” Reese had several suicide attempts [...]

10 08, 2018

How is the Housing Crisis Affecting Youth?

By |2018-08-10T17:58:49+00:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Homelessness & Hope|0 Comments

 How is the Housing Crisis Affecting Youth?- August 10, 2018 -When Jacob* connected with Oasis staff last week, he was exhausted.When Jacob* connected with Oasis staff last week, he was exhausted.“I’m living in a box,” he shared. “Is there any way you can help me?”Jacob had applied to begin job prep classes. But when staff [...]

14 06, 2018

6 Things You Can Do to Help End Youth Homelessness

By |2018-06-20T18:13:13+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Community Changing The World|0 Comments

6 Things You Can Do to Help End Youth Homelessness - June 14, 2018 - Do you sometimes wonder what YOU can do to help end homelessness for a youth? Homelessness is a complex issue. We know there's not a "quick fix". But there ARE simple things that each of us can do with [...]

5 06, 2018

Robby’s Story: Jail or Job?

By |2018-06-08T16:39:24+00:00June 5th, 2018|Categories: "Our" Youth's Stories|0 Comments

Robby's Story: Jail or Job? - Summer 2018 - Robby* stood in front of the judge waiting for a decision. Maybe he wouldn’t have to go back to jail. Maybe they would believe he was trying. Maybe, starting now, his life would change. He didn’t want to go to jail a third time. Robby [...]

3 05, 2018

2017 Annual Report

By |2018-05-03T19:11:29+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: "Our" Youth's Stories, Homelessness & Hope|0 Comments

2017 Annual Report - May 2, 2018 - "I was miserable in my life, not even human. I didn't know what to do. I was just an 18 year old kid on my own." This was how Alex's story began. Alex was one of many youth who came to The Coffee Oasis in 2017 [...]

19 04, 2018

Essie’s Story: What Do You Do When You Find Yourself in Jail?

By |2018-04-19T18:31:49+00:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: "Our" Youth's Stories|0 Comments

Essie's Story: What Do You Do When You Find Yourself in Jail? - April 13, 2018 - Essie’s* life seemed shattered. She was in jail. Her addiction had ruined her relationships with family and friends. Once she left jail she would be homeless and without work. The future looked like a dead end. Essie [...]