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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 [...]

21 03, 2018

Tonya’s Story: Have Child. Need Home.

By |2018-03-21T21:23:32+00:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: "Our" Youth's Stories|0 Comments

Tonya's Story: Have Child. Need Home. - March 16, 2018 - Tonya* gave birth to her little boy in the Silverdale Hospital. She named him Jacob. The next day she moved into a women’s shelter called Georgia’s House. While she was pregnant Tonya had been homeless. She was trying to escape her son’s dad [...]

30 01, 2018

Joe’s Story: “I have changed.”

By |2018-01-30T18:42:05+00:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: "Our" Youth's Stories|0 Comments

Joe's Story: "I have changed." - February 1, 2018 - Joe* was only 18 years old, but he was stuck. Trying anything new, trusting people, trying to get a job; all of it gave him great anxiety. He felt like he couldn’t take any steps forward. It seemed like everyone else had life figured out [...]

14 12, 2017

Amy’s Story: Reaching Goals is Possible

By |2017-12-14T20:48:44+00:00December 14th, 2017|Categories: "Our" Youth's Stories|0 Comments

Amy's Story: Reaching Goals is Possible! - December 13, 2017 - Amy* has always struggled to stick with her goals. She didn’t finish high school. She set goals with her case manager but then stopped showing up to her meetings. Something has changed for Amy, though. It all started with a conversation with Raquel, [...]

16 11, 2017

Cam’s Story: “We will never live like that again”

By |2017-11-16T01:26:09+00:00November 16th, 2017|Categories: "Our" Youth's Stories|0 Comments

Cam's Story: "We will never live like that again" - November 15, 2017 - In 2015 Cam* and his mom became homeless and began living in a van. Cam was 20. He quickly had to learn how to survive on the streets. At one point he attempted to move back in with his dad [...]

18 10, 2017

Amanda’s Story: Escaping Abuse & Homelessness

By |2017-10-18T22:52:21+00:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: "Our" Youth's Stories|1 Comment

Amanda's Story: Escaping Abuse & Homelessness - October 18, 2017 - In August a school administrator texted the Oasis Crisis Intervention Team about a homeless student. Amanda* was a small, soft-spoken girl. She left home after years of relentless abuse. The Crisis Team worked quickly with the school administration to help her meet with [...]

28 09, 2017

2017 Hope Gala: A Story in Pictures

By |2017-09-28T18:02:46+00:00September 28th, 2017|Categories: Community Changing The World|0 Comments

2017 Hope Gala: A Story in Pictures - September 25, 2017 - A little over a week ago, 160 guests dashed through the light Washington rain to attend the 2017 Coffee Oasis Hope Gala. After all, coffee and good company was waiting inside! For some who came there was anticipation of good food and [...]