Welcome to Oasis Youth Center!
Thank you for visiting Oasis Youth Center, located in Tacoma, WA.  Our mission is to transform the lives of queer youth by creating a safe place to learn, connect, and thrive.  Oasis envisions a world in which queer youth are valued in the community as strong, creative leaders. Oasis is a youth-adult partnership in which young people and adults come together for shared teaching, learning and action. Oasis is fiscally sponsored by the Pierce County AIDS Foundation.






Monday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

On Monday, September 26, Rudy’s Barbershop is offering free cuts with a minimum $5 donation to Oasis Youth Center (OasisYouthCenter.org) from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening of Rudy’s first Tacoma location at Proctor Station! 
                                                                                            
Since 1993, Rudy’s Barbershop has been a community you can count on with quality cuts and superior products, for everybody. Rudy’s shops are known for having a unique culture and ability to blend art, music, and a sense of community into the haircutting experience. Each of Rudy’s Barbershop’s 20 locations – across Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, and Portland – reflects the values of the community it serves and offers a finely curated selection of quality grooming products, including Rudy’s own brand of shower essentials.  
 
Rudy’s Tacoma is opening its doors at 2722 N Proctor Street Tacoma, WA 98406 on September 26.  The shop will be open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  For more information, please visit RudysBarbershop.com.   



Oasis' Project 13 Middle School Program!



Sign-up now for Oasis' Project 13 Middle School Program!  

A weekly program for queer and questioning middle schoolers ages 11-14.  

**Project 13 Interest Survey. Sign-up HERE!**


Through focused activities and discussions facilitated by culturally competent staff and volunteers, Project 13 will provide a safe space for queer and questioning youth to build positive self-identity, community support, and critical thinking skills to practice consent, recognize healthy relationships, and have a vision for their healthy futures.



Oasis is a supporting organization of the Washington SAFE Alliance.  The Washington Safety & Access For Everyone Alliance is a coalition of organizations and individuals across Washington state who have joined together to defend longstanding anti-discrimination laws, especially for the transgender community. All Washingtonians deserve to have safety and privacy.
 Safety means safety for everyone, including transgender people.
To find out how you can be engaged in this issue Click:
http://www.wasafealliance.org/get-engaged/

This Week at Oasis...

          Thursday Sept 22nd:
Drop In: 4 - 10 p.m.
Dinner: 6 p.m.
Check In: 7 p.m.
HIV Testing @ the Rainbow Center 6 - 8 p.m.
 Friday Sept 23rd
Drop In: 4 - 9 p.m.
Study after School:
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Movie Night: 7
p.m.

 Saturday Sept 24th:
Drop In: 6 p.m. - Midnight
Workshop: Writing Your Self Into Being 7 p.m.
Open Mic - Present your writing: 8 p.m.

 Monday Sept 26th:
Youth Council: 5:30 - 8 p.m.


 
Vist Oasis... Oasis is located at the The O.R.C., located at 2215 Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma, WA. Accessible bus routes: 1, 41, 42, 53, 102, 400, 500, 501. If you are riding the Tacoma Link Light Rail, get off at Union Station and walk to 22nd. 

Oasis drop-in hours are for LGBTQ youth ages 14-24: Mondays (5:30-8:30 for leadership development); Thursdays and Fridays (4-10 pm); Saturdays (6-Midnight).

Oasis Youth Center at The O.R.C.