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.



The Queer People of Color retreat is hosted by the Rainbow Center, PCAF, and Oasis to bring queer communities of color together for fellowship and empowerment. During this day long session topics and workshops are centered around the needs and desires voiced from the QPOC community. Come Relax, Renew and Connect with other QPOC or invite others you know who can benefit from this event. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided and the day will be filled with informative workshops, discussions, and time to build community connections.

http://www.rainbowcntr.org/qpoc-retreat-2016-relax-renew-connect/



As delightful as it is delicious, the Big Hat Brunch is an irreverent celebration of queer youth and a fundraising fête for Oasis Youth Center, Pierce County’s only drop-in support center dedicated to LGBTQ youth. Pick out your most cheerful summer apparel and join us for a memorable morning of fabulous food, fun, and festivities! 


Tickets are $50/ person through June 19. Tickets are $65/ each starting June 20. To purchase tickets, visit the link below or call us at 253-671-2838.

 

The Big Hat Brunch is a featured event of the 2016 Tacoma Pride Festival.

Tickets are $50/ person through June 20. Tickets are $65/ each starting June 21. 

Saturday, July 18 from 11 am - 1 pm at Oasis Youth Center, 2215 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402

Buy Your Tickets HERE

Registration ends in about 2 months on July 10, 2016


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 May 19th:
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 May 20th
Drop In: 4 - 10 p.m.
O.P.E.N. - The Masks We Wear: 7:00 p.m.

 Saturday May 21st:
Closed for QPOC Retreat - No Drop In

 Monday May 23rd:
Open 5 - 8:30 p.m.
Youth Council: 6 - 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.