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.



2014 Home for the holidays!

Oasis and Rainbow Center cordially invite you to join us for Home for the Holidays, a community Thanksgiving Dinner on
Friday, November 28, 2014, from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Please Click HERE to use this form to RSVP by November 17th so that we can adequately prepare.
 
We want everyone to have a place to go this holiday season and we will not turn anyone away; however, this will be a community dinner, meaning we are asking individuals to assist in putting on the event by contributing in whatever way they can (i.e. bringing a dish to share, helping setup tables and chairs, helping to cook, or whatever way you can manage to assist). If you are not able to assist but want to attend, please do!


Please join us on December 1, 2014 in observance of World AIDS Day. Pierce County AIDS Foundation will be hosting two memorial events; one in Olympia and one in Tacoma with the theme of “Remember. Hope. Act.” Each event will provide an opportunity for the community to commemorate those we have lost to HIV/AIDS, to support people currently living with HIV, to unite against HIV stigma and discrimination, and to join together in the eradication of the disease once and for all.

*Thank you to our event sponsors: Pride Foundation, Walgreen's, and Trusteed Plans Service Corporation!
Olympia:
5:30pm-6:30pm
Sylvester Park
Featured Speaker: Michael Waggener

Tacoma:
7:00pm-8:00pm
Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University
Featured Speaker: Judi Billings, JD
Event Partner: Residence Hall Association of Pacific Lutheran University


This Week at Oasis...

Thursday Nov 20th: 
Drop-In hours from 4-10pm
Dinner & Check-In at 6 pm. 
Free HIV testing onsite from 5-7 pm.
Out & Loud Choir Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Hey singers, Out & Loud are getting together to run through our holiday songs this Thursday evening. Bring a new caroling buddy to grow the group!

Friday Nov 21st:
No Drop-In hours
Oasis Closed for the Leadership Summit at YMCA Camp Seymour

Saturday Nov 22nd:
No Drop-In hours
Oasis Closed for the Leadership Summit at YMCA Camp Seymour

Monday Nov 24th:
Oasis Closed!!



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.








Oasis and the Rainbow Center are now co-located in downtown Tacoma. 
Visit our Campaign website to find out more information about how you can be involved: www.orctacoma.org