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.

On Thursday, April 30th, join Pierce County AIDS Foundation for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in one of the South Sound's best restaurants and a portion of your bill will be donated to support HIV/AIDS prevention and care services in Pierce, Thurston, and Lewis Counties. For more information and a full list of participating restaurants, visit www.diningoutforlife.com/southsound.

Queer Prom
May 2nd, 2015 from 7:30 p.m. - Midnight

Location: PLU Chris Knutsen Hall Located in the Anderson University Center
Corner of Park Ave and 122nd St So, Parkland, WA 98447
(3 blocks from Parkland Transit Center)
$2 suggested donation
Drug and Alcohol Free Event

Earth Gay is on
April 25th

Mpowerment, Out for Sustainability and Tacoma Metro Parks will be collaborating to clean and beautify Wright Park on Saturday,
April 25th
 from 9-noon. It's a family-friendly event, all are welcome. 

Out for Sustainability and Mpowerment will provide light refreshments and water to keep you energize. Tacoma Metro Parks will provide equipments, but you will need to provide your own gloves. 

Meet us at Wright Park at 9AM, we will have a canopy tent, so you'll know where we are. 

Please signup/register on Out for Sustainability webpage, this will help know how much food and beverage to get. Also, join the event page on Facebook.
To register: http://out4s.org/serve/earth-gay-tacoma/
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1558220704453454/

This Week at Oasis...

    Thursday April 16th: 
Drop In: 4 - 10 p.m. 
Testing Thursday @ Rainbow Center: 6 - 8 p.m.
Dinner: 6 p.m.
Check-In: 7 p.m.

 Friday April 17th
Drop In: 4 - 10 p.m.
O.P.E.N.- 7:30 p.m.
"Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes"
What does media tell us about our society? 
Come watch snippets of a documentary which explores the relationship between hip hop, gender roles, and culture!
 Saturday April 18th:
Drop In: 6 p.m. - Midnight
Street Yoga - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
 Monday April 20th:
Open: 5 - 8:30 p.m.
Youth Council 6-8 p.m.
The final Prep for Queer Prom.  Come observe your youth council in action and apply to join!

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!


Established in 1985, Oasis continues to be a vital resource and destination for LGBTQ youth to find community, connect with resources, and empower one another. Your support is critical and will ensure that Oasis continues its life-changing programming. All funds raised during the Brunch will support Oasis operations and programming. 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. Tickets are available online here

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

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.