Local Resources

If you would like to know more about a community resource or would like Oasis to help connect you with a resource, please let us know. We are happy to help!

Associated Ministries and AP4H - If you are a youth experiencing homelessness, please contact us to schedule an intake appointment for Housing 4 Success, our community's wraparound program for unaccompianied youth and young adults (ages 16-24). Associated Ministries offers intakes onsite at Oasis once per week.

Gender Alliance of the South Sound - Dedicated to assisting the transgender community within the South Puget Sound area of Washington state.
 
PFLAG-Tacoma - PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) offers direct support to people looking for answers to their questions, and help with strengthening family relationships. PFLAG-Tacoma meets the 2nd Thursday of the month. 

Pierce County AIDS Foundation (PCAF) - Through education and service, prevents HIV  infection, assists persons affected by HIV/AIDS, addresses related health problems, and combats associated stigma and discrimination.

For gay/ bi men ages 25+ - check out PCAF's Mpowerment Tacoma program!  


PCAF offers weekly HIV testing at Oasis and the RC - every Thursday from 6-8 pm. 


RC is a safe, accessible and welcoming community space for meetings, activities and events that strengthen the lives of people in the LGBTQ community. RC supports Greater Pierce County by providing a centralized source of information and referral for and about the LGBTQ and allied communities. RC offers a lending and resource library, a computer cafe, pool,  a piano, all ages karaoke and movie nights and a variety of social and support group activities. 
 
The Tacoma Lesbian Concern (TLC) is a group of South Puget Sound lesbian women organized for a threefold purpose: 1) to provide opportunities for socializing; 2) to arrange supportive networking, and 3) to furnish political education and awareness


General Resources for LGBTQ Youth

Advocates for Youth: Info and Support for GLBTQ Youth:  http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/youth/info/glbtq.htm

Family Acceptance Project: http://www.familyacceptance.com 

GLSEN: Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network:  http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html

Oasis Magazine (not affiliated with Oasis Youth Center):  http://www.oasisjournals.com/

The Cool Page for Queer Teens:  http://www.bidstrup.com/cool.htm

YouthResource: A Project of Advocates for Youth:  http://www.youthresource.com/
 
Resources for Parents

Family Acceptance Project: http://www.familyacceptance.com 

PFLAG:  Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays:  www.pflag.org

OutPath:  Coming Out Stories:  http://www.outpath.com/

Video by Parents of a Transgender Child:  http://youtu.be/yAHCqnux2fk

Resources about Faith and Religion

DignityUSA: GLBTQ Catholics:  http://www.dignityusa.org/

JQYouth: GLBTQ Jewish Youth:  http://www.jqyouth.org/

Al Fatiha Foundation:  GLBTQ Muslims:  http://www.al-fatiha.org/

Rainbow Baptists:  The National Voice for LGBT Baptists:  http://www.rainbowbaptists.org/

Lutherans Concerned North America:  GLBTQ Lutherans:  http://www.lcna.org/

Resources about Gender Identity

GenderTalk Radio:  http://www.gendertalk.com/

Safe2Pee:  Bathrooms for Everyone:  http://safe2pee.org/beta/

Survivor Project: Trans Youth Survivors:  http://www.survivorproject.org/

TransProud:  Be Yourself: http://www.transproud.com/

FTM International:  http://www.ftmi.org/

Intersex Society of North America:  http://www.isna.org/

For Transgender Youth and their Families:  http://members.tripod.com/tg-chrysalis/

Resources for Youth of Color

FIERCE:  building the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color:  http://fiercenyc.org/

Grinding Tofu:  GLBTQ Chinese Americans:  http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Towers/4289/

TRIKONE:  GLBTQ People of South Asian Descent:  http://www.trikone.org/

API Family Pride:  http://www.apifamilypride.org/

The BLACKSTRIPE: Resources for GLBTQ People of African Descent:  http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/culture/black/index2.html

Recursos en español

Un Proyecto de Advocates for Youth: http://www.ambientejoven.org/

Resources about Health and Wellness

TheBody:  The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource:  http://www.thebody.com/

Scarleteen:  Sex Education for the Real World:  http://www.scarleteen.com/article/gaydar

Washington State Quitline for tobacco cessation: http://www.quitline.com/

Big Tobacco and the LGBT Community: https://quitday.org/support/lgbt-community/

Promote Truth: Support & Information about Sexual Violence Issue for Teens and their Communities:  http://www.promotetruth.org/

Suicide:  Read This First:  http://www.metanoia.org/suicide/

National LGBT Health Education Center:  http://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/

SIECUS: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States: http://www.siecus.org

101 Resources for Domestic Violence Prevention:  http://www.socialworkdegree.net/domestic-violence-prevention/

Resources About Education

College Mapper (for 8-12th Graders):  http://www.collegemapper.com/

30 best colleges for LGBT students: 30 Best Colleges for LGBT Students

LGBTQ Friendly Online Colleges: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/