In Los Angeles, there is a need for 23,968 units of permanent supportive housing for individuals, yet only 2,402 are available. Alexandria House is a home and community center for women, children and neighborhood kids. They’ve seen 15 women rescued from Human Trafficking, and many more single moms, women, and families discover purpose while becoming contributing citizens in their own communities. Oasis Outreach groups help this shelter weekly with shopping, yard work and other tasks that are needed around the house.
More women are employed by the sex industry now than in any other time in history. 89% of women in the sex industry say they want to escape, but have no other means for survival. Oasis Outreach Groups serve with Treasures by assembling gift bags for the women and through weekly office support.
Daily in America, 7,000 kids drop out of high school. 30% of people 16 and older are functionally illiterate. Oasis Tutoring offers free one-on-one tutoring for children of Oasis and the community for first grade through senior high students. The tutors use a variety of methods and resources that will help a child achieve his or her fullest potential.
ADOPT A BLOCK
Oasis believes it is important to have a presence in our neighborhood. We show love to our neighbors through monthly street cleaning, delivering free groceries, baby food and toiletry items. We adopt the block around our LAPD station and the block around our new venue at Normandie and Wilshire.
Oasis places a high value on education. We partner with many schools in the Los Angeles area to create spaces in which kids are free to grow and learn. This is illustrated though providing schools with much needed supplies and ensuring their environment is both clean and well kept.
John Burroughs is our neighbor and we love the teachers, the students, the principals, facility staff and counselors. We are investing in the next generation through our partnership to assist with LAUSD budget cuts.
During the last five years, there were over 23,000 verified violent gang crimes in the City of Los Angeles. Oasis is partnering with the Wilshire Division of the LAPD to help with facility clean up and work with at-risk youth.
Compton Initiative is a 40 year commitment from local churches, government organizations and ordinary citizens of Los Angeles to spread the tangible love of God through practical acts of service, such as renovating homes, cleaning neighborhoods and schools and more. More than a 1,000 people gather quarterly to overhaul Compton. Oasis is honored to partner each quarter.
82,000 people sleep on the streets of Los Angeles every night. Union Rescue Mission is located in downtown Los Angeles' Skid Row and is bringing solution to this overwhelming need, providing housing, meals, community services, education and more. Oasis serves URM every month to connect with residents, clean the streets and facilities, work in the kitchen, and minister to people.
Its estimated that up to 43% of homeless in LA are in families, typically headed by a single mother. Skid Row is no place for women and children. Hope Gardens is an extension of Union Rescue Mission, located in Sylmar on acres of land where women and children are safe on their recovery journey. Oasis has a weekly partnership with Hope Gardens through one of our Outreach Groups.
LONGWOOD MANOR CONVALESCENT HOME
The elderly are often lonely, going months without seeing family. Oasis serves Longwood Manor by monthly visits to their facility and having fun with the residents through song, games, and conversation.