Grant Recipients
Grant Type: 

Oasis Center

$40,000
Grant Amount: $50,000 and under
Grant Term: 1 Year
Dec 1 2011

 Oasis Center began in 1969 as a drop-in center for young people in crisis. Over the past four decades it has evolved into one of the nation's leading youth-serving organizations, offering safety and intervention to Nashville's most vulnerable youth, while seeking to also teach young people how to transform the conditions that create problems for them in the first place. The grant requested will be used to fund a portion of the cost for Street Outreach worker salaries and provide food, shelter and mental and physical health interventions to youth accessing the Drop in Center. 90% or 279 of 251 runaway and homeless youth who accept contact from the street outreach worker will increase safety by establishing a safety plan, which includes strategies to avoid physical harm, meet emergency health care needs, avoid sexual abuse/exploitation, and information on resources available to them including the Oasis Drop in Center, Oasis Mental Health Services, the YOC Youth Health Clinic and other community health resources. 85% or 213 of 279 runaway and homeless youth who complete a safety plan will improve their health and personal safety status, and connection to community social service resources, by exercising at least one option from their safety plan.

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