To provide emergency shelter and necessary support services to runaway, abandoned, and homeless youth ages 10-21 within the Greater Baton Rouge area, enabling them to transition into responsible and successful citizens.
What services does Youth Oasis provide?
Youth Oasis Accomplishments in 2012
The Basic Center
The Basic Center provides emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for healthcare and ultimately seeks to reunite young people with their families or locate appropriate alternative placements. Some of the guidelines and services are as follows:
Transitional Living Program (TLP)
Young adults live in a supervised apartment while staff members provide assistance and training in areas such as education, employment, computer knowledge, basic cooking, personal hygiene and interpersonal skills.
Some of the guidelines and services are as follows:
The Safe Place is a national youth outreach program that provides access to
immediate help and resources for all young people in crisis through a network of youth-friendly businesses and public locations.
Safe Place was brought to Baton Rouge in 2006 by Youth Oasis. By visiting an identified Safe Place site and requesting help, youth will be connected to a Youth Oasis team member, who will come to the site to talk to the youth about their needs. From there, appropriate actions will be taken.
All Safe Place sites are identified by the yellow and black National Safe Place sign.
260 S. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70806