To provide emergency shelter and necessary support services to runaway, abandoned, and homeless youth ages 10-25 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:
Young Adult Residential Complex (YARC)
The goal of the YARC is
to help young adults reach their personal and professional goals during their
transition to adult life. Clients pay a minimum amount in rent and their electric bill and receive their own apartment and intensive case management.
Some of the guidelines and services are as follows:
The Youth Oasis Safe Spot outreach program provides access to immediate help and resources for all young people in crisis through a network of youth-friendly businesses and public locations.
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 Spot sites are identified by blue and white Safe Spot signs.
260 S. Acadian Thruway Baton Rouge, LA 70806