Group Home/ApartmentsYouth Oasis is supported by the Federal, State, and Local governments as well as The Wilson Foundation, The Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation, The Junior League of Baton Rouge, and many private donors and volunteers. We are continually looking to diversify our funding in order to improve our services to the youth we serve.
Donations help us to provide for outings, clothing, food, and entertainment for the youth, and building maintenance and upkeep for the facilities.
Support can provide
Food for 1 day for 1 child = $20
1 monthly bus pass for 1 youth in the TLP= $50
1 night of room, board, & supervision for one child = $150
1 month of activities for kids at the Basic Center = $250
1 month of gas = $500
1 month of groceries = $1,000
1 month of utilities = $3,500
1 month of room, board, & supervision for 1 child = $4,200
1 year of cleaning supplies, toilet paper, detergent, etc = $6,000Every day, more than 40 children are reported as abused or neglected within the state of Louisiana; officials’ caution that a large number of cases go unreported for various reasons.
In 2008, Louisiana was identified as having one of the highest rates of childhood homelessness, ranking 46th of the 50 states and 49th for children at risk of homelessness. Additionally, the Better Homes Fund continues to cite Louisiana children as being the most at risk for homelessness.
According to the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System, poverty is the single best predictor of child abuse and neglect. Furthermore, children who live in families with an annual income of less than $15,000 are 22 times more likely to be abused or neglected than children living in families with an annual income of $30,000 or more.
Unfortunately, 39% of Louisiana children live at or below the poverty or extreme poverty level and over 13% of children are living in extreme poverty compared to the national average of 7%. More than 26% of children are living in poverty, which makes Louisiana the state with the second highest rate of childhood poverty in the nation and the highest rank within the South, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Oasis is currently the only housing provider available to these young people
within Baton Rouge or its surrounding areas.
2010 Statistics for Louisiana Child Wle
• 38,642 - total referrals for child abuse & neglect
You could fill Alex Box stadium 3.75 times
• 19,294 - reports referred for investigation
2.8 times the most recent number of seats added to tiger stadium
• 40 - Louisiana children DIED as a result of abuse or neglect (2009)
The same number of people under 40 the Baton Rouge Business Report honors yearly