Oasis Advocacy & Shelter

"Through advocacy, education, and shelter we promote change for people affected by interpersonal violence to live a life free from abuse."

Our Shelter

-Oasis is a free, emergency, 7 day Shelter.

It features 15 beds, 2 full bathrooms, 2 laundry facilities, a living room, and a fully equipped kitchen. In August, 2019, it was remodeled and newly decorated with the help of community members contributions.
Oasis is the only emergency shelter between Coos Bay, Oregon and Crescent City, California, a 150 mile stretch.
Oasis operates a toll free ‘hot line’ which is listed on the National Directory of Domestic Violence Shelters and receives crisis calls from across the U.S. Oasis also provides Outreach Services to victims and survivors.

*We also serve men with advocacy, support groups, and hotel stays.

Our shelter is a ‘DRY HOUSE’ which means that we do not allow alcohol or any drug use while in shelter.

Outreach and in-shelter services include:

children’s programs; peer support groups; educational classes; assistance with restraining orders, housing forms and other documents; distribution of food boxes and donated items; and transportation to court and other appointments.

Call to request HELP now   1-800-4471167  or 541-247-7600

Thinking about Leaving?

Everyone has the right to
live FREE from abuse

Planning a Safe Exit From an Abusive Relationship

FOR YOUR SAFETY…

  • Change the locks on your doors. Secure all windows.​
  • Tell your child’s school, day care, ect. who has permission to pick up your child
  • Think of ways to stay safe if the police do not come right away
  • Think of a safety plan for when you go to work of go shopping
  • Consider getting a Restraining Order.
  • This is a piece of paper from the court telling the person abusing you to have no contact with you.
  • Keep your restraining order with you at all times.
  • If you are thinking of going back to your partner, talk to someone about your options
  • Discuss a safety plan with your children.

Need to talk?

PLAN: where will you go?

Including a safe place you can go to in an emergency. What family, friends, or resources do you know that would help you?

BE READY: what will you bring?

Have a bag ready with clothes, money, and important papers. Keep it in a secret place but also readily available if you need to leave quickly.

KEEP: what do you need?

Documentation and photos of any abuse. Important documents like social security card, passport, drivers license, medical records, child records, immunization records, pet records, and important personal items.

HAVE: What is necessary?

Keep phone numbers and some money with you for emergencies or quick exit.
BE SAFE: leaving can be very dangerous
Leaving an abuser is a very dangerous time.

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BE SAFE: leaving can be very dangerous

Leaving an abuser is a very dangerous time.

Making a Plan?

Consider this list…

  • Things to bring with you:
     
    • Change of clothes
    • ID/Drivers license
    • Family passports
    • Greencards or visas
    • Family birth certificates
    • Money/ credit cards
    • Bank books
    • House and car keys
    • Medications
    • Address book
    • Photographs
    • Medical and immunization records
    • Social Security Card
    • School records
    • Marriage certificates
    • Child’s favorite toys
    • Pet records

     

More things to Consider…

  • If there is a fight, try to be in a room with an exit and not in the bathroom, kitchen, or near items that can be used as weapons.
  • Practice how to get out of your home safely. Which doors, windows or stairs would be best?
  • Tell a neighbor to keep a look out and ask them to call the police if an incident occurs.
  • Have a code word to use with your children, family and friends to let them know you need the police.

Teach Your Children…

  • That the violence is not their fault.
  • How to stay out of the fight.
  • How to call the police.
  • Where to hide safely in the house.
  • How to get out of the house safely.
  • Which neighbor or relative to go to for help.
  • That they have a right to be safe.
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