2018 Oasis Results

In 2018, Oasis for Youth partnered with 431 young people on their journey. Here are highlights on how Oasis connected youth to basic needs and opportunities to thrive in their community.

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Oasis for Youth made more than 5,000 contacts with youth and community members, ensuring they had immediate basic needs met and information about where to get help.

Our school-based outreach case manager partnered with 51 students in the Bloomington, Edina, Richfield High Schools and alternative programs to keep them connected to school, even if they faced housing instability.


Young people made more than 2,200 visits to our drop-in center to find basic needs like clothes, showers, meals, and toiletries. Oasis case managers guided our young people to address any need or barrier they may have to stability.

Youth accessed the following resources:

1,509 food and snacks         135 rides to food shelves

5,061 bus tokens                  86 loads of laundry

1,406 hygiene items             947 clothing closet visits

79 showers                         and so much more....

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88% of our youth with a housing-related goal accomplished it (application, housing, assessment, secured credit scores, or vital documents).

96% of young people seeking prevention help avoided a homeless experience.

We helped 13 young people receive financial support to avoid eviction.

50 young people were able to move into more stable housing.


Oasis stabilizes young employees' lives outside of work so they are able to show up ready to work. Through our partnership with Mall of America, Oasis was able to help 175 young people remain employed for an average of 13.3 months. 45 additional youth received a wage increase.

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I would not have been able to achieve my goals if it wasn’t for Oasis. Oasis has had a huge impact on my life. I have a job, a permit, ID, clothes. I was able to take a shower or just hang out. If it wasn’t for Oasis, I wouldn’t be moving in to my new apartment.
— young person who moved into apartment in January

To everyone who helped make this impact possible, 

thank you.

To read more results from 2018, download our full review.

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