2017 Oasis Results

In 2017, Oasis for Youth partnered with 328 young people on their journey. Here are highlights on how Oasis partnered with our young people to elevate them to thrive in their own community.



Oasis for Youth made more than 3,000 contacts with young people in the community, ensuring they had immediate basic needs met and information about where to get help.

Our school-based outreach case manager partnered with 47 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 2,500 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.



76% of our youth were unstably housed in 2017. Oasis guides youth to find the best housing solution for their unique situation.

87% of young people seeking prevention help avoided a homeless experience.

We helped 26 young people begin the long process of finding subsidized housing. 

25 young people were able to move into stable housing.


Most of our youth are working: 57% were employed in 2017 with 68% having a full-time job.

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 39 young people remain employed for an average of 10.5 months. 20 additional youth were helped during their job hunt.

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