Oregon Abuse Advocates & Survivors In Service (OAASIS)
About The Organization
Oregon Abuse Advocates and Survivors in Service (OAASIS) is a coalition of individuals and organizations dedicated to increasing public awareness of the realities of childhood sexual abuse, to supporting and empowering survivors of such abuse, and to advocating for strong public policies and laws aimed at preventing it.
OAASIS is comprised primarily of survivors and allies of survivors, with a mission to build a movement to end child sex abuse through advocacy, prevention, and survivor support. The coalition carries out its work in three primary ways:
1. By promoting conferences, seminars, speakers and writers to educate the public on the facts and misperceptions about child sexual abuse.
2. By providing counseling assistance to child abuse survivors who cannot otherwise find or afford such help, either by referrals or by financial assistance.
3. By providing research, ideas, testimony and advocacy before public bodies such as school districts, local and state legislative bodies and agencies, and before such private organizations as churches, youth organizations and childcare agencies.
This year, our focus is to continue to break the silence and shame around child sexual abuse by offering presentations by our OAASIS Survivors Speakers Bureau to the community. Speakers share their stories of abuse and healing, and equip audiences with practical tools and insight to protect children and to pursue healing. If you, your organization, social or civic group, classroom,or faith community is interested in booking a speaker, please contact us.
How You Can Help
OAASIS is funded entirely by contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations, and work of the coalition is done almost entirely by volunteers.
OAASIS is making an impact not only in the State of Oregon, but nationally! We are honored to collaborate with a growing national movement to end child sex abuse, and are doing our part here in Oregon. We need YOUR help!
If you'd like to join this movement, please provide us with your contact information so that we can keep you informed about what is happening to end child sex abuse in Oregon. We may occasionally call upon you to lend your voice and support when needed. Please stand with us to support survivors and protect children!
- P.O. Box 2161
Portland, OR 97208