Valley Oasis is a community based organization dedicated to eliminating social and domestic violence and homelessness through community awareness, intervention, prevention, safe shelter and supportive services. We have a total of 16 programs available for individuals and families in need of our specific services. All programs of Valley Oasis provide services to the following individuals:
- Emancipated Minors
- Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Questioning
- All Races, Socio-economic Backgrounds, and Religious Beliefs
VALLEY OASIS SHELTER | 24 HOUR HOTLINE: (661) 945-6736
The shelter is a 60 day emergency shelter open 24-hours a day. With a 65 bed capacity, the shelter provides services to men, women and children of all ages who are victims of domestic violence. The shelter provides shelter to victims from around the world due to being one of the first shelters in the country to provide services to men. The shelter provides supportive services.
SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE SERVICES | 24 HOUR HOTLINE: (661) 723-7273 | 8 AM TO 5 PM, MONDAY- FRIDAY: (661) 949-6143
SARS works with clients of all ages who have been victims of sexual or physical violence. SARS volunteers and staff respond to the Antelope Valley Hospital, Palmdale Regional Medical Center or Kaiser Permanente 24 hours 7 days a week to assist victims of sexual and physical violence. A trained SARS advocate responds to the victim and stays with the victim from entry to the emergency room through recovery.
CALWORKS OUTREACH/LEGAL SERVICES | 8 AM TO 5 PM, MONDAY- FRIDAY: (661)723-7772
Outreach is a domestic violence intervention program funded though the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services. Our program is part of the County’s Welfare to Work program, and we seek to help people that have suffered from domestic violence to regain their autonomy and self-esteem so they can re-enter the world as a productive and healthy member of society. Due to the nature of our funding we serve clients that are receiving cash aid and food stamps, and these clients are referred to us, for the most part, directly from the County. Free legal services are offered as needed for victim of domestic violence receiving public assistance and participating in the Outreach program. Some of the matters we assist with are: family law issues – including divorce and custody matters, restraining orders, immigration issues, government benefits issues, landlord/tenant issues and other issues including expungements.
HOMELESS PROGRAMS | 8 AM TO 5 PM, MONDAY-FRIDAY: (661)942-2758
In 2015, Valley Oasis became the SPA 1 Coordinated Entry System lead agency in partnership with Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority. The Coordinated Entry System (CES) is the county wide system that directs and connects individuals and families who are facing housing crisis to the appropriate service for their unique need. CES offers a regionalized, countywide approach to address homelessness by using a common system, common tools, and common platform to identify, assess and prioritize needs and provide services. CES utilizes the County’s information and referral line, 211 LA County to reach those in need of homeless services and to help stabilize their housing situation.
STEPPIN INTO THE LIGHT
Steppin into the Light is a transitional housing program that offers housing to higher functioning individuals/families and is located in an apartment complex rather than being located on shelter grounds. The program houses approximately 8 families.
The children’s service program is staffed through the shelter grant. We have three full time employees who see hundreds of children each year ranging from days old to 17 years. The program offers a full range of services to all ages. These services include:
- Early child development activities
- Pre-school readiness activities
- Social interaction skill development
- Peer support activities and groups
- Assistance in enrolling into school
- Assistance with special needs children (i.e. attendance at IEP’s, parent-teacher conferences, etc.)
- Anger management groups
- Assistance with homework
- Windows Between Worlds Art Therapy
- Nutrition program
- Safety Planning
KAYLAS PLACE | 8 AM TO 5 PM: (661)949-3269
Kayla’s Place began in 2004 as a children’s therapeutic program for the Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council, now known as Valley Oasis. Children who have been exposed to violence as a primary victim, or a secondary victim, have a high risk for developing anger issues and repeating the cycle of violence. Kayla’s Place was originally designed to stop the continuation of violence by offering services to young victims.
VALLEY OASIS THRIFT STORE | 9 AM TO 6 PM, TUESDAY-SATURDAY: (661) 266-1948
Residents in our shelter and clients within our programs receive much needed items from our thrift store free of charge. We also provide the shelter residents with a Learning Independence Program where they are taught the basics of work ethics, customer service skills, retail skills, business management, and the basic day to day tools needed for the work place. This will allow them to further their career opportunities and implement the skills they have learned to improve their quality of life.
For additional information on Valley Oasis’ services, click here.
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