OASIS Family Resource Center is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization founded in 1984 with the primary purpose of providing shelter to victims of domestic violence and their children. The agency has grown into a comprehensive shelter and counseling program as well as the owner of a resale store, Second Chance. In 1990 OASIS merged with the Family Resource Center, a parenting education and support program serving Wexford and Missaukee Counties. The Family Resource Center provides services such as educational classes and in-help parenting support. In recent years, our services expanded to include counseling for children and sexual assault survivors and support of the effort to end homelessness. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation or age in the delivery of services. No family is turned away for lack of money; all counseling services are free of charge.
OASIS Family Resource Center is committed to using an empowerment-based philosophy in its approach to ending domestic and sexual violence. Our mission is ‘to strengthen and safeguard the families of Wexford and Missaukee counties.’
OASIS Family Resource Center is governed by a Board of Directors. Chair: Chris Huckle, Treasurer: Bob Ebels, Secretary: Shirley McCoy; Members at Large: Jim Blackburn, Ria Cunningham, Julie Finch, Renee Mahon, Capt. Eric Eller, Sheriff Trent Taylor, Michelle Dunaway and Executive Director Amber Herlein.
OASIS Family Resource Center operates from three locations: the administrative offices at 118 S. Mitchell Street, Cadillac MI; Second Chance Resale Store at 1566 N. Mitchell Street, Cadillac MI; and the residential shelter (undisclosed location).
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