Oasis Family Resource Center is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization founded in 1984 with the primary purpose of providing shelter to survivors 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.’
Are you in need of an Advocate or a Counselor?
Advocates: provide supportive listening, assist in safety planning, attend court hearings as an extra support, review and discuss aspects of the Power and Control Wheel and the Equality Wheel. They also provide assistance in submitting PPOs.
Counselors: provide support and assistance, provide options for improving mental health and well-being, provide encouragement and support as personal changes are made, provide therapeutic skills in working through past traumas. Counselors work with individuals and groups. Counselors see children, teens, and adults – primary or secondary victims.
Chair: Ria Cunningham
Vice Chair: Flora Gundy
Secretary: Julie Finch
Treasurer: Corinna Hervey, CPA, FE
Members at Large: Renee Mahon, Eric Eller, Jeff Mankiewicz, Peter Marinoff, Sarah Meek Girardot, Lisa Jacobson and consulting member Chris Huckle .
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 (MAP); and the residential shelter (undisclosed location).