OAASIS is building a movement

that empowers communities to prevent child sexual abuse and help survivors live full, healthy, joyful lives.

OAASIS honors the lives and amplifies the voices of people who were sexually abused as children.

We envision a world where all people, especially survivors of child sexual abuse, are empowered to live whole and authentic lives.

Our current culture disregards the humanity of some people; utilizes shame to control behavior; does not know how to talk about or engage around sex and sexuality in a healthy and respectful way; and presents confusing and conflicting messages around child sexual abuse, ranging from “just get over it—that was the past” to “experiencing child sexual abuse means that your life is ruined forever.”

We know that we can have a healthier response to child sexual abuse—one that creates greater safety and increases healing. Our culture can value the humanity in every person; engage in healthy conversations and interactions around sex and sexuality; recognize the harm done through child sexual abuse and honor survivors; and promote healing for survivors and the community. This is the culture that OAASIS is creating.

Our work to create this culture falls into three general categories: individual support; building community; and creating change.

OAASIS is funded entirely by contributions from individuals, businesses and foundations, and our work is done almost entirely by volunteers.

To hear more about the work of OAASIS, please watch this short video clip, which was shown at the 2012 “Gloria Awards” presentation:


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Join the Movement!

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!