Our lives do not exist in a vacuum. We are impacted by the world around us, just as we impact the world.
OAASIS advocates for policies and structural change that keep kids safe and help survivors heal. We do this by learning about people’s needs in the community and amplifying the voices of survivors, loved ones, and caring community members.
Our work is centered on preventing child sexual abuse and helping survivors live full, healthy, joyful lives. To do this, we must look at how child sexual abuse intersects with other aspects of people’s lives. We understand that people who have been sexually abused (and people who have committed sexual abuse) come from all walks of life. We place an emphasis on building equity for people who are marginalized. We support dismantling barriers that place additional burdens on many people who were sexually abused as children, particularly people of color, people living in low-income communities, women, people who are LGBTQ, people born in other countries, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and people who our predominant culture considers “other.”
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Check out OAASIS’s current and past advocacy work.
Let us know what needs you see in your community.
If you want to get even more involved in advocating to keep kids safe and help survivors heal, this is a great first step. We’ll help you figure out if there are opportunities to share your insights with elected officials and can help you throughout that process.
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!