Youth Oasis

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260 S. Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
United States

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Monday 9 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 9 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM-5 PM
Thursday 9 AM-5 PM
Friday 9 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Home, hope, and help. Youth Oasis provides emergency shelter and support
services to runaway, abandoned and homeless youth in the Baton Rouge area
in an affirming, accepting environment that leads them toward resilient,
successful citizenship.
Our Mission
To support youth and young adults recovering from the trauma of homelessness and family separation through housing, healthcare, and advocacy.
Youth Oasis was founded as Baton Rouge Alliance for Transitional Living in 1998 by members of local social service agencies and universities who saw the need for a transitional living program for young adults aging out of foster care. In 2002, a basic emergency shelter was added to provide support to at-risk youth ages 10-17. The organization become known as Youth Oasis in 2003 and officially chaIn 2016, the transitional living program was expanded to include services unique to the LGBTQ+ community and branded “Diversity House”. Today, Youth Oasis remains true to its foundation of breaking the cycle of homelessness in our community and state by operating the foster youth shelter, transitional living center, and Diversity House.nged its name in 2011.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

You're never alone when you foster as you work as part of a professional team. Louisiana’s Department of Children and Family Services partners with many organizations to help support foster children and the families that care for them.

The collaborative Foster Caregiver Mentor Program encourages peer relationships between foster families. It's an effective way for new resource parents to meet with more experienced caregivers and get advice.

Your local DCFS also has plenty of resources online, including parent handbooks, contact information, and emergency service information. You can learn more about child welfare agencies and how to become a foster parent.

A child-placing agency is always there for you, providing support in times of crisis or even when you have questions. Don't forget about the case worker, who you can contact if you feel lost.

Working with the birth parents is another part of a foster parent's job. However, you don't have to simply contact them to set up visitations and calls. Co-parenting with them is often best for the child, and it can make your job easier.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

4.1 / 5
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Sophia Siggal
Oct 28, 2022

Youth Oasis helped me and my husband SOOOOOO much. I really wish I could give these guys more than 5 stars. My husband and I were living with a really toxic family member after moving from Vegas to Baton Rouge and we were apartment searching, and I’m really glad that our case manager shannon stepped in and made sure that we didn’t end up in a bad apartment with bad reviews. They helped with deposit and first month rent which was such a BIG help, and when we went to the building all the staff seemed really nice and I was greeted with a smile from everyone. I LOVE this program and I 100000/100 recommend it. I’m pregnant with my first child and they are willing to help me with baby stuff when I find out the gender which really means a lot to me. THESE GUYS HAVE YOUR BEST INTEREST IN MIND. <3

Rating: 5

Samael Salassi
Sep 23, 2022

I required some assistance from their Young Adult Services and found that they were very willing to help, clear and direct about what information they needed, and very communicative about timelines and follow-through.

Rating: 5

Melania Jarreau
Aug 18, 2022

The Young adult services were sooo nice ! And sooo helpful when I truly needed them most ! I have a small baby & Everyone I spoke to was considerate and had a plan for my chaotic life . And I honestly can’t be more grateful ❤️ Thankyou guys soooooo very much again !

Rating: 5

Aug 17, 2022

This team was most definitely helpful and I’m so thankful that the young adult services came through and helped me thank yall so much! They were understanding and got back with me soon as possible with information and help ❤️

Rating: 5

Daundriel Downs
Jul 09, 2022

Excellent People! Thanks for helping me when i needed it!!

Rating: 5