Oasis is dedicated to the elimination of personal and societal violence in Southwest Louisiana.
It is our mission to create social change through empowerment and support for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, safe shelter for men, women and children, and community education.
Formerly the Calcasieu Women’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Outreach, Oasis A Safe Haven for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence is a non-profit 501C3 organization. Calcasieu Women’s Shelter was founded in 1979 for the purpose of assisting abused women and their children. The organization became a United Way agency in 1983. In 1994, we added a Rape Crisis Outreach program to the agency to help victims of sexual assault. We changed our name from Calcasieu Women’s Shelter and Rape Crisis Outreach to Oasis A Safe Haven for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence in 2011.
The Domestic Violence program provides services to residents of Calcasieu, Cameron, and Allen parishes.
The Sexual Violence program provides services to residents of Calcasieu, Cameron, Allen, Jeff Davis, and Beauregard parishes.
“If you want to achieve something great in your life, you’ve got to be going into the hard places. In that is the very thing that is going to lift you up.”