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HOPE ON CROWN:  OASIS UPDATE

Another month has rolled on by and the countdown is now on to Christmas.

There’s still lots to be done before then though with Candle Bag packing at the end of November in preparation for Carols in the Domain, as well as planning for our young people's Christmas party.

The many successful programs which give our young people the opportunity to train and succeed in all aspects of life certainly aren't winding down, but rather gaining momentum with some great results!

Here’s a snapshot of what’s been happening at Oasis.

Education Centre

There are currently fifteen students attending the education centre and with the right amount of guidance and perseverance, outstanding results are achieved.
Two young students have successfully completed Year 10 and are continuing on to Year 11.  What a fantastic achievement!

Pathways to Employment
The Pathways program is in full swing for the second time this year.  Pathways participants are on their own personal journeys with goals to succeed and employment in sight.  Here's a glimpse of some personal goals set by previous successful Pathways participants.
Driving Program

With twenty young people enrolled in the Driving program, our dedicated driving instructors and students should be commended with three young people gaining their P plates in October.  Congratulations and well done to all for such a grand effort!

Freeway

Freeway is a program run on Fridays and it's a time when the young people can head off site for a fun activity and some lunch together.  It's a drug and alcohol free program that offers our young people the opportunity to choose to engage in an active, healthy lifestyle.
 

StreetMedia
The October/November photography course commenced with some budding new photographers on board.
The course has produced some very talented students in the past as can be seen in their works above.

 
Social Enterprise

The Oasis Cookie is being trialled as part of a social enterprise initiative.  A batch has made it onto the front counter of a local café who is happy to assist with this first test run.
This initiative will open doors for the young people at Oasis, offering them training under the guidance of a qualified chef and providing valuable work skills. 
With launch off aimed for 2016 this is another exiting new project for the young people at Oasis and all profits from the sale of the cookies will go directly to Oasis Youth Support Network.

NEWS FLASH:  LAST DAYS TO REGISTER!
TIME'S RUNNING OUT!  Registrations close 30 November. 
Hike the Heartland #HikeTheHeartland and trek the Larapinta Trail May 2016 to raise awareness and funds to support the young people at Oasis YSN and help break the cycle of youth homelessness.

For more information CLICK HERE 
The Couch Project
$37,373 raised by our fantastic Oasis supporters!   
Helping to create awareness of couch surfing being a hidden form of homelessness and helping our young people.
We couldn't have done it without you, so....THANK YOU!
  Friendly Reminder
CANDLE BAG PACKING:  Friday 20 November 2015-Thursday 27 November 2015

Shifts still available:  Monday 23 morning, Tuesday 24 morning and Thursday 26 morning.
Please register your interest by contacting our volunteer co-ordinator at oasis.volunteers@aue.salvationarmy.org
REGULAR VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

MONDAY LUNCH PROGRAM
DAY:  Every Monday
TIME:  10:30am-1.00pm
VOLUNTEERS:  1-4 people
FOOD:  Cooking for 20-30 people
 

CRISIS ACCOMMODATION DINNER
DAY:  Sunday-Thursday
TIME:  4.00pm-7.00pm
VOLUNTEERS:  1-4 people
FOOD:  Cooking for 15 people
 
BBQ BREAKFAST
DAY:  Every Thursday
TIME:  8.30am-9.30am
VOLUNTEERS:  1-2 people
FOOD:  Cooking for 10-20 people

DRIVING PROGRAM
DAY:  Sunday-Saturday
TIME:  Available from 5.00am-11.00pm
VOLUNTEERS:  Up to 20 people
CAR:  Supplied by Oasis
 
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