Oasis Wyong History
The Salvation Army Oasis Youth Centre at Wyong opened its doors to the community on 27 November 1999. The opening of the Centre was a collaboration between The Salvation Army, local and federal government and community members to provide a range of services to young people, designed to promote their well-being by raising self-esteem and living skills. This includes counselling, case management, education, training, sports and recreation, work placements and other welfare support, to meet the needs of young people who are disadvantaged and at risk of being caught up in homelessness, crime and other social isolation.
Over more recent years the Oasis Centre has also become a multi purpose community centre to meet the needs of the broader community. With 14 staff and more than 200 volunteers our Centre delivers a range of programs and services to meet the needs of the Wyong community. We now have a community shop with free bakery items/fresh produce and very heavily discounted groceries; a community meals program; shower and laundry facilities for the homeless; vocational and other training programs and social programs for people to connect with our community. We also welcome new and innovative ideas to bring hope to people.