"We assist and walk along side of those who face some of the most difficult challenges." – Juanita Lee, CFO

OASIS CENTER AGAINST THE NUMBERS

Reported Murders
Statista 2018*
Aggravated Assaults
Statista 2018*
Violent Crimes
Statista 2018*
Federal Offences
BJS 2018†

OASIS CENTER 

Oasis Center is a faith based 501© (3) organization that focuses primarily on low/moderate income members of our community; but we are open to all who express the desire for change and make a commitment to attending our life skills and cognitive classes.

Oasis has a first-time youth offender program and works with several of the Dallas County Criminal Diversion Court Programs.

Oasis operates under the belief that reentry begins at the time of arrest and not just post release from incarceration.

Through the Oasis coordination of an evidence-based network of service providers who share a common data system, the network provides comprehensive services and programs for all family members of our clients.

It has been Oasis’ goal from our first day of ministry to assist and walk along side of those who face some of the most difficult challenges in transitioning back into our communities.

Our Mission
To provide life changing programs and services to first time youth offenders and formerly incarcerated persons.

Our Vision
To create a spiritual and social "model program" that can be replicated and scaled.


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  • "Oasis Center has been successful in providing a second chance to hundreds of youth."

    Juanita Lee, Chief Fundraising Officer,
    Board Secretary
  • "I understand the challenges facing formerly incarcerated persons."

    Michael Lee, Chief Executive Officer

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Oasis Center programs and services include a focus on youth in order to break the cycle of incarceration (prevention). We target young adults, 17-24 yrs. of age, who are eligible for criminal court diversion programs which include “expungement” of pending criminal charges and certain past convictions (Interdiction). In addition, we provide assistance to formerly incarcerated persons, and their family members (aftercare). The programs and services of Oasis Center focus primarily on low to moderate income members of our Dallas Communities. Our Dallas Social Justice Network allows Oasis Center to collaborate with various cohorts to provide measurable impact on systematic racism and social equality.
Our participants must express a desire for change and make a commitment to attend our life skills and cognitive classes. Our job readiness work camp features an in-person eight day, seven hours per day (9:00am – 4:00pm), job readiness and preparation for skill certification and career placement at living wages program. Our virtual job readiness program is designed for people with barriers to employment; whether they have criminal justice involvement or not. The virtual work camp is five days, from 9:00am – 12pm. We offer additional Lab Time from 1pm-2pm each class day.

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  • "I’ve got my life together and I don’t smoke anymore. I believe in Christ and I have a much better life."

    Alicia W.
  • "I’ve accomplished a lot with Oasis. I was lost and did not know what I could do in life."

    Princess A.
  • "I have experienced honest living due to being a weekly participant in the Oasis program."

    Jay M.
  • " would be back on the streets doing old habits if it were not for the Oasis program. I’ve learned a lot about myself."

    Margaret C.

Testimonials

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Oasis Center Leadership

A team of highly trained individuals changing the way you experience life.

Overseeing the Oasis Center's life-changing program and services.


Michael Lee

Chief Executive Officer

Employment Specialist

Ruth Burton

Executive Assistant

Work Camp Manger

Ronald Patrick

Facilitator

Work Camp

Juanita Lee

Board Member

Fundraising

Henry White

Lead Instructor

Work Camp

Michael Richard

Facilitator

Work Camp

Sabra Richard

Facilitator

Work Camp

Sam Friar

Facilitator

Work Camp

Cindy Taylor

Accounting

David Lawson

Collin County Community Outreach

Gibrón Williams

Marketing

Dallas Social Justice Network Advisory Board


Michael Lee

Court Diversion Programs

Oasis Center

Wil McCall

Reentry

Dallas Leadership Foundation

Will Dowell

Youth Programming

Behind Every Door

Ricky Jimmerson

Food & Health Programming

Bon Ton Farms

Susan Smithson

Women’s Programming

WINGS

Florencia Velasco-Fortner

Education & Family

The Concilio

Board of Directors


Randy Box

Chairman

Principal at Box Financial Services

Kevin Posey

Treasurer

Vice President, Controller
Analogue Signal Chain
Texas Instruments

Michael Lee

CEO - Oasis Center

Retired FBI Unit Chief

Connie Trinh

Secretary

Hospitality Worker

DIRECTORS


Stephanie Fargo

Division Chief, Organized Crime

Dallas D.A.’s Office

Juanita Lee

Retired CEO

Oasis Center

Doug Dennison

Retired Dallas Cowboy

International Investments

Chris Pipkin

Director for Church Outreach

Prison Fellowship

George Spencer

Director

Retired Insurance Agent

Maurice Williams

Principal at HWC Systems

Oasis Center Blog

Oasis Center is to highlight the collective synergy being coordinated through the Dallas Social Justice Network, sponsored by Oasis center – highlighting like-minded social change organization that work together to collectively address some of the underlying social disparity issues which negatively impact South Dallas.

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CONTACT US

Hours of operation are 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday - Friday
1250 Majesty Drive, Dallas, TX 75247
Administrative Office: (972) 437-3801
Program Office: (214) 426-0902

Oasis Center

The services of Oasis Center are now available to those pre-qualified members of the community who need and want these services. Our Prison Reentry Program now includes both faith-based and secular programming.

Dallas

Oasis Center
1250 Majesty Drive,
Dallas, TX 75247 | Directions

Administrative Office:
(972) 437-3801

South Dallas

Frazier House
4600 Spring Avenue,
Dallas, TX 75201 | Directions

Operations Center:
(972) 437-3801

Collin County

North Dallas Community Center
2801 E. PGB Hwy.,
Plano, TX 75274 | Directions

Operations Center:
(972) 437-3801, ext. 1