Oasis Teen Shelter

At the YMCA Oasis Teen Shelter, homeless youth from all over Skagit County are given shelter, hot meals, and the support they need to improve their lives. Oasis has provided short-term emergency shelter to youth age 13-17 since 1997 and operates 365 days a year.

The home-like residence is licensed to serve 8 youth per night for up to 21 days. During their stay, the youth find supporting adults, warm meals and opportunities for recreation and skill building. Each meets with a Case Manager regularly and together they work on transitioning the youth to safe and appropriate long term housing. Education is emphasised, with each youth required to attend school or pursue alternative learning.

NEED HELP? Call: 360-419-9058
(extension 305 for Day Staff and Management and 301 for Shelter Staff after 6pm, Monday-Sunday) 


  • A safe, comfortable place for teens to come to seek advice or get help all hours of the day
  • Emergency Shelter for teens 13-17 years old
  • Safe & reliable support
  • Intensive Case Management
  • A place to eat and stay 356 days a year
  • Free bus fare & food!
  • Make and record your own music in the YMCA Oasis Sound Lab!
Oasis Shelter Hours:
Monday-Friday 6:30pm-7:30am
Saturday & Sunday 6:30pm-9am


125 N. 5th Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Located "in the basement" - Entrance at rear of building
Check out this video about our Oasis Teen Shelter and our amazing teens!


New Youth In 2015 ............. 54
Bednights ............................ 782
Meals Served ...................... 1430
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For more information on our Oasis Teen Shelter, call 360 419 9058 ext 12 or email:
Oasis Teen Shelter Director, Claudia Avendano-Ibarra