Check out the mission of The Coffee Oasis in this introduction video. The Coffee Oasis is a faith-based, non-profit organization that consists of two things: real coffee and real hope.
 
Dave Frederick, Executive Director of The Coffee Oasis
 
The Silverdale Rotary Club heard from Executive Director Dave Frederick of The Coffee Oasis on May 4. 
 

“We have a lot of broken kids in our community,” said Frederick, who founded The Coffee Oasis in the late 1990s with his wife, Cindy. The non-profit organization serves homeless teens and young adults between the ages of 13-25 who might otherwise end up incarcerated or permanently on the streets. 

Through the non-profit, struggling youth are offered an opportunity to work at one of several coffee stands located in Kitsap County to pick up real-life job skills. Others may just stop by Oasis Hope Home for a warm meal, or even pick up tickets to go to a play or on a local field trip with other teens. 

Part of the organization’s goal is for teens to feel some “normalcy” in an otherwise tumultuous lifestyle. 

“These kids are just hungering for love,” Frederick told Rotarians. 

In Washington State, Frederick said more than 39,000 youth indicated they were homeless in a recent survey. In Central Kitsap alone, 427 students reported being homeless. It's those kids that Frederick and his staff wants to reach and offer services like case management and counseling to so they don't feel alone in their struggles.

He also informed Silverdale Rotarians that the Duck Bucks given to his organization have helped with the mobile coffee cart. At least twice a month, various event planners ask for the cart and baristas to be at events. He also added that other expansion plans include opening a center in 2019 in Belfair to reach more remote parts of Kitsap County with The Coffee Oasis' message of hope. 

Since opening, The Coffee Oasis has expanded its resources for street youth to include laundry, food, clothing, job training, mentoring, case management, shelter and more.  Last month, a crisis line opened up for those teens looking to talk to someone between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 a.m.

For more information on The Coffee Oasis and its mission, visit www.thecoffeeoasis.com 

What can I do to help

  • Stop by any of the coffee shop locations for a meal or coffee 
  • Become a mentor (80 needed)
  • Donate to The Coffee Oasis 837 4th St. Bremerton, WA 98337