Oasis has been delivering services to people experiencing domestic abuse in Kent and Medway for nearly 30 years. Our charity began with a handful of dedicated people opening a refuge service in 1994.

Back then, two women a week were being murdered as a result of domestic abuse. Sadly that statistic remains the same today. Every day our staff are confronted with the distressing results of this issue on the lives of the adults, children and young people that we support.

At the front and centre of our work is a client-first, recovery-focused approach. We enable positive safe futures, with interventions for every step of the journey from crisis to trauma recovery and lives lived free from abuse.

Today, Oasis delivers services for adults and children and young people in refuge and in the community across East Kent, Medway and North Kent.

In 2021, we came together with sister organisation Choices Domestic Abuse Service to create an even stronger service across these areas.

We continue to build a dedicated approach to not only intervening but also preventing, these issues in the future. We would like to see an end to domestic abuse and for every child and adult we teach about healthy relationships to be a step closer to this aim.

We are overwhelmed by the support we receive from the community and are glad to see that word of mouth about our work often precedes us.

Throughout our history, we have striven to end not only the consequences but also the causes of domestic abuse and with your continued support, we will do so until the abuse stops.

“The greatest gift you can give another human being is their freedom. Thank you for helping me regain mine"


Award-winning services

We are honoured to have been awarded Community Charity of the Year 2022 and Kent Charity of the Year 2019 in the Kent Charity Awards.

These awards mean a great deal to us, both as recognition of how hard our staff work to support families in the most horrific circumstances, and as a celebration of the bravery of those families, those adults, children and young people who have had to flee their homes and seek refuge with us, and our services. The awards are also for them.

The Oasis team receiving the Community charity Award at the Kent Charity Awards 2023
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