Victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
People who know someone who is experiencing these types of violence.
People who are studying about or wanting to become more educated about domestic and sexual violence.
People in the community who want to become more informed about and involved in the movement to break the cycle of violence and to create a community of safety and equality.
All OASIS services are 100% free and confidential, and are available to everyone in our community, including students. Services include a 24-hour crisis line in English and in Spanish; confidential, emergency shelter; transitional and permanent supportive housing; crisis counseling; information and referrals; legal and medical advocacy; support groups; and prevention programs.
We encourage all of our clients to seek as much support as possible, and to utilize the types of support that make them most comfortable. It can be a good idea to seek services from multiple offices. For example, this could include the OASIS office as well as the Appalachian State Counseling Center.
When seeking support, an OASIS advocate or other support person may encourage you to create a safety plan. If you are both attending the same college or university, this safety plan should include the campus. For example, do you attend class in the same building as your partner? Does your partner park in the same parking lot? These are important factors to include in your safety plan.
Please see below for a list of Appalachian State resources:
Appalachian State Resources:
Community Resources (Watauga/Avery):
- For Emergencies Dial 911
- Boone Police Department: (828) 268-6900
- Newland Police Department: (828) 733-2024
- Banner Elk Police Department: (828) 898-4300
- Beech Mountain Police Department: (828) 387-2342
- Watauga Sheriff’s Department: (828) 264-3761
- Avery Sheriff’s Department: (828) 733-3858
- OASIS office (8-5, M-F): (828) 264-1532
- OASIS 24/hr Crisis Line in Watauga: (828) 262-5035
- OASIS 24/hr Crisis Line in Avery: (828) 504-0911
- OASIS Spanish Crisis Line: (828) 504-0800
OASIS staff can provide speakers and training for:
- Clergy, Staff, Councils
- Lay Ministers
- Youth Groups
- Men’s Groups
- Women’s Groups
- Sunday School Classes
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Often employers find themselves dealing with issues of abuse in the workplace. Futures Without Violence is a great resource with helpful information.
- Appalachian State University Sexual Assault Prevention Program
- North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
- endabuse.org – a great source for information on domestic violence
- Contact your legislators about issues that affect victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
- SART/DART Brochure
Outreach and Prevention Education
Part of OASIS’s mission is to provide community outreach to ensure that survivors and their loved ones know how to access our services, and to raise awareness about the realities of domestic and sexual violence.
Another part of our identified mission is to provide relevant and up-to-date prevention education for community partners. We regularly provide programs and training to students at Appalachian State University, Caldwell Community College, and Lees-McRae College; communities of faith; civic organizations; medical professionals; local businesses; and employers.
We believe that as the community becomes more informed about the realities of domestic and sexual violence, we get closer to finding lasting solutions to this very real problem.