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Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. (OASIS - program)Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. (OASIS - program)
Catholic Charities is committed to manifesting Christ's spirit through collaboration with diverse communities, by providing to the poor and vulnerable, by promoting human dignity, and by advocating for social justice. Read more
Catholic Charities is committed to manifesting Christ's spirit through collaboration with diverse communities, by providing to the poor and vulnerable, by promoting human dignity, and by advocating for social justice.
OASIS (Older Adult Services & Intervention System) is a Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. program operating through the Guadalupe Community Center in Canoga Park, CA.
OASIS is a social service ministry for homebound seniors 65 years of age or older who are living independently. Our goal is to help them remain independent as long as possible and avoid institutionalization. Low income and minority seniors are encouraged to participate. OASIS offers assistance to all older adults, regardless of race, religion, or income level.
We help seniors in their own homes with a variety of services. All OASIS SENIOR SERVICES ARE FREE.
I volunteer with the OASIS program(Older Adult Services and Intervention System)which exists to help Seniors remain in their own homes. Oasis is a recognized program that trains, counsels and clears each volunteer so a Senior can be confident that their needs are considered fairly and with understanding. This formal process is the best reason to participate in this practice of compassion toward the elders in our community either as a caregiver or as a recipient. Helping Seniors for the past 6 years has helped me grow in patience and compassion and has given me a practical understanding of the difficulties living on Disability Income poses for single Seniors who no longer have other income or family help. This is largely an invisible group needing care and appreciation, and I am sure that I have benefited as much as the Seniors I have helped.