About Us

Oasis is a private, not for profit, charitable corporation. For over 45 years, Oasis has been providing comprehensive services to the disadvantaged/low income community, homebound seniors and homeless in Portsmouth, Western Chesapeake and Northern Suffolk. Below is a map showing our original service boundaries (Portsmouth), and how we have expanded them over the years.

Oasis was established in 1970 by five local Catholic Parishes. Today it has evolved into an ecumenical multi-serving agency committed to meeting the basic living needs of individuals and families and to support their efforts of self-reliance and independence.  Oasis realizes its ministry vision from its Williamsburg Avenue and County Street location. Services are coordinated in a manner to enhance and to avoid duplication of other community efforts.

Oasis operates a full kitchen to provide a hot breakfast and lunch, a pantry to provide a 3-day supply of food and hygiene items, groceries and meal delivery to homebound seniors, and a thrift shop that provides free clothing and household items, and seasonal holiday food distribution.

The Oasis Social Ministry office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am until 3:00pm.



The Oasis Thrift Store is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am until 2pm.



Donations are received 8am to 3pm Monday through Friday.



Call 757.397.6060 for more information and program eligibility requirements.

Oasis Social Ministry

800 A Williamsburg Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Ph (757) 397-6060 Fax (757) 397-9377

email: admin@oasissocialministry.org