Creating community by co-locating
Oasis and the Rainbow Center are beginning implementation of a shared facility model. Our vision is to create a hub for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied (LGBTQA) community in Tacoma, WA that will advance our missions and create greater opportunities for volunteerism and community change throughout the South Sound. The O.R.C (combined for Oasis and Rainbow Center) and our members and visitors will be visible, vibrant contributors to the community. We will model excellent stewardship, and create greater opportunities for volunteerism and community change. Co-location will help us serve more individuals, grow our missions, and create community like never before!
Starting in June, Oasis and the Rainbow Center will be physically connected in a building we have chosen together through a community process. Oasis will have its distinct space and entrance and the Rainbow Center will have its distinct space and entrance. We will also have shared space, including a kitchen, meeting area, and more. Shared spaces will be scheduled according to the needs of Oasis and the Rainbow Center. Co-location means that we can share resources and make the best use of the community’s contributions and investment.
We need your help to add the finishing touches to this facility — give today and make this hub a reality!
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Oasis and the Rainbow Center
Oasis, a program of the Pierce County AIDS Foundation, enhances and sustains the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth by saving individual lives, building community, and developing young leaders who can change the world. Oasis is a youth-adult partnership in which young people and adults come together for shared teaching, learning and action.
The Rainbow Center is a safe, accessible and welcoming community space for meetings, activities and events that strengthen the lives of people in our community. We support Greater Pierce County by providing a centralized source of information and referral for and about the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities. We provide visibility to the history, culture and diversity of our communities.