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Social Ministry Portsmouth / Chesapeake does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief.















Welcome to Oasis Social Ministry

Oasis Commission on Social Ministry of Portsmouth/Chesapeake

Oasis is a private, not for profit, charitable corporation. Our mission is to provide comprehensive services to the homeless and the less fortunate 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.

2016 Accomplishments!

Operating, uninterrupted since 1970, Oasis has been continuously meeting the basic socio-economic needs of this region.  Celebrating over 45 years of community service, Oasis was formed by five local Catholic Parishes. Today it has evolved into an ecumenical multi-serving agency committesd to helping individuals and families to meet their basic needs and to support their efforts of self-reliance and independence.

Oasis realizes its ministry and self-sufficiency vision from its Wiliamsburg Avenue and County Street locations.  Services are coordinated in a manner to enhance and to avoid duplication of other community service efforts.

Oasis, in partnership with individual donors, local businesses and several citywide, state and federal agencies works passionately to fulfill its compassionate mission of SERVICE.

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