Oasis Social Ministry is happy to announce the First Annual Soup Cook-Off & Auction on 5pm, Sunday, October 20th.

To Donate, Sponsor or Participate as a Chef, please call Burgess Hodges at 757-397-6060 for more information. More Details to be available soon!





Welcome to Oasis: Commission of Social Ministry 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. Please check out our 2012 Accomplishments!

Operating, uninterrupted since 1970, Oasis has been continuously meeting the basic socio-economic needs of this region.  Celebrating over 43 years of community service, Oasis was birthed by five local Catholic Parishes. Today it has evolved into an ecumenical multi-serving agency committed 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 mission from its Williamsburg Avenue and County Street location.  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, 9:30am until 2:30pm.

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


Oasis Self Sufficiency

3603 County Street,  Portsmouth, VA 23704

Ph (757) 398-1970 Fax (757) 398-1970


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


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