Oasis Compassion Agency Receives Grant From Jim Moran Foundation

Oasis staff member Mabel Bjorkland works with clients.

Oasis Compassion Agency has been awarded a grant from the Jim Moran Foundation for its Career Center. This is the Jim Moran Foundation’s third grant to Oasis, which helped 700 families get back on their feet in the past year through its holistic, self-help program.

The current multi-year grant totaling $70,000 will fund the critical position of the case manager, who qualifies and works with clients to determine a course of action for success, including class and workshop attendance, as well as access to both food and clothing.

“I cannot say enough about the generosity of the Jim Moran Foundation and its commitment to bettering the lives of families in our communities. The case manager’s role is essential to the effectiveness of our mission at Oasis,” said Sharon Gill, founder and president of the local nonprofit.

Oasis, now in its 14th year, helps its central Palm Beach County clients stabilize and improve their economic circumstances with a three-pronged approach in which roadblocks to success are identified, a plan is created to overcome those obstacles, and that plan is implemented.

“The Oasis Compassion Agency reaches out to women and families to help them overcome adversity through caring support and resources,” said Jan Moran, chairman and president of the Jim Moran Foundation. “We are happy to partner with them to give encouragement and a helping hand to those who are in crisis.”

Oasis assists its clients with food and clothing while requiring clients to attend job counseling, as well as other counseling and/or classes in personal finance, computers, typing, interview skills and more. To learn more, about the Oasis Compassion Agency, visit www.oasiscompassion.org.

Founded by automotive pioneer Jim Moran, the mission of the Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families in Florida. For info., visit www.jimmoranfoundation.org.