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Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County is Seeking Homeownership Applications

Seeking Applications for Homeownership

Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County is seeking applications from people who live or work in St. Charles County that would like to buy a home through the Habitat partnership.  Individuals and families are approved and selected based on need, residency or employment in St. Charles County, ability to pay and willingness to partner.

Applications are accepted February 1st – February 16th and can be found online at www.habitatstcharles.org along with more details.

Questions can be sent to homeownership@habitatstcharles.org or 636-978-5712 x 118.

Coordinated Entry for Homeless Services

For people in our community who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, finding help can be challenging. Coordinated Entry creates a simpler way for people to get the help they need.

Coordinated Entry creates an easy to use and efficient way for people experiencing housing insecurity to access services. All housing services are accessed through a single phone number, United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline, connected to a centralized case management team.

Coordinated Entry uses an unbiased system for prioritizing people for placement in services. Households complete only one assessment that includes a research-based questionnaire to rank their level of vulnerability based on age, health, disability, mental health, available resources and other factors.

Coordinated Entry provides a more efficient system for nonprofit service providers. Since all calls and assessments are handled by the Coordinated Entry team, case managers at nonprofit agencies can focus on getting clients housed more quickly.

Coordinated Entry provides data to help our community better plan for housing needs. All calls go through a centralized number, so we can better track requests for assistance, referrals, services provided and contributing factors to homelessness.

CLICK HERE for a printable flier with step-by-step instructions for accessing housing services through Coordinated Entry.

To learn more about Coordinated Entry and how it works, watch this step-by-step video.

February Food Pantry News

OASIS Annual Christmas Shop = Happy, Warm Children

During the second weekend in December Hope Lutheran Church gym was again transformed into a Christmas shopping wonderland for OASIS parents. Throughout the year Santa’s helpers were busy collecting new toys and winter-outer-wear for this special Christmas shopping event. OASIS clients with children were able to ‘shop’ for winter-outer-wear for each family member and two new toys per child for FREE!  This year, with the help of our dedicated volunteers and generous donations from around the county, we provided toys, coats, gloves, and other goodies to 733 St. Charles area children to make their Christmas’s bright.

On your mark, get set, go!

The annual Youth Food Challenge begins February 11. This year the competition looks fierce so get ready to up your game. Get those grocery bags out and let’s get shopping!

Disney & Dessert – St. Charles Christian Home Educators (SCCHE)

Grace Community Chapel, 7661 Mexico Road, St. Peters, MO, is hosting the St. Charles Christian Home Educators evening of sweets, treats, and Disney songs on March 9 and 10. The events begin promptly at 7:00pm both evenings and children are encouraged to attend dressed as their favorite Disney character. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased on-line at:  scche-dessert.webflow.io. Food items for the OASIS Food Pantry will be collected at the event. So grab your Disney costume and some canned goods and let’s enjoy the music.

Thank you for your continued support,
OASIS Food Pantry Board Members

SCCHE Disney Concert Fundraiser on March 9 & 10

The Saint Charles Christian Home Educators (SCCHE) is putting on two performances at Grace Community Chapel in St. Peters MO.  As part of these events they are collecting food for the O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry. Join the SCCHE Concert and Cantando Choir for an evening of sweets, treats, and your favorite DISNEY songs on March 9 & 10 @ 7:00pm at Grace Community Chapel, 7661 Mexico Rd., St. Peters MO. General admission tickets are $10. Reserve tickets online at http://scche-dessert.webflow.io/

Cold Weather Response

An Emergency Weather Response for the St. Charles area is in place during the winter months.  The goal of this effort is to provide St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren County residents with a safe place to sleep on nights where the outside temperature could lead to hypothermia.  A response will be activated when the overnight temperature is predicted to be at or below 20 degrees.  The hotline number is 636-395-0492.

Hope Lutheran’s Annual Holiday Cabaret Dec. 16

When: Saturday December 16th
Time: Doors Open at 5:30PM
Cost: $20.00 per person

Come and enjoy a delicious catered buffet dinner with entertainment
provided by the Voices of Hope choir members.
This year we are excited to expand the event by hosting an O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry sponsored silent auction, raising funds for their 2018 Children’s Summer Food program. There will be lots a great items to bid on and support a needed cause.

  • Social Time / Silent Auction … 5:30PM
  • Dinner … 6:30PM
  • Entertainment … 7:00PM

Enjoy a wonderful evening with family and friends. The planning teams,
choir members, and the O.A.S.I.S. Food pantry team members are working hard to make this another memorable night.

Adult beverages will be available for purchase.

Helping Hands for the Holidays December 14

Save the date!!! Helping Hands for the Holidays will be held on Thursday, December 14 from 4-7pm at the St. Charles Convention Center North & South Exhibit Hall. There will be a free holiday dinner buffet, photos with Santa, games and activities for children, transportation pick-up points around St. Charles county. The following items will be available first come first serve: personal health care items, health care screenings and services, winter coats, hats, gloves giveaway, access to local community resources. This event is open to anyone in need within the community. No registration or prequalification requires. Please share this information!!!

OASIS Selected for Schnucks Bags 4 My Cause during November!

We have some GREAT news to share!

 OASIS has been selected AGAIN to be a part of the Schnucks – Bags 4 My Cause program!

We really appreciate all the support we received during our last round. Thank you! We are so happy to know we can count on you to go out and buy a few more of the Hunger bags during the month of November, at the Schnucks stores located at 1950 Zumbehl Rd. and 1900 1st Capitol Drive in St. Charles! Don’t forget, the bag says “Every Bag Feeds a Neighbor in Need” and we get $1 for every bag purchased! At $2.99, what a great deal!

This is a great program to help feed the hungry and help eliminate paper and plastic bag refuge. If you have been thinking about ‘going green’ with reusable grocery bags now is the time. Just stop by one of the Schnucks stores listed below during the month of November to purchase your reusable grocery bags. What a great way to go “Green” and help the OASIS Food Pantry.

For more information on the Schnucks – Bags 4 My Cause program, including updated sales numbers, please visit schnucks.bags4mycause.com.

OASIS News for August 2017

O.A.S.I.S. Fall Gala – Sunday, October 8

Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction

Save the date! The dinner and silent auction associated with the Annual Golf Tournament was separated from the golf tournament to allow for more attendees. This event is now called the O.A.S.I.S. Fall Gala and is being held the evening of Sunday, October 8th at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters. Plans are in the works to have food and drinks, a silent auction, and a brief program. Please contact the Auction Chairperson, Shirley Stenberg on 636-294-0973 if you or your group is interested in donating items for the silent auction.  More information to come as planning finalizes.

Thinking about Volunteering at the Pantry?

  • A helping hand is always welcome at O.A.S.I.S. here are some ways in which you or your group can help.
  • October 8 attend the Fall Gala Benefit at Old Hickory and/or have you or your group provide an item for the silent auction.
  • Thursday or Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon Grill hot dogs while the pantry is open.
  • Hold a food drive and stock the shelves.
  • November 18 help with the Boy Scout Food Drive by separating items and stocking shelves.
  • 2nd Tuesday of each month stock the shelves from 8:30 am to 10 am with USDA Food.
  • Saturday afternoons from 12 noon to 2:30pm help clean the food pantry.

If you, your group, or your church has interest in these opportunities please contact Terry Rodewald at 636-723-0037 or Mike Wraspir @ 636-292-1184 or Loretta MacCallum @ 636-233-1237 or email the pantry at oasisfoodpan@aol.com.

Thank you for your support,

The O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry Board Members