Dave Frederick / The Coffee Oasis

Dave Frederick is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Coffee Oasis.

The Coffee Oasis’ vision is to change the world for homeless youth in one community after another through evidence-based programs supported by sustainable coffee businesses.

The Coffee Oasis began in 1997 through the vision of Dave and Cindy Frederick. While volunteering as a police chaplain, doing foster care and inviting homeless individuals into their home to live; their eyes and hearts were opened to the scores of young people in Kitsap County whose lives seemed to be on a downward spiral of incarcerations, addictions, and domestic troubles. They purchased The Coffee Oasis business to provide a drop-in place for such youth, as well as a business to support their outreach and provide job training.

The Coffee Oasis provides the core services needed both to prevent homelessness and to help homeless youth off the streets. Our target population is 13 -25-year-old street and homeless youth.

Beginning in 1997 with a nearly defunct business, there are currently five Coffee Oasis retail locations and a coffee roasting business supporting three Oasis Drop-In Centers serving at-risk and homeless youth in three communities across Kitsap County (Bremerton, Poulsbo, and Port Orchard), with Kingston projected to have a Coffee Oasis café and Oasis Drop-In Center in late 2017.

 

 

Brad Berger / Cornerstone Financial Strategies
(Co-Host)

Dan Weedin /Toro Consulting
(Co-Host)

Dave Frederick / The Coffee Oasis
(Guest)

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