OASIS has a philosophy of empowerment, which means every survivor is able to make the best decisions for themselves if given the support and resource referrals. We never tell anyone what they need to do. Instead, we help brainstorm ideas and look together at possibilities. We work closely with other helping agencies and can help survivors identify the different avenues of support available to them. Founded in 1978, OASIS, Inc. is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault in Watauga and Avery Counties, North Carolina.