Founded in 1996, Youth Oasis is a nonprofit agency that serves runaway, throwaway and homeless youths in the age groups of 10 to 21 years. The agency operates Kaleidoscope Emergency Shelter, which provides food, safety, educational and support services for residents. It also offers the Passages Transitional Living program, which includes placement, mentoring, and vocational and job training sessions, as well as assists consumers in the development of action plans. The agency additionally provides individual, group and family counseling and aftercare services. Youth Oasis life skills training that includes the component of computer tutorials, personal hygiene education and interpersonal skills development. It is located in Balton Rouge, La.