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The Ranch opens The Oasis: A place to call “home”
January 26, 2023
The Oasis is a wellness center focused on providing students with the necessary resources to take a break when things get a little overwhelming. It provides students with the opportunity to meditate, talk with counselors, and just relax.
“We really wanted a space that supported mental health awareness and felt this would be the best space for that. Having a space specifically for students to relax was really important for us” said Senior Amy Perez.
Before The Oasis there was a room similar called The Rest Stop but since then has grown into a wonderful new space for students. Especially after the pandemic, there were many students dealing with depression and anxiety.
Senior, Anthony Ramirez said, “The main goal for this space was just having a place for students to relax. Throughout the day there are many students who are stressed and tired from school but in The Oasis you can just relax and have fun.”
The Oasis will be open and available for students during lunch Monday through Friday where you can meet with counselors Berlin Valdez and Stephanie Joseph. Students will be able to go during lunch and counselors are currently working on a system so students can attend.
Intern, Ms. Corona said, “The purpose of this space is to give students a safe space where they can unwind and decompress. We offer individual counseling as well as group sessions. There are also interns here and we meet with students on an ongoing basis to provide any extra support.”
If you are ever feeling overwhelmed or alone remember to check out “The Oasis” Wellness Center where you will find a peaceful for everyone to enjoy.