The Oasis Center was born in the summer of 2015 out of the hard work and dedication of husband and wife, Shane and Robyn Travis. It was Robyn’s heart for working with people struggling with disordered eating back in 2001 when she helped build Loma Linda University’s Day Treatment Eating Disorder program in Southern California.
It was in California that Robyn began gaining her knowledge and expertise. She became an advocate for Eating Disorder awareness and did outreach on her college campus at California Baptist University. She also expanded the knowledge of eating disorders into the Riverside County community.
When Robyn moved to Keizer, Oregon in 2010, she realized that the Willamette Valley was without treatment options. With the closest treatment centers in Eugene and Portland, the area was left without services that specialized in the Salem-Keizer population. She quickly connected with other professionals in her community interested in helping those in need and started The Oasis Center. Using their savings and a small loan, Shane and Robyn renovated a small office themselves, making it feel warm and welcoming — like a home to the clients they were called to serve.
Words from Robyn
“I want to thank the hard work of my husband Shane for his unconditional love in supporting my vision in creating such a beautiful space for us all. I want to thank our team for putting in so much of yourselves and your personal time in providing a safe place for our community and your clients, and I want to thank God for His blessings and allowing us to create this space to help people heal from their pain and suffering.”