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The OAT Foundation Welcomes You

“Building Safer Communities and Restoring Broken Homes:  One Family at a Time”



Here at The OAT Foundation, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.



Making A Difference

Employment and Entrepreneurship

With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

Workforce Development; Interview & Resume Writing)


Family Support

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Homeless Outreach is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

Family Support  includes Feeding programs, Health & Wellness, Housing, Education, GED, Rally for the Family, Financial Literacy


Arts Initiative

Education and engagement in the fine arts are an essential part to change in the community. We use dance, theater, music, and art to help build the self-confidence of our youth.


Life Skill Groups

At The OAT Foundation, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in meeting the needs of the people. Life skills are by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

Groups include Mentorship, Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention, Victims of Sexual Abuse, Trauma Focus Series, Anger Management, Workshops Recovering For Life, and Substance Abuse Programs. 


Our Upcoming Events

Programming and community engagement are at the core of our strategy. We invest heavily in supporting the development of integrated solutions and delivering reliable tools to those who need them most.

Community Development

Doing What’s Needed

Through our Community Development, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at The OAT Foundation, and a source of much success for our Non-Profit Organization. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program. Every 5th Saturday join us at Heritage Nursing Home.

PCA Classes are now being held.

Contact Sonia Barnett-Ketter at 757-754-6294

Support Services

Tackling the Issue

The OAT Foundation offers a variety of accessible groups—some with regularly scheduled, ongoing meetings and others offered on a limited schedule. Current support and educational groups include:

  • "No More Trauma" Healing Group  02/04/20 -03/10/20,  Tuesdays 6:30 pm

  • Recovery Group

  • Anger Awareness

  • Domestic Violence Basics

  • Contact: 757-367-5543 for specific information, meeting times and locations. To attend any of these groups, we require an initial intake interview.

Education & Outreach

Dr. Virginia F. Barnett Scholarship Upcoming Events

Scholarship applications are now being accepted. We are looking for two high school seniors, with a minimum of a 2.5 gpa, to award a $500 scholarship to. Contact us today if you are interested. Deadline for applications: March 30, 2020.

Join us for our annual HBCU College Tour this Spring, April 13-14, 2020. For only $175, high school students will tour Hampton University, Morgan State, Howard University, and the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. Lodging, Transportation, and Meals are included in the fee!

Contact Dana Watson at 757-367-5543


Get Involved

Your support is important to our work at The OAT Foundation. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.

Volunteer Your Time

Make a Donation

Partner with Us


“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”

Martin Luther


Contact The OAT Foundation

9200 Tidewater Dr
Norfolk, 23503


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