Built for Zero Blog.
by Austin Chapman, Community Development Planner, INCOG Many of the agencies involved in Zero: 2016 make sense: The Day Center, Mental Health Association Oklahoma, DVIS, Iron Gate. But some might make you wonder. INCOG, the Indian Nations Council of Governments, is...read more
by Jeff Jaynes, Executive Director Restore Hope and Chair of Zero: 2016 Tulsa. Growing up in Tulsa, I had my first real experience of poverty and homelessness volunteering at one of our amazing shelters. Up to that point, my life was sheltered…but in a different way....read more
There are approximately 300 individuals in Tulsa who are chronically homeless or are veterans experiencing homelessness at the time of publication. Three hundred individuals and 22,000 available homes. Sheer numbers would imply that there would be an abundance of housing for every person within the city who needs it. But there are barriers.
There is more than simply transforming a vacant unit into an occupied one.read more
Many people have asked me what the shelter will do if every Tulsan who is chronically homeless finds a home by the end of this year. Will the Day Center still be needed?
The answer is yes.
The shelter has provided a healthy environment for those who are homeless for more than three decades.read more