A Way Home for Tulsa (AWH4T) is a collaboration of agencies who all play a role in helping individuals on a path from homelessness to a new chance at life. Learn more about the participants below, and get involved with ending Chronic and Veteran homelessness in Tulsa by volunteering or donating to one of these agencies.
12 & 12
12&12, inc. is one of the largest and most comprehensive residential treatment centers in northeastern Oklahoma. Their facility offers medically-supervised detoxification, residential and dual diagnosis residential treatment, outpatient treatment, transitional living, independent living, and continuing care services.
Community Service Council
The Community Service Council provides leadership for mobilizing efforts that improve the lives of thousands of Oklahomans each day. Since 1941, we have been bringing people together to research, plan, coordinate action, and assess progress to address some of our most critical social service, health, education and civic challenges. Our focus is on prevention – investing in people across the lifespan.
Counseling & Recovery Services of OK
Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma annually helps build better lives for 5,000 adults and children in communities throughout northeastern Oklahoma. Our commitment to quality is even stronger today than when we opened in 1982. We are the only Oklahoma community mental health center certified in the internationally recognized Sanctuary model of trauma-informed care.
DaySpring Villa is Oklahoma’s only faith-based, certified shelter for domestic violence victims and the first shelter of its kind in the state for adult survivors of human sexual trafficking. Here, women and their children discover life without abuse and real-world solutions to restore their self-esteem, confidence, and, ultimately, reclaim their independence.
Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. DVIS, a Tulsa Area United Way agency, is the only nonprofit agency in Tulsa, Okla., and the surrounding communities to provide comprehensive intervention and prevention services to men, women and, children affected by domestic and sexual violence. The DVIS mission is to rebuild lives affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through advocacy, shelter, counseling, and education.
Family & Children's Services
Family & Children’s Services is a leading provider of behavioral health care and family services for people of all ages in Tulsa and surrounding communities. Today, F&CS provides 49 life-changing programs for adults and children in mental health, substance abuse and family services. Dedicated staff heal traumatized and hurting children, strengthen individuals and families and provide hope and recovery for those battling mental illness.
The Indian Nations Council of Governments (INCOG) is a voluntary association of local and tribal governments in the Tulsa metropolitan area in northeast Oklahoma. Established in 1967, INCOG is one of 11 Councils of Governments in the State of Oklahoma, and one of several hundred regional planning organizations across the country. INCOG provides planning and coordination services to assist in creating solutions to local and regional challenges in such areas as land use, transportation, community and economic development, environmental quality, public safety, and services for older adults.
We feed hungry people in three ways:
- Soup Kitchen — 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. daily
A hot, hearty and healthy meal for everyone that comes through our gates. No required program.
- Grocery Pantry — Tuesdays and Thursday 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
No required documentation. May receive groceries once a month.
- Kid’s Pantry — a gallon, plastic bag of kid-friendly, healthy snacks for youth under 18.
John 3:16 Mission
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma is a non-profit law firm. We’re here for you because we believe access to the legal system is as important as food, shelter and clothing. Our goal is to provide free or low cost services to eligible low income people, and senior citizens. Attorneys and paralegals at Legal Aid can help you with civil, non-criminal cases involving basic needs.
Mental Health Association OK
Mental Health Association Oklahoma, formerly Mental Health Association in Tulsa, is an advocacy voice representing people impacted by mental illness and homelessness in communities throughout Oklahoma.
Since being founding in 1955, they have been an independent source to mental health and substance abuse providers, social service agencies and schools regarding the provision of high quality mental health screening and treatment in the community. The Mental Health Association offers numerous programs for families and individuals impacted by homelessness and mental illness, including 2 drop-in centers and 22 residential locations, providing safe, decent and affordable housing and supports to more than 1,700 people annually.
Morton Comprehensive Health Services
The Morton Comprehensive Health Services Mission is to provide quality-focused, cost-effective and family-based health services with dignity and respect to all people without regard to their finances, culture or lifestyle and to provide the information and support to promote their participation in health care decisions.
Participant Advisory Group
The Participant Advisory Group
The PAG is composed individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness or have formerly experienced homelessness. All members have personal experience of Tulsa’s homeless service delivery system. The role of the Participant Advisory Group is to provide advice and feedback to AWH4T on a range of topics related to homelessness.
Mission: To assist, support and advocate for people who are about to, currently are or have formerly experienced homelessness on matters that will strengthen Tulsa’s ability to help prevent and end homelessness in our community.
The Restore Hope Ministries mission is to restore families in financial crisis to economic and spiritual vitality.
The three principle ways in which we live out this mission are: hunger reduction, homeless prevention, and emotional and spiritual nurture. Programs are designed to achieve our dual purpose of equipping families to help themselves restore their economic and spiritual vitality and to mobilize congregations to serve families in economic crisis.
One of the Salvation Army‘s programs focuses on housing programs. Homeless individuals and families who are willing to work towards self-sufficiency through education and skills training are accepted into this two-year supportive program. People are given a comprehensive assessment of needs and individualized case plans are developed for success. Educational classes are an integral part of this program to ensure specific problem areas will be addressed that will help in job training opportunities.
Tulsa County Social Services
Tulsa County Social Services serves the needs of the less fortunate with a strong sense of compassion while placing a high priority on personal responsibility. We’re just people helping people.Tulsa County began serving the poor at the Tulsa County Poor Farm in a rural area of the County. Today, this once rural area is known as LaFortune Park, which is near the very busy intersection of 51st and Yale.
Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
For many, The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless is the first step to starting a new and improved life. The Day Center is more than a homeless shelter, but provides a full spectrum of resources to help clients not only get back on their feet, but also become self-sufficient. The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless goes above and beyond for each individual who comes through the door by assisting clients with case management, healthcare, basic hygiene needs and resource education.
Tulsa Housing Authority
The Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa (THA) is a quasi-governmental, public body, corporate and politic, exercising exclusively public and essential government functions, and having all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and previsions of the Oklahoma Housing Authorities Act (OHAA). THA provides publicly assisted housing comprised of traditional public housing, mixed finance sites and Section 8. Currently, THA provides assistance to more than 20,000 individuals, or 7,200 families.
Tulsa Regional Chamber
Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America Oklahoma reaches out to over 2,000 Oklahomans every month by providing affordable senior housing, residential support for individuals with intellectual disabilities and assisting individuals at the risk of homelessness. Mission Volunteers of America Oklahoma’s purpose is to respond to Oklahomans in need and to create opportunities for people to experience the joy of serving others.
Youth Services of Tulsa
Youth Services is committed to fostering a community atmosphere that values youth as resources. We provide innovative services and activities designed to increase self discovery and instill positive core values and decision-making skills that will keep youth safe and allow them to lead healthy and productive lives. Our programs are based on the needs and input of youth, family and the community and are recognized as national models for quality and creativity.