Our first priority is seeing to a client’s basic needs: shelter, food, clothing, bathing. We offer rapid rehousing services, emergency shelter, medical assistance and legal aid to help ensure all of those needs can be met.
Our case managers are central to our goal of self-sufficiency. Once screened, our clients receive weekly meetings with their assigned case managers, who provide personalized help to match individual needs.Case managers provide crisis response, assessments and referrals. We meet the needs of our clients by:
Providing emergency shelter, both day and night
Offering clothing and basic needs
Assisting to obtain Oklahoma IDs and birth certificates
Referring to appropriate providers for psychiatric help
Navigating the wide range of housing resources
Preventing homelessness, including eviction avoidance, rental and move-in assistance
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Tulsa Day Center Clinic
As health care costs rise, the struggle to access care is getting harder. And for many, poor health leads directly to eviction and homelessness. Our clinic is one of the few homeless charities in the nation to provide free health care and medication fulfillment.
General Health Education
To help our clients make positive decisions regarding their health, we provide them with information on a wide range of health care topics. We also have an array of specialty doctors who volunteer their time and resources. We were awarded the 2013 Dr. Rodney L. Huey Champion of Oklahoma Health award by the Blue Cross Blue Shield for this unique service and the Excellence in the Workplace Award in 2020.
Our mission is to serve those experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of becoming homeless. Housing ends homelessness. This simple fact led us to build Hudson Villas, a 60-unit apartment complex. We also have other permanent supportive housing available.
We are currently using a mixed model that consists of the following types of housing:
18 units dedicated for the chronically homeless at Hudson Villas
17 units across two apartment complexes, scattered-site housing (for the chronically homeless)
Project-based vouchers in partnership with the Tulsa Housing Authority
Rapid rehousing support
Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency Voucher
Of the 60 units at Hudson Villas, 18 are considered to be Permanent Supportive Housing, which is a proven approach to solving chronic homelessness for extremely low-income individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities who need not only financial assistance, but additional support services to live successfully in the community.
Clients at Hudson Villas have improved their health, overcome addiction, become community volunteers, returned to the workforce and avoided returning to homelessness. Success is based on long-term residency, defined as consistent housing for one year or longer. For the past two years, 90% of the residents at Hudson Villas met this benchmark.
Tulsa Day Center’s Rapid Rehousing program works with Tulsa landlords to place individuals and families experiencing homelessness into permanent, safe and affordable housing. Using the Housing First Model, which puts no pre-conditions on housing, we assist with move-in costs such as security and utility deposits, short- to medium-term rental subsidies and provide intensive social services while families are in their own homes. These supportive services are designed to enhance each family’s stability and equip them with skills and resources they need to sustain, and thrive, in housing and to be more self-sufficient to avoid future homelessness.