Who We Are

Meeting the needs of all Tulsans

Our History

When the Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry Day Center opened its doors in 1986, we believed we had given ourselves enough room to serve the needs of Tulsa’s homeless for years to come. But the need grew exponentially, and we’ve had to constantly expand our footprint and our programs to meet the growing need.

1986

The Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry creates the Day Center to shelter the homeless of Tulsa inside a 4,000-square-foot warehouse.

1990

The Night Shelter opens in order to provide care for our high-risk clients.

1994

A facility six times larger than our original facility opens.

1999

The Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry Day Center becomes what is now the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.

2013

Hudson Villas officially opens to serve as a permanent supportive housing unit for the chronically homeless.

2016

The Day Center for the Homeless turns 30 years old!

2018

Launched $16 million capital campaign

2019

Changed name and began construction on the existing building.

Key Staff

Executive Director: Mack Haltom mhaltom@tulsadaycenter.org

Associate Director: Noe Rodriquez nrodriquez@tulsadaycenter.org

Chief Financial Officer: Margaret Martinson mmartinson@tulsadaycenter.org

Director of Development: Monica Martin mmartin@tulsadaycenter.org

Grant Relations Coordinator: Phyllis Danley pdanley@tulsadaycenter.org

Clinic Director: Leslie Petty lpetty@tulsadaycenter.org

Office Manager: Joanne Hoyle jhoyle@tulsadaycenter.org

Media Contact: Heather Hope-Hernandez heatherannhope@gmail.com

 

Our Board of Directors

President

Del Gustafson

Past President

Dan Eslicker

Vice President

Sharolyn Whiting-Ralston

Treasurer

Patrick Milligan

Secretary

Billie Hunt

Board Members

Marie Ahrens
Kaysha Andrews
Tom Biolchini
Rachel Blue
Sara Delgado
Audra Hamilton
Rachel James
Jo Lynn Jeter
Erin Kelly
Lucky Lamons
David Poarch
Dr. Ken Randall
Laurel Roberts
Brian Scislo
Zack Stoycoff
Angela Summers
Kelly Swan
Michelle Thomas
Kelley Weil

Our Partners

Without a strong network of partnering agencies, we couldn’t do what we do to provide assistance to the homeless and at-risk populations of Tulsa.  

A Way Home for Tulsa: 

a collective impact of more than 30 organizations that support a system of outreach, engagement, assessment, prevention, and evaluation for homeless or at-risk individuals and families in the Tulsa area.

City Lights Foundation of Oklahoma:

serves individuals experiencing homelessness, or others who need assistance navigating service systems.

COPES (Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services):

offers a mobile crisis center that responds to individuals experiencing emotional or behavioral disturbances.

Community Sharehouse: 

Tulsa’s primary source for donated furniture and appliances for those in need.

The Bail Project:

a non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system—one person at a time.

DVIS (Domestic Violence Intervention Services):

  provides a safe and supportive environment for women, men and children escaping domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Family & Children’s Services: 

provides support for individuals and families in crisis with services such as child counseling, abuse services and substance abuse help. 

Family Promise of Oklahoma: 

engages community and local organizations in ending homelessness by providing shelter, meals and support to homeless families.

John 3:16 Mission:

  serves the hungry, homeless and at-risk individuals.

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma:

  assists low-income residents and seniors with civil legal problems.

Mental Health Association Oklahoma: 

promotes mental health through advocacy, education, service and housing.

Morton Health Services:

  provides quality-focused, cost-effective and family-based health services without regard to finances, culture or lifestyle.

Salvation Army:

  provides services for homeless individuals and families.

Surayya Anne Foundation: 

assists families and individuals in crisis to achieve sustainable independence.

Tulsacares:

committed to creating a community where all people with HIV/AIDS have equal opportunities for healthy living.

Veterans Administration:

assists the Day Center in providing services to homeless veterans.

Volunteers of America: 

provides services to Tulsa’s most vulnerable citizens, including veterans, the aging, the homeless and the disabled.

Youth Services of Tulsa:

  protects young people by providing for their basic needs such as shelter, food, hygiene items and other necessities.

12 & 12 Substance Abuse Services

HOPE/HIV Testing and Counseling

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma

A Way Home for Tulsa

Family & Children’s Services

COPES

Veterans Administration

 

Employment

Helping others is incredibly rewarding. If you’d like to join our team, watch this page for new job postings.

Current Openings

There are currently no openings.

If you’d like to volunteer, please visit our volunteer page.

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