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.


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


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


A facility six times larger than our original facility opens.


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


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


The Day Center for the Homeless turns 30 years old!


Launched $16 million capital campaign


Changed name and began construction on the existing building.


Fully opened with new remodel and seeing 200-400 clients a day.

Newsletter Archive

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December 2023

November 2023

October 2023

September 2023

August 2023

July 2023

June 2023

May 2023

April 2023 – Spring Update, Hudson Villas, and PIT Count info

March 2023 – Heart of Henry Recap, Housed Clients, and the Blue Team

February 2023 – Heart of Henry!

January 2023 – End of Year Recap, Busted Pipes, Staff Pics, and More!

December 2022 – Cashnipp Kitty, Summit Club Meals, and a Video from Mack

November 2022 Special – Giving Tuesday at Hudson Villas

November 2022 – A Home for the Holidays and Drive Donations

October 2022 – Day of Caring and World Homeless Awareness Day

September 2022 – United Way Kick-Off and Fun Photos

August 2022 – Mack in DC and Hudson Villas

July 2022 – The Heat is On

June 2022 – Remembering Kish and Cereal Dominos

May 2022 – More Than a Day Center

April 2022 – Clinic and Justin Beiber

March 2022 – Spring Time

Dec. 2021 – Holiday Staff Pic

Dec. 2021 – End of Year Letter

Key Staff

CEO: Mack Haltom

COO: Noe Rodriguez

Director of Development: Monica Martin

Director of Grant Relations: Phyllis Danley

Clinic Director: Leslie Petty

Office Manager: Joanne Hoyle

Volunteer Coordinator: Co Edwards

Program Director/Property Manager for Hudson Villas: Latasha Anderson

Facilities Manager for Tulsa Day Center and Hudson Villas: Calvin Jenkins

Clinical Outreach and Engagement Coordinator: The Blue Team: Kellie Wilson, LCSW




Our Board of Directors


Sara Delgado

Past President

Sharolyn Whiting-Ralston

Vice President

Kaysha Andrews
Merrill Lynch – Monger & Associates Wealth Management


Debbie Bickle
Mabrey Bank


Justin Lollman

Board Members

Ulysses Allen
Phillips Seminary

Kaysha Andrews
Monger & Associates Wealth Management

Debbie Bickle
Mabrey Bank

Tom Biolchini
Vast Bank

Gerard Clancy MD
University of Iowa School of Medicine

Sara Delgado

J. Clyde Frazier
Multi-Clean Systems

Del Gustafson
Retired Attorney

Julie Haddock
BOK Mortgage

Blaine Hoyt
HRS Systems Inc. 

Rachel James

Mina Jones
University of Tulsa

Erin Kelley
Community Volunteer

Justin Lollman

R.J. Parr

David Poarch
Pinnacle Investment Advisors

Sharolyn Whiting-Ralston
McAfee & Taft

Laurel Roberts
Tulsa Police Department

Justin Thompson

Andrew Wolov

Damon Wright

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 over 30 organizations that supports a system of outreach, engagement, assessment, prevention, and evaluation for homeless or at-risk individuals and families in the Tulsa area.

Barracks Program

A nonprofit organization with a volunteer mission to serve and give back to current service members and honorably discharged veterans.

Bail Project

A non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by working with one person at a time.

Be Heard

A mobile outreach offering showers, clothing, laundry, food, case management and housing assistance.

Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma

Serves those in Eastern Oklahoma with 14 programs and 9 locations.

Center for Employment Opportunities

A re-entry employment provider which offers individuals just coming home from prison the ongoing support necessary to build career capital and financial stability.

City Lights Foundation of Oklahoma

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

City of Tulsa

Provides grant opportunities and related funding.


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.

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.

Goodwill Industries

Provides job training and skill development so individuals can change their lives.

Good Samaritan Health Services

Offers free mobile health care clinics.

GRAND Addiction Recovery Center (formerly 12&12 Inner Solutions Recovery Center)

Provides recovery tools for adults suffering from addictions or ongoing mental health and substance abuse disorders.

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) Data Collection

a local information technology system used to collect client-level data as well as data on the provision of housing and services to homeless individuals and families and persons at risk of homelessness.

HOPE—HIV Testing and Counseling

Provides outreach and clinic services focused on HIV, STDs, and Hepatitis C prevention.

Housing Solutions

Lead agency for Tulsa’s Continuum of Care

HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development)

A federal agency that provides housing support and uplifts communities.

Indian Health Care Resource Center

Provides services as a non-emergency outpatient clinic and works with Tulsa Day Center’s Medical Clinic.

Iron Gate

Tulsa’s largest stand-alone soup kitchen and grocery pantry, with the goal of feeding Tulsa’s homeless and hungry every day.

John 3:16 Mission

Serves the hungry, homeless, and at-risk individuals.

Justice Link

Connects those navigating the criminal legal system to a full spectrum of community-based services, all under one roof.

Laureate Institute of Brain Research

Develops knowledge, tools, techniques, and interventions that improve mental health, and works closely with the Tulsa Day Center’s Blue Team Initiative.

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.

Metro Foot and Ankle Specialists

A comprehensive foot and ankle treatment center, providing services to the Tulsa Day Center’s Medical Clinic.

Morton Comprehensive Health Services

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

Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Improves the quality of life of vulnerable Oklahomans by increasing their ability to lead safer, healthier, independent, and productive lives.

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Promotes healthy communities by providing the highest quality care to enhance the well-being of all Oklahomans.

Oklahoma Department of Commerce

A state agency dedicated to bringing employment, investment, and economic prosperity to Oklahoma.

The Orthopaedic Center

Offers some of the most advanced patient specific treatment options for bone and joint pain, and provides services to the Tulsa Day Center’s Medical Clinic.

OSU Behavioral Medicine Clinic

Dedicated to providing exceptional psychiatric, psychological and neuropsychological care, and currently collaborating with the Tulsa Day Center’s Medical Clinic in providing mental health testing, therapy, and medications..

OU Bedlam Clinic

Provides free or sliding-scale clinic services.

Restoration Foot and Ankle, PLLC

Specializes in medical and surgical foot and ankle care, and provides services to the Tulsa Day Center’s Medical Clinic.

Restore Hope

Restores families in financial crisis to economic and spiritual vitality.

Salvation Army

Provides services for homeless individuals and families.

Shirley’s Employment Service

A service to help fill jobs from mid-career to executives and C-level.

Social Security Administration

Provides social programs and financial assistance.

South Tulsa Community House

Serving individuals and families to strategically reduce hunger, combat poverty and provide a pathway to empowerment.

Still She Rises

A holistic defense office dedicated exclusively to the representation of mothers in both the criminal and civil legal systems.

Surayya Anne Foundation

Assists families and individuals in crisis to achieve sustainable independence.

Tulsa Area United Way

Provides grant opportunities, as well as FEMA funding for mass shelter.


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

Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health

Provides triage evaluation and assessment services and inpatient acute psychiatric medical care, and provides services to the Tulsa Day Center’s Medical Clinic.

Tulsa County Emergency Services

Provides emergency assistance and basic services for homeless families.

Tulsa Financial Empowerment Center

Offers one-on-one professional financial counseling at no cost to all residents regardless of income.

Tulsa Housing Authority

Provides safe, affordable, decent housing in tandem with supportive services.

Twenty Twenty Eyecare

Strives to provide the best comprehensive eye care for all ages, and provides assistance to the Tulsa Day Center’s Medical Clinic and its clients.


A collaborative program which pairs HUD’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) rental assistance with VA case management and supportive services for homeless veterans.

Veterans Administration

Assists the Day Center in providing services to homeless veterans

Vision Source Tulsa

Offers comprehensive eye care services, and provides services to the Tulsa Day Center’s Medical Clinic.

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.

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


Current Openings

Maintenance Worker – Full-Time

Please send resume applications for Maintenance Worker to cjenkins@tulsadaycenter.org


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


Tulsa Day Center and Hudson Villas do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion/creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin/ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other discriminatory reason protected under state or federal law in any of its services, programs, activities, or operations.