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!

Our Board of Directors

President

Dan Eslicker

Past President

Rachel Blue

Vice President

Del Gustafson

Treasurer

Patrick Milligan

Secretary

Sharolyn Whiting-Ralston

Board Members

Marie Ahrens
Kaysha Andrews
Tom Biolchini
Rachel Blue
Sara Delgado
Alicia A. Goodloe
Billie Hunt
Jo Lynn Jeter
Lucky Lamons
David Poarch
Brian Scislo
Zack Stoycoff
Kelly Swan
Michelle Thompson
Kelley Weil

Our Partners

Without a strong network of partnering agencies, we couldn’t do what we do. In order to make their services convenient to our clients, all of our partner agencies are given on-site office space.

12 & 12 Substance Abuse Services

12 & 12 is a community leader in substance abuse and addiction treatment. Through residential and outpatient services, 12 & 12 programs focus on individualized plans and goals to help patients return to the community as a healthy and productive citizen.

HOPE/HIV Testing and Counseling

With more than 1,800 Tulsans living with HIV, HOPE provides free, confidential HIV testing. Tests take less than 20 minutes per patient, and the organization also educates the community about HIV and AIDS.

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma

Assisting low-income residents and seniors with civil legal problems, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma handles bankruptcy, child support collection/modification, domestic violence, Medicaid/Medicare and Veterans benefits cases.

A Way Home for Tulsa

A Way Home for Tulsa works with HUD to provide permanent supportive housing to those who are currently homeless. The organization is comprised of 23 agencies with the goal of providing a long-term solution to homelessness.

Family & Children’s Services

Providing support for families in crisis, Family & Children’s Services provides services such as child counseling, abuse services and substance abuse help. Family & Children’s Service is not only for families — individual substance abuse help is offered as well.

COPES

Standing for Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services, COPES offers a mobile crisis center that responds to children and adults experiencing emotional or behavioral disturbances.

Veterans Administration

Because of the high rate of homelessness among veterans, The Day Center partners with the Veterans Administration to ensure veterans receive the care they need.

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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