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
Hall Estill

Past President

Dan Eslicker
D&L Oil Tools

Vice President

Sharolyn Whiting-Ralston
Samson

Treasurer

Patrick Milligan
Hogan Taylor

Secretary

Billie Hunt Paul
One Gas

Board Members

Marie Ahrens
  Community Volunteer

Kaysha Andrews
Arvest

Debbie Bickle
Mabrey Bank

Tom Biolchini
Vast

Rachel Blue
McAfee & Taft

Sara Delgado
Williams

Sherry Gamble Smith
Black Wall Street Chamber of Commerce

Audra Hamilton
NGL Energy Partners

Rachel James
Greenheck

Jo Lynn Jeter
Norman Wohlgemuth

Erin Kelly
Magellan

David Poarch
Pinnacle Investment Advisors

Dr. Ken Randall
OU Health Sciences Center

Laurel Roberts
Tulsa Police Department

Brian Scislo
The University of Tulsa

Zack Stoycoff
Healthy Minds Initiative

Angela Summers
Community Volunteer

Kelly Swan
WPX Energy

Michelle Thomas
ONEOK

Kelley Weil
BOK Financial

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.

12&12 Inner Solutions Recovery Center

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

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.

City Lights Foundation of Oklahoma

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

COPES

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.

Bail Project

A non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by working with 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.

Goodwill Industries

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

Good Samaritan Health Services

Offers free mobile health care clinics.

HOPE—HIV Testing and Counseling

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

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 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.

OU Bedlam Clinic

Provides free or sliding-scale clinic services.

Salvation Army

Provides services for homeless individuals and families.

Social Security Administration

Provides social programs and financial assistance.

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.

Tulsa County Emergency Services

Provides emergency assistance and basic services for homeless families.

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.

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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