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 Rodriguez
nrodriguez@tulsadaycenter.org

Director of Development: Monica Martin
mmartin@tulsadaycenter.org

Director of Grant Relations: Phyllis Danley
pdanley@tulsadaycenter.org

Clinic Director: Leslie Petty
lpetty@tulsadaycenter.org

Office Manager: Joanne Hoyle
jhoyle@tulsadaycenter.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Co Edwards
cedwards@tulsadaycenter.org

Director of Communication: Evan Taylor
etaylor@tulsadaycenter.org

 

 

Our Board of Directors

President

Sharolyn Whiting-Ralston
Samson

Past President

Del Gustafson
Hall Estill

Vice President

Sara Delgado
Williams

Treasurer

Debbie Bickle
Mabrey Bank

Secretary

Kaysha Andrews
Merrill Lynch – Monger & Associates Wealth Management Group

Board Members

Ulysses Allen
Phillips Theological Seminary

Tom Biolchini
Vast

         Michael Edwards
         OSU Foundation

J. Clyde Frazie
         Multi-Clean Cleaning Services

Blaine Hoyt
HRS Systems, Inc. 

Rachel James
Greenheck

Jo Lynn Jeter
Norman Wohlgemuth

Erin Kelley
Community Volunteer

Justin Lollman
GableGotwals

Patrick Milligan
HoganTaylor

David Poarch
Pinnacle Investment Advisors

Dr. Ken Randall
OU Health Sciences Center

Laurel Roberts
Tulsa Police Department

Angela Summers
Community Volunteer

Justin Thompson

Kelley Weil
BOK Financial

Andy Wolov
Hall Estill

         Damon Wright
         Quik-Trip

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

OU Bedlam Clinic

Provides free or sliding-scale clinic services.

Restore Hope

Restores families in financial crisis to economic and spiritual vitality.

Salvation Army

Provides services for homeless individuals and families.

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.

Surayya Anne Foundation

Assists families and individuals in crisis to achieve sustainable independence.

Tulsa CARES

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.

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.

 

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