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A Way Home for Tulsa Agency Tour

About the Event

A Way Home for Tulsa’s agency tour acquaints new members, donors, public officials and others with our work. The three-hour event follows a brief lunch and the All-Member Meeting. Click here for the meeting agenda

A Way Home for Tulsa (AWH4T) is a collective impact of more than 30 voting organizations that exists to plan and implement strategies that support a system of outreach, engagement, assessment, prevention and evaluation for those experiencing homelessness, or those persons at risk of homelessness, within Tulsa City/County.

Parking is available at our host organization, Morton Comprehensive Health Services, 1334 N. Lansing Ave. The bus tour will end by 4 p.m. at Morton. 

Agenda

11:45 a.m.-Noon

Arrival & Sign-in

Noon-12:45 p.m.

Lunch & Meeting at Morton Comprehensive Health

12:45-1 p.m.

Load buses

1-1:15 p.m.

Travel

1:15-1:40 p.m.

Stop 1: Tulsa County Social Services shelter

1:40-2 p.m.

Travel & Bus Presentation: Supportive Services for Veterans Families

2-2:20 p.m.

Travel & Bus Presentation: Bryce House

2:20-2:30 p.m.

Travel

2:30-2:55 p.m.

Stop 2: Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health

2:55-3:15 p.m.

Travel & Bus Presentation: The Merchant

3:15-3:25 p.m.

Travel

3:25-3:50 p.m.

Stop 3: Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s Yale Apartments

3:50 p.m.

Return to Morton

Charles Wall, Tulsa County Social Services director

Laura Pollard, SSVF outreach coordinator

Elizabeth Adams, SSVF outreach coordinator

Crystal Hernandez, Oklahoma Forensic Center & Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health executive director

Pastor Paul Schmidt

Greg Shinn, Mental Health Association Oklahoma associate director & chief housing officer

Agency Information

Morton is a Patient Centered Medical Home. Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, is one of Oklahoma’s largest community health centers in the state. For over 90 years, Morton has been providing comprehensive medical, dental and ancillary services to individuals regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin or one’s ability to pay for services. Read more >

Tulsa County Social Services provides life-sustaining, basic services to low-income residents of Tulsa County. The department’s focus is on providing basic necessities to those who need it most, saving taxpayers from more costly outcomes when community members fall on difficult times. Social Services provides health care through a free medical clinic and low-to-no-cost prescriptions through an on-site pharmacy. Other programs include food assistance, burial services and a homeless shelter that focuses on homeless families with children. Read more >

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is a rapid rehousing program funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs SSVF grant. Formerly known as BRRX4VETS, SSVF uses the Housing First model to provide temporary intervention and short-term assistance to very low-income veteran families who are homeless or facing eviction. Read more >

Grand Addiction Recovery’s Bryce House is a transitional living program funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and designed specifically to house and service homeless veterans in recovery. Read more >

Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health (TCBH) is a 56-bed acute care psychiatric hospital state owned and operated by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. TCBH serves individuals who present in a mental health crisis with or without substance abuse and are medically stable. Read more >

The Merchant is a building in Tulsa’s Pearl District, dedicated to providing hospitality and healing to those experiencing homelessness and poverty. The Merchant is a partnership of individuals and ministries, coming together for a common purpose. Read more >

Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s Yale Apartments allow those who are affected by mental illness and homelessness to live independently in the community with on-site supportive services. MHAOK staff members work one-on-one with tenants to support their goals, ensuring they remain in housing, get connected with vital services in the community and learn the skills to increase self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. Read more >