For 75 years, we have provided leadership for community planning and mobilization of resources using a collective impact model to meet health and human service needs.
We convene the community around key trends and issues affecting Oklahomans, promoting data-informed decisions to effectively invest in all people across the lifespan.
We sponsor and support multiple results-based initiatives, all focused on identifying community needs, analyzing data and formulating steps for improvement and future success.
CSC’s BRRX4VETS initiative is a rapid rehousing program serving Northeastern Oklahoma that provides temporary intervention and short-term assistance to very low-income veteran families who are homeless or facing eviction.
2,283 Veteran households served since 2011
$450,000 Total temporary financial assistance provided to program participants in 2016
540 Total veteran households served in 2016
304 Total veterans housed in 2016
The CSC Data Center, fully launching in 2017, is a premier, comprehensive source for data on population trends, socioeconomic conditions and other important community indicators that shine a critical light on the challenges and opportunities currently facing Oklahomans.
Tulsa County Community Profile
Current data on community conditions and trends.
CSC’s Drug/DUI Court Program Director Tammy Westcott traveled to Florida in March to provide consultation and training on establishing Drug Court treatment programs as an alternative to incarceration.
Furthermore, Westcott has been invited again to speak at the NADCP (National Association of Drug Court Programs) Annual Training Conference which draws approximately 6,000 attendees. Westcott will co-present The PD & The Prosecutor: Lessons Learned From Both Sides of the Battle with a public defender from California.
CSC’s Family Health Coalition was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from the March of Dimes to support and expand educational opportunities for membership. Additionally, CSC staff members Laura Ross-White and Kendal McKitrick will hold leadership positions for March of Dimes at the State Level.
CSC’s Tulsa Reentry One-Stop hosted an appreciation dinner on March 6 at Post Oak Lodge & Retreat to honor the dedication of their volunteers who embody the mission of the organization: working to help men and women returning home from prison.
Volunteer mentors serve in a variety of ways, including instructing life skills classes, facilitating group sessions, and one-on-one mentoring. Most importantly, each volunteer mentor at Tulsa Reentry One-Stop serves as an advocate, positive role model, and source of encouragement to their mentee.
For many, the journey from incarceration to reintegration is a difficult one. While many factors contribute to an individual’s success upon returning home from prison, perhaps the most vital is the existence of a healthy and positive support system.
On Mar. 4, a “Super Saturday Training” was offered through CSC’s Child Care Resource Center that provided an all-day free training and three hours of follow up technical assistance for 22 child care teachers in attendance. The full day of training included the following two-hour formal trainings: STEM: It’s All Child’s Play; Making A Fun Classroom: Interest Centers; and Sand & Water Play.
CCRC has striven to enhance quality child care in Tulsa and the surrounding counties since 1987. This training is one of many efforts CCRC facilitates to provide quality child care resource and referral services to families, providers, businesses, and the community.
211 Oklahoma is pleased to announce the official launch of its new website, 211OK.org, designed to work on any device, and built around a powerful new search engine that makes it easier than ever for users to find what they need. The website is quick and easy access to more than 10,000 services in the statewide 211 Oklahoma database.
211 Oklahoma is a statewide program of the Community Service Council in Tulsa and HeartLine in Oklahoma City, United Way partner agencies. For more than a decade, 211 has been the place to start for needed help, a life-saving link in crisis and a trusted source of information in disasters. 211 is available 24/7 in multiple languages by talk, text or online.
NEW WEBSITE > 211OK.ORG
Dr. Su Phipps will be honored with The Women of the Year – Pinnacle Award on Feb. 24. This award is given by the YWCA Tulsa in partnership with the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women. Dr. Phipps is being honored for her transformative work with the Healthy Women, Healthy Futures-Oklahoma project toward eliminating racism and empowering women. The legacy of the Pinnacle Awards is reflected in women who are role models in their professions, take risks on behalf of others, perform community service and advocate for women’s issues and concerns.
Dr. Su Phipps, CSC Program Director of Healthy Women, Healthy Futures-Oklahoma
On Jan. 31, CSC’s Family Health Coalition in partnership with Take Control Initiative hosted an introductory 101 course training on long-acting reversible contraceptive (L.A.R.C.) methods. The event was held at Tulsa’s Indian Health Care Resource Center, and drew in more than 60 healthcare and social work professionals who earned continuing education credits through the course’s curriculum.
This training is one of many the Family Health Coalitionoffers as a part of its commitment to optimizing the health and well-being of women, infants, children and families through broad-based community engagement and advocacy within a local system of health education, prevention services and community support to eliminate health disparities.
In January, Community Service Council was one of 20 organizations across the state to receive a grant through the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK) 2017 Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKHF) initiative. Grants were awarded to organizations sharing BCBSOK’s vision of improving the health and wellness of Oklahoma children and their families.
For CSC, the grant awarded will go toward the Healthy Women, Healthy Futures – Oklahoma project to improve the health of underserved non-pregnant women of childbearing years in Tulsa County, and to help with the expansion of a peer training model.
CSC’s Child Care Resource Center is celebrating our 30th year of providing services to child care providers, families, and the community!
Please join us on Wednesday, March 29th from 4 pm to 7 pm for a tour of our new location, refreshments, and door prizes!
OUR NEW LOCATION
Community Service Council Main Office
16 E. 16th Street, Tulsa, OK 74119
Registration is now open! CSC’s Child Care Resource Center presents the 5th biennial International Infant & Toddler Conference, taking place April 5 – 8, 2017 at the Downtown Doubletree Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This year’s theme is A World of Possibilities: It All Starts Here. Be sure to check out the two pre-conference options. Participants may register for pre-conference only, the conference or both.
A 3-day regional fatherhood conference for professionals highlighting the importance of fathers within families and communities.
The Building Foundations Conference aims to provide training, support, & awareness to professionals & policy makers by creating a safe forum to address the complex barriers impacting father involvement.
May 1: National Fatherhood Practitioner Certificate Training
May 2 & 3: Full Fatherhood Conference
Early Bird rates end March 31, 2017
Due to an overwhelming response to be able to purchase Top of the Town tickets for holiday gifts, CSC opened ticket sales on 12/16/16 rather than waiting until January. Thank you to the 100 people who purchased a ticket at the pre-sale rate. We sold out within 2 days of opening up the sale.
Ticket prices: $75 each
VIP tickets: $150 each
The VIP venue will be open at 5:30. We are pleased to announce that the 36th Floor Balcony of the Mid-Continent building will again be a VIP venue.