BRRX4VETS

Helping Homeless Veterans Home

BRRX4Vets is a rapid rehousing program funded by the VA Supportive Service for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant. BRRX4Vets 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. We service 18 counties in Northeastern Oklahoma which include Tulsa, Osage, Pawnee, Creek, Okmulgee, Payne, Nowata, Craig, Ottawa, Delaware, Rogers, Mayes, Wagoner, Cherokee, Kay, Muskogee, Noble and Washington.

Our Location  

The Wright Building, 115 West 3rd Street, Suite 600, Tulsa, OK   74103

Eligible Participants Include  

  • Veterans with at least one day of active service after training is completed and any discharge other than dishonorable;
  • Household income is below 50% of the area median income; and
  • Veteran is literally homeless or imminently facing eviction

News & Highlights  

On November 11, 2016, BRRX4VETS and CSC’s Veterans Treatment Court teams jointly participated in the 97th Annual Tulsa Veteran’s Day Parade, wheeling a house-shaped float and heralding a “Helping Homeless Veterans Home” banner. Photos below. 
 Since 2011, 2,283 households have been served with 1,400 of those housed
In 2016, BRRX4Vets served 540 households
 In 2016, BRRX4Vets provided $450,000 in temporary financial assistance to veterans qualifying for our program
In May 2016, The First Annual Brian Utter Memorial Golf Tournament (“The Bucky”) was held with proceeds benefiting CSC’s work supporting veterans, especially the BRRX4Vets Program

For More Information

Rachel Runfola, Program Coordinator
918.588.8418
rachel.runfola@brrx4vets.com
For immediate assistance > DIAL 2-1-1

This initiative aligns with CSC’s overall strategic plan.  Learn More

Our Work

  • Outreach
  • Supportive Case Management
  • Landlord/Tenant Support
  • Temporary Financial Assistance for housing stability support
  • Community Referrals
  • Employment Counseling
  • Assistance with VA and other public benefits

Our Partners

  • The VA Homeless Program
  • The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
  • Volunteers of America Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program
  • The Coffee Bunker

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Current Priorities

  • Pursuing CARF Accreditation
  • Continued focus on housing for chronically homeless veterans
  • Rural county outreach for homeless veterans
  • Continued collaboration with our community partners

 

Recent Results

  • In 2015 as part of the Zero2016 initiative housed 203 veterans
  • Currently for 2016 BRRX4Vets has housed 244 veterans
  • In 2015 BRRX4Vets has housed 68 chronically or formerly chronically homeless veterans
  • In 2015 assisted 170 veteran families with eviction prevention

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