Metropolitan Human Services Commission

A Catalyst for Funding, Planning and Policy Decisions

The Community Service Council is the agent for Tulsa’s Metropolitan Human Services Commission (MHSC) and provides staff support. Formed in 1981, MHSC is a partnership which:

  • Coordinates funding, planning and policy decisions affecting human services in Tulsa County
  • Provides overall leadership in guiding the use of its partners’ resources in addressing major community issues and concerns
  • Promotes public policy action needed for prevention and effective service delivery

The MHSC promotes the support of human service programs that are effectively dealing with specific community problems and needs. MHSC’s roles include developing information to guide policy and resource decisions, advocating at the state legislature, researching most successful approaches to solve problems, and maintaining formal communications with major state leaders on MHSC priorities and engaging their support.

In addition, MHSC oversees the Tulsa County P-20 Council, a systemic alignment of education,
health and social support resources.

MHSC 2016 MEMBERS Tulsa County P-20 Council MHSC Video

Recent Highlights

In February 2016, Metropolitan Human Service Commission, Oklahoma Policy Institute, Oklahoma Academy, and the Tulsa Community College hosted Ken Miller, State Treasurer at the Tulsa Community College Center for Creativity. The State Budget Crisis was the theme of the program addressing state budget challenges and solutions. More than 150 participants attended representing opinion leaders, corporate and philanthropic leaders from across the state.

For More Information >

Heather Hope-Hernandez
Chief of External Affairs
Community Service Council
918-699-4229 | Email

Improving Oklahomans’ Lives through Research, Planning and Action