Pathways Program

Coordinated support for Tulsans experiencing long-term homelessness

Pathways, through its Integrated and Coordinated Case Management System, seeks to meet the needs of Tulsans experiencing long-term homelessness and to increase this population’s capacity for self-sufficiency and permanent housing. The Pathways program defines long term homelessness as having stayed in a shelter for a minimum of 180 days within a 12 month period. 

Who Are Tulsa’s Homeless?

The top 100 individuals who met the above criteria stayed an average of 264 nights in a shelter, 75% of the year
50% of the top 100 have  experienced continued homelessness for 3 – 8 years
 30% of Tulsa’s top 100 are women and 70% are men
Within Tulsa’s top 100, there is a wide age range: the youngest person listed is 21 and the oldest is 69
All major ethnic groups are represented

News & Highlights

 In conjunction with the national Zero:2016 Campaign, we have helped the community find, name and assess over 500 individuals that were not known to us before
 In 2015, 228 veterans and 75 long-term chronically homeless individuals had been housed through CSC’s homelessness recovery services
 Expanded local Pathways model implementation to statewide implementation Tulsa/OKC with $3.5M Federal grant and partnership with grant recipient ODMHSAS

Recent Results

  • 257 hours of technical assistance to replicate Pathways model in Oklahoma City
  • 286 training hours to 95 community homeless provider staff
  • 96% housing retention of all Pathways participants (2012-present), and 80% Housing First fidelity
  • 60% of Pathways participants now have health care coverage and 56% have regular income to meet basic needs

For More Information

Patrice Pratt, Program Manager

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

Pathways defines long-term homelessness as having stayed in a shelter for a minimum of 180 days within a 12 month period.

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