Warrior Partnerships of Eastern OK

A Community Collaboration Responding to the Silent Wounds of Returning Veterans

About WPEO

The goal of this CSC initiative for veterans is to mobilize a community effort to enhance Eastern Oklahoma as a “veteran ready region” and create a plan for the Tulsa area to best address the priority needs of returning veterans and their families or caregivers. Led by a WPEO Advisory Board, our main focus areas are:

  • Employment
  • Education
  • Mental Health
  • Housing
  • Basic Needs and Outreach
  • Social Opportunities for Reintegration

This project works closely with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), mental health and other service providers, local and state agencies, government officials, university representatives, private sector organizations, veterans and family members of veterans to concentrate on how to address the needs of the returning veterans without taking away from an already strained health and mental health system. By collaborating with over 70 different organizations, we work together on areas that we determine need a better approach, we develop solutions, we implement change, and we listen to our veterans and their families – as we move forward.

Our Work

  • Hosting monthly forums for veterans, families and service providers to collaborate
  • Creating services and training programs to address needs and gaps
  • Advancing working relationships at local, state & national levels
  • Establish topical community work groups to assess services to veterans
  • Set priorities for improved care services

Recent Results

  • Providing monthly newsletter and bimonthly events calendar for service members
  • Providing Military Culture Training for community based behavioral health professionals
  • Working with educational institutions to enhance success of veteran students

Key Accomplishments >

Current Priorities

  • Enhance community collaboration
  • Workforce development
  • Domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Community needs assessment and analysis
  • Curriculum planning and training
  • Stand Down for the Homeless

Veterans Data >

Improving Oklahomans’ Lives Through Research, Planning and Action