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.

Latest Newsletter WPEO Overivew Oklahoma Veterans Club 

Events

 Veteran Treatment Court Mentor Picnic this Saturday, June 10, 2017

Upcoming Events for Service Members

News

June 2017: Warrior Partnerships is partnering with Tulsa Habitat for Humanity for a 2017 Warrior Partnerships of Eastern Oklahoma Build Day and is looking for volunteers to help build. To register, go to www.thfh.volunteerhub.com. Click “Register” to sign up for a free account, create a username and password. Click next and enter Join Code “WP2017. Click next and enter in all of your information. Click next and confirm your information. Click next and view and sign up for Warrior Partnerships of Eastern Oklahoma Build Day listed under “Construction or Upcoming Events.”

May 2017: Coming Soon! Oklahoma Veteran Connections – a coordinated referral network serving veterans and their families. The Community Service Council has contracted with UniteUs to install their community collaboration software. With the leadership of CSC and WPEO and solid community support, a new comprehensive, world-class referral network for veteran service organizations and veterans and their families is underway. We’re conducting interactive sessions with agencies in Eastern Oklahoma over the next four to six weeks to explain the benefits of Oklahoma Veterans Connection and to describe the process.

April 2017: Warrior Partnerships of Eastern Oklahoma and the Department of Veterans Affairs National Chaplain Center and Office of Rural Health led a one-day training on issues facing returning veterans and their families following deployment.The workshop, “Healing the Invisible Wounds of War” was held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 6 at OSU-Tulsa. It explored aspects of military culture and the style of response necessary to build a collaborative, integrated healing community. The invitation-only event was designed for clergy and others actively concerned about Tulsa’s veteran population.

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 >

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