To address panhandling in our community, A Better Way is a collaborative employment program between the City of Tulsa, Tulsa Area United Way and Mental Health Association Oklahoma. The Community Service Council is accepting and managing donations for A Better Way. 

Donations to A Better Way benefit Mental Health Association Oklahoma, which handles the day-to-day operations of the program, as well as the Community Service Council, Iron Gate, John 3:16 Mission, Salvation Army and the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.

Your generous gift makes a difference by helping give people the dignity of work as they strive to achieve a better life. If you have any questions, contact Mental Health Association Oklahoma at 918-585-1213 or or visit A Better Way’s website at


A Better Way offers real change by…

Giving people experiencing homelessness who panhandle an opportunity to earn some income, currently three days a week.

Paying participants a day’s wages to beautify our community during each service day.

Connecting participants with life-changing services in the community, such as housing, mental health and addiction treatment, and other more sustainable employment services.