A Way Home For Tulsa


JANUARY 2015 – JUNE 2019: Total individuals housed represents the un-duplicated number of veteran and chronically homeless individuals housed through our initiatives. Learn more >

Uniting the community to end homelessness 

A Way Home for Tulsa (AWH4T) is a collective impact of 30 voting organizations that exists to plan and implement strategies that support a system of outreach, engagement, assessment, prevention and evaluation for those experiencing homelessness, or those persons at risk of homelessness, within Tulsa City/County. Through AWH4T we support programs such as All Doors Open, Coordinated Outreach and the Homeless Management Information System.

AWH4T utilizes the Continuum of Care (CoC) model mandated by the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act) which codifies into law the CoC planning process. As the HUD designated Collaborative Applicant, our work includes facilitating the application process each year for HUD’s CoC Homeless Assistance Grants competition.

A Way Home for Tulsa maintains an open membership policy, supports diversification of its membership and endeavors to ensure representation from individuals who are currently experiencing, or have formerly experienced homelessness. There are many ways to become with our efforts to end homelessness including serving on one of the AWH4T committees, task forces or current initiatives.

JULY 2019: Notice of Funding Opportunity for New Programs Serving People Experiencing Homelessness >

2019 NOFA Timeline  2019 NOFA Handbook  2019 NOFA Materials

 FY2019 Tulsa City & County Continuum of Care NOFA – Final Priority Listing

HUD made available approximately $2.1 billion in Fiscal Year 2018 for the CoC Program. The CoC Program is designed to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness; to provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers and local governments to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness; to promote access to and effective utilization of mainstream programs by homeless individuals and families; and to optimize self-sufficiency among those experiencing homelessness.

On behalf of A Way Home for Tulsa, the Tulsa City-County Continuum of Care, the Community Service Council (CSC) released the Request for Project Applications (RFA) that ended August 30, 2018.

DID YOU KNOW? Highlights from our Homelessness in Tulsa report.

Each individual surveyed was experiencing homelessness in Tulsa on the night of January 25, 2018. This survey was conducted in accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development standards to estimate the number of people experiencing sheltered homeless and unsheltered homelessness on a single night.

This video was produced by the City of Tulsa for the A Way Home for Tulsa Strategic Planning Kick-Off event. Learn more about our Strategic Planning efforts and how you can get involved here >

Tulsa City & County Continuum of Care,
known as A Way Home For Tulsa
promotes community-wide commitment
to the goal of ending homelessness. 

For More Information

Rhené Ritter
A Way Home For Tulsa Coordinator


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

AWH4T Governance Council

  • 12 & 12
  • City of Tulsa
  • City Lights Foundation
  • Community Service Council
  • Counseling & Recovery Svcs of OK
  • DaySpring Villa
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Svcs
  • Family & Children’s Services
  • Family Promise Tulsa County
  • Iron Gate
  • John 3:16 Mission
  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
  • Mental Health Association of OK
  • Morton Comprehensive Health Svcs
  • National Resource Center for Youth Svcs
  • OK Department of Human Svcs
  • OK Dept. of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Svcs
  • Participant Advisory Group
  • Restore Hope
  • Salvation Army Tulsa
  • Surayya Anne Foundation
  • Tulsa CARES
  • Tulsa County Social Services
  • Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
  • Tulsa Housing Authority
  • Tulsa Police Department
  • Volunteers of America
  • Youth Action Board
  • Youth Services of Tulsa

A Way Home For Tulsa is comprised of several work efforts collaborating to end homelessness:

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