Homelessness in Tulsa

The only one true end to homelessness is a safe and stable place to call home.

Tulsa has made significant progress in supporting those in our community who are experiencing homelessness, or at-risk of homelessness, through the leadership of two local initiatives: A Way Home for Tulsa and A Better Way.

A Way Home for Tulsa (AWH4T)  is a collaboration of 30 local organizations coordinated by the Community Service Council working together to prevent and end homelessness. 

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. 

What can you do? While our progress is promising, we need your support. Donate to A Better Way or join the collective impact work of A Way Home for Tulsa. Because working together is what works best. Learn more about homelessness in Tulsa >

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2019 Tulsa Equality Indicators is out now!   Public Meetings Calendar

The City of Tulsa and the Community Service Council have released the 2019 Equality Indicators report, which uses data to measure equality as it relates to economic opportunity, education, housing, justice, public health and services in Tulsa.

In 2018, we released the first Equality Indicators Report to establish a statistical baseline for understanding inequality in Tulsa. In 2019, Tulsa received an overall score of 41.74 out of 100, compared to a 40.02 from 2018. 

Learn more about our Equality Indicators work at tulsaei.org

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In July 2019, we released these data dashboards on HOMELESSNESS IN TULSA.

June 25, 2019 / CSC News: Housing/Homelessness

CSC Staff Present at City Council Meeting on Homelessness in South Tulsa

On June 24, CSC's Rhene Ritter and Erin Velez of our A Way Home for Tulsa initiative presented at a...
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June 19, 2019 / CSC News: Housing/Homelessness

CSC Featured on KTUL to Advocate for Employment over Panhandling

Erin Willis of Community Service Council's Housing & Homelessness Programs and Kellie Wilson of the Mental Health Association Oklahomaspoke to Tulsa's...
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June 11, 2019 / CSC News: Veterans

CSC Veterans Leaders Featured on KTUL Good Day Tulsa

On June 11, 2019, CSC's Pete Luitwieler and Rachel Runfola of our Veterans Initiatives were on Tulsa's Channel 8 - KTUL...
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