Tulsa Human Response Coalition

Coordinating community emergency preparation and response

The Tulsa Human Response Coalition (THRC) promotes preparation and response to vulnerable communities and other extraordinary conditions affecting our community. CSC developed the THRC to provide planning assistance to public and private “first response organizations,” funding sources, and other community organizations to fill service gaps and unexpected service demands affecting people in and around Tulsa during or immediately after a community, state or national emergency involving severe weather events or man-made crises.

THRC activities occur through onsite training and technical assistance preparedness sessions involving a wide range of government, health, human service and faith based organizations. THRC activities have brought the customary programs of human service organizations into the planning and response cycles of emergency programs operated by law enforcement, fire safety and medical emergency agencies.


 We provide training and information about emergency preparedness to vulnerable populations.

 The THRC has addressed local needs resulting from floods, activation of Tulsa-based military units, numerous tornadoes, local needs related to the Oklahoma City Bombing, mass evictions from apartment complexes, and more.

 We have enabled agencies, government services, union members, elected officials, clergy, professionals, and others to collaborate in order to better serve clients and make efficient use of scarce resources.

Our Partners

Participants in THRC have included the American Red Cross, Tulsa Area United Way, Family & Children’s Services, The Salvation Army, Tulsa Metropolitan Ministries, Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency, Disaster Resiliency Network, Tulsa Area Emergency Management, Radius Security Consulting and law enforcement.

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Melinda Belcher

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

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