Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless has spent over 30 years successfully providing shelter to Tulsa's homeless community. The Day Center provides a safe and secure environment around the clock, 365 days per year, to anyone who seeks help or who is referred. Each day approximately 350 people, including men, women, children and families, individuals who have mental illnesses as well as people with developmental and physical disabilities seek shelter and access to social services, health and mental health services and housing opportunities. There is also a night shelter provided and an evening meal for approximately 125 of the most vulnerable and at-risk segments of the homeless population, defined as women, men over 55 and those with disabilities. Clients also have access to the Day Center's free Nurses' Clinic which offers basic health care, including health education; monitoring of chronic health conditions, medication assistance and coordinating with and referrals to other providers. No appointment is necessary, and services are available to clients even after they have been housed. Since increasing access to healthcare is a key part to successful recovery for this vulnerable population, the primary care services offered by the Nurses' Clinic are invaluable to these homeless and at-risk members of Tulsa's community. For persons who are beginning the challenging and sometimes complicated process to regain a positive future, the caring staff and multitude of services offered at the Day Center provide each the opportunity to proudly reach their goals one step at a time.