Tulsa has earned a national reputation for coming together – foundations, corporations and non-profit organizations – to find solutions to our most significant social challenges.
When we collaborate, we achieve results. For example, 170 people experiencing mental health crises have been helped since September 2020 thanks to the City of Tulsa 911 Mental Health Collaborative, which embeds mental health professionals in 911 call centers. Of those 170 individuals, 14% were cleared before first responders were needed.
The Tulsa Area United Way’s community collaborations initiative fosters cooperation among local non-profit organizations (including non-partner agencies), business and industry, foundations, and government and educational institutions, employing the collective impact model to meet specific community challenges.
We believe these collaborations are the best way to address certain challenges. Rarely can a single agency adequately address a community-wide issue by itself. In addition, cooperation enhances solutions for those in need and raises efficiency of agencies providing services. In short, we are more effective when we all work together.
A Way Home for Tulsa(918) 585-5551 https://www.housingsolutionstulsa.org/awh4t-partner-portal/
Works to end long-term, chronic homelessness in the Tulsa area through intensive research and response from 20+ organizations.
Community Response Team(918) 921-3200 http://www.fcsok.org/
The multi-agency Community Response Team (CRT) addresses mental health calls made to Tulsa’s 911 system. CRT is an integral part of the City of Tulsa’s Community Policing program. It is a mobile mental health unit comprising three co-responders from Tulsa Police, Tulsa Fire and Family & Children’s Services’ Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services (COPES).
Safe Babies Court(918) 599-7999 https://www.parentchildcenter.org/category/safe-babies-court-team/
Transforms how child welfare and juvenile court systems work on behalf of maltreated children under age 3 who are taken into state custody.