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Mental Health Assn. In Tulsa, Inc.

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1870 S Boulder Tulsa OK 74119 USA

Mission:

Mental health association oklahoma is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental disorders and achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research, service and housing. Our vision is a just, humane and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity and the opportunity to achieve their full potential, free from stigma and prejudice. As such, we advocate for the rights of others, monitor legislation, distribute educational materials, provide training opportunities, make referrals for services, provide adults with mental illness opportunities for socialization, vocational and life skills training, assist in development of self-empowerment skills, develop improved access to and coordination among existing legal services for low income, disability-impacted individuals, leverage pro bono legal services or represent individuals with mental illness and other disabilities as they negotiate the legal system and provide a range of appropriat

Programs:

Understanding and securing mental health services can be a very difficult process. Our recovery services programs work with individuals with high-level needs based on their mental illness and co-occurring disorders to identify needs and provide case management, peer socialization, and connection with appropriate services. Our programs employ peer-to-peer employees, who are uniquely qualified based on their own personal experience with mental illness to connect with and serve program participants. Peer employees work with participants through our drop-in-centers, peer outreach services, and creating connections programs to identify their specific needs and then walk side-by-side with the participant to secure services. Mental health association oklahoma owns and manages 23 affordable housing properties in 15 neighborhoods across the city of tulsa. On any given night our portfolio provides safe, decent and affordable housing to more than 1200 people. This includes providing housing for hundreds of formerly homeless individuals who have overcome poverty, mental illness, substance abuse and physical disabilities who have successfully reintegrated back into the community, once again living as productive and contributing citizens. Our approach to the development of affordable housing has created many job opportunities that have helped people learn new skills and re-enter the workforce while at the same time providing access to much needed services. The large scale impact of our debt-free housing development model provides access to housing for those impacted by mental illness and homelessness, prevents additional individuals and families from becoming homeless and preserves the affordable housing stock in the community, stabilizing neighborhoods in the process. The resulting reduction in chronic homelessness saves the taxpayers in oklahoma millions of dollars each year and improves the quality of life for everyone. Our outreach and prevention services collaborates with oklahoma youth to promote wellness, empower safety, and prevent suicide and other violent behavior. Programs include school- and community-based mental health information, education, screening and referral programs focused on reducing the impact of mental illness, addiction, suicide, violence and trauma on families and communities. Our programs give adolescents and their families a place to turn when dealing with violence toward self or others, eating disorders, depression, stress and family issues. Our teenscreen is a free and voluntary adolescent screening tool that assesses physical and emotional well-being. It is a proactive step designed to ensure our students safety and get them help when they need it. Our pro bono counseling program, sunbridge, assists oklahomans in need of counseling services, but may be uninsured, underinsured or unable to afford their insurance co-pay. Sunbridge provides screening and a limited number of counseling sessions at no charge to qualified low-income recipients. We assist people with mental health needs and transitional or adjustment difficulties, such as grief. It is not designed to serve people living with severe mental illness or in need of crisis intervention.

zarrow symposiumthe zarrow mental health symposium is an annual educational forum designed to provide state-of-the-art research and best practice information about current issues related to mental health. The forum addresses the critical issues of housing, recovery and community supports for people living with mental illness.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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Being a part of the Mental Health Association in Tulsa has been a blessing of unforeseen proportions. The City of Tulsa and the surrounding areas are so fortunate to have an organization such as the Association; full of caring, passionate, devoted, unyielding individuals. The staff’s passion for change is inspirational not only to the board members but to the community as a whole. Day in and day out, impressions and lives are changed by way of the Association. I would encourage anyone looking for a volunteer opportunity to make a beeline for the Association. There are multitudes of ways to devote your time and you’ll walk away with a heart more full.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Mental Health Association in Tulsa is an amazing organization! It begins with the staff who have a passion with helping those with a mental illness in Tulsa, and that same passion is found in all fo the volunteer leaders. They have a very innovative model for helping individuals which includes a housing program. This housing program is no easy feat, but they have managed to grow each year and continue to provide housing to those who were formerly homeless. There is also a youth outreach movement that works with area high schools to educate students on the effects of bullying. It is a wonderful organization that help so many in the Tulsa area. I can not say enough good things about the Mental Health Association in Tulsa!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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What started as a simple community volunteer opportunity has turned into an 18-year blessing. Every experience I have had with the Mental Health Association in Tulsa has been a positive one and far exceeded any preconceived notions I had about being a volunteer, let alone a board member. I am so proud to have been associated with such an outstanding organization. Not only are they great stewards of every dime of funding they receive, they all truly love what they are doing and have such a passion for their mission. It is impossible to be involved and not be better off for it. I can’t think of a more deserving organization!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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My first experience with the MHAT was as an external auditor for many years. From this relationship I observed the passion and dedication MHAT's employees exhibited in serving their clients and thier mission. I audited many nonprofits in the area, many of which are truly wonderful organizations. However, MHAT stood out to me as and Organization I wanted to get more involved with. When I left the firm that performed the audit, I made the decision to volunteer with MHAT. I served on the Board for 6 years and continue to serve on the Finance Committee. The Association has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 10 years due to the passion exhibited by the Staff, volunteers (including Board Members) and donors. Their "housing first" model has made the most significant impact on me. They embraced the concept that you can't expect someone to sober up, clean up, get a job THEN provide them with housing. You're much more successful when you provide a person with safe, affordable housing and wrap them with the services they need (whether from MHAT or other local nonprofits).

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Having the opportunity to work closely with MHAT, and being acquainted with a number of their staff, I am deeply impacted by the compassion, integrity, respect and honor offered to all people serving with them, and most importantly, being served by them. Also as one whose family has suffered the loss of a heart-and-mind-wounded Iraq war veteran, I know by experience the strengthening and healing I have received through the love, support, and embrace encircling me through many on staff at MHAT. This organization has most certainly changed the topography of Tulsa in terms of mental health education, of moving this city forward to better understand, embrace, care for, and respect those in our midst who courageously confront their mental health challenges daily, and in engaging community members to get involved through tangible action. They have pioneered in caring for, and elevating, the segment of our community who, years ago, otherwise would have received very little compassion or care. There is truly no other organization or staff I know of for whom I have greater respect and with whom I am more proud -- and humbled -- to be involved, than Mental Health Association in Tulsa.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have visited several of mhat buildings including Denver House, Altamonte, Walker and Yale Apartments. I met several former homeless who were residents. All were employed, seemed happy and were participating in the mhat culture. Money invested in public housing is better spent than unnecessary, emergency room vists, incarceration of the mentally ill and turning our backs on a potentially valuable segment of our community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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I have served as a member of the Housing Committe for the Mental Health Associaiton of Tulsa ("MHAT")for approximately 6 years. A large portion of our homeless are also suffering from some form of mental illness. During this time MHAT has dramitically assisted this portion of our homeless population with obtaining stable and affordable housing, which in turn has allowed more effective treatment of their mental illlness. There have been many wonderful success stories. My business is developement & management in the "for profit" multi-family industry. I have been and remain active in our local, state and national apartment associations. The manner in which MHAT has improved and maintained the apartment properties it has acquired, has not only helped to meet its mission of providing affordable housing for the chronically homeless mentally ill, but has also helped to improve neighborhoods and increased property values. As a real estate professional, I am very proud of the job that MHAT has done in this regard. Greg Guerrero, ASC Development & Management Company.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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I am so happy that The Mental Health Association Tulsa is being recognized for their accomplishment in our city. When I became interested in MHAT, one of the staff recommended that I take a tour with them. It was very beneficial for me to see with my own eyes what they can do for so many people in our own city who are in need of specialized care. They are bringing redemption to those who are viewed as the least of these in our society. I have only great praise and admiration for all of the staff, counselors, and volunteers here.

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2011

 
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Mental Health Association of Tulsa is an inspiring organization. I have met with staff and volunteers and have toured their housing facilities. I was very impressed with the enthusiasm, compassion and commitment of all involved. I participated in the September conference and it was wonderful. It left me filled with hope!

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2012

 
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The Mental Health Association in Tulsa is one of the best non-profits in our city. I have been involved with almost every non-profit in the Tulsa area. They are one of the best stewards of my Family Foundations money. They have been the main driver of safe, decent and affordable housing in our city. In fact Tulsa was just name the second best city in housing of homeless. The organization is very well run and employs about 45% of it's staff that has a mental illness and some have been homeless. It is an honor to support this fine organization.

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2012

 
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