TULSA DAY CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS INC

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 415 W Archer St Tulsa OK 74103 USA

Mission: PROMOTE SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT.
Geographic areas served: Tulsa area

2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Day Center for the Homeless in Tulsa is truly a great operation. The permanent and volunteer staff are consistently focused on the clients and the ways that are available to meet their needs. I am not sure how our great city could handle the clients of the Day Center in a more effective manner.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have taken numerous youth groups for volunteer work there.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not aware of any.

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I have an enormous amount of respect for The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless because they function with out ever charging the client for their services.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

....................watching families get back on their feet.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The overwhelming concern they have for their clients well being.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

All very helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build additional facilities to expand its efforts to deal with homelessness.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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5 people found this review helpful

It has been amazing working with the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless. The thing that impresses me most is that each person that seeks out the Day Center is treated with respect and dignity. The staff is exceptional, and truly cares about the clients they are serving. I feel this stems from the culture that is nurtured by Sandra Lewis, the director. The case managers work so hard to make sure the needs of the clients are met, and are always working towards helping the clients become self-sufficient. Recently the Day Center was asked to lead the way for Tulsa in facilitating the rapid rehousing effort, made possible by government stimulus dollars. This is such a huge undertaking, but the staff has stepped up to the task!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

find a way to help more people find help and affordable housing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I am a pastor who is constantly looking for resources to be able to help the folks who come to us homeless, penniless and friendless. I know that an easy fix is not what they need. So I confidently steer them to the Day Center where I know they'll be guided into paths of long-term self-sufficiency. Thanks to Sandra, the Board, and the entire crew of the Day Center for stretching their own resources to make a huge difference for the people of northeastern Oklahoma.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own work with the homeless.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The positive attitudes of the staff and personal interaction with the clients.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Competent and positive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Hire more caseworkers and provide more supportive housing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I have been participating in the Tulsa Day Center's Homerun for the Homeless for the last few years. It raises money for the Day Center. I've visited with the Day Center and its volunteers. It is an incredibly facility serving a growing population in Tulsa. And it's volunteers are a caring bunch who know how to get the community involved in order to take care of those less fortunate. Frank Mitchell, Chief Meteorologist, KTUL-TV

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

celebrity softball game.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the people

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very nice.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

take care of a lot of needy people.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Many years ago I had a young daughter that volunteerd at the Day Center as part of school community service hours. I thought she would come back wide eyed and crying but she came back with a bigger heart and greater compassion for the homeless. In fact she went back on many occations to volunteer when she didn't need to and inspired me to begin donating to this wonderful and most necessary facility on a regular basis. Some years later I had family members that needed the services of Day Center and am proud to say they are fully back on their feet. Now Brent and I do the yearly summertime Home Run for the Homeless and we get to sit in the air conditioned booth and make fun of the celebrities down on the HOT field. Just one more reason The Day Center for the Homeless ROCKS!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways through the years. As a valuable lesson to my teenage daughter being a volunteer, as a doner, as a person who's family needed their help, and as a media member that's had a lot of fun at their softball fundraiser.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ways to make it better...

all three of my children had been required to donate some of their personal time.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

continual funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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I have volunteered at the Day Center in various capacities for the last 14 years. I could write for pages praising for this non-profit and it's staff. In the interests of brevity, there are two things which impress me most. First is how the clients are treated by the staff. I have seen the Director on numerous occasions interacting with both clients and significant donors. Both of these groups are treated alike, that is, with the same dignity and respect to which all people are entitled. I believe that our clients truly know that they are cared for and that people sincerely care about them. Secondly, I admire the way that the Day Center is constantly trying to offer more services and opportunities to place people in a position where they can become self-sufficient The Day Center is truly responsible for changing the lives of many of its clients immeasurably. It is an honor to try an assist the organization and further its goals in any way I can.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

were extremely dedicated to the clients.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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I have had the honor of generating publicity for the Homerun for the Homeless since the event started three years ago. Every year, I have been so moved by the passion of the Day Center to help its clients as well as the support the event receives from local media and attendees. Even in the extreme heat, media personalitities get out and play in this celebrity softball tournament, and it has been a great way for the Day Center to continue to raise awareness of its organization.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how kind and passionate their staff is. It's obvious they sincerely care about their clients and this is a cause they believe in. It's not just a job, but they are making a difference in the quality of life for these people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

everyone from board memembers to volunteers to executive staff.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a significant difference in preventing and alleviating homelessness.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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5 people found this review helpful

Bravo to the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless! I had the opportunity to visit the Day Center in advance of their "Homerun for the Homeless" charity baseball game and was blown away. That day happened to be one of the hottest of the summer, and so many people were seeking relief from the heat at the day center. The staff was welcoming not only to me, but to the many who really needed them. I was honored to be part of an event to help them raise money. The charity baseball game is a first class event! I've had the honor of emceeing it for the last 3 years and have seen it grow bigger and better each year. It is so popular there are even media personalities vying to play in the game. Without a doubt a great event, and the Daycenter is a GREAT non-profit! Julie Chin, 2NEWS Meteorologist

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my paticipation in their yearly fundraiser.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NOT change a thing!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their commitment and enthusiasm to the community they serve.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

thoughtful, dedicated, innovative and kind.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help a LOT of needy people.

Ways to make it better...

Great experience! No suggestions!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the increasing number of people who need their services and a bad economy.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The Tulsa Day Center is amazing!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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They make an effort to accomodate a variety of clients. I have volunteered there to prepare and serve a meal - they are very easy to work with!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

you are immediately helping people in need.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

patient and gracious.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

feed and house every homeless person in Tulsa.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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I have seen the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless rally their staff to administer a new program by the federal government to prevent homelessness and help those who have become homeless due to the economic recession. I have seen how their Community Voice mail program has reconnected homeless people with family members, helped them get jobs and led to permenant housing. I have seen the staff plan a memorial service for some 44 homeless people who have died in Tulsa in 2009. This memorial is the only remembrance many of these people will ever receive. The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless has many more medical, legal and job programs too numerous to list here.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their ability to help people immediately at their point of need. They help families with children who have been evicted and ex-convicts who have just gotten out of prison and have no where to turn.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Altruistic, happy and tireless.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Build a world-class facility and staff it with an army of experts who could help these homeless people in their various circumstances build confidence and become contributing members of society.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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