Mental Health Assn. In Tulsa, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   19 reviews

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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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Reviews for Mental Health Assn. In Tulsa, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

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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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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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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I am a beneficiary of the Mental Health Association in Tulsa in many ways. I have been housed and counselled and employed by the agency. Our relationship goes back 18 years. I have never encountered an environment that is so eager to help and at the same time so respectful of individual boundaries. The agency has housed me when I was homeless and respected me when I needed respect. The agency is constantly growing and improving, never becoming complacent.

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2012

 
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