An average of 400 people seek shelter and services each day at the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, which is the only day time shelter in Tulsa for people who are homeless or in need. They seek to protect the dignity of each person by providing food, warmth, shelter and safety to meet immediate and pressing needs.
The Day Center provides night shelter, case management, a free Nurses’ Clinic, showers, restrooms, telephones, Community Voice Mail, a clothing room, mail services and a locked storage area. Ten case managers work one on one with clients to remove barriers to self-sufficiency. The Nurses’ Clinic provides urgent care, TB testing, vision screening, health education and referrals to other health care resources.
Approximately four times each year, New Haven members prepare and serve dinner at the Day Center for the homeless that use the Center’s night shelter services. There are opportunities for anyone in the congregation to prepare food, serve the food at the Center, or make donations toward food and supplies. This has been a mission that New Haven has participated in for many years.
More recently, New Haven members have prepared and donated Housewarming Boxes for Day Center clients that are transitioning to permanent housing. The boxes contain items such as dishtowels, potholders, a twin sheet set, blanket, kitchen utensils, cleaning supplies, pots and pans, and other items to help the person become more self-sufficient as they move to their new residence.
For more information on how you can help the Day Center, please contact Phil Roberts at 918-234-1574 or at Phil.Roberts@cox.net.
For more information about the Day Center, visit http://www.tulsadaycenter.org/.