Exodus House is a six-month (or longer with approved extension) temporary residential program supported by the Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries (a ministry of the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church). These are small apartment complexes where people newly released from prison can live with their families while they re-enter life successfully outside prison walls.
There are two Exodus Houses – one each in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Each Exodus House has two staff members, a case manager and a facility manager. The facility manager sees that the apartments and grounds are maintained, while the on-site case manager helps the residents get their lives restarted. The resident and case manager work together with the court system and the Department of Human Services for the return of custody of the resident’s children when possible. Support is given with parenting classes, anger management classes, and counseling as needed.
The Exodus House in Tulsa is located at 2624 E. Newton Street. This location opened in 2002. In 2014, Exodus House Tulsa served 19 residents – 13 males and 6 females. Out of that group, there were seven graduations (successful completion of the program) and 5 extensions.
New Haven furnishes a one-bedroom apartment at the Exodus House in Tulsa – complete with linens, cooking and eating utensils, decorations, and furniture. These apartments are provided free of charge, except for the cost of electricity. Upon completion of the program, the resident may take all the furnishings and contents when they move. Once the resident moves, New Haven will paint, repair and replace items for the next resident.
If you are interested in learning more about the Exodus House or would like to volunteer to help, please contact Jan Boyd at 918-691-1622 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.