Formerly homeless individuals who have recently moved into their own apartments will be able to access a variety of services, including basic needs and support for mental health challenges and addiction, through a new partnership between Family and Children’s Services (F&CS) and Mental Health Oklahoma (MHO).
Many homeless individuals and families have received housing at area apartment complexes through Mental Health Oklahoma (formerly Mental Health Association of Tulsa) in recent years.
“Finding a home is only a beginning for many of these individuals and families,” said Jill Young, Chief Program Officer, F&CS Adult Mental Health Services. “They often need support to help them stabilize their situation and get on the road to happier, healthier and more productive lives.”
F&CS teams will be on-site at MHO apartment complexes across Tulsa at various times to assist individuals and families adapt to their new homes and get the support they need, she added.
F&CS will provide residents with general case management, including assistance with food, clothing, employment, insurance, transportation, rent assistance and other basic needs, she added.
In addition, F&CS will support the formerly homeless community with other wraparound services such as psychiatry and medication, any necessary rehabilitation, peer recovery support, individual and group therapy, treatment for substance abuse and addiction, crisis care and telehealth appointments.
Residents can make appointments for assistance by calling 918-587-9471.
“We want to open doors for this population,” Young said. “Finding a home is the first step. Now we want to help them remain in their new homes and live their best lives.”