Did you know that families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population?
There are 1217 homeless family members in Tulsa County according to government standard definitions.
More than 3700 children live in homelessness (based on local school statistics, which take into account families who are couch surfing, doubling up, or living in their cars).
There are only 200 beds available for family members in local shelters in Tulsa County.
Half of the guests at Family Promise Center of Tulsa County are children and most of them are 5 years old or younger.
Family Promise gives unhoused families the dignity and security of staying together while they work, go to school, and are in transition to housing solutions.
Our congregation is excited to host Family Promise once again, for the week of September 13 – 20.
As a result of COVID-19, our host experience will be different this time around.
Family Promise Tulsa is excited to be partnering with The Lindsey House and Mental Health Association to rent three to six apartments, for a term of one year, to continue to assist families in need of housing. The Lindsey House is providing apartments with all bills paid for $400/month. The Harvard Avenue Outreach Team has sent a requested $1,200 to aid in the cost of this Apartment Shelter Program.
During our upcoming host week, our congregation will continue to provide meals and grocery support for the families actively enrolled in the program. If you would be willing to help, use this link to sign up to help!
We are grateful that Family Promise continues to engage their critical mission during this time, and grateful for your generous support of our shared efforts to help families in need.