A Better Way

About A Better Way

Inspired by a groundbreaking employment program in Albuquerque, New Mexico, A Better Way Tulsa offers real change by …

(1) Giving people experiencing homelessness who panhandle an alternative to panhandling three days a week.

(2) Paying no less than six participants a day’s wages to beautify our community during each service day.

(3) Connecting participants with life-changing services in the community, such as housing, mental health and addiction treatment, and other more sustainable employment services.

Want to Help?

Your gift to Tulsa’s A Better Way initiative helps give people impacted by mental illness and homelessness an alternative to asking for pocket change on street corners.

The Community Service Council is accepting and managing donations for A Better Way.
Remember to include “A Better Way” in the designation field.


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How It Works

The A Better Way van is in operation three days a week. Mondays and Fridays are randomized pick-ups, with the van starting its journey at 7 a.m.

On Wednesdays at 8 a.m., a designated pick-up will be available at Denver House, 252 W. 17th Pl. Look for the green A Better Way sign!

Check out A Better Way’s official City of Tulsa website at www.abetterwaytulsa.org!


A Better Way Tulsa was made possible through a collaboration between the City of Tulsa, Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy (TARE), Mental Health Association Oklahoma, Tulsa Area United Way and the Maxine and Jack Zarrow Family Foundation.


Tees for a Mission

Wear this A Better Way tee and show how much you want to give Oklahomans a better way to start a better life in recovery!


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