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.
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.
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.
This is your opportunity to offer a different kind of change — the kind that pays people for a day’s work beautifying our city.
Your generosity makes a difference by helping to give people the dignity of work as they work toward a new life.
Ready to Donate? Awesome!
Make your check payable to:
Community Service Council
16 E. 16th Street, #202
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119-4402.
Note: In the memo section, be sure to write “A Better Way.”
Thank you so much!
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!