Impact Report: January – June 2018

Impact Report: January – June 2018

Your Gifts At Work!

This Impact Report is designed to show you how your gift in the first half of 2018 is making an impact on our communities and state. Take a look and see how you are making a difference.


By the Numbers

Housing

547 new tenants. These individuals and families moved into Association-owned and managed housing in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Many of these tenants, including veterans, have been impacted by mental illness and homelessness. Of these 547 tenants, 43 had experienced chronic homelessness.

Special Services Docket

45 Tulsans impacted by mental illness, substance use and homelessness graduated from the Special Services Docket. In exchange for their participation in the municipal court docket, their fines and court costs were dismissed, and they avoided jail.

Peer-run Drop-in Centers

320 participants regularly visited our peer-run drop-in centers in Tulsa and Oklahoma City to socialize and connect to critical services in the community, including housing and treatment.

Preventing Youth Suicide

3,458 sixth through twelfth graders participated in our wellness screening program, TeenScreen, in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas.

891 TeenScreen screenings indicated a mental health issue and/or warning signs of suicide. Our staff in Tulsa and Oklahoma City walked side-by-side with these students as they connected them to counseling in the community.

Answering the Call for Help

557 people in need called Mental Health Association Oklahoma for help navigating the complex mental health system, which included connecting people to pro bono mental health treatment in their community.

Mobile Healthcare for Our Tenants

Our Mobile Medical Intervention Team provides primary and mental health care to eligible enrollees and offers as-needed services for our tenants.

30 patients received ongoing primary care services.

72 patients received as-needed medical and mental health consultations.

29 patients received ongoing dental services.

Employment

66 participants impacted by mental illness received employment support services as they sought jobs in the community.

A Better Way

Since its inception in March 2018, the A Better Way program has established contact with 279 unduplicated individuals who support themselves through panhandling activities. The program provides the participants an opportunity to receive support from both a service navigator, who links them to customized resources that address specific barriers to employment, and an employment specialist, who works with the participants to engage in employment opportunities.

Support Groups

128 participants attended our free support groups in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

Suicide Prevention Trainings

504 people received QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) suicide prevention training in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

 

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