Walker Hall Transitional Housing
Who We Are
Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s Walker Hall transitional housing is for young adults who have overcome homelessness, have a serious mental illness and, in some cases, are in transition from state custody or foster care.
Our participants have unique service challenges because they are too old for child services, but are often not ready or eligible for adult services. Individuals who experience mental illness and homelessness at this time in their lives do not have the same social supports as other youth and are usually on their own. Furthermore, many of them do not have the skills needed to secure employment and housing.
Despite the many challenges they face, these young men and women are motivated to learn the daily living skills necessary to obtain independence within a limited time frame based on their unique needs and progress.
What We Do
We provide a structured setting in which our participants follow a daily schedule and work collaboratively in order to learn daily living skills, strengthen interpersonal relationships, and encourage productivity in the community.
Our staff work one-on-one with participants to develop an individualized Housing & Care Plan, set concrete and achievable goals based on the individual needs and interests, and identify steps to achieve those goals.
Who Qualifies for Admission?
Qualified applicants must:
· Be 18 to 24 years old,
· Be street or shelter homeless immediately prior to intake,
· Meet the HUD definition of disability due to serious mental illness (as documented by a licensed mental health care professional)
· Have the ability to learn and practice daily living skills necessary to obtain and maintain permanent housing.
Walker Hall transitional housing is staffed 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.
We provide participants with all necessary supplies and facilities to meet basic needs, such as meals, grooming and hygiene, laundry facilities, and linens.
Participants who have an income or obtain an income while living at Walker Hall are required to pay 30 percent of their gross income in monthly rent.
The ultimate goal is for our Walker Hall participants to remain on their path to recovery as they work towards achieving greater self-sufficiency, long-term housing, employment and/or education, and financial stability.
Contact Our Team
If you would like further information or you would like to make a referral, please contact us at 918-585-1213 or via this contact form.