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Housing

The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) maintains a strong commitment to both the provision of housing and housing support services and advocacy for increased housing options for people with mental illness and/or addiction disorders.

ODMHSAS funds, both directly and through collaborative grant efforts, a variety of housing services and services targeted at assisting homeless individuals and families:

"And homeless near a thousand homes I stood" - William Wordsworth

Host Home OK

Host Home OK is a collaborative community project to address shelter and appropriate housing shortages for youth and young adults experiencing homelessness.

Transitional Housing

Supervised Transitional Living: Supervised Transitional Living programs are supervised places of temporary transitional residence for mental health consumers needing on-site support twenty-four hours a day.  These programs are intended to assist residents with stabilization and acquisition of skills necessary to transition to an independent living situation.

Available at the following agency (please call for eligibility and availability information):

Red Rock Behavioral Health Services
Oklahoma City, OK 
405 424-7711

Supported Transitional Housing: Supported Transitional Housing programs are temporary transitional group apartments or other residential settings with staff available as needed (not 24-hour on-site supervision).  These programs are intended to assist residents with acquisition of skills necessary to transition to an independent living situation.

Available at the following agencies (please call for eligibility and availability information):

Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK 
918 492-2554

HOPE Community Services
Oklahoma City, OK
405 632-1900

Red Rock Behavioral Health Services
Oklahoma City, OK
405 424-7711

Transition House, Inc.
Norman, OK
405 360-7926

Safe Haven

Safe Haven programs are a place of temporary shelter for a homeless person with mental illness; however, the length of stay is not defined and can be long term.  Safe Haven services assist homeless persons to build relationships with mental health service providers, access community programs and facilitate the eventual transition to permanent housing.

Available at the following agency (please call for eligibility and availability information):

Mental Health Association Oklahoma
Tulsa, Oklahoma 
918 382-2479

Permanent Supported Housing

Permanent Supported Housing may be either a complex with multiple units where more than 50% of the residents are consumers or maybe scattered-site (house, duplex, apartment). Includes the full rights of tenancy, including a lease, a key, privacy, and the choice of a roommate. Must offer on-going and regular, specialized housing support services in the home/community targeted to assist people with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and addiction disorders with maintaining safe and affordable housing. Participation in services is not a required condition of tenancy.  

 Available at the following agencies (please call for eligibility and availability information): 


Counseling & Recovery Services of OK
Tulsa, OK 
918 492-2554

HOPE Community Services
Oklahoma City, OK
405 632-1900

Red Rock Behavioral Health Services
Oklahoma City, OK
405 424-7711

Rental Assistance Programs

Discharge Planning Subsidy Program: The Discharge Planning Housing Subsidy Program provides are funds used to assist very low-income individuals (age 18 and older) with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders who are discharging from psychiatric inpatient care, Department of Corrections, or aging out of the foster care system, with accessing and maintaining decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing.   To facilitate access to such housing, program funds are used to provide time-limited assistance to eligible applicants with housing costs such as rent, utility costs, rent deposits and utility deposits. The amount and type of assistance are determined based on individual income level and identified need.  Discharging facilities must make the referral for this assistance prior to discharge. All referrals and assistance are coordinated through the following agency:

Transition Youth Subsidy Program: This program is designed to help individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders, between the ages of 17-24, who are enrolled in an ODMHSAS designated Transition Project. afford decent, safe housing. To facilitate access to such housing, program funds are used to provide time-limited assistance to eligible applicants with housing costs such as rent, utility costs, rent deposits and utility deposits. The amount and type of assistance are determined based on individual income level and identified need. All referrals and assistance are coordinated through the following agency.  

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH)

Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH) are programs that provide community-based outreach, mental health, substance abuse, case management, and other support services to individuals (age 18 and older) who have a mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders, and who are homeless.  These services focus primarily on outreach and engagement of homeless persons and services to assist them with exiting homelessness through connecting with and transitioning to, mainstream resources such as income/benefits, housing, and long term mental health and substance abuse services.

Available at the following agencies (please call for eligibility and availability information):

Other Resources

The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) funds Behavioral Health Case Management services within all designated Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC).  These services are available to assist people who are homeless and have a mental illness with accessing needed treatment and support services.   In addition, ODMHSAS funds specialized Case Management services for homeless individuals at the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.

Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless, Inc.
415 W. Archer Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
918-583-5588

Mental Health Association Oklahoma
1870 South Boulder
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74119
Phone (918)585-1213
Fax (918)585-1263
www.mhaok.org

Neighborhood Services Organization
413 SW 11
thSt.
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
405-236-0413
www.nsookc.org

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