CSC E-NEWS | JANUARY - APRIL 2018 View as Webpage
NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
Top of the Town Fundraiser on June 7 Expanded to Support All CSC Programs
For the past nine years,  Top of the Town  has benefitted Community Service Council’s Child Care Resource Center. Now in its 10th year, this marvelous fundraising event has been expanded to support all of CSC's work. We're working to make the 10th anniversary event on June 7
the best yet. Don't miss it!

CSC Releases Homelessness
in Tulsa Annual Report

In April, CSC's Housing & Homelessness Division released the first Homelessness in Tulsa Annual Report to identify the contributing factors to homelessness and to spotlight subpopulations needing further evaluation and attention.

The report is a comprehensive, data-focused tool for understanding the many layers and causes of homelessness in a format that is easy to read and understand.

CSC will present the report to the Tulsa City Council in May. Read more >
CSC and City of Tulsa Release
First Equality Indicators Report

The City of Tulsa and the Community Service Council released the first Equality Indicators report on Apr. 4, which uses data to measure equality through a tool developed in partnership with the City University of New York Institute for State and Local Governance and 100 Resilient Cities – pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation.

The focus areas within the report are economic opportunity, education, housing, justice, public health and services.

The City intends to use the Equality Indicators data collected and analyzed by CSC to demonstrate commitment, transparency and accountability to improve the conditions for underserved Tulsans.

The Oklahoma Veteran Connections team celebrates
the program's six month anniversary on Apr. 25.
CSC’s Oklahoma Veteran Connections is Transforming Service Delivery for Veterans
In the six months since CSC launched Oklahoma Veteran Connections, the first 360-degree coordinated referral network for veterans in Oklahoma, both the coordination of services for veterans and providers has grown exponentially.

Since October, nearly 30 service providers have joined the network, more than 300 veterans have been served, and over 400 referrals for service have been made.

More than 60 Tulsans Graduate from CSC's Alternative Courts Program

Each quarter, CSC hosts a graduation ceremony to honor the program participants who have completed CSC's rigorous and intensive therapeutic courts program as an alternative to incarceration within four dockets –  Drug Court, DUI Court,   Mental Health Court and  Veterans Treatment Court . In January, 63 graduates walked across the stage at OSU-Tulsa to receive their certificate commemorating their dedication to recovery and living clean and sober lives. Read more >
The conference aimed to unite the many individual efforts occurring across Oklahoma to combat human trafficking.
CSC Conference Highlights the Facts about Human Trafficking
On Feb. 13 and 14, CSC with the Tulsa Child Trafficking Task Force and the Oklahoma Human Trafficking Task Force convened hundreds of law enforcement professionals, prosecutors, community activists, health practitioners, counselors and child protection workers to discuss the harsh reality of human trafficking in Oklahoma at the 2nd Annual Oklahoma United: Bringing Human Trafficking Out of the Shadows.

CSC Selected as Part of the TAUW 2019 Campaign

CSC, a Tulsa Area United Way partner agency, is honored to have been chosen by TAUW for their upcoming 2019 campaign. Veteran Jeff Hougland will be featured for the support he received from CSC's BRRX4VETS program, specifically from CSC's Laura Pollard for helping Jeff find a home and access his VA benefits. Jeff calls Laura his angel. We are looking forward to the benefits of publicity through the TAUW campaign to help more veterans access the services we offer.
CSC's Power of Families Project Meets with Mayor Bynum to Discuss the Needs of Tulsa's Latino Community

CSC's Power of Families Project team and CEO Kevin Burr met with Mayor Bynum in January to learn about his plans to support Tulsa's Latino community and share with him the needs and challenges that the Latino community faces.

CSC Conducts Annnual Count of Tulsa's Homeless Population
CSC's Housing & Homelessness Division team with our A Way Home for Tulsa partner agencies conducted the annual Point-In-Time survey to count the sheltered and unsheltered homeless in Tulsa and to distribute comfort bags equipped with essential supplies to those experiencing homelessness.

Results from the count were used for CSC's Homelessness in Tulsa Annual Report, as well as to assess needs, evaluate progress and aid in policy making.

We thank our many partners, volunteers and donors who generously supported CSC in this effort.
More than 1,000 Tulsans housed through the Built for Zero initiative

In April, CSC announced more than 1,000 Tulsans experiencing homelessness have successfully been housed through Tulsa’s Built for Zero collaboration. The news was covered in the  Tulsa World on April 20, featuring several CSC programs (A Way Home for Tulsa, All Doors Open Coordinated Entry, BRRX4VETS and 211 Eastern Oklahoma). 

MORE NEWS
GENERAL CSC NEWS

  • The all new CSC Conference Center construction is underway and set for completion soon! Thanks to the Nichols Brothers, our building owners, the entire first floor of our main office is being renovated to become a large Conference Center for community meetings and events.

  • CSC has partnered with Tulsa Transit Authority and INCOG to support the new Connecting Progress initiative, an operations analysis to determine the best way to deploy (and possibly reorganize) routes to serve transit customers.

  • In March, CSC was recognized as a Certified Healthy Oklahoma organization and in April we were honored with the Oklahoma Family Positive Workplace award.

  • CSC's Internship Program has been expanded and is now accepting applications for Fall 2018.

PROGRAM NEWS


  • In January, CSC's Census Information Center of Eastern Oklahoma published the 2018 Tulsa Area Community Profile, covering demographic shifts, child well-being, economic conditions and overall health status of the region. Program manager Melanie Poulter is also involved in national Census Bureau efforts in preparation for Census 2020 and serves as Chair of the national Census Information Center Steering Committee.

  • McNellie's Group generously sponsored CSC's 211 Eastern Oklahoma Day of DIning fundraiser in February donating a portion of restaurant sales that day to support this life-saving program.




  • In April, CSC's Health & Mental Health division team attended the National Healthy Start Conference and the Fatherhood Summit in DC to strategize ways to meet the health needs of Tulsa's infants and mothers, and to strengthen the role of fathers in children's lives. CSC's Kelly Kruggel designed the program materials for both national conferences. While in DC, the team visited Senator Lankford's office encouraging support for CSC's Tulsa Healthy Start program.

  • CSC's Alternative Courts program developed and hired for two new positions in April: Rachel Brent as Court Liaison to increase program awareness among district judges, defense attorneys and public defenders and expediate program processes; and Elizabeth Hebert as Screening and Referral Coordinator to oversee the initial appearance docket, conduct investigations and facilitate participant orientations.
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