Homelessness is complicated. There are usually multiple factors contributing to it. And it can’t be solved by any single agency. It requires the entire community working together to address.
The Homeless Alliance mission is to:
rally our community to end homelessness.
The organization works to end long-term homelessness in Oklahoma City by building the capacity of the community through collaboration with other agencies, identifying and filling gaps in homeless services, bringing nationally-recognized best practices to the community, and working to build a system that is more efficient, rationale, and caring.
What does the Homeless Alliance do:
Housing - The Homeless Alliance operates several housing programs for families with children, coordinates a community effort to house veterans and people who are chronically homeless. Last year the Homeless Alliance housed 618 people through all of our programs and collaborative initiatives.
IT Infrastructure - It may not sound flashy, but tracking data across the city is an important tool to study trends and get to the root of the problem. The Homeless Alliance operates the IT infrastructure used by homeless-serving agencies in central Oklahoma.
The Curbside Chronicle - The Homeless Alliance publishes a magazine that provides a voice and legitimate source of income for people who are experiencing homelessness. The program teaches people time, money management, social, and life skills necessary to move into housing and on to future employment.
Campus - The Homeless Alliance owns and operates the Westtown Homeless Resource Campus which includes a:
Resource Center with offices for multiple nonprofit and government agencies.
Westtown Apartments for veterans and people who were chronically homeless.
Day Shelter that serves an average of 350 people each day. The Day Shelter serves breakfast and lunch, provides showers, offers access to computers, phones, and mail, and provides access to needed services including mental and physical healthcare, budgeting assistance, legal support, and multiple classes and programs. The Day Shelter offers a kennel so that people with pets aren’t shut out of the system of care.