The Homeless Alliance plays a unique role in central Oklahoma’s work to end homelessness:
WestTown Campus – Overseeing operations of a comprehensive resource center, day shelter and medical/dental clinic.
WestTown Campus – Program Overview
The WestTown campus brings together service providers to prevent and address homelessness through effective collaboration. All activity is based on best business practices, with the ultimate goal of helping people achieve and maintain safe, secure and affordable housing.
In the resource center, an innovative program developed by the Homeless Alliance called Coordinated Case Management provides housing and supportive services to more than 100 homeless and at-risk families with children each month. The resource center also houses Oklahoma City’s only organizational payee, Volunteers of America, an innovative employment training and placement service operated by The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM), and Oklahoma City’s only Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) a networked computer database that allows agencies serving the homeless to share data on shared clients, measure outcomes, and report to funders. The Oklahoma City HMIS, Horizon, was developed and is maintained by the Homeless Alliance and currently connects 42 agencies with 164 programs serving the homeless.
The day shelter, developed and built by the Homeless Alliance, is operated by City Care and is a 13,000 square foot facility with a library, showers, commercial kitchen serving breakfast and lunch, 12 computer workstations, barbershop/salon, and classroom space for AA and NA classes, devotionals, art classes and other educational opportunities. The day shelter currently serves about 300 guests each day, about 70% of whom are “street homeless.” The day shelter also provides a place where local agencies seeking to provide services to the homeless can engage with them in a safe, welcoming environment. Agencies providing outreach services to the homeless through the day shelter include the Veterans’ Administration, NorthCare, Be the Change, Healing Hands, and local churches.
To contact the day shelter call (405)415-8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
The medical/dental clinic is a unique collaboration between Healing Hands, the federal ‘Healthcare for the Homeless’ grantee for Oklahoma City, and Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship , a statewide, faith-based organization providing healthcare services to the uninsured, poor, and homeless.
Collaborative Partners at WestTown
- Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship
- City Care Inc.
- Healing Hands
- Hope Community Services
- Infant Crisis Center
- Legal Aid
- North Care
- Neighborhood Services Organization
- Positive Tomorrows
- Red Rock BHS
- United Way
- Upward Transitions
- Volunteers of America
- Wholestic Counseling