Mental Health Professionals Work To Build Relationships, Help Tulsa's Homeless

Thursday, December 16th 2021, 5:07 pm

TULSA, Oklahoma -

Amanda Pippin oversees the Tulsa Homeless Outreach for Mental Health Association Oklahoma.

"We try to focus on individuals who are in encampments who aren't necessarily in shelters. We bring the resources," said Pippin, "I want to get myself out of a job- is what I am trying to do."

She understands homelessness she has been there.

"I was heavily into my drug addiction," said Pippin. 

She went to get the help she needed, she's 10 years sober and helping others every day, do the same.

"We are blessed- Irongate gives us food packs twice a week then we will go out to encampments across the city," said Pippin, "We are constantly trying to address whatever needs they have for whatever season we are in."

The teams are made up of trained mental health professionals who will go to the person you’re concerned about and:

1. Help them with any immediate needs they have

2. Start building a relationship to get them to help to get back on their feet again and ultimately- housed.

"We welcome any and all referrals, no matter how minuscule you think it is. It is important and we will go get it checked out," said Pippin. 

"If you see someone who you are concerned about, whether they are living in unsanitary conditions or they are panhandling--there are numbers you can call, people who are trained to handle situations like this.

Contact the team at any time by FILLING OUT AN ONLINE FORM or Call 918-200-9605