Tulsa CARES

Delivering wrap around programs and services to those affected by chronic health conditions.

aka Tulsa CARES   |   Tulsa, OK   |  www.tulsacares.org

Mission

Delivering social services to people affected by HIV and Hepatitis C

Ruling year info

1993

Chief Executive Officer

Kate Neary

Main address

3712 East 11th Street

Tulsa, OK 74112 USA

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EIN

73-1388569

NTEE code info

AIDS (G81)

Food Banks, Food Pantries (K31)

Health Support Services (E60)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nutrition

This program offers groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables, essential household supplies, weekly lunches, medical nutrition therapy, nutritional supplements, and nutrition education services to improve the health and well-being of persons living with HIV/AIDS. The program’s mission is fighting hunger, feeding health.

Population(s) Served

Data suggests that safe housing can be a cost-saving intervention for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. By providing rent and utility assistance to prevent homelessness, our housing program is a gateway into care and improves the effectiveness of our other programs.

Population(s) Served

Our therapists provide individual, group, couples and family counseling as well as substance abuse and addiction therapy for people infected with and directly affected by HIV/AIDS.

Population(s) Served

Our Care Coordinators assess each client’s unique set of circumstances and needs. This assessment provides the foundation for a customized, comprehensive client care plan for total care.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Accreditation (COA) 2013

Awards

Partners Conference Award 2010

Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Affiliations & memberships

United Way Member Agency 1996

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The outcomes of Tulsa CARES programs include reduced unmet needs for basic necessities (e.g., food, shelter) and medical care, improved mental health, linkage and engagement in HIV and Hepatitis C treatment, and suppressed HIV viral load to delay the progression of HIV and to reduce the risk for transmission. Through the achievement of these outcomes, the organization aims to impact the health and quality of life for the population receiving services. By providing clients with a foundation for meeting basic living and medical needs, clients can better provide for their families, develop healthy social relationships, and plan for the future.

Tulsa CARES Direct Service programs include care coordination, mental health, housing, and nutrition. These programs work collaboratively to support each client in achieving overlapping health outcomes. Research shows that low-income people living with HIV and Hepatitis C are more likely to develop costly health complications and to pass the virus onto others when they fall out of medical care. When people are supported with basic needs including healthy food, stable housing, emotional support, and access to health care, they are more likely to enter care and to remain engaged in treatment. Tulsa CARES is the only comprehensive social services provider for the people living with HIV and Hepatitis C in Northeastern Oklahoma. Our Direct Service programs have worked to collectively reduce health disparities in an underserved, high-risk population.

Tulsa CARES staff has over 100 years in combined experience delivering social services to our target population. Our highly-trained staff are dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-income Oklahomans living with HIV and Hepatitis C through the delivery of evidence-based services and programs. Our work has been supported and sustained by the commitment of our Board of Directors, the generosity of Oklahoma's philanthropic community, and our ability to earn competitive funding from state-awarded federal sources. Our recent accreditation by the Council on Accreditation and certification as a Oklahoma Medicaid provider will allow us to proactively respond to changes in the healthcare landscape, including insurance and care reform.

We've done a remarkable job impacting the lives of over 1,100 clients annually with our current resources. We know there are significant unmet needs for members within our community, in particular for stable housing, food, and social support. Operations moved to a new state of the art facility in 2016, which has transformed the caliber of care provided.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Tulsa CARES

Board of directors
as of 8/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. April McAnnally

Community Volunteer

Term: 2020 - 2021

Ty Kaszubowski

Betsy Jackson

Nicole Amend

Payton Fesperman

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/19/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/19/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.