The Hardesty Household Basis has given a $900,000 grant to the Psychological Well being Affiliation Oklahoma.
“We actually dwell on the intersection of homelessness and psychological sickness,” mentioned Terri White, CEO of Psychological Well being Affiliation Oklahoma.
White mentioned this grant will assist people who find themselves combating homelessness and psychological well being who discover themselves in bother with the regulation.
“It helps people who’re going through low stage or municipal offenses, associated to homelessness and untreated psychological sickness, get linked to companies,” White mentioned.
White mentioned the grant additionally helps the group’s fast response group. That group searches the streets of Tulsa to speak to people who find themselves homeless and supply them totally different sorts of assist.
“This program diverts people from ending up at the back of a police automotive, the within of a jail cell or the within of a jail cell and strikes them away from the justice system,” White mentioned.
White mentioned it has been a essential yr for therefore many due to the pandemic, and their companies are wanted greater than ever earlier than. She mentioned this grant helps them meet the wants of these in Tulsa.
“We truly see hope start to shine of their eyes once more which is extremely rewarding,” she mentioned.
They will additionally use a part of the cash to coach safety officers and regulation enforcement finest take care of individuals they encounter who’re mentally in poor health.