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- According to the 2023 Point in Time Count 1,133 individuals, including children, experiencing homelessness in Tulsa.
- Young adults ages 18 through 24 make up one-tenth of Tulsa's homeless population while veterans make up another tenth. Nearly 40% were sleeping on the streets, in encampments or otherwise “unsheltered.” The majority, 56%, reported a history of incarceration while nearly two-thirds had a disability of some kind
Individuals and their families should not have to struggle alone. OFEC seeks to actively pursue protecting America’s mental health through legislative advocacy. Because of the support of individuals like you, we have won major victories such as the Affordable Care Act and the Mental Health and Addiction Parity and Equity Act.
Substance use and addiction know no boundaries. It affects people in all geographic areas, race, ethnicity, economic, age, and gender. It is a national crisis, and based on research and experience, we know to respond effectively, it will take all of us working together to combat the addiction crisis. We encourage impacted individuals and families to bring the issue of addiction to life by telling their stories. Here are some practical things that each of us can do:
1. Make your voice heard - write your congressperson and encourage them to
support legislation to increase funding for evidence-based recovery
2. Support early and broad-based prevention programming
3. Expand access to prevention programming
4. Decriminalize addiction and address it as health treatment
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Racialized Policing, and Justice Reform actively engage in exploring the intersections of, policing, mass incarnation, and racial disparities in the criminal legal system and advocate in the reduction effort.
0 Things the Pew Research Center says you need to know about racialized policing. Click Here
Prison and Jail Reform
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