This note from Courtney explains everything.
“When I walked into the doors of the Tulsa Women and Children’s Center, I was scared, I was angry, I was in denial about my addiction. I hated to think about leaving my two children behind. When I arrived, I discovered that my six-week-old baby and my ten- year-old daughter were able to join me and be cared for while I was in rehabilitation. Wow! I thought rehab was going to be the end of the line for me. I found out it was just the beginning!”
Tulsa Women and Children’s Center is one of the few programs in the nation that can accommodate children while their mothers participate in residential treatment. This is huge. Boys and girls do not have to be institutionalized or put in foster care while their mothers receive treatment. This allows them to remain a family!
As one of our Tulsa outreach partners, we asked the TWCC program director what their most critical need was right now. The answer? A van to transport the residents and their kids to their outings.
Residents are not allowed to leave the facility without being accompanied by a staff member, and because there are as many as 25–30 women in residence along with their children, they must be able to provide group transportation.
Without the opportunity to get out and attend activities, both Moms and their kids can feel isolated and detached from church and community. This coming year, we will be purchasing a brand new 15-passenger van fully equipped with everything they need to safely get around the city. Thank you for helping us make this possible for them!