Programs and Services
Tulsa CARES provides a wide variety of services to meet the special needs of those affected by HIV and AIDS. Our Care Coordination program responds to the complex needs of clients and assists them in maintaining the highest quality of life.
Tulsa CARES is a primary point of entry into Northeastern Oklahoma’s HIV service delivery system. Services not directly offered through Tulsa CARES may be accessed through a referral.
Services for people living in the 405 and 580 area codes may be accessed through RAIN Oklahoma (Regional AIDS Intercommunity Network) by calling (405) 232-2437 or (800) 285-CARE.
Care Coordination – Care Coordination assesses each client’s unique needs in order to devise and execute a plan to enable the client to access the most beneficial programs. more info
Emergency Prescription Medication Assistance
Transportation Assistance – Given to persons living with HIV or AIDS who would not otherwise be able to meet their appointments to maintain their health or HIV/AIDS care and services.
Care Coordination staff can assist clients with paperwork dealing with: Social Security Assistance, Medicaid and Medicare Assistance and Food Stamp Assistance.
Counseling – Counseling is provided for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Our therapists provide individual, group, and family counseling as well as substance abuse and addiction therapy.
Nutritional Services – The Tulsa CARES Food Pantry provides food and household supplies in a controlled “shopping” environment. Enabling clients to choose their own foods restores dignity while providing for a more substantial and balanced diet. Tulsa CARES congregate meal program serves nutritious meals in a group setting on a weekly basis. In addition to providing nourishment, the program provides social contact, networking, and a social opportunity for clients, helping foster a sense of community and support. more info
Housing- Providing rent and utility assistance prevents clients from being homeless. Our housing program is a gateway into care for many of our clients and with one less thing to worry about, it assists in improving the effectiveness of all of our other programs. more info