Our Story

Tulsa CARES was founded in 1991 as a community response to the growing need for coordinated HIV/AIDS care during some of the darkest days of the epidemic. For more than three decades, Tulsa CARES has provided a compassionate response as HIV/AIDS has evolved from a fatal illness to a chronically-managed disease.

Today, Tulsa CARES is the largest and most comprehensive provider of prevention and care programs serving low income individuals living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in the state. We recognize the critical importance of addressing social determinants of health to improve community health and reduce costs, and we specialize in wrap-around, client-tailored care that is rooted in principles of empowerment, self-worth, inclusion, and hope.

Our Mission

We improve the quality of life for people affected by HIV and Hepatitis C through tailored care and comprehensive support that promote dignity, equity, and optimal health.

Our Vision

To transform the lives of clients and serve as the leading voice to help end HIV & Hepatitis C in the community.

Our Commitment

Tulsa CARES is committed to delivering tailored and integrated programs and services that support clients in accessing medical care, achieving treatment adherence, experiencing improved health outcomes, and living an enhanced quality of life.

We advocate for the end of stigma by addressing client empowerment and self-worth as well as engaging with the community through awareness, education, and partnerships.

Our Values

We are collaborative, open-minded, compassionate, trusted, proactive, and client-centered.

Dear Tulsa CARES Family, thank you for your care and support, not just during this pandemic, but for all you’ve done. I am so grateful! Hopefully we will all be able to sit together and have lunch soon!

- Jerry

I got a food delivery on the 11th. That was wonderful. Made my day. And was very helpful. Thank you and Tulsa CARES for being there for us. We are all so very fortunate to have this support and grateful to you for providing it. Also, I received 5 lemons in my delivery. So I did it. I made lemonade! Priceless.

- Marcus

Tulsa Cares saved my life. I’ve been turned away by countless medical clinics and agencies, but once I came to Tulsa Cares everything changed. I have "peace" for the first time in a long time, and I am forever grateful.

- Nathan

I’m just calling to tell you all thank you for the grocery gift card. I really just wondered how I was going to get some food. Thank you all so much. Love you guys.

- Robert

They have a WIDE variety of services offered - incredible people - feel welcome every single time I am there.

- JJ