Joe lived on the streets, under bridges and in the fields of Tulsa for two decades. He would get sober, move into an apartment, begin drinking again and then repeat the cycle until he found ActionHouse, a weekday program for adults that teaches independent living and self-care skills and provides opportunities for social interaction and personal growth.
Every person who attends ActionHouse plays a role in the program’s success. Some participants plan, purchase supplies, prepare and clean up after lunch each day. Others take attendance and complete paperwork. Some participants propose group classes like anger management and wellness.
“If I didn’t have ActionHouse, my life would be lonely and bleak,” Joe said. “ActionHouse has saved my life.”
ActionHouse is one of several programs and services at Counseling & Recovery Services with the goal of helping clients find and maintain housing.
Keys to independence
Living in a clean, safe, affordable place promotes stability, security and recovery. Counseling & Recovery Services offers long-term and transitional housing for low-income adults with severe mental illness.
Home visits, education and recreational opportunities are available for people at risk of losing independent housing due to a lack of illness management or life skills.
A simple call to 918.492.2554 starts the process to recovery and independence.