Saturday February 23, 2019
The NTCC general coalition heard from two community organizations about resource and volunteer opportunities with Modus and Tulsa CASA. Thank you to our speakers Lisa Berry and Brittany McCulloch.
Modus envisions a community in which the barrier of transportation is removed and all youth can access the services necessary to reach their full potential. Of the 40,000 teens in Tulsa, an astonishing 6,000, or 15 percent, of them are unable to get the help they need to succeed because they lack adequate transportation to get to clinics or social service agencies. Ultimately, this problem is linked to decreased physical health, mental health, and educational outcomes among youth. Modus has been enabling young people get to their medical and social service appointments on time, consistently since 2017 and has given over 1400 rides as of February 2019. Additionally ModusEd trains over 2,000 Tulsa youth a year how to use the city's existing transit system. Social service agencies and health facilities refer youth who need help getting to important appointments, support groups, counseling, job training, and more. Modus matches the youth with compassionate volunteer and staff drivers to provide a ride at no cost to the youth.
This presentation will address how agencies can link up with Modus and how individuals can volunteer short amounts of time to facilitate transportation for these youth.
About Tulsa CASA
Tulsa CASA is a nonprofit organization that promotes and supports volunteer representation for children who are in foster care. We train members of the community to become a child’s Court Appointed Special Advocate, and to advocate for the child’s best interest in the court room.