The Community HOPE Center at the Tandy Family YMCA provides a support network for children and families across Oklahoma to get the resources they need to navigate the impact of COVID.
The Hope Center combines several different components, such as distance learning and educational support through GO Club, mental health support in partnership with Family and Children’s Services, weekend backpack and family meal distribution in partnership with Food Bank, and tutoring support will be added in the near future!
The YMCA of Greater Tulsa’s signature out-of-school time program, Graduate Oklahoma [GO Club], is here to meet out-of-school time care needs while supporting remote learning. The YMCA’s top priority is to keep children safe, healthy, and engaged while in our facility. While maintaining a healthy environment, students will be engaged in STEAM, movement, and literacy along with other enriching activities. We work closely with local school districts and parents/guardians to support students virtual learning while in the care of the Y.
Family & Children's Services
Family & Children’s Services will provide families, children ages 5-18 and adult caregivers the highest quality, evidence based youth development programming, mentoring, and enrichment activities including critical mental health services, nutritious meals, virtual leaning tools and other resources. Students will also receive valuable support throughout the distance learning process in partnerships with local school districts.
Community Resource Connector
The Hope Center hosts a Community Resource Connector Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm to help families connect with workforce programs, safety net programs, rent assistance programs, and other vital needs for families.
Weekend Food Support
Each Friday between 3 pm and 4:30 pm the Hope Center distributes backpacks full of groceries from the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to help families battle food insecurity over the weekend.