Oklahoma Halfway House

Making a Difference for Oklahomans

Mental Health Treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment

Family Reunification

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Oklahoma Halfway House

Oklahoma Halfway House is a private, non-profit, 160 bed residential organization founded in 1966.  The mission of this agency is to assist offenders to re-enter the community by identifying their special needs and problems, as well as the strengths, of each resident who returns from Federal or State Penal Institutions and provide Residential Services for a positive transition to community life.

Promoting

Dignity & Respect

Our program goals are to promote, maintain or restore the resident’s maximum level of functioning within their environment. We strive to achieve an atmosphere which is safe, structured, stable and predictable by providing a balance of acceptance, support and structure through clearly defined expectations, limits and controls necessary for personal growth. Through such an environment, we work to assist the resident in moving toward an acceptance of fuller responsibility for all their actions, thoughts and feelings.

Residential Services

The Oklahoma Halfway House, Inc. operates a three structure, 150-bed campus for both male and female residents released from or in the final stages of their incarceration. Case Managers are assigned to each resident to assist in the following areas:

Regain & incorporate autonomy and responsibility
Practice sobriety & healthy coping skills
Experience educational & professional growth
Maintain personal health & hygiene
Develop a positive self-image
Learn/Display appropriate interpersonal skills
Secure & maintain employment
Legalize his/her lifestyle; obtain proper identification, car insurance, etc.
Practice proper financial management
Reunite with his/her family & strengthen relationships
Establish & maintain healthy relationships with significant persons in their lives
Be familiar with community service
Identify Mental Health, Substance Abuse or Literacy issues which contribute to potential recidivism

Residents are counseled to meet measurable personal goals which are based on these thirteen (13) objectives and which are founded in a realistic awareness of themselves.

Oklahoma Halfway House is Proudly Accredited By the American Correctional Association

The Board of Directors, administration and staff of the Oklahoma Halfway House, Inc. are committed to maintaining the high standards of excellence and continuous quality improvement that have earned our Residential Program accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Correctional Association (ACA).

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Dear Partner Agencies and Community Members:

Since 1971, Oklahoma Halfway House has provided reentry services to inmates releasing from federal prison to the state of Oklahoma. We do so to fulfill our mission of giving Opportunities, Hope, and Help, to our residents. OHH’s team of staff and Board of Directors is comprised of individuals with education and experience in social work, substance abuse, mental health, law, and politics. We strive to be of maximum benefit to the community. We pay close attention to the political climate, trends, and the development of issues that affect our population. Our success and expertise are why we are ACA certified by the American Correctional Association. Our legacy is a point of pride and keeps us focused on our commitments. 

For the past few years we have experienced changes, with some being very positive toward reducing incarceration in Oklahoma. State offenders previously in our program or incarcerated now have access to progressive reentry efforts. We remain active supporters of the Oklahoma Department Corrections. We continue our efforts to be great partners with the Federal Probation offices and specifically support the initiatives in the Western District to provide services to pre-trial and post-conviction individuals. We are addressing disruptions at the federal level that have local impacts.

We are currently working to reach a solution with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and will continue to do so until mutually acceptable standards for offender reentry can be achieved. Effective November 1, 2019, OHH will not provide services to federal inmates through the Federal Bureau of Prisons. OHH’s energies and actions are being focused on developing the program to still assist these and other individuals in alternative ways.

We have an uncompromising commitment to our residents, the community, and our belief that all individuals have value. This is evidenced by our decision to enter into agreements that align with efforts to undertake offender reentry with informed, responsible, deliberate, and methodical actions; and to act with integrity, honesty, and transparency.

Thank you all for your continued partnership and understanding as we navigate this new climate and broaden our scope to impact more individuals.