Return to Hope’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for justice-involved women in Tulsa, OK by removing systemic and mental barriers to build self-determination and transformation.
Return to Hope focuses on creating upward mobility through opportunities centered in racial equity.
Return to Hope offers a multi-program approach to help participants develop stability in their lives by providing and connecting to resources that address health & wellness, employment needs, skills training, and lifestyle needs (clothing, beauty, and hygiene products.)
This path of change fosters the transformation to help participants find purpose, meaning, change, hope, and a sense of self-worth.
Building equity by providing employment resources, fellowships, and workshops
Community partnerships to offer employment opportunities and apprenticeships to participants
Path to entrepreneurship as an alternative to facing systemic barriers to employment
Employment Resource Programs
Health & Wellness Programs
Trauma-informed wellness programming including healing circles, yoga, meditation, and various forms of art expression
Nutrition classes as a way to combat health inequities in marginalized communities
Access to resources that address mental and physical health barriers.
Thrift Store & Hope Closet
Employment opportunities & skills training - Fashion & Retail Curriculum
Provide work and lifestyle clothing items to participants in the program
Return to Hope is a sister organization to Block Builderz, which provides the next steps to form the foundation for building blocks in the community - community engagement, civic participation, and advocacy.