Lindsey House provides a home that encourages change, structure, and accountability, as well as life-changing services that benefit the entire family.
We offer a home for today and hope for the future. Our unique blend of long-term housing and supportive services strengthens both the families we serve and our community.
When Lindsey House families participate in our program, lives are changed. When they complete the program, families will likely have reduced or eliminated housing-related debt, stabilized employment, learned to live within a budget, built an emergency savings fund of at least $1,000, and secured safe and affordable housing.
In 2004, a small dedicated group from First Presbyterian Church of Tulsa began to examine the need to help homeless families in Tulsa, and discovered that mothers with children experiencing situational homelessness had limited resources in our community. The idea of Lindsey House was off and running.
In March of 2009, an independent Board of Directors was formed to incorporate Transitional Living Centers of Oklahoma, Inc. as a nonprofit in Oklahoma. After further planning and fundraising, TLC opened its first program in February 2010 when it purchased the former Saint Elizabeth’s Lodge from Catholic Charities. TLC opened the doors of Lindsey House, named after Lilah Lindsey, to mothers with children within weeks of acquiring the facility.
In 2020, we opened our new facility, where we were able to more than double the number of families we serve. Our offices also moved to the new building.
Diana oversees fundraising and communications for Lindsey House. She has an associate degree from St. Gregory’s University and is currently completing a bachelor’s degree at Oklahoma State University. Diana has been with Lindsey House since 2012 and enjoys being a part of the change Lindsey House families are making to their future and to the Tulsa community. She lives at home with her husband and three dogs!
Nicole is a graduate of the Lindsey House program and has a passion for helping women who are in a place she knows all too well. Her tireless energy keeps everything running smoothly in our home. She joined the staff of Lindsey House in 2016. She dedicates her life to her two daughters and to making the world a better place.
Bre Jackson didn’t realize her love for helping others until she found herself in a position of needing help. In February of 2016, a mere two weeks after her 23rd birthday, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. During her 2 years of treatment, she went on to graduate Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and minors in International Management, Marketing, and Economics. This experience opened her eyes to her own privilege and motivated her toward bettering herself to inspire others to do the same. Once she was declared cancer free, she began her leadership journey by completing the Thrive Tulsa program. From there her path became clearer and she connected with Lindsey House through their shared love of hands-on skills training. She now is a Financial Literacy Program Services Coordinator. To this day she maintains that all woman should try shaving their heads at least once.
Tia is a graduate of the Lindsey House program and shows her love for this organization by keeping the offices functioning smoothly. Tia has extensive customer service skills and enjoys learning new ways to make the world a better place. She and her two daughters are grateful for the lessons they learned while at Lindsey House and enjoy sharing those lessons with others.
Jyme is the newest member of the Lindsey House staff. She is a graduate of the Lindsey House program and has a passion for helping single mothers gain independence. She is a single mother of three beautiful daughters and is grateful for the life God has given them. Jyme is very involved in the substance abuse recovery community and strives to continue growing into the woman and mother she was created to be.