OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
Creek; McIntosh; Muskogee; Tulsa
In order to meet the technology demands of virtual services and pandemic responses, DVIS has implemented technology funds towards upgrading broadband and other expanding technology needs. DVIS has provided uninterrupted services throughout the pandemic and strives to meet the complex needs of our clients while our services are in such high demand. Providing essential human services reduces trauma symptoms and impacts individuals in families for generations.
A publication by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation showed that most administrators and frontline workers interviewed indicated their programs would continue to offer elements of services virtually after the pandemic ends. Virtual services delivery can facilitate greater equity and quality of care when inclusive access is provided. Heightened security infrastructure in the DVIS emergency shelter will provide greater safety and accessibility for staff and clients. In severely traumatized families, intervention is shown to decrease the likelihood of re-victimization and assist with breaking the cycle of violence in families.
Service providers and front line staff face heightened risks when providing in-person services as well as technology barriers when providing virtual services. The impact of this project would be immediate for staff and all populations served. DVIS offers inclusive services regardless of identity, with specific programs in place to address community awareness and complex needs of underserved populations. Additional broadband and physical infrastructure will provide workforce support for front-line staff providing health and human services during the pandemic as well as addressing long-lasting effects it will have on our population and services. Funding will make us better poised to provide our diverse and trauma-informed staff with the tools necessary to serve marginalized and underserved populations having immediate and lasting impact on the community. We serve those who are very low income, LGBTQ+, those with limited English proficiency and those with severe trauma due to domestic violence. Providing technological support ensures the continuation of inclusive and effective services to survivors in Tulsa, Creek, Muskogee and McIntosh Counties.
Our goal is to increase the use of broadband infrastructure to provide essential human services for Tulsa, Creek, Muskogee and McIntosh County families. Also, it will improve security measures at the DVIS emergency shelter to provide safe internet and physical infrastructure to assist with the protection of sensitive data. Upon infrastructure improvement, this project will ensure continued services for the most vulnerable families in our communities. These services provided to clients in the above counties will be tracked showing outcome data and will prove the important benefit of the broadband infrastructure on the critical services provided to families experiencing violence.
ONGOING INVESTMENT AMOUNT
ONGOING INVESTMENT DESCRIPTION
ONGOING INVESTMENT REQUIRED
One-time project will not need continued funding
Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband
Broadband: Other projects
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
HUD Continuum of Care Emergency Solutions Grant Community Development Block Grant Family Violence Prevention and Services Act Victims of Crime Act Office on Violence Against Women Violence Against Women Act Sexual Assault Services Formula Grant Program
Large 501-C3 Non-profit (>$1M revenue, annually)
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »