Resonance Annual Report 2015

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Trauma. That’s all I’ve ever known

Trauma. That’s all I’ve ever known From the time my alcoholic father died in a car accident when I was a small child, life continued spiraling downward… my drug use started at 14. At 16, I was using almost everything – ecstasy, coke, pills and mushrooms. When I was 20, I discovered my favorite drug of choice – meth. For the next few years, even after I had a child, I couldn’t stay away from meth for any length of time.

In 2012, I caught a second DUI in a two-year period, which saved my life by leading me to the help I wanted and needed – the DUI Court program and treatment at Resonance. I have never put forth so much effort into doing something as I did for this program. This program is the right choice – not the easy choice, but the right choice. I take pride in having the courage to face my addiction and leave it behind. Today, I am an honest person with goals, morals and hope for my future. - 2015 Resonance client

Resonance has long been at the forefront of helping women involved with the criminal justice system. And we will continue to do so because the need never stops. Nearly 3,000 women are in Oklahoma prisons with an estimated 7,000 children impacted. Resonance is recognized as a premier community resource for women to get the help they need through addiction recovery services and prison-to-community reentry programs.

“Providing at-risk women the tools they need to succeed is proven to decrease the intergenerational cycle of poverty and incarceration. As these women become clean and sober, employed, and serving as role models for their children, our community becomes a better place, saving our state millions in public assistance and incarceration costs.

Resonance proudly helps women change for good‌ because when justice-involved women are successful in getting their lives back on track, everyone benefits.�

Deidra Kirtley, Resonance Executive Director

Laura: daughter, mother and Resonance client

2015 was an intensive year of growth and mission enrichment for Resonance, thanks to the generous support of our donors and volunteers. Highlights include:

Temeka: military mom, aspiring counselor and Resonance client


Women releasing from prison face numerous barriers to success: no job, no house, little money, no transportation and most likely a substance abuse problem. Resonance strives to help women overcome these obstacles. For years, Resonance has provided counseling and case management to women before and upon their release from prison. Seeing an increase in need for treatment inside prison walls, Resonance enhanced the pre-release treatment programs including the Helping Women Recover Substance Abuse Treatment program at Eddie Warrior Correctional Center – a 16-week treatment program offered to women before they release from prison. Through this program, 60 women were treated and 57 graduated from the program in 2015. An additional 65 women received intensive case management and reentry services. Resonance continued its Choosing to Change program at Turley Residential Center in 2015 where 56 women were served and 47 graduated from the 8-week program that includes intensive case management and classes on relapse prevention, job readiness training, college-credited computer classes, relationship education and wellness activities.


Resonance offers intensive substance abuse treatment programs managed by licensed counselors in lieu of incarceration. The diversion program at Resonance allows women to live and work in the community, care for their children and learn to cope with everyday life stressors while undergoing up to three years of substance abuse treatment. In 2015, Resonance served: 550 clients through referrals from the Tulsa County Drug Court, Child Welfare, Tulsa County Probation and Parole, Department of Human Services Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and community sentencing.


Case management - services were provided to an additional 50 women referred from other agencies or organizations. Mentoring - 65 women participated in 22 mentoring sessions at Turley Residential Center ADSAC/DUI School - 26 ADSAC/DUI assessments were conducted by clinical staff Satellite ADSAC facility authorized at Turley Residential Center


To help further combat the barriers which exist for women releasing from prison, Resonance began to plan and create Take 2: A Resonance CafĂŠ, an initiative to offer a safe, positive and educational work and living environment for women transitioning out of prison and for other justiceinvolved women. The restaurant at 309 S. Main in downtown Tulsa and the upstairs loft provide a stable housing and work environment, enabling at-risk women the opportunity to establish a positive work history and improve life and work skills. Tremendous donor support through individual gifts and foundation grants allowed Resonance to begin build-out in September.

Debbie: current Resonance employee and former client



Thank you for supporting Resonance. Your gift is combined with gifts from other local donors, corporate partners, foundations as well as funds from state contracts.






















At Resonance, our goal is to be good stewards of donated funds while helping women and their families be successful.










Bret Little, President – Hogan Taylor LLC Andrea Myers, President-Elect – Bank of Oklahoma JoAnn Ryan, Immediate Past President – Tulsa County Social Services Paul Nelson, Secretary/Treasurer – Philbrook Kaylee Burton – Life Senior Services Shelley Carter – Pape Adams Charitable Foundation Megan Cordle – Alliance Resource Partners, LP Kathryn Fox – Reading Partners Portia Gonzalez – Conoco Philips Justin Johnson – Schnake Turnbo Frank Dan’l Kendall – Realtime Automation Kristen McCormick – Shikoba Recycling Rebecca Marks-Jimerson – Tulsa Community College Kimberly Moore-Waite – Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Camenae Patrick – Community Volunteer Mary Jo Sartain – Tulsa International MayFest Mary P. Walker – Community Volunteer ADVISORY COUNCIL

JoAnn Ryan – Chair, Tulsa County Social Services | Alison Anthony, Williams Companies Barbara Bannon, Human Resources Investments | Amy Berry England, The University of Tulsa Eric Bohne, Security Bank | Ken Brune, Brune Law Firm Connie Doverspike, Community Volunteer | Zee DuPree, Community Volunteer Ruth Ann Fate, Tulsa Public Schools – Board | Lynn Flinn, The Rowland Group Helen Jo Hardwick, Community Volunteer | David Hogan, Hogan Taylor, LLP Bruce Jones, ClearRidge Advisors, LLC | Phil Lakin, Tulsa Community Foundation Mary Anne Lewis, Ed. D., Private Practice | Cari Marshall, CMCi Consultants, LLC Jennifer Palmer, Jemoca, LLC | June Patton, L&M Office Furniture Pat Samuels, Community Volunteer | Bud Sartain, Hogan Taylor, LLP Sandra Thomas, Community Volunteer | Shagah Zakerion, TyPros 2015 RESONANCE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Deidra Kirtley – Executive Director Debbie Gordon – Development Director Teresa Williams, MHR, LADC, LPC – Clinical Director Cathy Hodges, MSW – Reentry Supervisor Theresa Wild – Financial/Facilities Manager


PHILANTHROPIST George Kaiser Family Foundation BENEFACTOR Flint Family Foundation E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation Hardesty Family Foundation The Ralph and Frances McGill Foundation Sarkeys Foundation Glenann Wilkerson The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation John Steele Zink Foundation PATRON Grace and Franklin Bernsen Foundation Mervin Bovaird Foundation Chapman Foundations Management, LLC Sharna & Irvin Frank Foundation Lobeck-Taylor Foundation C. W. Titus Foundation Women Impacting Tulsa

PARTNER Judith and Jean Pape Adams Charitable Foundation Alliance Coal, LLP Bank of Oklahoma Cuesta Foundation Gelvin Foundation The Helmerich Trust Hogan Taylor LLP ONEOK Foundation, Inc. Riggs Abney Neal Turpen Orbison & Lewis Ruth Nelson Security Bank David E. and Cassie L. Temple Foundation Tulsa Charity Christmas Parade, Inc. Williams Company WPX Energy

SUPPORTER Janice Anderson Janice Barlow Bob and Sheri Curry Rocky Goins and Lynn Flinn Foundation Hope Unitarian Church Philip & Miranda Kaiser Family Foundation Scott and Deidra Kirtley Suzanne Kneale Mary Anne Lewis Magellan Midstream Partners, LP Shirley Martin Paul Nelson Renee F. Neuwald Foundation Cindy Peterson Hannah and Joe Robson Bud Sartain Security Bank Jana Shoulders Bob and Jill Thomas

FRIEND Mary Alice Ahlgren Ed and Robin Alexander Lynette Malorin Andrews Pam Avison Jenger Baker Robin Flint Ballenger Barbara Bannon Marie Barlow Linda Bates Libby Bender Patricia Bradley Susan Bramsch The G.L. Brennan Foundation, Inc. Brian Brownlee Ms. Laurie Brumbaugh Ann Mahoney Bryce Stephanie Cameron Thomas Campbell Joyce Carlson Louis & Sharon Coleman CMCI Consultants, LLC LeAnna Cook Megan Cordle Katherine Coyle Carol Curry Doug Drummond Emily Duensing Zee DuPree Jennifer K Davis Duvieilh Stephanie Eckman Amy England Ruth Ann Fate Fellowship Lutheran Church Raymond Fesperman Joseph Flores Pat Fluegel Kathryn Fox Larry Fox Teresa Gaydos Carol Ghere Sandy Gill Greg and Debbie Gordon Bill Hanks Helen Jo Hardwick Ellen Hartman Judith Hawkins Patty Heckenkemper Cindy Henderson Nancy Hermann

Joe Howell Erv Janssen Journal Record Andrew and Beverly Kehlmann Marshall & Vickie Kelley Dan'l Kendall Bret Little Marcia MacLeod Mac and Mary Martin Susan Mase McFarland Architects, PC Melissa McGillen Brian and Lea McMahon Sheppard F. Miers Cynthia Mitchen Andrea Myers Allen and Gena Nelson Kristen Oertel Kathryn Offermann Cassandra Oliver One Gas Foundation Jennifer Palmer Ashley Parrish Denise & Terry Payne PEO Sisterhood Mike and Jaclyn Presnal Richard & Janice M. Robertson Revocable Trust Robert and Nancy Roe The Rowland Group Dr. JoAnn Ryan Mary Jo Sartain Kristen Schooley Andrea Sharrer John Sipes Stillwater National Bank Margaret Swimmer Charlotte M Tarell Trust Company of Oklahoma Unity Center of Tulsa University United Methodist Church Book Club Valmont Industries Mary Price Walker Terri Wall Jane Walter Elizabeth Weatherholt Leah Wietholter Theresa Wild Shagah Zakerion

Thank you! For helping me! For believing in me! For supporting me! For listening and understanding me! For never giving up on me! Much thanks! Excerpt from a letter received from a Resonance client.

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