Resonance promotes and supports the well-being and self-sufficiency of women and their families challenged by their experience with the criminal justice system.
A MESSAGE FROM "TAMMY"
In March of 2009, Resonance had the honor of hosting Jody Raphael, author of the award-winning book Freeing Tammy: Women, Drugs, and Incarceration. Raphael shared with us the story of Tammy, a woman who had battled with addiction, abuse, and the justice system. When Tammy heard about our work with women facing challenges relating to drug and alcohol addiction, she asked that Raphael deliver the following letter:
Greetings: To the Board of Directors, Program Director, Staff and Volunteers of Resonance.
In order to know whom I am addressing, I explored your Website and I must say that I was completely “blown away”. I was more than impressed with the various programs and the work that Resonance is doing. While completely elated and happy for the women and families, I also felt a “twinge” of sadness that you were not a part of my re-entry.
Your mission is simply stated, but your purpose “tugged” at my heartstrings. Because you are willing and available, women do not have to suffer, alone, the way that I did. Finding your way back from such a dark place, on a rocky road, is a daunting and perilous task. You need a guiding light, a helping hand, and HOPE. I found none of those things in the prison I built for myself, when I came home from Dwight Women’s Correctional Facility. Your organization would have abated so many of my dark days in that basement, alone, frightened, hopeless and confused.
Your comprehensive programs and outstretched hands mean more to the women and families that you service, than they may realize at this time. But when they look back over the path they took, you will have a prominent role in their restoration, sufficiency, and spirituality.
Thank your for being there for the families. Please continue your great work toward helping women and families to “FREE THEMSELVES.” They need you more than you could ever realize.
What We Do
Founded in 1977 as a resource center for women, Resonance has since expanded its scope of services to become a gender-specific, dually accredited, outpatient substance and alcohol abuse treatment facility. Resonance’s goal is to break the cycles of addiction from a mother to her children and to provide alternatives to punitive measures for female substance abusers.
Resonance provides individual and group counseling, intensive case management and treatment for women involved in the justice system or at risk of incarceration and women returning to Tulsa after a period of incarceration. Resonance also provides job skills training for women who face barriers to employment due to involvement with the criminal justice system and/or previous incarceration. Pregnant women are of primary concern at Resonance and are welcomed in all program areas.
Since 2005, Resonance has held dual certification through both the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) and a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Over the years, Resonance has helped thousands of women take those first crucial steps on the road to recovery. In 2010 , Resonance proudly served over 654 women from Drug Court, Probation and Parole, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and WRSS (Women's Re-entry Support Services) with individual and group counseling, on the job training, and job placement programs.
Testimony from Our Clients