“The best party in town,” as it is often called, is a lavish evening to revel in fine dining, lively dancing and plenty of surprises at Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa. All Carnivale proceeds benefit Mental Health Association Oklahoma’s housing programs, among other services.
This year, Carnivale celebrates the vivid beauty of India through music, food and dance. Come dressed in your most colorful black tie attire, enjoy exotic flavors and festive entertainment while you dance the night away, surrounded by the Colors of India.
The story of this legendary fundraiser began in 1990, when Mrs. Suzanne Warren co-chaired the inaugural Carnivale, then called Le Masquerade. The fundraiser allowed Mental Health Association Oklahoma to open its first housing program, Walker Hall, in 1991. At that time, proceeds benefited only 12 tenants. Today, Carnivale will benefit over 1,200 mothers, fathers, sons and daughters living in our 22 apartment complexes.
Carnivale Colors of India 2016 will undoubtedly live up to its name as “the best party in town” and it is poised to be another record-breaking year. Become a patron today and support a cause proven to make a difference in our community.
2015 Carnivale Image Gallery
Since 1955, Mental Health Association Oklahoma has envisioned new ways to promote mental health and support those affected by mental illness in our community. Our current programs include housing for over 1,200 individuals and families, many of whom are affected by mental illness. We also offer six support groups and peer support programs to provide socialization opportunities for those affected by mental illness. Our adolescent programs continue to assist thousands of youth and their families. We provide ongoing educational opportunities to our community on mental health, and we advocate on behalf of those we serve across the state of Oklahoma.
We provide almost 850 units of safe and affordable housing, along with access to support groups, advocacy, treatment, legal counseling and other community supports. Over the years, we have learned from the success of our tenants that the solution to homelessness is simple and effective: A place to call home and a community of people who believe in their ability to recover with treatment, peer support and social inclusion. Using this model, we are working to eliminate and prevent homelessness of people with mental illnesses and cooccurring disorders throughout Tulsa County and the Oklahoma City metro area.
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