They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor (Isaiah 61:3)



Transformation of the Faith Community through

relationships of service with the poor.


Robert Althoff

  • Influencing the faith community to become a relevant presence in the face of poverty

  • Helping to restore 'community' to neighborhoods

  • Working to end homelessness among the mentally ill

  • Establishing inclusion and recovery for formerly homeless mentally ill men and women

  • Joining with individuals and neighborhoods to solve challenges in those neighborhoods

  • Reaching out to others to join us

The model was developed by Robert Althoff, LCSW in 2007 and is capable of multiple applications with different client presentations where immediate and long

term care from a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

Robert Althoff, BA, MA, MDIV, MSW, LCSW.

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)

Our History

Abba’s Family is a 501 (c) (3) established in Tulsa in 2007. Initially, its core design was established to assist faith communities and the larger community with how to effectively outreach homeless mentally ill adults, including veterans. This mobile outreach and crisis service would respond within minutes of a request anywhere in the community. Staff included a psychiatrist (MD), two nurses (RN's), three masters level clinicians (LCSW & LMFT) and 5 assertive case managers (BA, BS, etc). The team would continuously maintain contact from outreach, inpatient/outpatient care, substance abuse services, and permanent housing. The team worked closely with all entities where frequent contact took place. This included law enforcement, the courts, neighborhood associations, local hospitals, college campuses, eateries, etc. When successful, clients would establish full community inclusion and create for themselves a life of purpose, optimal well being and self sufficiency. They would join their clinical teams and others at a later time to assist the community to end homelessness one person at a time. It was a requirement for all staff to demonstrate the capacity to establish healthy relationships.

In 2015, the project relocated to the Tahlequah, Ok and responded only in Cherokee County. The project later worked exclusively with housing providers, faith communities, and those with a history of homelessness and psychiatric diagnosis. Volunteers and participants utilized the resources of historical Christianity to establish and maintain a life of personal transformation. A training curriculum for staff, clients, community volunteers (mostly from the faith communities) and students from local colleges who were completing a practicum placement. It provided a cost savings for the police by interrupting repeated patterns of emergency detention and hospitalization.

Robert Althoff, LCSW

Executive Director  

18506 Lakeview Place Park Hill,

Oklahoma 74451-2245