A Place To Heal

DaySpring Villa is Oklahoma’s first faith-based certified shelter for domestic violence victims and the first shelter of its kind in the state for adult survivors of human sexual trafficking.

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Our Mission

To provide physical, emotional, Christ-like care to enable

women and their children to live God-honoring lives.

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Our Story

DaySpring Villa was started in 1980 as The Baptist Women’s Shelter in downtown Tulsa. Over time, the need to help women suffering from domestic abuse became so great that in 1995, DaySpring Villa moved to a new, larger location near downtown Tulsa.

In 1995, DaySpring Villa received certification as a domestic violence shelter from the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and, since that time, DaySpring Villa has provided sanctuary and services to more than 7,000 domestic violence survivors in the Tulsa metro area.

Every woman we receive at DaySpring Villa is considered a guest of our Shelter

In 2012, DaySpring Villa became the first shelter in Oklahoma to be certified by the State Attorney General’s office to offer housing and restoration services for victims of human sex trafficking. That same year, DaySpring Villa launched a capital campaign to renovate unused space to be converted into guest rooms for human sex trafficking victims as well as add additional new space to our facility.

In July 2015, the new construction was completed.  In May 2016, we celebrated the completion of the capital campaign.

DaySpring Villa Timeline

Board of Directors

DaySpring Villa Board of Directors meets bi-monthly on the third Tuesday at 11:30am at DaySpring Villa unless otherwise noted.

2017 Board Members

Nora Cook, President
Radhika Aussieker
Des Bennett
Bill Coody
Patty Eck
Cindy Graham
Bob Green
Ed Hicks
Ed Luna
Ron Lundin
Vaunda Olivera
Scott Palmer
Jarene Robinson
Judy White

John Nikkel

2018 Board Meeting Dates

January 16, 2018
March 20, 2018
May 15, 2018
July 17, 2018
September 18, 2018
November 13, 2018

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We do not receive Federal, State,

or united way funding

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization relying on your generosity to provide shelter and life-changing services for victims of domestic violence and human sex trafficking.