The Story Behind Eden Village

Our mission and vision to reduce homelessness in Tulsa.


Building relationships and communities for our homeless friends.


Working towards Tulsa being a city where #NoOneSleepsOutside.

Goal #1

Give access to a home, hope and dignity to those who can’t do it themselves.

Goal #2

Reconnect the homeless to self, family, community and God. No longer survive but thrive.

Goal #3

Put a plan in motion to help impact the homeless majority for the Tulsa area.

Ending Homelessness

Our Mission is to Make Tulsa, OK a City Where No One Sleeps Outside.

Some wandered in the wilderness, lost, and homeless. Hungry and thirsty, they nearly died. “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he rescued them from their distress. He led them to a city where they could live. PSALM 107:4-7

12-years ago, Brad Johnson, founder of Eden Village of Tulsa, slept outside, struggled for food and water, battled the elements, and felt the weight of loneliness, all while carrying his belongings on his back. “But that was by choice”, says Brad. “I had fun and knew that I had a supportive family and a home to go back to.” Brad tells this story on his 12-year anniversary of his Appalachian Trail thru-hike, something he did to test his limits and to better understand struggle, even in a superficial capacity. 

For thousands here in Tulsa, the homeless community no longer has a choice, as circumstances have outweighed their options.


Making a Difference


Who lives there and how does it benefit our city?

Upon acceptance of application, a chronically homeless individual will move into their own tiny home within a community of their peers within a gated community, supported by on-site support services including, but not limited to, a psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse, psychiatric case managers, life skills coach, faith-based counselors, qualified mental health providers and a community center where the residents can both work and interact with other residents, guests and volunteers. It is up to that individual to become an active member of the community, provide rent and be a good, law abiding, neighbor. Residents are welcome to live in an Eden Village as long as they are a benefit to themselves and the community.

We will have support of professionals and volunteers in the medical, mental, physical, social, and spiritual areas to come into our community working and serving our residents. We hope to have job and business skills learned through our Business Incubator onsite.