Kudos of the Month: Coffee Bunker
The Coffee Bunker, founded by Mary Ligon, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The drop-in center’s goal is to meet veterans “where they are,” and help with the transition to family and community life.
The Coffee Bunker is Greater Tulsa’s only veteran peer-run drop-in center, and provides a family friendly, alcohol-free and drug-free environment. The 3,500-square-foot facility is set up for veterans and their families to get together, use computers, access Wi-Fi, enjoy games and group activities, watch TV or movies and just hang out.
The Coffee Bunker recognizes the importance of meeting veterans right where they are in their lives. Coffee Bunker leaders write, “We strive to connect veterans with the resources and advantages the Tulsa community has for them. We believe in bringing Coffee Bunker to our veterans in order to give them an opportunity to know there is a special place for them to call their own, and to find how we and our sister resources can help them.
“We provide a safe and relaxing atmosphere that welcomes all military servicemen and women, as well as their family members. Our services are provided free of charge.”
Coffee Bunker is the flagship program of Honor Bunker, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in Tulsa. Dr. Michael Horton is executive director of the Coffee Bunker.