Tis the Season to SHARE: Urgent and Basic Needs
I don’t know whether the cold weather makes me think about the homeless or if the season makes me grateful for all that I have. Either way, it’s definitely the season to clean out your closets and donate to those in need. Below is a list of community organizations who help those less fortunate – please consider making donations of clothing, food, money and time.
Arms Around BA
114 E. Dallas St., Broken Arrow, OK 74012; (918) 258-7714
Provides food pantry, clothing referrals, and utility assistance for Broken Arrow and Coweta residents. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Bixby Community Outreach Center
10 E. Dawes St., Bixby, OK 74008
(918) 366-9226, FAX (918) 366-9228
Basic needs agency. Food pantry provides a four-day supply of food and personal care items. Clothing distributed year-round. No-interest loans for limited assistance with utility cut-offs, prescriptions, eviction notices, and gasoline for local work travel only. Primarily bixby area residents who meet criteria. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Boston Avenue Helping Hands, Inc.
Bernsen Building, 701 S. Main St., Tulsa, OK 74119
(918) 584-6923. Provides once-a-year assistance with utility bills, prescriptions and food. Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
Bristow Social Services
206 S. Main, bristow, OK 74010
(918) 367-5400, FAX 367-5458
Offers various forms of assistance including information and referral, clothing, utilities, prescriptions, household supplies, and food assistance.
Broken Arrow Neighbors
322 W. Broadway, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
(918) 251-7781, FAX (918) 251-9108
Basic needs agency. Food pantry provides a four-day supply of food and personal care items. Clothing distributed year-round. General medical clinic for minor illnesses. Legal clinic. No-interest loans for limited assistance with utlility cut-offs, prescriptions, eviction notices, and gasoline for local work travel only. Only Broken Arrow and Coweta residents who meet financial guidelines. Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
739 N. Denver Ave., Tulsa, OK 74106
(918) 949-4673, FAX (918) 582-2123
Provides assistance with groceries, clothing, and social services-related information and referrals. On Wednesdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Xavier Medical clinic (sponsored by Saint Francis Health System) provides limited outpatient primary health care services, some prescription assistance, limited lab and x-ray services to the uninsured or those without adequate health care access.
Community Care of Sapulpa
12 W. Burnham, Sapulpa, OK 74066
(918) 224-6464, FAX (918) 224-6436
Provides assistance to families who need basic necessities, such as food and clothing and, when funds are available, assistance with utility bills, and some prescriptions. Services families in the Kellyville, Kiefer, Mannford, Mounds, and Sapulpa areas.
CornerStone Assistance Network – Tulsa Metro Area
1120 N. Peoria Ave., Tulsa, OK 74106
(918) 583-3670, FAX (918) 583-3097
Provides food, clothing, furniture, appliances, and car repair for individuals in the Tulsa metro area. Angel Food program offers groceries at reduced prices.
Disabled American Veterans
3131 E. Pine St., Tulsa, OK 74110
(918) 834-4643, FAX (918) 834-5048
Assists veterans with matters involving the Department of Veterans Affairs and provides temporary emergency financial assistance for honorably discharged veterans and their families through the state Department of Veterans Affairs. Maximum of $1,000 provided for utility assistance or rent/mortgage payment. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Food Stamps (Access Oklahoma Card)
Department of Human Services (DHS)
Emergency food stamp program to assist people whose income is less than $150 a month at time of application, or if cost of shelter and utilities exceeds income. Contact local DHS office to apply.
John 3:16 Family and Youth Center
2027 N. Cincinnati Ave., Tulsa, OK 74106
(918) 592-1186, FAX (918) 587-0699
Assists persons at risk with food, clothing, counseling, information, and referral to other agencies that provide necessary services to maintain independent living.
John 3:16 Mission Men’s Shelter
506 N. Cheyenne Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 587-1187, (918) 587-0838
Operates homeless shelter for adult men only. Overnight only. On-site meal program.
Ministry Center at Allan Davis Building
312 S. 33rd W. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74127
Provides limited prescription assistance, clothing, food, counseling, and referral services for Tulsa County residents. Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. by appointment. Must accept spiritual counseling.
Neighbor for Neighbor, Inc.
505 E. 36th St. N., Tulsa, OK 74106-1812
(918) 425-5578, FAX (918) 428-4951
Community food store provides food tothose in need; free to seniors age 65 or older and adults with disablities. Limited financial assistance. Medical, dental vision, and prescription programs. Circle Housing and community projects. Nominal fees apply.
Neighbors Along the Line
5000 Charles Page Blvd., Tulsa, OK 74127
(918) 584-1111, FAX (918) 584-4954
Operates food pantry serving residents of northwest Tulsa. Pantry hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Provides groceries once a month to residents meeting income guidelines. Medical clinic provides general medical services to adults and children who do not have medical insurance coverage. Legal aid and GED lab.
Osage Nation Social Services
255 Senior Dr., Pawhuska, OK 74056
(918) 287-5335, (800) 460-4615 toll-free
Provides financial assistance with food, utility, and medical bills. Heating and cooling assistance provided through LIHEAP. Must be an Osage County resident and have a CDIB card.
Owasso Community Resources
109 N. Birch, Ste. 109, Owasso, OK 74055
(918) 272-4969, FAX (918) 609-0012
Operates emergency utility assistance program; emergency food pantry assistance. Provides Thanksgiving baskets for seniors in need. Assistance with utilities available only to Owasso and Collinsville residents of Tulsa County.
Restore Hope Ministries
2960 Charles Page Blvd., Tulsa, OK 74127-8318
(918) 582-5766, FAX (918) 587-5449
Provides emergency financial assistance for rent except for those living in subsidized housing. Food, clothing and household items available.
Salvation Army Center of Hope
102 N. Denver Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 582-7201, FAX (918) 582-4363
Operates shelter for homeless individuals and families. Morning and evening meals. Limited emergency financial assistance for utility bills (Tulsa County residents only), prescriptions, rent, and travel.
Sand Springs Community Services, Inc.
15 E. 2nd St., Sand Springs, OK 74063
(918) 245-5183, FAX (918) 245-6180
Provides temporary/emergency assistance to Sand Springs residents who need basic necessities, such as food, shelter, clothing, utility payments, and prescription assistance. Must meet financial requirements.
Skiatook Emergency Assistance Center
319 E. Rogers Blvd., Skiatook, OK 74070
Provides food, clothing, utility assistance, information , and referrals to residents of Avant, Skiatook, and Sperry. Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
South Peoria Neighborhood House
1208 E. 58th St., Tulsa, OK 74105
(918) 742-5597, FAX (918) 742-4485
Provides information and referral for individuals requiring services for basic needs, including food, clothing, and bus tokens. Must live between 51st St. and 71st St. and between Harvard Ave. and Riverside Dr.
Tulsa County Social Services
2401 Charles Page Blvd., Tulsa, OK 74127
(918) 596-5560, FAX (918) 596-5568
Provides emergency shelter and food assistance for Tulsa County residents
Tulsa Day center for the Homeless, Inc.
415 W. Archer St., Tulsa, OK 74103
(918) 583-5588, FAX (918) 583-6745
Day shelter for persons who are homeless. Night shelter for women, children, men with physical disabilities (receiving case management), and men age 55 or older. Clothing room. Varietyof on-site services for basic needs.
Tulsa Dream Center
200 W. 46th St. N., Tulsa, OK 74126
(918) 430-9984, FAX (918) 430-1013
Provides a variety of services, including food pantry, clothing program, auto repair clinic, legal clinic, medical clinic, and yard care.
Volunteers of America of Oklahoma Supported Housing
9605 E. 61st St., Tulsa, OK 74133
(918) 307-1500, FAX (918) 307-1520|
Provides housing to individuals who meet HUD homeless requirements and have a mental or physical disability.
Western Neighbors, Inc.
4981 S. Tacoma Ave., Tulsa, OK 74107
(918) 445-8840, FAX (918) 446-7010
Provides food assistance once a month, clothing and small household items, some utility and short-term prescription assistance. Pay back contributions are requested. Must live in area south and west of Arkansas River (west to 97th W. Ave., south to 81st St.).