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Assistance programs in Bryan, Coal, Love, Pontotoc County Oklahoma

Find emergency financial help, free food, medical or care and other assistance in Bryan County, Pontotoc, and nearby regions. The main churches, charities, pantries, and government programs that offer help with rent or utility bills, free medications or food, and cash are below. Get financial help near you in Bryan, Coal, Love, or Pontotoc County OK.

Low income families, seniors or single mothers will money for paying security deposits or a mortgage. Or get free clothes, back to school supplies or Christmas toys for kids as well as gas vouchers for job-seekers. Grant money is combined with case management.

Community action hardship grant money

Big Five Community Services, Inc. is the local community action agency. They provide emergency grants and financial assistance to those who qualify (according to criteria). The money can be used to help pay back rent or electric bills. Or get a free food box, gas card for a job interview and other aid. The goal of the non-profit is meet the needs of families requiring emergency assistance.

  • Community action provides temporary housing and homeless shelters in Bryan and Pontotoc County area.
  • Another service offered is the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, in which volunteers and staff prepare basic Income tax returns, including for gig workers They also transmit them electronically. Learn about withholding taxes for Uber or Lyft drivers.
  • Weatherization program is also available. This will provide free grants to help fix a home, with a focus on seniors or the disabled.
  • Big Five also operates Head Start for children from families living in poverty. This provides them educational support, dental care, and meals.
  • Head Start is a program run by Big Five Community Services, Inc. It provides comprehensive child care program providing free quality services for both children up to age of 5 as well as their families. Head Start provides for the emotional needs of every child on an individual basis and strives to identify and provide for any learning disability before the child enters public school. Medical, dental, nutritional and mental health services are provided.
  • Low cost transportation may also be arranged in counties including Pontoto, Bryan, and others. This also includes a free vehicle, including a truck or car to get to work. Locate free truck giveaways from dealerships.




Most of this is support available using Outreach, low interest loans or referrals to outside organizations and non-profits. For information, dial 580-332-8233 or (580) 332-3430, or more on Big Five Community Services.

Find help for paying rent, energy bills, free food, and other services

Oklahoma Department of Human Services has locations in Ada OK, Bryan or Love County and the region. One program is energy bill help, and clients of the government program must provide verification that their utility service is either currently disconnected or terminated by the supplier. Or they need to provide support that indicates that their service will be cut off within 72 hours.

  • Another type of utility assistance they can provide is that if an applicant will be out of heating fuel or oil within 72 hours and have a notice of refusal to provide addition fuel or information on a fee to establish a new connection. Only a limited amount of aid will be provided. The payment amount will be only the amount necessary to restore or maintain service or attain new service from the energy company
  • Additional government benefit programs also help low-income families, seniors and disabled people. There are applications online or over the phone to SNAP food stamps, TANF short term cash assistance and Medicaid.

Many other social services are offered in the region from the OKDHS. Disabled individuals, seniors and the unemployed will get help too. Call (800) 225-0062.

If you are facing an eviction from your rental unit Ada Homeless Services may be your best option. The organization provides financial assistance to persons that have received an eviction notice or 5 day Notice to Quit. Assistance is only given once a year, so be cautious if and when you apply for help.

  • The non-profit can offer limited assistance at the beginning of each month for homeless preventative and eviction measures. They also help people move, have funds for lot rent, and offer deposit money. Please submit an application in person at 317 W 12th St, Ada, OK 74820 or call them at (580) 272-0211. All funds are limited, and there are no guarantees to receiving any rent help or eviction prevention assistance.





Salvation Army - There are multiple sites that help the low-income in Bryan, Pontotoc, Coal County and other region. The charity provides heating bill assistance, funds to pay back rent, motel vouchers and more. Various forms of support for utilities are covered, and help be be provided for gas, propane or wood heating sources. Other programs include free Christmas toys from Angel Tree, a thrift store, and back to school supplies and backpacks for kids. Call (580) 559-2669. The location is 305 E Main St, Ada, OK 74820, or read more on Oklahoma Salvation Army utility assistance.

Christian Credit Counseling is a non-profit agencies. They help low-income families and borrowers address their debts (credit card, medical, etc). This non-profit, faith based credit counseling group offers seminars and workshops, including foreclosure counseling, and sessions are held for financial literacy and aid in achieving long term financial goals. Call (800) 557-1985. Learn more on credit counselors from non-profits near you..

Southwest Church of Christ of Ada (dial (580) 332-3430) - The church can help the needy by providing free food monthly for persons who are in need. There are grocery boxes, free Christmas or Thanksgiving meal boxes and other goods.

Covenant Church has a Daily Bread program. It provides a free box of groceries, hot meal, and/or personal hygiene supplies to the low-income. The pantry is at  15791 OK-1, Ada, OK 74820. Call (580) 332-0799 for hours.

Irving Community Center helps seniors. There are free Meals, Ensure boxers, and information on benefits such as Medicare. Get other elderly care too, including information on money from the government for seniors. The location is 530 W 5th, Ada, OK 74820, or call (580) 436-8101 or look here for free money from the government for Oklahoma senior citizens..

Native Americans that are part of the Choctaw Nation can get assistance with their housing, mortgage and rental needs. The housing authority runs low income shelters, housing units and apartments. For those that are facing eviction, then funds may be offered for paying rent. Click here for Choctaw Nation housing assistance.

Residents can get an income from a MLM job. Ada Oklahoma is the home of Pre-paid legal Services, now known as Legal Shield. This is a publicly held  multi-level marketing company. The "Millionaire Club" recognizes those sales associate who have eclipsed over $1 million in earnings/commissions during their time with the company. The service is sold by independent associates, most of whom work from home. More on pre-paid legal plan selling.

Cornerstone Praise & Worship Center - Provides extremely low priced food or free groceries. There is also a pantry. The cheap, yet high quality food, is the result of donations and the generosity of the community. The location is 1103 Eagle St, Coalgate, OK 74538. Phone: (580) 927-3900.

Medical, dental, and child care

One of the clinics to call for health care is Helton Rural Health Clinic of Coalgate. The center provides low cost or free care. The are volunteer dentists, doctors and even mental health counselors. The center will offer assistance with paying costs of medical care and hospital bills at this facility for those patients who meet the guidelines of the clinic. The location is 108 W Ohio Ave, Coalgate, OK 74538. Call (580) 927-2334..

Compassion Outreach Center may be able to assist with other medical needs too. They help those local residents who are in need of chronic medical care, including people on Medicaid or with no insurance. The center offers free eye examinations, prescription medications, dental extractions, eyeglasses or a blood test. Or get free used clothing, wheel chairs and other health care equipment for the needy. The location is  1124 Cradduck Rd, Ada, OK 74820. Phone (580) 310-1021, or look here for free eye glasses.







First Baptist Clinic - Provides a general health clinic and prescriptions to anyone in need. Will not do surgeries or specialty health care such as a broke arm, etc. The Durant OK center also has some free basic dental, including check ups or teeth extractions for the uninsured. Call (580) 924-8875. Or look here for urgent dental care for the low income.

Oklahoma State Department of Health - The state run health care center has physical examinations, well child checkups, measurement of growth and development, as well as STD checks. There is also family planning, orthopedic and behavior programs, vision and hearing screening, or free treatment of minor illness. Or get immunizations, counseling with parents on infant care, child behavior and nutrition, and diagnosis. The center is at 1524 Chuckwa Dr, Durant, OK 74701. Call (580) 924-4285


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