Cleveland County Oklahoma assistance.

Churches, charities government assistance programs from Human Services in Cleveland County provide financial help to the low income as well as needy. Find how to get grants to pay rent or security deposit to funds for mortgages, utility or water bills. There are also free groceries from pantries, prescription drug vouchers, dental and also free health care.

Charities provide the low income and working poor with other free stuff too. This may be Christmas toys (during the winter) to window fans (during summer) or fall back to school supply giveaway events in the Norman area and county. Other year round items may be passed out, ranging from clothes to programs for home repairs, gasoline vouchers or help paying for hospital bills.

Shelter, food assistance, financial aid, clothing, and more

Salvation Army - They provide a wide variety of financial aid and free basic needs. There may be emergency shelter, free food, help paying utility bills, free clothing, disaster services, and rent help. Holiday assistance may be offered too, including free meals and Christmas toys for children in Cleveland County.

The organization is committed to helping the less fortunate in the region and will offer as much support as possible. Help for seniors in Cleveland County may be available too, including free fans and transportation to appointments. Or children in the community can get free school backpacks or supplies or enroll into Summer Camp. Phone (405) 364-9910. Read Cleveland Oklahoma Salvation Army assistance programs.

Shelter for Friends - Offer food and an Outreach program, which provides hot meals to those who are in need of help. This organization is also equipped with free internet and phone access to assist county residents with employment searches and housing searches. In addition, they also offer emergency support which will provides utility bill and rental assistance, emergency transportation, food or grocery items, and motel placement services. Dial 405.360.4954.

 

 

 

 

Cleveland County medical, health care, and dental programs

The Norman and Cleveland County clinic Health for Friends provides free health care, routine medical services, urgent care medical services, and other support. They operate as a local community clinics and resources for the low income.

Staff also participate in medical bill negotiating and offer health education to low income, unemployed and uninsured individuals. They also run a pharmacy that provides either free or low cost medications. Last, but not least, a dental clinic offers education, referrals to low cost dentists and cleanings to the underserved population in Norman Oklahoma. Phone 405.329.4161.

Advice from lawyers

Receive free legal aid from the non-profit Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma. Call them at 405.360.6631. Lawyers provide free, high quality civil legal services and consultations to low income and elderly people in Oklahoma. The focus is on civil issues. Get free legal help for foreclosures, unemployment compensation, health concerns, and other civil matters.

Get assistance for bills and expenses in Cleveland County Oklahoma

The United Way is providing funding to these charities and non-profit organizations so that they can provide assistance to Cleveland County and Norman Oklahoma residents. The Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency offers several programs and services.

 

 

 

 

  • One component offered is Family Support Services. This is a service that provides direct help and financial assistance for paying bills. It will help individuals and families meet their basic, everyday needs for rent costs, food, clothing, mortgage help, utilities, money for paying debts, and housing costs. All of the grants are of course limited.
     
  • This agency provides rent and mortgage assistance that will prevent homelessness. Funds or low cost loans are available from federal grant programs. (405) 275-6060
     
  • In addition, Family Support Services provides a free food pantry, temporary housing, home buyer education, and family budget as well as free debt counseling. Cleveland Oklahoma families can also get some medical care. Also gain access to Eye Glasses / Eye Exam Assistance as well as Prescription Assistance. This is mostly for kids and seniors, or find other sources of free eye exams.
     
  • Additional medical and prescription drug help can be obtained from Oklahoma Department of Commerce's Rx for Oklahoma. This is a state run prescription assistance program developed to help individuals that are uninsured or underinsured, and it provides them with needed prescription drugs. Find other prescription drug programs.

Call the Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency at (405) 275-6060. Additional social services and resources are available as well from the non-profit. Or click more community action programs.

St Joseph SVDPS of Norman Oklahoma (phone (405) 701-3693) may be able to help the low income, working poor, and unemployed with some limited rent assistance. There is also a low cost thrift store, funds for utility bills, prescription medication assistance, and more.

Mission Norman Inc. will provide at minimum rent assistance of $25.00 once a year. They will try to do more in a crisis. (405) 321-8880

Cleveland County DHS or Department of Human Services - Provides financial assistance, including housing and utility help, and prescriptions. There is also free medical assistance as well as health insurance (such as Medicaid) to families and individuals who are considered low-income. Another government assistance program is TANF cash aid or welfare.

Public assistance is from DHS as well. The county can provide application to benefits such as SNAP food stamps, SoonerCare, and cash payments from SSI disability. There are many other services available in Cleveland County as well for very low income families.

 

 

 

A combination of state grants and other sources of funding are relied on for these benefits, and social workers will also offer job placement and training to clients. This is especially true for TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Find more details on Cleveland County public assistance. Or the main Normand County DHS office is at 2507 N Shields Blvd, Moore, OK 73160. (405) 573-8300.

Alameda Church of Christ  -Provides partial utility bill assistance by appointment only. People with disconnections are prioritized. Click here for disconnection laws, or call the Norman Oklahoma agency at (405) 321-0788.

Dozens of other churches as well as faith based groups in Cleveland County Oklahoma help low income families. There is food, hot meals, clothes, furniture, and a listening ear. Parishes help the indigent, minorities, immigrants and families living in or near poverty. There are even loans and other sources of funding. More on faith based loans for paying bills.

McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church - Provides utility assistance for all types of services, including gas, electric and water bills. (405) 321-3484

St Andrew Catholic Church - Provides help to qualified applicants with paying utility and cooling bills. Call (405) 799-3334 for information.

Thunderbird Clubhouse - Provides persons who have a mental illness with emergency housing and cash grants. In addition, they offer food assistance to mentally ill individuals. (405) 321-7331. The address is 1251 Triad Village Dr, Norman, OK 73071.

American Red Cross- Heart of Oklahoma Chapter - They offer emergency Response aid, which supplies basic needs, provides relief to victims of disasters, and also helps address mental health needs. Call 405.321.0591

Free basic needs from non-profits include free clothes, school supplies, household items, and even Christmas assistance. Several organizations around the Cleveland County region provide the less fortunate, especially children, with free items. Many of the programs are seasonal, such as Christmas gifts and toys. However free clothes may also be distributed as resources allow. There are also free furniture banks in Norman Oklhaoma. Get information on Cleveland County free school supplies and clothing closets.

Cleveland County seasonal free Christmas and holiday programs - Organizations ranging from churches to businesses and local non-profits collect gifts and food for low income families. For those that apply, and are qualified, free games, Christmas toys, gifts, and meals may be provided. Learn more on free Christmas help Oklahoma City area.

Food & Housing For Friends – Programs offered include Congregate Meals/Nutrition Sites for low income and homeless people, Child and Adult Care Food Programs, and Energy Bill Assistance. 104 W Comanche, Norman, Oklahoma 73069. Call (405) 360-4954.

Emergency housing (rent or deposits) and long term housing (section 8 or transitional) is available. Several organizations focus on this. Offering both financial aid, legal support, vouchers, free motel vouchers and other aid. More on Cleveland County rental assistance.

 

 

 

 

Faith based IHNM provides support to the poor and families in poverty. Food, meals, and in some cases, money may be offered for emergency expenses such as rent or utilities. The homeless and seniors can also call on In His Name Ministries for help, and click here more information on In His Names Ministries.

St Mark Catholic Church – The center offers assistance with food, rent, utilities, energy bills and other miscellaneous items. Assistance is provided at most once every six months, if funds are available, and if the applicant meets qualifications. Norman Oklahoma based. Phone (405) 366-8070.

Health For Friends – Health and medical care can be provided to those who have no other options. Resources can alleviate providers and institutions with the cost of giving care by taking that burden from other centers. The clinic provides health education, routine medical services, physicals, urgent care services, treatment of acute and chronic conditions, well woman care, and medical monitoring. Address is 317 E Himes Street, Norman, Oklahoma 73071. Phone (405) 329-4161.

Seniors and the disabled can contact Areawide Aging Agency. This is part of the nationwide network focused on the elderly. They run a help line that gives information on everything from Medicare to food, free medical equipment, government grants, and resources such as DSMP - Diabetes Self-Management. There is also a Meals on Wheels delivery service. Both seniors and caregivers can get support. Click more Areawide Aging Agency in Cleveland County.

Credit repair and foreclosure counseling

Oklahoma Credit Counselors provide both free housing and foreclosure counseling, as well as debt reduction or credit repair programs. Get advice and possible support in dealing with companies you may owe money too, such as a credit card company or medical provider. Also gain budgeting and general financial skills from Norman Oklahoma non-profit credit counselors. Call (800) 737-2933.

Other financial advice as well as credit counseling services in available from Norman Oklahoma non-profits. They help college students pay loans or the low income enter the mainstream banking and financial system. There are tips on paying down credit card or auto loans, help finding scams, and more. Read more on getting help with student loans.

Food, clothing, information, and non-financial aid

The following may be able to provide free food, clothing, household products, diapers, and more to Norman and Cleveland County Oklahoma families. You need to call them for the specifics. First Baptist Church of Moore (phone (405) 793-2600), St Andrew Catholic Church ((405) 793-3334), Little Axe Community Center (dial (405) 292-9770), and Trinity Baptist Church ((405) 321-2000) among others.

 

 

 

 

There are many other options. Dozens of free food pantries and soup kitchens will support the low income. Many also have staff that can help those living in poverty apply for benefits such as SNAP food stamps or direct them to holiday meal programs. Locate more free food pantries in Cleavland County Oklahoma as well as other services.

By Jon McNamara

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