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Oklahoma Salvation Army assistance programs.

When you are facing a hardship, the Salvation Army in Oklahoma may be able to help. They try to address a number of human needs and offer financial assistance when possible, including funds for paying rent, electric bills, medications, gasoline, and much more. There is also free food, seasonal items including free Christmas gifts or school supplies, clothes and other free items. Tens of thousands of families across the state of Oklahoma benefit from their resources and social services every month

A comprehensive number of services are administered from the locations listed below. Most of the programs focus on those faced with an unexpected emergency or crisis. For example, maybe you are faced with a utility disconnection and don’t have money to pay the bills. If you are wondering how you may be able to feed your family then many Salvation Army locations have food pantries. Or if it is around the holidays and you need gifts for your children or a holiday meal, then support may be offered for that too.

Financial help from Salvation Army in Oklahoma

Most of the Oklahoma centers provide emergency financial assistance and social services such as electric bill and rent assistance, food, gasoline (very limited) and emergency transportation. The Salvation Army will also tend to provide homeless services through its family shelter. A number of seasonal services are offered as well such as winter coats, back-to-school supplies, clothing, Christmas gifts to children, and friendly home visits to seniors.

Housing assistance can be provided from comprehensive shelters as well as family and transitional housing. The shelters will welcome all homeless, regardless of age or sex, across the region that come to their door. Family housing will provide assistance including life and career skills enhancement, support in finding a more permanent home, case management, and more. Rent as well as security deposit assistance can be offered to those facing eviction, as the Salvation Army wants to ideally help prevent homelessness. They are also a place to learn about free online motel vouchers.

After using a Salvation Army shelter in Oklahoma, the next step is Transitional housing. This is generally offered for people who have been in a shelter for six months or more. But terms can vary. Programs offered for Oklahoma families includes life skills training and education. So anyone leaving a transitional housing center should also look into financial assistance to help them get established so the client can maintain their home or shelter.

 

 

 

Other assistance offered by the Salvation Army in Oklahoma includes:

  • Electric and Utility Bill Assistance – Helping families maintain their water, utilities and electric services is offered. Demand is high, funds are limited, and usually only people with the chance to get back on track can get assistance. Find other Oklahoma energy bill assistance programs.
  • General self-sufficiency includes services such as job finding, case management, and more. For example, sometimes someone may need help finding a job, or even getting to a job interview. So the Salvation Army in Oklahoma may have free gasoline for an interview, or maybe a volunteer can drive you.
  • Other possible assistance can include medications, information and referrals to government aid like food stamps, section 8 vouchers, and much more.

Free Salvation Army services or items

Salvation Army social services give out free items, case management in Oklahoma as well as support services. Most of these are based on donations, such as Christmas gifts from Angel Tree, food from the pantry, hot meals from soup kitchens as well as back to school supply giveaway events. All of that is combined with general advice to help the client overcome the root cause of their hardship, even including job training from the government in Oklahoma.

Soup Kitchens are located at most corps and churches that the organization partners with. These will provide free food services and meals to help the hungry. Those in need of a meal or a place to get warm (or cool) are welcome to come and take nourishment or shelter.

Disaster relief is arranged by the Salvation Army in Oklahoma. They work with the government, Red Cross and other aid groups. There is food, hot meals, shelter, motel vouchers as well as other resources. Salvation Army staff often respond in tornadoes, floods, ice storms and other Oklahoma events.

 

 

 

 

Information and addresses on Salvation Army centers in Oklahoma

The Salvation Army has many locations across the state, as noted below. There are Family Stores, emergency financial aid, soup kitchens or pantries as well as other resources. The main counties and cities are below, as well as a longer list of locations by city, town, and village. If you don't see a Salvation Army corps center near your home in Oklahoma listed below, dial 1-800-227-2156 for more information.

Altus Salvation Army Corps
Address: Location is 1100 N. Park Lane
Altus, Oklahoma 73521
Telephone number is (580) 482-8577

Location is 102 1st Avenue, SW
Ardmore, Oklahoma 73401
Call (580) 223-6190

Bartlesville Salvation Army Corps
Location 101 N. Bucy Avenue
Bartlesville, OK  74003
Dial (918) 336-6454

1400 W. Washington
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012
Dial (918) 615-6946

Chickasha Corps
227 N. Fourth
Chickasha, OK  73018
Telephone number is (405) 224-5647

 

 

 

 

Claremore and Rogers County
Whether it is free Christmas toys, heating bill help from Share the Warmth, or a hot meal, assistance is available from the Salvation Army in Rogers County.

516 N. Independence
Enid, OK  73701
(580) 237-1910

1306 S.W. "E" Avenue
Lawton, Oklahoma 73501
Call (580) 355-1802 for intake.
Adult Rehabilitation Center, a Boys Club, and emergency social services are all administered from this site.

Address 400 North A Street
McAlester, OK 74501
(918) 423-5668
Offers social services, advice, and support from case managers and volunteers.

Muskogee Corps
Location is 615 S. Main Street
Muskogee, OK 74401
Telephone (918) 682-3384
The programs from this Salvation Army center include Angel Tree for free Christmas gifts, a thrift store, and information on grants for security deposits or energy bills from Lend a Hand.

Norman Salvation Army office
318 E. Hayes
Norman, Oklahoma 73069
Telephone - (405) 364-9910
The centers support Cleveland County as well.

Oklahoma City Area Command
311 S.W. 5th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
Call  (405) 246-1100 for information
This is the main office for the region, and they partner with many of the Salvation Army centers throughout Oklahoma. Food, financial help, and other support services are offered in Oklahoma County.

Oklahoma City Citadel
2808 S.E. 44th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
Call (405) 670-187

Ponca City Corps
Location is 601 S. 3rd Street
Ponca City, Oklahoma 74601
Telephone number (580) 762-7501

Sand Springs Corps
Main address is 4403 S. 129th West Avenue
Sand Springs, OK  74063
Telephone number - (918) 245-2237

 

 

 

 

1721 S. Hickory
Sapulpa, OK 74066
(918) 224-4415

200 E. 9th Street
Address of the center is Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801
(405) 275-2243

Stillwater Corps
Location is 1101 South Lowry
Stillwater, OK 74074
Call (405) 372-1554
Several counties are supported by the Salvation Army centers, including Payne and also Creek County. Not only can they help with basic needs such as food and housing, but employment and case management is provided.

Tulsa Area Command
Main address is 1616 South Main
Tulsa, OK 74119
Telephone number (918) 587-7801

Address - 3901 E. 28th Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114
Phone number (918) 747-8844
Call for access to the food pantry, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, information on emergency financial assistance and other aid. Hundreds of low income families and seniors get support from the agency.

 

By Jon McNamara

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