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Assistance programs Tulsa County.

Low income families in Tulsa County can get financial help or free items from charities, churches or government organizations. Find help with utility or gas bills, rent or housing costs or learn where to get free medical or dental care as well as free groceries from pantries. Get financial assistance near you in Tulsa OK.

There are also charities that give free school supplies, money to help pay for moving expenses or security deposits, as well as free car or gas voucher giveaways. In addition to short or long term immediate financial help for bills in Tulsa County, there are also many places that have free items for single mothers, seniors, and the working poor.

Emergency financial help for bills, housing, food and more in Tulsa OK

Boston Avenue Helping Hands may also be able to provide funds for utility bills, including as or electric. They also have free fans, blankets for cold weather, help with AC repairs and other support. Call (918) 582-1356. The charity is at 712 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119. Helping Hands will often have assistance programs for several different types of expenses. There will be from time to time will have funding for rent assistance, prescription drugs, or utility bills, including to help turn on service. Learn more on turning on electricity with no money.

One local charity organization, Restore Hope - South Ministries, offers support. There is rent assistance, free food as part of hunger prevention, and seasonal programs for single mothers or low-income parents such as free back to school supplies. Homeless prevention is also a focus in Tulsa County Oklahoma.

  • The non-profit offers housing counseling, and may be able to provide rent assistance for persons and families living in Tulsa County. The grants are part of the Homeless Prevention Initiative. Other financial help from the churches ranges from free birthday toys or meals for homeless people to Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, as well as referrals to low income housing for women and single parents. Call (918) 582-5766, or find details on Restore Hope Ministries financial assistance.

The non-profit and charity referral service of Tulsa (also the community action agency) offers a number of housing and energy bill programs. They give referrals to grant money, elder care. disability benefits and more. Local agencies may have rental help for those facing imminent eviction. Low income families that are looking for a new, affordable apartment can get help from security deposit assistance programs. Other resources are the Home Choice Voucher, loans to pay utility or rental deposits, and more. Find additional information on community action agencies.

 

 

 

  • The non-profit organizations in the region administer other benefits as well. This may include Children's Health Insurance Program, Head Start, Work First, and they other referrals. The main office for the referral service is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Phone 918-382-3200 and 918-295-1284. Or continue reading on Tulsa Community action agency.

The Salvation Army contact information is 918-582-7201, is a leading faith based charity. Programs offered in Tulsa include job finding, financial help, housing, free food, holiday meals and much more. They also give aways back to school backpacks and supplies to students grades K -12 from low income families or serve Christmas meals as well as toys to children. The charity will have free gas cards for people who need gasoline for a job in Tulsa OK.

  • The Salvation Army has emergency financial assistance as well, which is a year-round program that will assist Tulsa County residents who are experiencing short term difficulty in meeting their basic financial needs. Based on donations and the sales from the thrift store, there may be funding for utility bills and grants to help pay rent. There are also free motel vouchers, substance abuse help and summer camps for kids. Click here Salvation Army assistance programs Tulsa County.

The Tulsa DHS (Department of Human Services) processes applications for government benefits, including EBT, the Oklahoma Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), TANF and more. This will provide residents with grants for winter heating or summer cooling bills. Or get funds for energy crisis, and/or weatherization services and other energy-related home repair assistance to qualified low to moderate income households in the area.

  • Weatherization assistance will help families reduce their energy bills, with a focus on senior citizens over the age of 50 and disabled adults. The assistance program will install, for free, upgrades to peoples home, such as insulation, new windows, caulking, and more. LIHEAP will provide people with cash grants that can be used to pay utility bills.
    For more information, low income families can inquire at their local Human Services Center in Tulsa. If a resident needs to know the location that services their area, the phone number is 1-866-411-1877. Or Read more on Oklahoma LIHEAP.

 

 

 

  • Government aid and social services - Tulsa County Oklahoma DHS can offer its citizens everything from free prescription drugs and health care to cash assistance for housing, funerals and electric bills. They also offer USDA food programs including surplus commodities or SNAP food stamps. This can provide clients an EBT cards, and more on food stamps from Social Services.

The county has several programs in place for the very low income and people who are struggling. The main agency is Human or Social Services. Find more information on public aid in Tulsa County. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services contact information is (405) 522-5050 or (405) 521-3444.

Day Center for the Homeless helps adults, veterans, teens and others. The charity runs the homeless prevention and rapid rehousing program. There is also shelter and transitional housing. The program offers financial assistance and grant money for people who are imminent risk of being evicted and losing their home. The location is  415 W Archer St, Tulsa, OK 74103. There are other resources in Tulsa OK for low income tenants too. Call (918) 556-6444 or (918) 583-5588

Financial help Tulsa CountyBixby Community Outreach Center offers financial assistance for paying rent, utilities and light bills. There are also free vouchers for prescription medications and gasoline. They only support BIXBY RESIDENTS that qualify. The agency also helps with free food and clothing, job counseling, furniture for an apartment and other aid. Phone (918) 366-9226.

Catholic Charities of Tulsa - Low income, seniors, disabled, and the working poor can receive help from several different programs that are offered. They also help immigrants and women facing DV. A high level summary of them is here. Qualifications need to be met before applying for aid.

  • Emergency assistance can help with financial assistance and other items. Get funds for paying rent, cooling, or utility bills.
  • Free clothing (adults and kids) and free food may be provided, as well as vouchers to thrift stores.
  • Catholic Charities also uses coupons, vouchers, and money saving tips. Or anyone can find free stuff from online websites.
  • Transitional housing and shelter is offered on site. Get a place to stay for a night or days at a time, as well as case management.
  • Catholic Charities can also offer free or low cost medical and dental care to the uninsured and low income in Tulsa County.
  • Support is for single mothers too, whether financial help, hardship grant money, benefits or more. Locate help assistance for single mothers.

Some of the programs go by the name of St. Padre Pio Assistance Center or St. Elizabeth Lodge. A wide variety of services are provided. Read more Tulsa Catholic Charities.

 

 

 

Emergency rent help and eviction prevention - More non-profits and agencies offer housing assistance in Tulsa. There may be no interest loans or government grants for paying a portion of back rent, mediation and counseling with landlords, and other support. Find additional ways to get rent help in Tulsa.

  • Find help to stop an eviction, homelessness, or even foreclosure. There are resources that work to keep lower income families housed, with a focus on senior citizens as well as families (or single moms) with children. HUD grants may offer emergency financial help for various bills or housing costs. Read Tulsa County homeless prevention.
     
  • Temporary housing assistance can be provided by non-profits. They may offer emergency shelter or transitional housing programs. Case managers will also help families locate a new, affordable permanent home to live in. Or get help in applying for financial assistance for paying rent, deposits, or the section 8 voucher programs. More information on transitional housing in Tulsa County.

RAIN Oklahoma – The non-profit agency helps persons with HIV or AIDS. They help the medically ill deal with housing, rent, and other needs. Their families may also be able to find permanent, long term supportive housing under the federal government and HUD's Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program

  • For example, individuals may receive limited amounts of rental, utility bill, and/or mortgage payment assistance. Other services can include referrals for health care, medications, and counseling. Location is 1103 SW C Ave Ste 4, Lawton, Oklahoma 73501, call (800) 285-2273

Neighbor for Neighbor may have short term, lower interest loans that Tulsa County residents can apply for in a crisis. The money can be used to pay expenses and bills such as utilities, if the client has a cut off notice. Funds may be used by low-income families or people with bad credit for other expenses as well, such as rent, food or housing. Transportation, including funds to pay for a car or truck for employment or job training are arranged. Locate other assistance programs to get a free car.

  • The program is very limited in scope, and clients must repay or work off the loan. All applications are taken on a case-by-base basis as funds are made available to the organization, and donations are accepted too. Location is 505 E 36 St North, Tulsa, OK 74106, main phone: (918) 425-5578

Sand Springs Community Services is based at 114 W 4th St, Sand Springs, OK 74063. Phone 918-245-5183. They have as their main goal the mission of providing temporary assistance to people facing a crisis. Eligible applicants can get immediate help to deal with their financial hardship. People can get assistance for paying their rent and housing expenses, utility bills, free food, as well as access to other non-profit resources. There are also education supplies, free internet access or Chrome books and referrals to Oklahoma and federal government assistance programs.

Another agency that administers programs is the Wagoner Area Neighbors. They provide emergency financial assistance for bills, food, clothing, and information on other Tulsa charities and non-profit organizations. Call them at 918-485-2309.  The charity is at 100 NE 8th St, Wagoner, OK 74467.

State of Oklahoma Volunteers of America (VOA) – Low income apartments and housing is available, with a focus on the elderly, disabled, and formerly homeless in Tulsa County. Other services, such as support with bill paying and residential care for the disabled, is also administered. Families facing eviction may also receive referrals to emergency grant programs. More on Volunteers of America Oklahoma.

American Legion – Applicants must reside in Oklahoma, and have been honorably discharged veterans or their immediate families. If qualified, the legion can help Tulsa Oklahoma veterans in getting financial aid from Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs for rent, shelter and utilities. Financial assistance and grants are only given in cases of true emergency such as accident, serious medical condition, death, disaster, or sickness. Address is 1120 East 8th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120, call (918) 584-4274

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glenpool Outreach Center – Only people in the Glenpool community may apply for limited amounts of utility bill assistance, including for water costs. Get information on clothing closets and food pantries too. The location is Landing Community Church, and address is 596 W 141, Glenpool, Oklahoma 74033, telephone (918) 321-2300

Owasso Community Resources - Provides emergency assistance for paying electric and utilities for individuals and families facing economic hardships or a crisis. Other programs and services may include rent, food, medications, and case management/advice. There are free work supplies, furniture vouchers, and medical equipment too. The location is 109 N Birch Ste 109, Owasso, OK  74055, call (918) 272-4969

John 3:16 Mission – Funds will be paid directly to your utility company. May also have free food, meals, shelter, and spiritual guidance and direction. they also have free clothes, baskets of groceries and holiday meals. Low income of all backgrounds can apply for help. Main address is 2027 N Cincinnati, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106. Call 918-587-1186

Muscogee Creek Nation Office helps struggling as well as low income Native Americans. There is free food, medical, grant money from LIHEAP for electric bills and more. The funds are for people who are enrolled with a Federally-recognized tribe. The main office is at 6711 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 74136. Call (918) 549-2484

Harvest House – Up to $50 may be paid for utility assistance toward a disconnect or a cut off notice, whether for light, gas or electricity.  an only apply for utility bill assistance once every 4 months.  Other emergency programs offered in Tulsa are for food assistance, clothing vouchers, and infant services. The address is 1439 E. 71st Tulsa Oklahoma 74136. Call 918-884-7667 on Mondays after 5pm.

Broken Arrow Neighbors offers several resources and programs. These include emergency rent, utility bill and prescription vouchers. Some so called basic needs such as clothing, back to school supplies, food, WIC applications, and information on local job training in Tulsa County may be available as well. Call (800) 648-2302 or (918) 251-7781

National Multiple Sclerosis Society will only help income qualified candidates that have MS. Emergency financial aid (one time only) can be offered for rent, energy bills, or a mortgage. Or get information on medications and health care programs for MS patients. They help people on Medicaid or that have no health insurance as well. Address is 4606 East 67th Street Building Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136. Call (918) 488-0882 or (800) 344-4867.

Personal and emergency loans - When there is no other access to funds, cash from Tulsa County lenders may be accessed. Borrowers can turn to financing and credit companies, payday or car title loans, and other options. Read more on Tulsa emergency loans to help pay bills.

 

 

 

Arms Around BA is located in Broken Arrow. Dial (918) 258-7714 for intake. The non-profit may have utility bill assistance to those with a cut-off notice. Other resources include a food pantry and community clinic for basic medical needs and check ups. Get groceries, a free physical, eye exams and other support from 840 S Elm Pl, Broken Arrow, OK 74012.

First Baptist Church Of Tulsa - Caring Center Downtown will help several people per week as funding allows. This can include money for paying electric bills, food, groceries, and work or school clothing. Other goods such as shoes, winter coats, and more may be offered if they were donated. The center is at 305 S Detroit. Phone - (918) 587-6000

Neighbors Along The Line offers applications to several assistance programs to the working poor, seniors, and low income. Most of them are more self-sufficiency type resources, however low income energy assistance may be offered. They include Adult Education and GED classes as well as job training.

  • There is free Internet access, help with computers and car repairs or vehicles for a job. Other services include legal aid, WIC and food tamps applications, and details on free community clinics. Main address is 5000 W Charles Page Blvd, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74127, main number is (918) 584-1111

Charities for free stuff in Tulsa County

Free clothing, furniture and household goods are available in Tulsa County from distribution centers, thrift stores, churches, and other non-profits. Low income families can receive free clothes, vouchers, furniture or gift certificates while others may need to pay minimal costs. Other items offered may include baby clothes, diapers, work suits and referrals. More on Tulsa free clothing closets, school supplies and furniture.

  • Tulsa County free back to school supply Bashes and events help kids in public school. Some other charities assist other students too. Get free school backpacks, tablets, internet access, computers and much more - including gift cards for shopping. Locate free school supply programs in Tulsa County.
     
  • Charities, pregnancy centers, and churches help new parents. They offer free baby supplies, diapers, cribs, and many other foods to qualified low income families in Tulsa. Some offer emergency financial aid too or medications to help the mom recover. Generally the assistance is for kids under the age of 6 or so, with a focus on infants and newborns. More on Tulsa free baby supply programs.

Free Christmas and Thanksgiving assistance - Find the main charities as well as social service departments that provide help to struggling families. Whether a Tulsa resident is struggling, unemployed, or homeless, there may be free toys for their child, winter coats, Thanksgiving turkey and meal services. Find more free holiday help in Tulsa.

Free income tax preparation is for seniors or the low income. The United Way / Tulsa Responds partners with non-profits on a VITA program. This service employees IRS-certified and trained tax preparers who will assist with preparation of their state and federal income taxes, in particular simple tax forms. Their goal is also to help maximize refunds by filing for all appropriate benefits and tax credits (such as the Child Tax Credit and EITC).

  • They will also file your return electronically so that you will get your refund as soon as possible. In addition, you may also choose to have your refund deposited directly into your bank or checking account to further speed up the process. Dial (918) 900-0918.

Tulsa County debt relief, help with a mortgage and credit counseling,

Free debt help as well as financial services are widely available, often for free, The Credit Counseling Centers of Tulsa Oklahoma / Christian Center. The charity offers a number of assistance programs. They help with credit card debt, auto loans, and other money management issues. Free or low cost counselors provide guidance as well as financial counseling to low-income or struggling families.

  • Get help on such matters as debt counseling, access to public benefits and scholarships, budgeting or money-management. There are also opportunities for home ownership, or advice on mortgages and foreclosure. The non-profit also tells Tulsa County families about the dangers of posed by predatory lenders and payday loans. Learn more on debt reduction programs. Phone number is 800-324-5611 or (918) 492-5585.

 

 

 

 

The following non-profits can help people  negotiate and reduce medical and credit card debts, provide free HUD approved foreclosure counseling, and can guide people through bankruptcies.

  • Money Management International / Credit Counseling (dial (918) 744-5611) negotiates with mortgage lenders, banks and credit card companies. Clients can get help from repayment plans. The free non-profit debt counseling agency is at 7633 E 63rd Pl, Tulsa, OK 74133.
  • Debt Reduction Services of Tulsa (Call (877) 688-3328 or (918)-660-0200) is a HUD approved foreclosure counseling agency and also assists with consumer debts, such as credit card bills.
  • Workshops are held across the county. They show consumers how to save money and even refinance  their credit card interest rates.

Other non-profits operate in the area as well. Find additional Oklahoma foreclosure prevention resources. More details mortgage help.

Free food pantries, soup kitchens and emergency food banks

The following churches, charities, and food banks help feed low-income families, the homeless, people with no money and others. The center provide food, groceries, produce, and even free pet or dog food to Tulsa Oklahoma individuals.

  • Helping Hand Ministry - Call (918) 584-6923
  • Point Man Ministries International of Tulsa - Call 405-651-5509 or (918) 402-6629
  • Church at BattleCreek - The charity pantry is at  3025 N Aspen Ave, Broken Arrow, OK 74012. dial (918) 355-3699
  • Dream Center - (918) 430-9984

There are many other resources available in the Tulsa County community. Everything from vouchers from WIC for buying baby formula to pantries and SNAP food stamp intake sites. The elderly or shut ins can also apply for Meals on Wheels or surplus USDA commodities. If the locations above can’t provide the help you need, or if you want to contact other food pantries or soup kitchens, find free County Tulsa Oklahoma food banks.

Free community clinics in Tulsa

Any of of the following clinics or health care facilities may be able to help low income and uninsured patients. While the exact type and nature of the medical programs will vary, in general the clinics provide patients with comprehensive health care including adult medicine, child care, mental health, pediatrics, medications, and more. Click here to find additional free medical bill assistance programs.

  • Bedlam Clinic - call (918) 660-3614 or (918) 619-4555
  • Good Samaritan Health Services - Call (918) 710-4222 or (918) 493-7884 . They help help the elderly with supplies and equipment, and look here for free help with medical equipment.
  • Dream Center - (918) 430-9984
  • Neighbor for Neighbor - Call (918) 764-9565 or (918) 425-5578

 

 

 

 

Other free or income based medical and dental centers are in the community. Find the phone numbers, locations, and details on more Tulsa County Oklahoma free community clinics.

Free prescription drugs and over the counter medications - An innovative program was created by the Tulsa County Pharmacy. It accepts donations of unused medications that have not expired from local hospitals, nursing facilities, charities, and other local businesses and then redistributes them to the low income and uninsured in the county. The medication program is free for those who qualify, controlled, and is safe for residents to use. Find where to get free medications in Tulsa.

 

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