Catholic Charities provides many amazing services to the Oklahoma City area. Some of these services include adoption/foster care services, clothing, household goods, disaster services, family support services, financial assistance and immigration/refugee support services.
Adoption & Pregnancy Services
If you are pregnant, Catholic Charities may be able to assist with housing expenses, living expenses and other supportive services.
They offer the following support to pregnant women in need:
- Pregnancy counseling
- Help choosing a doctor/hospital
- Transportation to Doctor’s appointments
- Goal planning and education
- Help talking to your family
- Support during your hospital stay
- Baby items, clothing and food
- After-birth care
- Financial assistance
If you choose to place your child for adoption, you will also be able to receive adoption counseling before and after placement, help establishing contact after placement, case management and other adoption-related services.
Since the Oklahoma City bombing, Catholic Charities has provided disaster services to the local community. In case of flood, tornado, straight-line winds, wildfires, earthquakes or other disasters, the community may be able to receive food, shelter, clothing, counseling, outreach, referrals, vouchers, financial assistance, volunteer assistance and advocacy from Catholic Charities.
The Family HOPE program serves families with children under age 18 who do not receive TANF and are employed currently (or within the last 3 months). Teen parents and pregnant women are eligible for services.
This is a long-term case management program that helps families identify needs, create goals and access community resources. It is not an emergency assistance program, although the Family HOPE program may be able to arrange for transitional housing services.
Oklahomans who are behind in their rent or utility bills may be able to receive assistance from Catholic Charities. Anyone who receives help will be required to enroll in a budgeting class. They only accept the first 8 applicants each Monday morning, so be sure to call first thing at 8am.
You will need to provide a current lease agreement, proof of current and identifiable income and a valid photo ID.
The Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City provides a parish nurse and Health Ministry Advocate to promote health throughout the community. You can participate in this through the FREE “Lunch and Learn” program. Click here for more information.
Catholic Charities provides housing at various locations for specific demographics.
Holy Family Home is for homeless women and children. A referral is required, so please contact Sanctuary Women’s Development Center at 405.526.2321 for more information.
Sponsored housing units are also available at Villanova Apartments, Villa Isenbart Senior Housing (age 62+) and Trinity Garden Apartments Senior Housing.
Immigration Legal Services
Low income immigrants can receive legal services from Catholic Charities’ immigration legal services. Appointments are required.
Those with a criminal record or who are currently serving prison sentences are not eligible for assistance.
In addition to educational programs, the agency may provide assistance with:
- Family petitions
- Political asylum
- Deportation/removal proceedings
- Violence Against Women Act petitions
- Naturalization & Citizenship
- Green Card replacement
- Victims of Human Trafficking and Crime
Newly arrived refugees can receive help in establishing a safe, stable, self-sufficient life in their new communities. Each refugee family is assigned to a case manager who works with the family for up to six months.
- Airport reception
- Living supplies
- Community orientation
- Transportation assistance
- Health care
- Job skills training
- Employment opportunities
- Referrals to community resources
Sanctuary Women’s Development Center
This organization serves homeless and at-risk women and children. They provide resources, referrals and assistance with many services.
- Case management
- Computer lab access
- Phones with personal voicemail
- Job skills training
- Life skills training
- Employment resources (resume building, etc.)
- Health education
- Links to community resources
- Trauma counseling
- Community garden
- Safe space
- Art activities
- Nutritious beverages and snacks
- Food pantry
- Clothing closet
- Financial assistance