While many are returning to pre-pandemic normalcy, some are still experiencing difficult times. Below are resources to help those individuals.
Safe Kids Oklahoma – Browse this website for a list of ‘car seat events’. Find an event near you; car seats are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Review the details about the event; car seats are given for free at some events, and they are given out for a small cost.
Consumer Affairs – A car seat is one of the most important purchases you will make as a parent or caregiver. Your child will need an age appropriate car seat every time they ride in a car until they are big enough to use an adult seat belt, usually around age 8. Compare car seats here.
Affinity Counseling – Counseling and case management services provided to you in your home. Accepts Medicaid.
Start Your Recovery – A free and confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol by linking them to drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in their area.
Sooner Start – If a child is showing signs of a delay, Sooner Start will provide in-depth screening and developmental services to ensure that the child is ready to enter school at grade level.
Metropolitan Library System – Find the library nearest you for fun story times and access to lots of books.
Sooner SUCCESS – Support for families who have a child with a disability.
Early Birds – Parents of young children can sign up for this free one-time class. Participants will receive developmental information along with new books and toys for their children.
Community Action Agency – Head start.
YWCA – Offers a variety of support services for victims of domestic violence, such as counseling for children and adults, emergency shelter, and transitional housing. The 24-hour domestic violence hotline is listed. The domestic violence shelter is a place where parents and their children can stay together.
Oklahoma Safeline – Listed on this website are all domestic violence resources throughout the state and their hotline information.
OCCC Citizenship – Assistance with preparation for the Citizenship test.
Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City – See their website for information regarding job fairs and other assistance regarding finding adequate employment.
Dress for Success – Referral required; women who are referred are given professional attire and coaching regarding resume and interview skills. Must have an interview scheduled to qualify for services.
Suited for Success – Referral required from partner agency; women who are referred are given professional attire; must have an interview scheduled to qualify for services.
SMART (Single Mothers Academic Resource Team) – Assists with resources and guidance for single mothers who are interested in continuing their education.
Variety Care – Must call for appointment; offered on sliding scale; accepts SoonerCare and private insurance.
Oklahoma City-County Health Department – Find the location nearest you on the website, then call that location to ensure that an appointment is not necessary for the service that you are needing.
Planned Parenthood – Accepts SoonerCare and private insurance for a variety of birth control options; locations are listed on website.
Skyline Urban Ministries Food Pantry – Follow link to website for hours of operation. No referral necessary.
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma – Visit this website to find a food pantry near you.
WIC (Women, Infants, Children)
Bethel Foundation – Focused on assisting single mothers with clothing and food and other services aimed at helping single mothers gain stability.
Salvation Army – Community meal.
SNAP (Oklahoma Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
Reaching Our City (ROC)
Hope Chest OKC – Must have referral. This nonprofit provides beds and other household items to families who are in need of furnishings.
Sooner Plan – Family planning coverage for low-income individuals.
Birth Choice – Free pregnancy test and ultrasound. Prenatal care also provided here. May be able to help with diapers and formula; call Birth Choice for more information.
Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline – Ready to quit smoking cigarettes? This hotline will connect you with a ‘Quit Coach’ and gum or lozenges to help you in the quitting process. Coaches are former smokers who are dedicated to helping other people quit smoking.
Crossings Community Clinic – Medical and dental care.
Skyline Urban Ministries – Vision clinic.
Hearts for Hearing – Provides devices and services to help restore hearing to both children and adults. Provided at low cost or free.
Good Samaritan Clinic – Edmond
Good Shepherd Clinic – OKC
Hope Center Clinic – Edmond
Community Action Agency – They offer prescription assistance, sober living and an outpatient substance abuse treatment program.
Neighborhood Services Organization – Transitional housing; this agency also has a WIC and dental clinic.
Catholic Charities – Shelter and case management services for women and their children.
Pivot – For youth 12 to 17.
Community Action Agency – Homebuyer education and housing counseling, assistance for down payments/closing costs, weatherization and emergency home repairs.
Military OneSource – Support for the military community, including spouses, children, and veterans.
Tips for restful sleep during pregnancy – Are some bedding products better for pregnancy? Find out with this free resource from Tuck Sleep.
Online community resource binder – For more resources, follow the link to visit this online resource binder brought to you by one of our community partners, Smart Start of Central Oklahoma.
Healthy sleep for children: what you need to know! – It is widely recognized that sleep is important for children’s health and well-being and that short sleep duration is associated with a wide range of negative health outcomes.