Ending Homelessness One Person at a Time

When our neighbors thrive, it benefits us all. We know the life-changing power of having a place to call home, and we've made it our mission to do our part.

Homelessness in Oklahoma City

Through advocacy, volunteering, board leadership, and monetary support, we can be part of community solutions to end homelessness in our city. Find out how you can get involved below.

For more information on the figures below, read the full OKC Point in Time 2020 report here.

Number of people homeless in OKC on the night of January, 23, 2020. This number increased by 24% from the previous year.

source: okc.gov

Number of people who were served annually by programs that record data in the Homeless Management Information System.

source: homelessalliance.org

Oklahoma City’s unsheltered population remains high at 35%.

source: homelessalliance.org

Ways to Get Involved

Homeless Alliance

The Homeless Alliance works to end long-term homelessness in Oklahoma City by building the capacity of the community through collaboration with other agencies, identifying and filling gaps in homeless services, bringing nationally-recognized best practices to the community, and working to build a system that is more efficient, rational, and caring.

source: homelessalliance.org

The Curbside Chronicle

If you've seen people with green vests and magazines while driving around town, then you've seen the Homeless Alliance in action. The Curbside Chronicle is an award-winning street paper that provides employment opportunities to individuals working to end their homelessness.

source: thecurbsidechronicle.org

Curbside Flowers

In February of 2020, the first class of graduates completed OSU-OKC's retail floral certification. Homeless Alliance's  brick-and-mortar flower shop opened December 2020 and provides additional employment and skill-building opportunities.

source: curbsideflowers.org

Pivot - A Turning Point for Youth

Pivot works with young people ages 15-24 who lack stability and support in their lives. Homeless youth are at a higher risk for becoming unemployed, addicted to substances,  untreated for mental health issues, and other challenges. Through supportive housing and case management, Pivot is working to change this narrative.

source: pivotok.org

Sisu Youth Services

Sisu provides overnight shelter, clothing, hot meals, and case management to Oklahoma City's youth experiencing homelessness, ages 15-24. They are a low barrier, LGBTQ+ affirming, safe space for Oklahoma City's vulnerable populations.

source: sisuyouth.org

City Care

City Care strives to eliminate barriers for individuals experiencing homelessness by offering low-barrier  shelter,  supportive housing, and comprehensive homeless services. 

source: citycareokc.org

Sunbeam Senior Shelter  

Designed with the frail and elderly in mind, Sunbeam's 11-bed senior shelter serves residents statewide by referral from social service providers, area law enforcement, and hospitals. Their goal is to help residents find permanent housing within 30 days.

source: sunbeamfamilyservices.org

Sunbeam Senior Shelter

Women's Sanctuary

The Sanctuary Women’s Development Center supports basic human rights by offering homeless and low-income women and children resources, providing support and advocacy to alleviate the effects of poverty within the community and providing tools to overcome homelessness.

source: https://catholiccharitiesok.org/

Women's Sanctuary | End Homelessness OKC

Positive Tomorrows

Positive Tomorrows provides elementary school education for children experiencing homelessness as well as  case management and social services for their parents. They are currently the only elementary school and social services provider specifically for homeless families.

source: positivetomorrows.org

Positive Tomorrows

City Rescue Mission

City Rescue Mission is a faith-based  nonprofit offering temporary  shelter, case management, and programs such as job training and educational opportunities to support individuals transitioning out of homelessness.  

source: cityrescue.org

City Rescue Mission

Verbode Urban Core Artists

Our art shows take place four times a year, showcasing the most talented, renowned artists in the state. These shows are free to attend, and 20% of proceeds raised from artwork sales directly benefit the Homeless Alliance.

A Curated Art Experience in 

Downtown Oklahoma City

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