Chapter 4: Financial Assistance

Section 8: Community Action Agencies

Big Five Community Services

Email:

tgleghorn@bigfive.org.

As a Community Action Program, Big Five Community Services, Inc. is involved in a wide variety of programs which are all in some way linked to the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program. Since the inception of CSBG, its mission has been to remove obstacles and solve problems which inhibit the ability of the state's low-income people to attain self-sufficiency.

Serves Bryan County, Carter County, Coal County, Love County and Pontotoc County. Programs include:

  • Asset Development - Tax Return Preparation Assistance, Budget Counseling/Financial Management Services;
  • Early Childhood - Head Start;
  • Emergency Services - Prescription Assistance, Food, Clothing, Temporary Housing, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Utility Payment Assistance, Fans/Blankets;
  • Housing - Homebuyer Education Classes, Multifamily Housing Developments, Rentals, Weatherization;
  • Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Program;
  • Transit - Road to Work Routes, SoonerRide; and
1502 North 1st Avenue
Durant , OK 74701

Voice: 

580-924-5331

Fax: 

580-920-2004

Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency

Email:

info@cocaa.org

This agency serves Cleveland County, Lincoln County, Logan County, Payne County, Pottawatomie County and Seminole County. Programs include:

  • Asset Development - Tax Return Preparation Assistance;
  • Early Childhood - Car Seats;
  • Emergency Services - Prescription Assistance, Clothing, Food, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Utility Payment Assistance, Fans/Blankets;
  • Housing - Weatherization;
  • Nutrition - Child Care Food Program, Meals Delivered to Residences;
  • Senior Citizens - RSVP; and
  • Transit - Road to Work, SoonerRide.

429 N. Union Ave., P.O. Box 486
Shawnee , OK 74802

Voice: 

405-275-6060

Toll Free: 

800-256-5960

Fax: 

405-214-4326

Community Action Agency of Oklahoma City and Oklahoma / Canadian Counties, Inc.

Email:

execdir@caaofokc.org

This agency serves Oklahoma County and Canadian County. Programs include:

  • Asset Development - Budget Counseling/Financial Management Services, Business Development Assistance, Individual Development Accounts, Tax Return Preparation Assistance;
  • Early Childhood - Car Seat Loan/Distribution, Child Care, Head Start;
  • Emergency Services - Prescription Assistance, Clothing, Fans, Rent Payment Assistance, Utility Payment Assistance;
  • Housing - Emergency Home Repairs, Homebuyer Education Classes, Rehabilitation, Weatherizing;
  • Nutrition - Garden Seed Distribution;
  • Substance Abuse - Outpatient Counseling, Residential Treatment Program;
  • Transit - Step Shopping Routes, Senior Companion Transportation; and
  • Youth - Provide School Supplies, Summer Programs;

Services include home repair and weatherizing, rehabilitation, home buyer assistance and social and community services.

319 S.W. 25th St.
Oklahoma City , OK 73109

Voice: 

405-232-0199

Fax: 

405-232-9074

Community Action Development Corporation

This agency serves Beckham County, Cotton County, Jefferson County, Kiowa County, Roger Mills County, Tillman County and Washita County. Programs include:

  • Early Childhood - Head Start
  • Emergency Services - Rent Payment Assistance, Utility Payment Assistance;
  • Housing - Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation, Rental, Weatherizing;
  • Income Management - Income Tax Return Preparation Assistance;
  • Nutrition - Child Care Food Program, Congregate Meal Sites;
  • Transit - On Demand, Road to Work Routes, SoonerRide, TANF Contract, Head Start and School Routes; and
  • Youth - Graduated Sanctions, Recreational Leagues (Little League, Basketball and Soccer), Summer Reading Program.

P.O. Box 989
Frederick , OK 73542

Voice: 

580-335-5588

Fax: 

580-335-3092

Community Action Project of Tulsa County (CAP)

Community Action Project (CAP)'s mission is to help families in economic need achieve self-sufficiency. They provide a variety of services to the low-income community. Some of the programs focus on advancing the education and school readiness of very young children (ages 0-5). Some focus on improving the financial circumstances and economic independence of families with young children. Others focus on ensuring that these children and families live in safe, secure, nurturing communities.

4606 S. Garnett Rd., Ste. 100
Tulsa , OK 74146

Voice: 

918-382-3200

Fax: 

918-382-3213

Community Action Resource and Development (CARD)

Email:

info@cardcaa.org

This agency serves Nowata County, Mayes County, Rogers County, Washington County and Wagoner County. Programs include:

  • Asset Development - Income Tax Return Preparation, Budget Counseling/Financial Management Services;
  • Early Childhood - Early Head Start, Head Start;
  • Emergency Services - Food, Clothing, Prescription Assistance, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Utility Payment Assistance, Temporary Shelter;
  • Employment - Job Training Funding;
  • Housing - Downpayment/Closing Cost Assistance, Homebuyer Education Classes, Multi-Family Housing Developments, Single Family Construction, Emergency Home Repair, Weatherization; and
  • Nutrition - Child & Adult Care Food Program, Congregate Meal Sites, Meal Delivery to Residences, Nutrition Counseling/Training.

This program provides food assistances, housing assistances and weatherizing, senior citizen programs, social services and emergency services. Call for more information.

522 W. Will Rogers Blvd.
Claremore , OK 74018

Voice: 

918-341-5000

Fax: 

918-343-3663

Community Development Support Association

Provides emergency assistance for basic needs and more.

This agency serves Garfield County and Grant County. Programs include:

  • Asset Development - Tax Return Preparation Assistance, Budget Counseling/Financial Management Services;
  • Developmental Disabilities - Pre-employment Skills;
  • Early Childhood - Child Care Finders, Parents as Teachers, Success by Six;
  • Emergency Services - Prescription Assistance, Food, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Temporary Housing, Utility Payment Assistance;
  • Employment - Workforce Investment Act;
  • Housing - Downpayment/Closing Cost Assistance, Emergency Home Repairs, Homebuyer Education Classes, Multifamily Construction, Rehabilitation, Rentals, Weatherizing;
  • Youth - Workforce Investment Act for Youth; and
  • Other - Turning Point Initiative.
2615 E. Randolph
Enid , OK 73701

Voice: 

580-242-6131

Fax: 

580-234-3554

Deep Fork Community Action

Email:

deepforkca@aol.com

This agency provides child/adult food program, weatherizing, self-help housing, social services and senior nutrition program.

This agency serves Hughes County, McIntosh County, Okfuskee County and Okmulgee County. Programs include:

  • Asset Development - Tax Return Preparation Assistance
  • Emergency Services - Prescription Assistance, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Temporary Housing, Utility Payment Assistance;
  • Housing - Downpayment/Closing Cost Assistance, Homebuyer Education Classes, Multifamily Housing Developments, Rental Units, Single-Family Construction, Weatherization;
  • Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Program, Senior Congregate Meal Sites, Garden Seed Distribution, Meals Delivery to Residences, Nutrition Counseling;
  • Youth - Summer Programs, Child Food Program; and
  • Other - Turning Point Initiative.
223 W. 6th St.
Okmulgee , OK 74447

Voice: 

918-756-2826

Fax: 

918-756-6829

Delta Community Action Foundation, Inc.

This foundation serves Garvin County, McClain County and Stephens County. Programs include:

  • Asset Development - Tax Return Preparation Assistance;
  • Early Childhood - Head Start;
  • Emergency Services - Clothing, Food, Prescription/Medical Assistance, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Temporary Housing, Utility Payment Assistance, Fans/Blankets;
  • Employment - General Equivalency Diploma Classes;
  • Housing - Rehabilitation, Homebuyer Education Classes, Multifamily Housing, Emergency Home Repairs, Weatherizing;
  • Nutrition - Child Care Food Program, Senior Congregate Meal Sites, Meal Delivery to Residences;
  • Senior Citizens - RSVP, Foster Grandparents;
  • Transit - Road to Work Routes; and
  • Youth - Provide School Supplies, Community Service, Community Sentencing, Training.

308 S.W. 2nd
Lindsay , OK 73052

Voice: 

405-756-1100

Fax: 

405-756-1104

Great Plains Improvement Foundation

This foundation serves Comanche County. Programs include:

  • Asset Development - Tax Return Preparation Assistance;
  • Developmental Disabilities - Job Training, Residential Services;
  • Emergency Services - Prescription Assistance, Clothing, Temporary Shelter, Fans/Blankets;
  • Housing - Downpayment/Closing Cost Assistance, Homebuyer Education Classes, Rental Units, Single Family Construction, Weatherizing;
  • Nutrition - Child Care Food Program;
  • Transit - Road to Work Routes, SoonerRide; and
  • Other - Child Support Enforcement.
2 S.E. Lee, P.O. Box 926
Lawton , OK 73502

Voice: 

580-353-2364

Fax: 

580-353-1952

Inca Community Action Foundation

This agency serves Atoka County, Johnson County, Marshall County and Murray County. Programs include:

  • Asset Development - Tax Return Preparation Assistance;
  • Developmental Disabilities - Job Skills, Residential Services;
  • Early Childhood - Head Start;
  • Emergency Services - Clothing, Food, Prescription Assistance, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Utility Payment Assistance;
  • Housing - Homebuyer Education Classes, Single Family Construction, Weatherizing;
  • Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Program, Garden Seed Distribution;
  • Senior Citizens - RSVP, Foster Grandparents;
  • Transit - Road to Work Routes, SoonerRide;
  • Youth - Students Working Against Tobacco, Postponing Sexual Involvement; and
  • Other: Turning Point Initiative.
201 S. Capitol St., Ste. 2, P.O. Box 68
Tishomingo , OK 73460

Voice: 

580-371-2352

Fax: 

580-371-3085

KiBois Community Action Foundation

This foundation serves Haskell County, Latimer County, LeFlore County and Pittsburg County. Programs include:

  • Asset Management - Tax Return Preparation Assistance, Budget Counseling/Financial Management Services;
  • Developmental Disabilities - Pre-employment Skills/Competencies, Residential Services;
  • Early Childhood - Head Start;
  • Emergency Services - Prescription Assistance, Food, Clothing, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Utility Payment Assistance;
  • Housing - Group Homes, Down payment/Closing Cost Assistance, Multifamily Housing Developments, Rehabilitation, Weatherizing;
  • Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Program, Counseling/Training;
  • Senior Citizens - RSVP; and
  • Transit - Road to Work Routes, SoonerRide.

200 S.E. "A" St., P.O. Box 727
Stigler , OK 74462

Voice: 

918-967-3325

Toll Free: 

800-299-4479

Fax: 

918-967-8660

Little Dixie Community Action Agency, Inc.

Little Dixie's Family Service Centers offer comprehensive case management services throughout Choctaw, McCurtain, and Pushmataha counties. Referrals are made to the different agencies in partnership with Little Dixie, such as: Department of Human Services, Red Cross, the county health departments, S.O.S., FEMA, Helping Hands, and the Ministerial Alliance in each county.

Little Dixie works with the local utility companies to provide payment assistance for utility bills. Little Dixie also assists low-income families with rent payments and provides emergency food vouchers. Referrals are also made to in-house programs such as the Homeless Program and the Transit Program, depending on the individual's need.

This agency serves Choctaw County, McCurtain County and Pushmataha County. Programs include:

  • Asset Development - Tax Return Preparation Assistance, Budget Counseling, Business Development Assistance;
  • Early Childhood - Child Care, Early Head Start, Head Start;
  • Emergency Services - Prescription Assistance, Food, Temporary Shelter, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Utility Payment Assistance;
  • Housing - Down payment/Closing Cost Assistance, Multifamily Housing Developments, Rehabilitation, Single Family Construction, Weatherizing;
  • Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Program;
  • Senior Citizens - RSVP;
  • Transit - Road to Work Routes, SoonerRide;
  • Youth - Court Appointed Special Advocacy, Mentoring, Youth Restitution, Provide School Supplies; and
  • Other - Management of State Parks, Kiamichi Development Corporation, Economic Development Initiatives, Turning Point Initiative.
209 N. 4th St.
Hugo , OK 74743

Voice: 

580-326-3351

Muskogee County Community Action Foundation

Call for information on services provided.

1313 N. Main St.
Muskogee , OK 74401

Voice: 

918-683-7637

Fax: 

918-683-8627

Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency

Email:

info@neocaa.org

This agency serves Delaware County and Ottawa County. Programs include:

  • Asset Development - Tax Return Preparation Assistance, Budget Counseling/Financial Management;
  • Early Childhood - Head Start;
  • Emergency Services - Prescription Assistance, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Utility Payment Assistance;
  • Housing - Downpayment/Closing Cost Assistance, Rehabilitation, Rental Units, Single Family Construction, Weatherizing; and
  • Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Program.

856 E. Melton Dr., Ste. C, P.O. Box 603
Jay , OK 74346

Voice: 

918-253-4683

Fax: 

918-253-6059

Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA)

Email:

OKACAA@yahoo.com

OACAA provides its 18 Community Action Agency members and others with poverty-related information, education and technical assistance. The Association conducts public awareness programs on poverty and efforts of Community Action Agencies to assist economically disadvantaged persons.

Programs vary among community action agencies, but many offer these services:

  • Home buyer assistance,
  • Home repair and weatherizing,
  • Home buyer education,
  • Housing for people with disabilities,
  • Employment and training programs,
  • Small business development services,
  • Transportation,
  • Early and Periodic Screening,
  • Diagnosis and Treatment (Medicaid-funded health screening and treatment for children),
  • Nutrition and congregate meal programs for the elderly,
  • Homeless services,
  • Emergency assistance, food, clothing,
  • Car seat loan and distribution,
  • Disaster relief (FEMA),
  • Income tax assistance,
  • Credit counseling,
  • Literacy programs,
  • GED classes,
  • Head Start programs,
  • Parent education,
  • Community development
  • Community based services for individuals with disabilities, and
  • Information and advocacy.

Request a map and chart of services offered by each community action agency from OACAA.

605 Centennial Blvd
Edmond , OK 73013

Voice: 

405-949-1495

Fax: 

405-509-2712

Opportunities, Inc.

Opportunities, Inc. seeks to remove obstacles and solve problems which inhibit the ability of low income families to attain self-sufficiency. Utilizing funds, from the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG), Opportunities, Inc. is able to provide a range of services and activities to impact upon the problems of poverty.

This agency serves Alfalfa County, Beaver County, Blaine County, Cimarron County, Custer County, Dewey County, Ellis County, Harper County, Kingfisher County, Major County, Texas County, Woods County and Woodward County. Programs and services include:

  • Asset Development - Tax Return Preparation Assistance;
  • Developmental Disabilities - Residential Services;
  • Early Childhood - Head Start;
  • Emergency Services - Clothing, Food, Prescription Assistance, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Temporary Housing, Utility Payment Assistance;
  • Employment - Job Training Funding;
  • Housing - Single-Family Construction, Rentals, Weatherizing;
  • Nutrition - Child & Adult Care Food Program, Congregate Meal Sites, Meals Delivery to Residences;
  • Senior Citizens - RSVP;
  • Substance Abuse - Outpatient Counseling, Residential Treatment; and
  • Other - Turning Point Initiative.
117 W. Russworm, P.O. Box 569
Watonga , OK 73772

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 569
Watonga, OK 73772

Voice: 

580-623-7283

Fax: 

580-623-7290

Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group

Email:

socag@swbell.net

This group serves Greer County, Harmon County and Jackson County. Programs include:

  • Asset Development - Tax Return Preparation Assistance;
  • Developmental Disabilities - Pre-employment Skills;
  • Early Childhood - Head Start;
  • Emergency Services - Food, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Utility Payment Assistance, Fans/Blankets;
  • Housing - Single-family Construction, Multifamily Construction, Homebuyer Education Classes, Rehabilitation, Rental Units, Weatherizing;
  • Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Program, Congregate Meal Sites, Meals Delivered to Residences, Counseling/Training;
  • Senior Citizens - RSVP;
  • Substance Abuse - Jackson County Tobacco Control Program;
  • Transit - Public, SoonerRide;
  • Youth - Communities of Promise; and
  • Other Programs - Communities of Excellence/Tobacco Control, Adult Day Care, RX for Oklahoma.
900 S. Carver Rd., P.O. Drawer 1088
Altus , OK 73521

Voice: 

580-482-5040

Fax: 

580-482-5433

United Community Action Program

Provides emergency services such as assistance with pharmacy payments, rental/mortgage payments, utility, food, clothing and more.

This program serves Creek County, Kay County, Noble County, Osage County and Pawnee County. Programs include:

  • Early Childhood - Child Care, Early Head Start, Head Start;
  • Emergency Services - Prescription Assistance, Clothing, Pantry, Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Temporary Shelter, Utility Payment Assistance;
  • Housing - Multifamily Development, Rehabilitation, Emergency Home Repairs, Weatherizing;
  • Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Program, Meals Delivered to Residences;
  • Substance Abuse - Outpatient Counseling;
  • Transit - On Demand, Road to Work Routes, SoonerRide;
  • Youth - Provide School Supplies, Tutoring, Summer Programs; and
  • Other - RxAssist for Oklahoma.
501 6th Street
Pawnee , OK 74058

Voice: 

918-762-2561

Fax: 

918-762-3418

Washita Valley Community Action Council

This council serves Caddo County and Grady County. Programs include:

  • Asset Development - Tax Return Preparation Assistance;
  • Early Childhood - Head Start;
  • Emergency Services - Rent/Mortgage Payment Assistance, Utility Payment Assistance;
  • Housing - Downpayment/Closing Cost Assistance, Homebuyer Education Classes, Weatherizing;
  • Nutrition - Child and Adult Care Food Program; and
  • Transit - Road to Work Routes, SoonerRide.
205 W. Chickasha Ave, P.O. Box 747
Chickasha , OK 73023

Voice: 

405-224-5831

Fax: 

405-222-4303