How the United Way Impacts Our Community

Thanks to you and your fellow employees, the United Way of Lawton-Fort Sill was able to provide valuable needs and resources to our community in 2012.

The American Red Cross Great Plains Service Center provided services to 1,306 people affected by disaster. 

The Armed Services YMCA was able to offer outreach services to 17,726 military families in 2012.    

Boy Scouts Last Frontier Council was able to give leadership training and the Scouting experience to 10,000 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

C. Carter Crane Homeless Shelter was able to provide 223 clients with food, shelter, and peace of mind.

CASA of Southwest Oklahoma was able to advocate for 117 abused and neglected children.

Catholic Charities Family Support Services program was able to benefit 1,655 clients.

Center for Creative Living was able to maintain their Phone Alert program for 45 seniors that live alone and/or are home bound.  They were also able to provide fitness, health, education, and life training for 4,561 seniors.

Christian Family Counseling Center was able to provide No Fee counseling to 286 clients.

Family Promise of Lawton was able to give 62 homeless families a temporary home.

Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma was able to provide leadership experiences for over 15,171 girls.

In 2012 Hearts that Care Volunteer Clinic was able to help 415 uninsured patients receive free medical care.

The J. Roy Dunning Children’s Shelter was able to provide 340 children with food, shelter, medical exams, and clothing.

In 2012 the Lawton Family YMCA was able to encourage and educated 1,628 youth with their Youth Development programs.  

The Lawton Food Bank was able to provide 14,027 families with food. 

Lawton Support Services was able to provide various services to 588 homeless people in our community. 

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma was able to assist 714 clients with their Civil Legal Services.

Marie Detty Youth and Family Services were able to provide counseling services and a safe environment for over 1,360 individuals and families of domestic violence/sexual assault.  They were also able to make 247 youth feel safe in a secure environment.

In 2012, Roadback was able to house, treat, and provide 658 clients with non-medical detoxification.    

At the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club 942 members were provided a safe and positive environment in which to learn and have fun.  The Salvation Army provided shelter for 1,198 individuals and fed 33,199 through their Soup Kitchen.

Teen Court was able to help keep 122 first time youth offenders from having to go to jail with their Court Diversion Program.