Programs & Agencies
United Way of Southwest Oklahoma supports numerous programs at our funded agency partners. These programs align with our focus areas: Education, Income, Health and Basic Needs. Our partner agencies are key players in producing sustained, positive changes in the lives of children and adults in our community. For more information about the agencies and their programs, please click on an agency web link.
American Red Cross, Great Plains Service Center
6 SE Lee Blvd., Lawton, OK 73501 Tel: 580-355-2480
Throughout Oklahoma, the Red Cross responds to the immediate needs of those affected by disasters, serves as the emergency communication link between members of the Armed Forces and their families, and is the Nations' recognized leader in health and safety training.
Armed Services YMCA
201 SW 4th St., Lawton, OK 73501 Tel: 580-355-5520
The Armed Services YMCA stands ready to meet the needs of and provide support and comfort for Fort Sill military members and their families. A few of those programs and services are full-time and emergency childcare, food, clothing, direct financial aid, and support at the airport for arriving and departing military and family members. Our primary focus is on junior enlisted families E5 and below.
Boy Scouts of America, Last Frontier Council
620 NW Cache Ave., Lawton, OK 73507 Tel: 580-357-3633
The Last Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America provides leadership training designed to teach Duty to God and Country, encourage service to other people and develop physical fitness, mental alertness and moral steadfastness.
C. Carter Crane Shelter for the Homeless
1203 SW Texas Ave., Lawton, OK 7350 Tel: 580-248-0936
The C. Carter Crane Emergency Homeless Shelter provides a warm, comfortable safe haven for those individuals and families in need of a place to stay when they have no place to call home.
CASA of Southwest Oklahoma
305 SW 5th St. Room 307, Lawton, OK 73501 Tel: 580-248-2272
CASA specializes in selecting and training community volunteers who promote and support quality advocacy for those children who have been adjudicated deprived by the court system,as a result of abuse and neglect. Their goal is to help each child attain a safe, permanent, nutruring home, while always respecting the child's needs and best interest first.
1930 NW Ferris Ste.8, Lawton, OK 73507 Tel: 580-353-1811
Catholic Charities Lawton Regional Office serves people of all faiths, races and socio-economic backgrounds in Lawton and the surrounding communities. The Lawton office offers the Family H.O.P.E. case management program, emergency assistance as well as adoption services. The agency also provides case coordination at Villanova Apartments. Family H.O.P.E. (Help, Organize, Prioritize, Empower) assists families with children and builds partnerships with families in need so that they may achieve self-sufficiency. The goal is to promote independence and empower families to overcome the obstacles of poverty. Based on a family's needs, services may include emergency financial assistance, budget counseling, life skills counseling, job placement, and development of an individualized plan for gaining independence. There are no fees or charges for Family H.O.P.E. Services.
Center for Creative Living
3501 SW Elise Hamm Dr., Lawton, OK 73505 Tel: 580-248-0471
The Center for Creative Living meets social, recreational, physical and intellectual needs of senior citizens who are 55 years or older. The center provides a warm and friendly atmosphere in which seniors can join with others to exercise at various levels, join a bridge group, play dominoes or pool, learn to square dance, take an art class, learn to quilt or participate in scrap craft class, learn to use the computer, go on tours, take in theatre and learn about key senior issues of health and wellness concerns.
Christian Family Counseling Center
5002 SW Lee Blvd. Lawton, OK 73505 Tel: 580-531-4512
Since 1985 the Christian Family Counseling Center has helped over 39,000 people with many mental health issues. The staff of 8 professional counselors and 1 physician has a combined 159 years of experience helping people that are hurting. All of the counselors have Masters Degrees in counseling. The Center's success in helping people is substantiated by the result of outcome based testing that shows that people who come experience a very high degree of improvement. Christian Family Counseling Center offers Reduced Fee and No Fee counseling based on family income and space available.
Family Promise of Lawton
910 SW E Ave., Lawton, OK 73501 Tel: 580-353-7522
Family Promise of Lawton, Inc. is a program that offers an alternative to the traditional shelter. At many shelters men and women are separated into different sleeping areas. Family Promise is unique in that keeping families together as they face the devastation of homelessness is a priority. Family Promise will provide families with housing, hygiene items, food, transportation, job assistance, clothing, case management, and financial training.
Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, Inc.
1509 W. Gore Blvd., Lawton, OK 73501 Tel: 1-800-698-0022
Girl Scouts is creating leaders in the Lawton area. Through program activities like high adventure, science and technology, and community service, girls are learning leadership skills that will carry them through life, and will impact the future of our community.
Hearts that Care Volunteer Health Clinic
304 SW A Ave., Lawton, OK 73501 Tel: 580-354-9007
Hearts That Care Health Clinic is open the first and third Thursday of each month. The clinic provides medical care to people without health insurance. Patients are seen on a first-come, first served basis. You must be present, in person, to secure an appointment. Appointment slots are limited to 30 patients and check-in begins at 9 am. The health care providers from the Lawton area see patients from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday. Prescriptions are filled at the clinic pharmacy which is run by registered Pharmacists. Clients are asked to bring photo identification and financial information (this should include previous tax year form or two recent pay stubs) and any medications. A $5.00 donation is appreciated but not required.
J. Roy Dunning Children's Shelter
Since 1962, the J. Roy Dunning Children's Shelter has lived its mission of providing temporary Emergency Shelter and Emergency Foster Care to abused, abandoned, and neglected children, newborn to 12 years of age from all over the state of Oklahoma.
Lawton Family YMCA
5 SW 5th St., Lawton, OK 73501 Tel: 580-355-9622
Our organization provides many different programs for the Lawton-Fort Sill Community. Our Y access program provides funding for participants that qualify. This allows everyone the opportunity to participate in sports, aquatics, health and fitness programming and all other programs provided by the YMCA.
Lawton Food Bank
1819 SW Sheridan Road, Lawton, 73505 Tel: 580-353-7994
The Lawton Food Bank is a non-profit organization that feeds low income people of Southwest Oklahoma. After the first initial visit, if there is still a need, they are allowed return for food in six weeks. The Lawton Food Bank is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00am-2:00pm and on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00pm-6:00pm. They are open on the last Saturday of each month from 9:00am-12:00pm (excludes holiday weekends).
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma
323 SW C Ave., Lawton, OK 73501 Tel: 580-248-4675
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc. Lawton Law Center, along with the Chickasha Satellite office and Altus Satellite office, provides direct legal services for senior citizens on civil legal problems through judicial or administration representation, legal counseling advice and community education.
Marie Detty Youth & Family Service Center
We are a social service agency that provides services at little or no cost to our community. We specialize in the areas of substance abuse counseling, delinquency prevention services, child abuse prevention, services to battered women, runaway and homeless youth, and residential care for abused and neglected females. Our targeted population for most of our contacts is youth and families; however, we do provide many adult care services as well.
1202 SW A Ave., Lawton, OK 73501 Tel: 580-357-6889
Roadback, Inc. has provided substance abuse treatment services in Lawton for the past 40 years. Roadback Inc. has adult substance abuse treatment services including: detoxification for men and women, residential 45 day treatment for women, halfway house programs for men and women, out-patient counseling and sober treatments for singles.
Salvation Army Corps Community Center
1306 SW E Ave., Lawton, OK 73501 Tel: 580-355-1802
For more than 105 years, The Salvation Army served the Lawton community with the love of God without discrimination. For those who are in crisis, transition, and facing hardships, The Salvation Army is often the place they look to for help. Whether it is a box of groceries, a night's shelter, or a meal in our soup kitchen, The Salvation Army is there to help. They also proved activities for youth through the Boys and Girls Club. Here, children and youth are provided a safe environment in which to learn valuable life lessons, have fun and be mentored by trained caring adults.
Teen Court, Inc
814 SW C Ave., Lawton,OK 73501 Tel: 580-250-1466
Teen Court, Inc., a first-offender's program, assists in the timely, positive and practical resolution of routine misdemeanor offenses committed by juvenile offenders between the ages of 10-18. Our goal is to reduce teenage misdemeanor offenses and increase awareness of good citizenship for offenders as well as for our volunteers.