United Way of Southwest Oklahoma supports numerous programs at our funded partner organizations. These programs align with our focus areas: Education, Income Stability, Health, and Basic Needs. Our partners are the key players in producing sustained, positive changes in the lives of children and adults in our community. UWSWOK invests your donation in over 30 social programs at our 18 partner agencies and in-house education program, Success By 6. Your contributions to United Way are working year-round building a brighter future for our children, giving hope to those who are in need, strengthening families, and so much more.
To find out more information about our funded partners and their programs, please click on a partner link.
Armed Services YMCA
900 NW Cache Rd., Lawton, OK 73507 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.
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.
CASA of Southwest Oklahoma
601 C Avenue, 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, nurturing home, while always respecting the child's needs and best interest first.
106 SW A Avenue, Lawton, OK 73501 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
The Christian Family Counseling Center has provided professional outpatient counseling services to the Lawton and Southwest Oklahoma since 1985. People ages seven years old and older are helped as individuals, couples and/or families. All of our nine counselors have Masters Degrees or Ph.D. degrees in counseling and are Licensed or pursuing Licensure in Oklahoma. Common reasons for people coming to the Center include Marital Distress, Couple Relationship Issues, Divorce Recovery, Step Family/Blended Family Issues, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Grief, Loneliness, Fears/Phobias, Adolescent Problems, School Problems and other issues. Christian Family Counseling Center accepts most Insurance and also offers Reduced Fee counseling based on family income and No Fee help for those in financial need when funds are available.
Family Promise of Lawton
901 SW 17th Street, 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.
6100 N. Robinson Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73118 Tel: 1-800-698-0022; 405-528-4475
Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma is 14,000 strong – 14,000 girls and adults who believe every girl can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon Low – also known as Daisy. She believed in the power of every girl. Today we continue her mission by providing programs dedicated to helping all girls make good decisions, improve their self-esteem, appreciate diversity and contribute to the community. Our unique all-girl environment gives girls the right setting to achieve their goals!
C Carter Crane Shelter provides homeless men, women, and families with an environment where they can have basic needs met, but also find opportunities for employment and to gain and maintain stable housing. Case management services, especially after exiting the shelter, helps to ensure the new-found stability. Through program areas of shelter, case management, transportation, prevention and re-housing assistance, C Carter Crane clients, along with their own willingness and effort, are able to regain important self-worth and lasting stability within their chosen community.
Hearts that Care Volunteer Health Clinic
304 SW A Ave., Lawton, OK 73501 Tel: 580-354-9007
Hearts That Care Volunteer Health Clinic provides free medical care and pharmacy services to people at or below the 200 percent national poverty rate without health insurance. The clinic is open the first and third Thursday of each month. Patients are seen on a first-come, first served basis. You must be present, in person, to secure an appointment. Appointment slots are generally 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 recent pay records, previous tax year form, or letter from IRS stating taxes were not filed) and any medications. Hearts that Care can assist patients in obtaining these records. Hearts that Care also runs a free Hepatitis C clinic on the third Thursday of the month. A $5.00 donation is appreciated but not required.
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 gives food to low-income people of Southwest Oklahoma. After the first initial visit, if there is still a need, they are allowed to return for food in 30 days The Lawton Food Bank is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00am-2: 00 pm and on Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00pm-5: 30 pm.
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 and its Altus Satellite office, provide direct legal services for low income and senior citizens on civil legal problems through judicial or administrative representation, legal counseling, advice, and community education.
Marie Detty Youth & Family Service Center
317 SW C Avenue, Lawton, OK 73501 Tel: 580-248-6450
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.
1114 SW A Ave., Lawton, OK 73501 Tel: 580-357-8114
Roadback, Inc. has provided substance abuse treatment services in Lawton for the past 49 years. Roadback Inc. has adult substance abuse treatment services including residential 45-day treatment for men and women, halfway house programs for women, out-patient counseling for adults and adolescents, and sober living housing for single men.
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 with a safe environment in which to learn valuable life lessons, have fun and be mentored by trained caring adults.
Success By 6 aims to ensure that all children are ready to succeed in school by the time they reach Kindergarten. Through several programs from parent education to giving children books Success By 6 reaches out into the Southwest Oklahoma community. Success By 6 partners with local service providers, service users, businesses, and the community to reach all children age 0-6 in our community.
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.