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How the United Way Impacts Our Community


Thanks to you the United Way of Southwest Oklahoma was able to provide valuable needs and resources to our community in 2017.

In 2017, YOU helped United Way funded partners and collaborative initiatives serve over 115,994 community members. 

16214 clients were provided with services at a local homeless shelter (Great Plains Improvement Foundation, Inc., C. Carter Crane Shelter Program and Salvation Army Shelter and Soup Kitchen Program) 

43 individuals had their taxes done for FREE ( Collaborative Initiative) 


27563 residents struggling with food insecurity were provided food (Lawton Food Bank, Emergency Food Program)


Professional mental health counseling was provided to 3000 individuals (Christian Family Counseling Center, Professional Outpatient Mental Health Counseling Program) 

1004 individuals had access to affordable medical prescriptions (Family Wize- Collaborative Initiative)  

2033 individuals and their children were given safe haven while escaping the trauma of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking (Marie Detty Youth and Family Services, New Directions Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Women's Shelter Program) 

704 teens were given a second chance and a clean court record after participating in education classes and completing community service (Teen Court, Delinquency Prevention Program) 

5158 youth were provided with a book to build their love of reading and learning (Success By 6 Program) 




Thank you for being part of the change!