Community Services Programs

Community Services Programs

CAA of OKC offers a number of other services to help our residents, families and neighborhoods.

Emergency Rent/Mortgage

These programs at designed to assist families that may have experienced a family emergency, leaving them unable to pay their rent, mortgage or utilities. These services are provided in both Oklahoma and Canadian counties. Call the Community Center closest to you to make an appointment for an application or to request information. Funds may be limited.

Utility Assistance (El Reno & Canadian County Residents Only)

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Our Canadian County Community Center serves as the clearing house for the El Reno Ministerial Alliance and the City of El Reno utility assistance program, which is restricted to Canadian County residents. Call the El Reno office at (405) 262-7042 for more information.

Bus Passes

We partner with Embark to provide transportation for necessary needs such as medical appointments, social service agencies and job interviews. The free one-day Bus Passes are issued through our Community Centers. Please call your local Community Center for more information.

Food Pantry

We have two food pantry locations. Our Southwest Oklahoma City Community Center, located at 1621 S.W. 15th St, OKC, OK 73108, is open the 2nd Thursday of each month from 8:00am-2:00pm. Our Southeast Oklahoma City Community Center, located at 6315 S. Camille, OKC, OK 73149, is open the 3rd Thursday of each month from 8:00am-2:00pm.  If you are in need of food outside of these hours, please call the center at (405) 672-7311.

Starting early 2024, food banks will be available at the Canadian County Community Center, Northwest Community Center, and City-County Community Center. Clothing closets will also be available at all Community Centers.

Information & Referral Service

We provide referrals to other social service agencies in our area. Please call your local Community Center for referrals, and for more information on how to access all of the CAA of OKC programs.

Job Placement Assistance

Community Services Staff work to assist individuals with a diagnosed disability to find employment.  Staff can assist with employment support systems, job placement services, and basic needs such as resumes, clothing, etc.

Neighborhood Assistance

We work with the Neighborhood Association to offer free printing of newsletters to neighborhood groups. We also assist with a graffiti removal program provided by the City of Oklahoma City by purchasing materials needed to remove or paint over the affected areas. To report graffiti for removal, please contact the City of OKC here: https://www.okc.gov/residents/action-center/report.

Seasonal Programs

Garden Seeds

A variety of garden seeds are distributed early each spring. Call your local Community Center to see if they have seeds available.

summer fansSummer Cooling Program

Summer in Oklahoma means hot temperatures. This program provides fans to seniors and low-income families. Fans are donated by OG&E and others, and are distributed through our Community Centers. Call your local Community Center to see if they have fans available.

Summer Youth Program

This is a free six-week fun program for youth ages 7-12. It is held from mid-June through July each year at one of our Community Centers. The program includes arts & crafts, sports, and learning activities, and concludes with a Summer Bash party. Contact your local Community Center for more information.

Christmas Assistance

CAA of OKC acts as a referral agency for the major Christmas programs in the Oklahoma and Canadian County areas. Families needing assistance can make an application through the Community Center serving their area. We then match those requests with other agencies based on the individual program’s guidelines.

McKinley Park Gym

The McKinley Park Gym at our Northwest Community Center is open free year-round for youth from noon to 7pm Monday through Friday. We provide sports, arts and crafts, mentoring and tutoring. Please call our Northwest Community Center at (405) 525-2468 for more information. This location also accepts donations for free school supplies.

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