The Carolyn Williams Center is a transitional living program and emergency shelter for homeless young men ages 18-23.

Residents of the Carolyn Williams Center have aged out of foster care with nowhere to go or are living on the streets.We offer them a safe, supervised home while they get used to living independently and learn the basic skills they need to achieve and maintain permanent housing. Residents are required to attend weekly life skills classes and set goals with our program manager.

A Carolyn Williams Center client folding laundry.

Transitional Living Program
• Young men in this program can live at the Carolyn Williams Center for up to 24 months.
• Nine bedrooms and 12 beds are available.
• The center is dorm-style living with two common areas, laundry facilities and an on-site kitchen.
• Residents pay monthly program fees that cover all bills
• They must be employed, in school or working towards those things during the length of their stay.

Emergency Shelter Program
• Young men in this program can live at the Carolyn Williams Center for up to 90 days.
• Five bedrooms and eight beds are available.
• The center is dorm-style living with two common areas, laundry facilities and an on-site kitchen.
• Residents pay monthly program fees that cover all bills
• They must be employed, in school or working towards those things during the length of their stay.
• The program received a Continuum of Care grant from the City of Oklahoma City in July of 2011 to help secure permanent housing for young men coming out of the emergency shelter program.

“I’m still trying to figure out who I am, but at least I’ve decided I am somebody.”

To refer someone to this program, or for more information, call (405) 604-9442.