Homeless families with multiple children reside in one of seven furnished, three-bedroom units at Martha’s House. Many families were living in shelters or on the streets before coming to Martha’s House. They arrive to a fully-furnished, cozy apartment that immediately feels like home. Volunteers donate furniture, sheets, towels and dishes for the families to take with them after their stay. Families can participate in the program for up to two years. Residents must be either in school or employed full time to qualify for this program. For a prescreening or for more information, call (405) 525-7409 or email Monica Gordner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Martha’s House was a blessing, a wonderful blessing. When I left my husband, I went to many places, but they wouldn’t help me because I had been hit physically, even though I knew my kids and I were in danger. I found Martha’s House and they were so good to me. You are the angels that God put in my path. You are my family.”
Homeless, pregnant young women find shelter, acceptance and opportunity at Gatewood. The transitional living program ensures residents gain the skills and services necessary to become independent, successful mothers. Women living at Gatewood are either pregnant or caring for a child under the age of five. They can participate in the program for up to two years, and receive weekly life skills training to help prepare them for independent living. For a prescreening or for more information, call (405) 525-7409 or email Monica Gordner at email@example.com.
“Tired, overwhelmed, alone, confused and fed up; these are the many feelings that most single moms can often feel. Especially when the family is not helping as much as one would like, let alone the baby’s father. But when all hope seems lost and the world is against you, there is still hope yet when programs like NSO are found.”
Carolyn Williams Center
This unique program provides transitional living in a 17-bed, dormitory-style complex for homeless young men between 18-23 years old. Many of the youth come directly from foster care or youth shelters.They get help finding jobs, take weekly life skills classes, share chores and learn how to live independently to ensure their future self-sufficiency. Young men can live at the Carolyn Williams Center for up to two years.
The center is also home to a 90-day emergency shelter program, and it recently received a grant from the City of Oklahoma City to help secure permanent housing for young men coming out of the emergency shelter program.
For a pre-screening or more information, call (405) 604-9442 or email Mac McMillian at AlfonzoMcMillian@nsookc.org.
“I knew that the day I turned 18, I would age out of foster care. Where would I live? I didn’t have any family to take me in. I wasn’t qualified for a job that would support me. I had no idea how I could get by on my own. After living at the Carolyn Williams Center, I’m still trying to figure out who I am, but at least I’ve decided I am somebody.”