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To prevent homelessness and increase self-sufficiency for all people. The center provides education and resource assistance in a culturally sensitive, encouraging, and Christ-centered environment.

The Grace Center exists because we believe a community thrives when it can uplift those in need to a more productive position in the community through education and assistance.

The Grace Center is a United Way of South-Central Oklahoma agency, a member organization of Ardmore Literacy Leadership, Inc., and part of the Ardmore Behavioral Wellness Collaborative.  Additionally, the Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma holds membership in the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, and Pro Literacy. 

The Grace Center is recognized as having completed the Standards for Excellence course by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. Our certification is valid from 2018-2023, and we can be found on the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits graduate page.


Change is inevitable.  We can't keep it from happening any more than we can stop the change of seasons.  

Instead of resisting change, we choose to embrace it and continually look for better ways to serve our community.

The Grace Center has purchased a new building and is in the process of moving from our current location downtown to our new location at 691 12th Ave NW.

In addition to a new location, we will also be adding an overnight shelter to our services!

It is our desire to provide a safe and warm place where the homeless can connect with services and be able to make real changes without the uncertainty of where of not having a safe place to sleep.

Our shelter will serve up to 30 clients and will accept men, women and we will have 1 room specifically reserved for families with children.

We anticipate opening in January 2023!

If you would like to help with the costs of renovation or operations of our shelter, please click on the Donate button.  All donations are gratefully received and fully tax deductible!


It is our desire to provide a safe, accepting place to receive help and hope for the future in an uncertain world.  We strive every day to connect with and show the loving Grace of God to those who have been marginalized and cast aside by society.  We help to restore dignity, respect and self-sufficiency to the lives of our providing real world help, resources and training to create a better future for Southern Oklahomans.


Linda Heitman, Executive Director

Leslie Groven, Office Manager

Day Center Assistant Manager          


Kristi Dobson, Day Center Case Manager


Carolyn McElroy

Carolyn Thomas


Blaine Coffey 

Teresa Leahey


Austin Moore


Barry Antwine


Gerald Coutch


Jonathan Clubb

David Engle

Tes Stewart

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