GRACE RESOURCE CENTER
11 A ST NW
When local and area residents with limited financial needs are out of options and facing an emergency, they turn to the Grace Resource Center. With rent assistance, clients and their families stay in their homes, dodge a court-ordered eviction, and avoid homelessness. When struggling households receive a 48-hour cut-off notice for vital utility services, the emergency financial assistance program provides relief. The Grace Resource Center’s financial assistance is paired with courses in financial literacy, job readiness, and life skills, as well as parenting, to guide individuals towards self-sufficiency. The goal of the Grace Resource Center’s services is to strengthen individuals to become agents in their futures and, ultimately, become less reliant on financial assistance programs.
To limit the threat of the transmission of the Coronavirus, the Grace Resource Center lobby is closed with the Grace Center team accepting applications online for bill assistance.
GRACE DAY CENTER
7 A ST NW
The Day Center is designed to meet the immediate basic needs of individuals experiencing homelessness with its bathing and laundry facilities as well as access to a phone line, computer with internet, and social service referrals. Beyond meeting the basic needs, the number one goal of the Day Center is to build dignity in clients. Policies and programs that support validating the dignity of homeless persons are encouraged as they increase self-worth and motivate clients to exit homelessness. To build dignity, staff work to develop trusting relationships that provide guidance and encouragement. Staff make appropriate referrals and try to be navigators and supporters for clients. The ultimate hope is to bring a resource to a client’s attention that can help them achieve the goals they identify for themselves.
The Grace Resource Center and Administration
Monday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - Noon, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - Noon
The Grace Day Center
Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - Noon, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
8 a.m. - Noon
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma closes at 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday to allow staff to deep clean the center.