F&CS RESOURCES HUB

Need Help?

  • If you are having hard time coping and adapting during this pandemic, call COPES COVID Emotional Support Line at 918.744.4800
  • If you need assistance with essential needs, you can use this list as a resource or dial 211 to speak with someone who can help or learn more at COVID-19 FAQ.
  • If you are having a mental health crisis, call COPES at 918.744.4800
  • If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
  • Oklahoma State Department of Health 1-877-215-8336 – coronavirus.health.ok.gov​​​​
  • Oklahoma State Department of Education: Please visit their website. For their latest answers to frequently asked questions, please refer here. For information on how to engage families during this time, check out their resources here.

This information will be updated regularly and will serve as a hub to announce modifications in the availability of critical services as the information becomes available.

If you have an update, email news@fcsok.org.

Oklahoma Drive-Thru Testing Sites

Oklahoma Pain and Wellness Center

  • At the Oklahoma Pain and Wellness Center, there is a $25 handling fee. It appears that most insurers have agreed to pay the costs of confirming this test. Please have your insurance information handy. If you do not have insurance, the cash pay is $100.

Walmart, 2019 E. 81st Street, Tulsa

CVS Pharmacy drive-thru test sites.  Patients must register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment. You must be tested in the state where you are a resident.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing will be done by physicians at OU-Tulsa in partnership with Oklahoma Department of Health (See graphic below).

Q: I’m feeling anxious and overwhelmed due to personal circumstances that occurred as a result of COVID-19. What can I do?

A: We just launched COPES COVID-19 Emotional Support Line 918.744.4800. Call 24/7 if you are having a hard time coping and adapting during this pandemic. Our trained mental health professionals are ready to help alleviate anxiety and stress, day or night.


Q: I’m really struggling and I am in crisis. What do I do!

A: Call COPES Crisis Hotline 918.744.4800 24/7 help for children and adults experiencing a psychiatric emergency including thoughts of suicide. You can also text 741741 to text with someone who can help you.


Q: How is F&CS meeting the mental health and client needs during COVID-19?

A: F&CS is meeting the mental health needs of children and adults using high-tech, high-touch teletherapy. This remote outpatient care still provides a personal connection between individuals and mental health professionals.


Q: What is teletherapy?

A: Teletherapy provides therapy through a live video connection, over the internet. It is the same treatment as you would in person, but it’s just done through a computer, iPad or phone!


Q: Can parents use teletherapy with their kids?

A: Yes. What is great about teletherapy is that parents can see the person asking the questions, increasing their comfort level in engaging their child in therapy.


Q: Schools are closed, but my kid needs help. What can I do?

A: We are still providing counseling through telephone or telehealth to support your children. Call Faith Crittenden at 918.260.5777 to learn more.


Q: I’m not an F&CS client. Can I talk to a therapist?

A: Yes. F&CS is SCHEDULING appointments for new and existing clients. Call 918-587-9471.


Q: I’m a client. How can I contact my therapist/case worker?

A: Clients can call F&CS at 918-587-9471 to make an appointment, cancel an appointment or leave a message for a therapist to return the phone call.


Q: Who do I call to confirm receipt of prescriptions from my doctor and time for pickup?

A: Call the F&CS Pharmacy 918-587-9471 to confirm medications and to arrange for pickup.


Q: I see that parenting classes have been canceled. Will F&CS schedule parenting classes soon?

A: Please follow F&CS social media channels and website (www.fcsok.org) for updates. We are planning virtual classes in the future.


Q: I’m looking for resources to help me balance my work, home and parenting. What information is available?

A: F&CS is posting parenting tips daily on this page.


Q: What other local resource information (such as meal sites, transportation, etc.) does F&CS provide in regards to COVID-19?

A: We provide daily updates at the F&CS Hub for Resources page.


Q: I have household donations that I would like to give to F&CS. Are you accepting donations or pick-ups currently?

A: Due to COVID-19, the Family & Children’s Services Thrift Store isn’t taking or picking up donations currently. Donors are asked to follow social media channels and check www.fcsok.org for updates. We will be happy to provide pickups when business as usual returns.

Coping with COVID? This app can help.

Family & Children’s Services has partnered with myStrength to provide you with a free, personal myStrength account. We are all overly stressed during COVID, so this is a fantastic resource we are providing for you to help you cope with isolation, fear, frustration, anxiety and depression.

myStrength offers personalized digital tools to help manage the stress and uncertainty brought on by the current coronavirus threat. Get tips for parenting challenges and find support for your emotional health in the midst of COVID-19.

We realize the challenge to protect children has never been greater. Many parents now find themselves in an unprecedented situation with a lack of childcare, indefinite school closures, limited employment opportunities and social isolation. Compounded with uncertainty, anxiety, fear and frustration, the financial and emotional stress brought by the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to create a dangerous environment for children.

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Our Child Abuse & Trauma Services team understands first-hand the importance of education and providing community resources to help prevent child abuse and support children year-round.

Family & Children’s Services is committed to supporting children and families as the world struggles with the COVID-19. To make life just a bit easier we will be posting daily parenting tips for you and your family. These tips will focus on the struggles with home routines, isolation, ways to schedule days and fun things to do with your children.

We hope that you and your family are staying safe and know that we are a phone call away if you need help at (918) 587-9471.

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  • Hunger Free Oklahoma: ☎️ CALL TODAY! ☎️ You can apply for SNAP benefits by phone in less than 30 minutes with one of our SNAP specialists! Call us at 1-877-760-0114 or visit hungerfreeok.org/groceries to get started. Call Center hours: 8am-8pm everyday of the week!
  • Oklahoma 2-1-1 Food Resources​
  • Alen Davis Ministry Center
    312 S 33rd W Ave. (918) 585-5310
    Current hours 10 am-1 pm. Open for food only
  • Bread of Life Ministries: Giving out groceries on Tuesdays, 4 – 6 pm; Meals discontinued. Groceries may be picked up weekly.
  • Catholic Charities
    Still operating their food bank Monday-Friday, ending at 2:00 pm each day and is first-come-first-served until supplies run out.
  • Christ for Humanity   
    6314 E 13th St
    Tulsa, OK  74112
    Phone:  (918) 836-2424   ext 200 for appointments.
    Groceries provided by appointment only. Assistance can be received 1x per month, and ID is required for each individual receiving groceries.
  • CommonGround Church: Food distributed outside the building. Please do not arrive early if you are coming for food.
  • Coweta Assembly of God: Through 4/4: Clothing Closet closed; Kings Kitchen not delivering meals; DHS Support & Supervised Visitation areas closed; Food Pantry offered Mon. – Thurs., 9 am – 3 pm as long as there is food – the public will be able to pick up food with limited human contact.
  • Food on the Move: Mobilizing to serve more individuals living within food deserts of North Tulsa through Drive Through and Drop Off program, which helps support local restaurants while adhering to social distancing guidelines. More here >
  • Guts Church
    9120 E Broken Arrow Tulsa, 74145
    Guts Church Friday Food Giveaway starts at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 27. Those wanting food will stay in their cars and one premade box of food will be taken to them.
  • Iron Gate 
    501 W Archer St.
    Phone:  (918) 359-9022
    Services exist for anyone who is hungry. For Community Meal: Morning meal is 8:30 – 9:30 am daily; Served “to-go” style. For Grocery Pantry: Drive-thru on Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 1 – 2 pm. You need to be pre-registered through the Iron Gate website or Facebook page; Once spaces are filled, registration will be closed for that day; Non-registered people will be served as we are able after those we are registered.
  • John 3:16 Mission 
    2027 N Cincinnati
    Tulsa, OK  74106
    Phone:  (918) 592-1186
    Call for appointment for assistance. No walk-ins.
  • Family and Youth Center   
    Emergency food provided M-F 9-5. Assistance can be received 1x per month, and an ID, proof of address, and social security card, is required for each person receiving food.
  • First Baptist Church
    305 S. Detroit Ave. Tulsa, OK
    Phone:  (918) 587-1571

    Currently distributing food Monday- Thursday 10-11AM. ID and proof of address required.
    All of their other assistance programs are suspended until further notice.
  • Kendall Whittier, Inc.: Expanding Emergency Food Pantry to deliver a package of groceries and food item to residents living in the Kendall Whittier, Crutchfield and The Pearl districts (this is areas between 11th Street on the south, Pine Street on the north, Lansing on the west and Harvard on the east). Contact them if you are in need of emergency grocery items or food. Volunteers return calls from blocked and private numbers. If your phone does not receive blocked calls, they cannot reach you. Food is delivered by appointment only and cannot be delivered until you have been contacted. Call 918-592-3000 for English. Llama a 918-760-0989 para Español.
  • Lefty’s on Greenwood: (at Archer and Greenwood) Providing 100 free boxed lunches and 100 free boxed dinners Mon. – Fri. at 11 am and 5 pm until further notice; Also providing 100 free meals on Saturday and Sunday. Weekend meals will be available for pickup at 12 pm. Call: (918) 794-0017. Address is 10 North Greenwood Ave, Suite A.
  • Loaves and Fishes Ministries: Open Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat.; No delivery; Distributing groceries from 10 am – Noon; No children under 13; Take-home lunch available for each guest; Onsite breakfast and lunch suspended; Groceries for 2-3 days (meat, produce, dairy, when available); Vulnerable groups to COVID-19 should call 918-234-8574 to make an appointment from 8 am – Noon.
  • Meals4Kids.org: Prepared by Hunger Free Oklahoma for families to find a meal site near them during school closures due to COVID-19; For kids ages 1 – 18. meals4kidsok.org/
  • Meals on Wheels Tulsa: Waiving current guidelines and restrictions: Now provide meals to individuals, regardless of age, who have special needs or are physically unable to prepare their own meals; Will also provide meals for others in the home.
  • Operation Share  
    1915 East 3rd
    Tulsa, OK  74104
    Phone:  (918) 587-8431
    Fees:  None for the food.
    Emergency food is provided from 9-11:45am Thursday and Saturday. Assistance can be received 1x per month. You must live between Harvard and Peoria and Pine and 15th. 2 forms of ID required, one of which must be a photo ID, proof of address and social security card for any children receiving food.
  • Potter’s Clay Mission: Closed
  • Restore Hope   
    69th and Mingo
    Tulsa, OK  74127
    Phone:  (918) 585-5310
    Food program open Monday-Thursday 12:30pm-3:30pm at South campus (Asbury UMC: 6910 S 101st E Ave, Tulsa); It is a contactless process but not drive thru. Families text a number that is on the door when they arrive and we respond via text and then let clients in one at a time. Main campus closed until further notice.
  • The Ministry Center   
    312 S 33rd W Avenue
    Tulsa, OK  74127
    Phone:  (918) 585-5310
    Emergency food provided M-W 9-1 and Thursday 9:30-1. Assistance can be received every 60 days. Photo ID and social security card required.
  • South Tulsa Community House 
    Food Pantry Only by Appointment- 918-742-5597
  • Tulsa C.A.R.E.S         
    3712 E 11th St,
    Tulsa, OK  74112
    Phone:  (918) 834-4194
  • Tulsa Dream Center 
    200 W. 46th St N
    918-430-9984
    Open Mon. – Thurs. 8 am – 2 pm and Fri. 8 am – 11:30 am; While not providing all services currently, still giving out groceries to families Tues. 8 am – 1:30 pm and Fri. 8 am – 11:30 am; Also serving to-go lunches Mon. and Wed. Noon – 1 pm.
  • Tulsa Co. Social Services 
    2401 Charles Page Blvd
    Tulsa, OK  74127-8435
    Phone:  (918) 596-5560
    Other:  (918) 596-5591
    Shelter & Food vouchers provided M-F 8:30-5. Assistance can be received 1x per 6 months. Vouchers are disbursed at the beginning of the month so it’s important to go in early. Photo ID, proof of residence, household income, household expenses, and bank statement if available.
  • Western Neighbors     
    4981 S Tacoma
    Tulsa, OK  74107
    Phone:  (918) 445-8840
    Groceries provided M-Thursday 8-12. Assistance can be received 1x per month for non-perishables and 1x per week for perishables. You must live in southwest Tulsa. Photo ID and proof of residence required.
  • Harvest House
    1439 E 71st St. (918)884-7667
    Drive thru food needs only – Monday through Thursday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.​
  • Hunger Free Oklahoma
  • Food for Thought Oklahoma
  • ​Loaves and Fishes Ministry
    19th and Garnett is open and will have food on
    Friday. 10 to noon.
    Proof of home address required.
    Phone number 918-234-8574.They give out 3 days of food to those in need.​
  • Sand Springs Community Services
    (918) 245-5183 food services only at this time- located at 114 W 4th St. Sand Springs​. Call ahead. No walk-ins.
  • Coffee Bunker
    6365 E 41st St.
    Tulsa, OK 74135
    Please call to make arrangements to pick up food – 918-637-3878 xt 102 or 918-637-7545. Boxes prepared for individuals and families.
  • Meals on Wheels Tulsa
  • SNAP Updates: Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) will issue emergency allotments to SNAP customers. This action is to address temporary food needs due to pandemic-related economic conditions of the COVID-19 virus. SNAP households are eligible for this temporary emergency supplement because of the public health emergency declared by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and the statewide emergency declaration.The allotment allows up to the maximum monthly amount based on a SNAP customer’s household size. Only SNAP households who do not currently receive the maximum benefit amount for their household size will receive this supplement. Supplements will be delivered on the household’s existing EBT card. The supplements are currently approved for the months of March and April 2020. No application or request for this supplement is required and SNAP customers do not need to contact OKDHS or their caseworkers.SNAP emergency allotment issue dates:· March 2020 SNAP supplements will be staggered between April 1 and April 10.· April 2020 SNAP supplements will be staggered between April 10 and April 30.

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SUBSIDIES

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services will waive copayments for all families who receive subsidies for April and May 2020. Provider payments will be adjusted. If a copayment has been collected from a family for the month of April, a refund or credit to the account of the family is required.

Place holding fees may no longer be charged to or accepted from families who receive subsidies effective immediately. Refunds on any place holding fees that have been collected prior to April 15, 2020 are not required.

Families receiving subsidies may continue to use child care even if working from home or have lost employment. Childcare is both work support for parents and child development program, thus stable placements is which children can continue to grow and learn are critical.


BENEFITS

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services Live web site is an easy way to see if you might be eligible for Food Benefits or SoonerCare Medicaid. You may also use this web site to renew your eligibility for SNAP, SoonerCare or Child Care or to request (apply for) these benefits. CLICK TO VISIT WEBSITE


UNEMPLOYMENT

Here is the website for to signup for unemployment benefits. www.unemployment.ok.gov


UTILITIES

  • Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO), Oklahoma Natural Gas and the cities of Tulsa, Broken Arrow and Owasso water departments will not shut off services for non-payment at this time.
  • City of Tulsa municipal court dockets are suspended for 30 days and evictions are on pause.

Need help with utilities? 

Child Care Resource Center

  • Child Care Resource Center (Recently combined with the Community Service Council)

Instructions:

  • Enter into the Website scroll down to the “Tab” labeled “For Families”, which has a list of 3 choices:
    • Find Child Care (Resource and Referral)
    • Early Childhood Resources and safety Information
    • Emergency Preparedness for families
  • Choose the “Find Child Care” button
    • Option to either call and asked for help with finding child care.
    • Or search online for referrals “Child Care”
      • The option for online search will take you to a page requesting you to create a profile, which requires a working email address
    • Next steps individualize search to find what type of childcare preference. EX: In-home or at a facility, 2 star or 3-star ratings.
  • AARP/Tax Ride: Tax Program closed until further notice; AARP closed through May with plans to open in June. More info at www.aarp.org/coronavirus or call 888-687-2277.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Northeast Central Service Office: Now open to the public by appointment only, Monday through Friday, nook to 3 p.m. Phone always answered 24/7: Call 918-284-1887 and email (necs@aaneok.org) checked regularly. Visit aaneok.org for updates.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter: 24/7 Helpline: 800-272-3900. Resources for caregivers: https://tinyurl.com/u3quxra and alz.org. Schedule a free care consultation by phone or video conference by emailing oksocial@alz.org. Virtual Education Programs available at alz.org/crf. Connect with us on Facebook: facebook.com/alzoklahoma.
  • American Cancer Society: Closed until further notice, including our wig room. For patients needing free transportation to chemo and doctor visits, call 1-866-949-1518.
  • American Legion Post 1: Office temporarily closed but do have food available for veterans by appointment only; Contact the post at office@tulsapost1.org for an appointment. We are also accepting food donations as well (planning a drive-through food distribution for veterans in the near future, date to be announced.) If a veteran needs assistance, email office@tulsapost1.org for help with food, shelter, VA claims, etc. Unable to respond to the Veterans Connection requests at this time.
  • ARMS Around BA: Medical clinic and clothing side of the food pantry closed until further notice.
  • Autism Society of America: Autism COVID-19 resources and toolkit available:
    https://www.autism-society.org/covid-19/?emci=976f6511-d272-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&emdi=607e30f9-e072-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&ceid=765531.
  • BA Senior Center: Closed until further notice.
  • Birthright Tulsa: Open, as before, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 to 3. We require masks and limit entry inside our office to no more than 3. Others may wait outside in the hallway where chairs are arranged. Staff will assist handling articles offered to clients. The toy room and clothing room are off limits for now, but clothing is made available as are diapers and wipes. Room is sanitized after each visit.
  • Boston Ave Helping Hands: Closed
  • Bread of Life Ministries: Giving out groceries on Tues., 4 – 6 p.m.; Meals discontinued.
  • Broken Arrow Neighbors: All clinics have been suspended; Pantry assistance and financial assistance available for Broken Arrow residents; Pantry Service Hours: Monday and Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm, Maximum 20 clients; and (M and Th) 5 – 7 pm – For employed clients; Maximum 5 clients. Only two shoppers allowed in pantry at one time (must be 18+ and only one from any household); Client must have own mask/valid face covering; Gloves provided; Social distancing enforced. Financial Assistance Requests: call 918.251.7781 or help@baneighbors.org.
  • CAP Tulsa: All schools and Headquarters closed until 4/6; Application process suspended for new families until 4/6. More details at https://captulsa.org/apply/early-childhood-education/ Families can still begin their application online, but in-person interviews, which are required to complete the application process, are postponed until headquarters office is open again.
  • Car Care Clinic: Closed at this time.
  • Caring Community Friends, Inc.: Expanding financial services to help Sapulpa residents experiencing hardship due to COVID-19 including utility, rent/mortgage and medication. Food assistance available for residents of Sapulpa, Kellyville, Kiefer and Creek Co. residents living in Mounds (not Tulsa Co. or Okmulgee Co.) and Creek Co. residents living in Oakhurst; building, including the Shopper’s Choice Panty, closed to clients; Drive-up food service (M-F) 9 am – 3 pm, by appointment.
  • Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma: PLEASE NOTE: We are changing our processes to be able to continue to serve those in need in our community, but also to keep our lobbies empty to provide a safe environment. If you volunteer in one of our locations, please contact your coordinator for any changes.We are changing our processes to be able to continue to serve those in need in our community, but also to keep our lobbies empty to provide a safe environment. If you volunteer in one of our locations, please contact your coordinator for any changes. Emergency Assistance Program (Food, clothing – Tulsa only): Amended hours: Tuesday through Friday 9 am-Noon We will keep everyone in their cars and bring the food to them. Clients will still need to show identification, but will not need to meet with a case worker, as we will ONLY be handing out food.Farmers To Families Food Box Program: Free food boxes with produce and dairy are being distributed across Eastern Oklahoma. For more information on locations, days and times, visit cceok.org/F2F.Our clothing store will NOT be open and we are not accepting donations of clothing or household items until further notice.If you are in need of help with rent or utilities due to COVID-19, apply here: COVID-19 Assistance Program.If you need assistance with rent, utilities or other financial assistance NOT due to COVID-19, apply here: Non-COVID-19-related Financial Assistance. Prescription Assistance: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are offering prescription assistance to those people in the Tulsa Metro Area who have lost their insurance or ability to pay for prescription medications. To apply, please click here: Prescription Assistance Program or email rxhelp@cceok.org. Dental Clinic: Closed until further notice. Appointments will be rescheduled. No new patient applications will be taken until further notice. Please check back after July 15th. If you have a dental emergency, please click here for information on the Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation HelpLine. Pregnancy Clinic: Appointments are being kept by virtual meeting unless patient needs to be seen in person. No walk-ins. Call 918-508-7199 to schedule an appointment or for questions. Immigration Legal Services:  Appointments are being held by phone. If you have any questions, please call 918-508-7180 and leave a message. An Immigration Legal Services staff member will return your call as soon as possible. Adult Education (Tulsa, Stillwater, Bartlesville): No classes until further notice. Online classes or at-home work may be possible. Contact your program coordinator. Personal & Family Counseling: Appointments are available using a secure Telehealth connection for new and existing clients. The sessions are not recorded and are compliant with federal privacy laws. To initiate a request for service or schedule an appointment, call 918-508-7135 or 918-508-7134 (Spanish). Kitchen Ministry: Chef Michael is teaming with Bishop Kelley and Cascia Hall to provide meals to the community. Transitional Living Programs (Madonna House and St. Elizabeth Lodge): All programs and classes are canceled. We will not have any volunteers or visitors until further notice. If you would like to support the Transitional Living Program, we are in need of diapers (size 3, 4 and 5).Bartlesville – Mary Martha Outreach: Food, diapers, feminine hygiene and incontinence products ONLY.  Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday 9 am-11 am, Thursday 12 pm-2 pm. Cars will be run through drive through line for preboxed food. Please stay in your car and we will put the food in your vehicle. Walk ups go to red door. No special food requests.Broken Arrow – Ministry of Compassion: FOOD ONLY during normal business hours through the drive thru only. There will be no Saturday hours until further notice.Catholic Charities SallisawFOOD ONLY – NEW HOURS Monday through Thursday from 10am to 2pmCatholic Charities McAlester: Operating as usual.Catholic Charities Muskogee: Open and helping with food, diapers, formula, baby items, prescriptions. Hours of operation 9 -11:45 am, Mon. – Fri. (Tues. open until 12:30 pm.) New clients call to do intake over the phone. Doors are locked. Call or knock at the door and we’ll take the food out for you.Catholic Charities Poteau: FOOD ONLY during normal business hours – drive up.Porta Caeli House: Please call if you have questions: 918-935-2600Disaster Case Work: No face-to-face interviews, only phone intake.
  • Child Abuse Network: Providing forensic interviews and medical exams for urgent needs; Staff working remotely and triaging cases as needed; As always we are only providing services to children/families referred through law enforcement and/or DHS investigators; Please report suspected abuse to DHS hotline (1-800-522-3511) or local law enforcement.
  • Chickasaw Nation: Three COVID19 Testing Centers open at Purcell, Ardmore and Ada (CNMC) Health campuses testing patients, employees and members of the general public with COVID-19 symptoms. Open M-F, 9 am – 4 pm. Must have a photo ID or be accompanied by an adult. No pets in cars. More at chickasaw.net/Our-Nation/Community/COVID-19/Program-Updates.
  • Christ for Humanity: Closed at this time.
  • City of Broken Arrow: Launched a COVID-19 Resource Center at BrokenArrowOK.gov/Coronavirus with latest BA news, updates on city services, and BA  resources for businesses/workers.
  • City Lights (Night Light): Still serving guests a meal on Thursday nights; Lower numbers of volunteers.
  • Coffee Bunker:  Not reopened to foot traffic yet; Still operating emergency food pantry, answering phone calls in case of  crisis. We do have a couple of service officers that can see clients by appointment only; vets will need to reach out to the service officers to make an appointment..
  • CommonGround Church: Food distributed outside the building. Please do not arrive early if you are coming for food.
  • Community Health Connection: Screening all patients with questions at the front door prior to entering the clinics. Patients then wait in their car until they are called directly in to see the health staff. Pharmacy medications is given out curbside and everyone must make an appointment in advance. Rosa Parks school location is currently closed. The clinic can be reached at 918.622.0641.
  • Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (updates developing): Volunteer groups limited to <15 people; Collaborating with Tulsa Public Schools and Hunger Free Oklahoma to feed children during school shutdowns; Identifying changes of partner agencies distribution days/times. Offering Drive-Thru Soup Line and Meal Distribution: Thursdays 10am-11am Must pre-register to attend. Registration is limited and determined on a first-come, first-registered basis. Details will arrive after registration is complete. Register at: https://okfoodbank.org/drive-through-distribution-registration/  Each person will receive home-made and flash-frozen soup from the Food Bank and frozen, nutritious ready to heat-and-eat meals provided by Tulsa Kitchen Unite. (Limit is 8 people per household) Each household will also receive additional food items as inventory allows to help put additional food on the table.
  • Community Sharehouse Furniture Program: Closed but phone coverage continues; Personnel will respond to “emergency” furniture needs in a one-on-one setting; Continuing to pickup donated furniture and will have a full inventory when we reopen; Personnel wearing protective equipment and dispatchers are asking COVID-19 appropriate questions before making appointments.
  • Concern Center (Bartlesville): Call-in process only starting 3/23 (918-336-4693).
  • Cottage of Bartlesville: Closed until further notice; Answering calls through voicemail and website.
  • Coweta Assembly of God: Through 4/4: Clothing Closet closed; Kings Kitchen not delivering meals; DHS Support & Supervised Visitation areas closed; Food Pantry offered Mon. – Thurs., 9 am – 3 pm as long as there is food – the public will be able to pick up food with limited human contact.
  • Creek County Literacy Program: Closed with plans to open April 6.
  • Crisis Text Line: Open.
  • Cura Medical Clinic – Sapulpa: Closed to in-office visits; Utilizing telemedicine services for existing patients; We do not have the ability to test for COVID-19. Email curasapulpa@gmail.com with questions.
  • Deep Fork Community Action Foundation: All services handled in main office (223 W 6th St Okmulgee, OK 74447); Clients should contact us by phone at 918-756-2826, text at 918-759-1898, email to rxforok@dfcaf.org, or through social media platforms. Our main office closes daily at 3:30 pm.
  • Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation: If you are in dental pain or need urgent dental care during this pandemic, call the the HelpLine at 405-607-4747 (M-F, 8am – 5pm). If you cannot afford the necessary dental care, you may qualify for financial assistance.
  • Dress for Success: Closed until 3/31.
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Services (DVIS): Safe Housing (including DVIS’ shelter and transitional housing apartments) still operating with a reduced workforce; DVIS Legal is safety planning and helping law enforcement as they complete protective orders; Counseling offices have minimal staff during normal business hours for crisis walk-ins; DVIS will begin offering counseling through Doxy tele-services; The Crisis and Information Line is still available 24/7 at 918-743-5763.
  • Dynamic Independence: For people who have SIGNIFICANT DISABILITIES and have been affected by COVID-19 in Washington, Nowata, and Craig Counties located at 415 Dewey Ave. Suite 202, Bartlesville OK. Can help with the following hardships due to COVID-19: Car Repair; Durable Medical Equipment; Food “after all other sources have been exhausted”; Gasoline; Medications; Personal Protection Equipment; Rent or Mortgage payments; Utilities. To request assistance: 918-335-1314.
  • Eastern Oklahoma Development District: No onsite dining; Only takeaway meals; Ombudsman service via phone only.
  • Eastern Oklahoma Donated Dental Services: Only emergency dental cases; Rescheduling all preventive care and restorative treatment appointments.
  • Early Settlement Mediation: Cannot do face-to-face mediations; Some locations may have video-conferencing; Tulsa Residents: To gain entry into the Tulsa Police-Courts Building, you must call 918-596-7786 or 918-596-7746 upon arrival; For more info contact Leilani Armstrong at larmstrong@tulsacounty.org.
  • Ellen Ochoa Clinic: Open at Union Public School’s Ellen Ochoa campus, 12020 E 31st St. Call 918-622-0641 for information or to schedule appointment.
  • Eastern Oklahoma Donated Dental Services: Only emergency dental cases; Rescheduling all preventive care and restorative treatment appointments.
  • Early Settlement Mediation: Cannot do face-to-face mediations; Some locations may have video-conferencing; For more info contact Leilani Armstrong at larmstrong@tulsacounty.org.
  • Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI): Open for now but call instead of visiting the office. Job searches limited as many employers are not hiring during this time.
  • Eyecare America: No new referrals until at least May.
  • EIS (Emergency Infant Services): Downtown location, 1110 S. Denver. Client pickup times 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Available Items: Diapers, wipes, formula, and food. We cannot provide formula forchildren over 1 year. What to Bring: Photo ID for the parent or legal guardian and identification for each child 5 years and under (this can be birth certificate, hospital. footprints, shot records or WIC folder). What to Do When You Get to EIS: Park in the front of the building and wait for someone to bring you a check-in form. Once we have your information, we will gather your supplies and meet you on the north side of the building in the drive-thru area. If you have any additional questions, please call us at 918-582-2469.
  • Eyecare America: No new referrals until at least May.
  • Family & Children’s Services: During COVID-19, professional services are still being offered through telehealth or teletherapy. New clients, call 918.587.9471 to make an appointment; Current clients call 918.712.4301 to make an appointment; COPES Crisis Hotline is available 24/7 for all children and adults experiencing a psychiatric emergency including thoughts of suicide. COPES offers telephone crisis assessment, stabilization and links to the CrisisCare Center, if a higher level of care is needed.
  • First Baptist Church of Antlers: Pantry is still in operation; All other services are suspended.
  • First Baptist Church of Glenpool: Utility assistance program suspended until further notice.
  • First Baptist Church Poteau: Food pantry closed.
  • First Baptist Church of Tulsa: Beginning June 1, the Caring Center will open back up with food and clothing distribution on our usual schedule but with social distancing and limited number of people in the building. Our Caring Center will continue to distribute food Monday – Thursday 10 am -11 am. Clothing and utility assistance are suspended until further notice.
  • Food on the Move: Mobilizing to serve more individuals living within food deserts of North Tulsa through Drive-Thru and Drop-Off program, which helps support local restaurants while adhering to social distancing guidelines. More here >
  • Frontline Family Solutions (Serving McClain and Garvin Counties): Working virtually but taking calls 9-5 at 405-527-2424. Providing emergency diapers (while supplies last – we are taking diaper donations!), virtual crisis counseling (must have child/children in home 18 or younger), virtual parent support and education programs, Connection to local resources and case management.
  • Genscript Pharmacy: All locations will operate as drive-thru only until further notice. Free mail and home delivery options also available.
  • Go Life Medical Mobile: Closed until at least 4/6.
  • Goodwill Tulsa/VITA: Taxpayers can go to GetYourRefund.org to get into the queue. There is one operating intake site at Goodwill VITA Central, 1667 S Yale Ave., where an administrator will help taxpayers register and upload documents. That is the only site that is open and not for face to face tax prep. Hours are M,T,W, F, Sat 9-2, Th 2-7.
  • Grand Gateway Area Agency on Aging: Halted all new applications for Senior Community Service Employment Program until further notice.
  • Gospel Rescue Mission: No changes to shelter and meal program for now.
  • Harvest House: Returning to building and regular schedule beginning 5/18/20.
  • Health & Wellness Center: Change of hours, offering telemedicine.
  • Health Outreach Prevention Education (H.O.P.E. Clinic): All services available but by appointment only (Mon. 9am-8pm, Tues. 9am-6pm, Wed. 9am-6pm, and Thurs. 9am-8pm)
  • Helping Hands Food Pantry (Pickens/McCurtain County): Closed. Please note: this is a different agency than Helping Hands Ministries below.
  • Helping Hands:  Drive-thru only (Tues/Thurs from 11 am – Noon (or until we run out of food) until June 11; Drive-thru located on the south side under covered area. After June 11, food pantry will be back inside the building. Financial assistance still needs an appointment.
  • H.O.P.E. Clinic: All services available but on appointment-only basis (Mon. 9 am-8 pm, Tues. 9 am-6 pm, Wed. 9 am-6 pm, and Thurs. 9 am-8 pm).
  • Hunger Free Oklahoma: Prepared a website for Oklahomans to find a meal site near you during school closures due to COVID-19; For kids ages 1 – 18. meals4kidsok.org/ For more information on food resources available to Oklahomans during to COVID-19: www.hungerfreeok.org/covid19.
  • Humane Society of Tulsa: Operating as normal with exception to intakes; Adoption center is open for potential adopters or fosters during our standard hours; Not accepting animals for intake at this time.
  • INCOG Senior Services: Click here for a full listing of service modifications.
  • Islamic Society of Tulsa updates: http://istulsa.org/
  • Iron Gate: For Community Meal: Morning meal is 8:30 – 9:30 am daily; Served “to-go” style. For Grocery Pantry: Drive-thru on Mon., Wed. and Fri. from 1 – 2 pm. You need to be pre-registered through the Iron Gate website or Facebook page; Once spaces are filled, registration will be closed for that day; Non-registered people will be served as we are able after those we are registered.
  • James Mission Tulsa: We moved locations and are on limited services for foster families only with our Loads of Love Program. We are open at this time providing contact-less emergency filled bags with our Load of Love Program for children placed into emergency foster care. A foster parent can contact us at 918-946-7263 to arrange a pick up of a Load of Love bag that is filled with a weeks worth of clothing, toiletries, socks, undies a pair of shoes, diapers/wipes (if needed). They will need to show proof of OKDHS placement. At this time we do not offer any other services.
  • Jenks Community Food Bank: As of 4/9/2020 suspending food distribution: closed.
  • Keddo Area Agency on Aging: All nutrition sites are having participants drive to centers to receive a to-go meal; Participants are not allowed to sit in a dining room setting until further notice.
  • Kendall Whittier, Inc.: Expanding Emergency Food Pantry to deliver a package of groceries and food item to residents living in the Kendall Whittier, Crutchfield and The Pearl districts (this is areas between 11th Street on the south, Pine Street on the north, Lansing on the west and Harvard on the east). Contact them if you are in need of emergency grocery items or food. Volunteers return calls from blocked and private numbers. If your phone does not receive blocked calls, they cannot reach you. Food is delivered by appointment only and cannot be delivered until you have been contacted. Call 918-592-3000 for English. Llama a 918-760-0989 para Español.
  • Legal Aid Services: No walk-ins. Support is available for those unemployed because of COVID-19. Learn more here >
  • Legal Clinic and Dental Clinic: Currently Closed
  • Life Senior Services: No walk-ins or community outreach. Senior line remains open.
  • Loaves and Fishes Ministries: Open Tues., Wed., Fri. & Sat.; No delivery; Distributing groceries from 10 am – Noon; No children under 13; Take-home lunch available for each guest; Onsite breakfast and lunch suspended; Groceries for 2-3 days (meat, produce, dairy, when available); Vulnerable groups to COVID-19 should call 918-234-8574 to make an appointment from 8 am – Noon.
  • Medical Equipment Assistance Program: Hours are Tue-Fri 8:30-5:00; Anyone needing service please call first (580-490-1833).
  • MCM Community Food Pantry: Closed; reopening 4/14; drive-thru model.
  • Medical Equipment Assistance Program: Hours are Tue-Fri 8:30-5:00; Anyone needing service please call first (580-490-1833).
  • Memorial Drive UMC Food Pantry: Closed.
  • Mend Medical Clinic & Pregnancy Resource Center: Baby supply and education programs suspended until further notice.
  • Mental Health Association Oklahoma: Denver House closed to the public; 24 hour locations (Yale, Altamont) have essential staff only and doing wellness checks; Leasing offices have limited hours; Property management completing only priority work; Holding online-only support groups through Zoom beginning 3/23; Still taking calls though SunBridge/Mental Health Assistance Center (918-585-1213); Still looking at assistance requests submitted via the web form (https://mhaok.org/mental-health-assistance-center).
  • Merge Church: Food pantry closed.
  • Mexican Consulate: https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/littlerock/. Assist Mexican citizens in obtaining needed documents and providing Covid-19 information in Spanish.
  • The Ministry Center: Closed.
  • Morton Comprehensive Health Services: Nowata location closed; Dental is emergencies only, Transportation routes closed; Only homeless shelters on a case-by-case basis.
  • NAR-ANON Family Groups: All meetings on hold until further notice.
  • Narcotics Anonymous: Please see website for meeting updates. Some are beginning to open up. http://www.eascna.org/.
  • Native American Citizens: A call center (1-833-528-0063) has been established for tribal citizens who have questions about COVID-19. It is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. If tribal citizens have symptoms like cough, fever or respiratory problems, they should contact their Cherokee Nation Health center first, before entering. Local meetings and at-large community gatherings are also being postponed for the time being to help keep our employees and tribal citizens safe.
  • Neighbors Along the Line: Clinics suspended until further notice.
  • Neighbor for Neighbor: Currently unavailable.
  • New Hope Oklahoma: Afterschool program suspended until further notice; Annual summer camp may be suspended; Spring fundraiser and benefit concert canceled; Working to set up online donations for meals for our families; Contact email: admin@newhopeoklahoma.org
  • Northeast Oklahoma Alcoholics Anonymous: Closed to the public; Phones continue to be answered 24/7 (call 918-627-2224) and email (necs@aaneok.org) checked regularly. Visit aaneok.org for updates.
  • Northstar Church (Pryor): Food pantry open Thurs. 10 am – 2 pm and 3rd Wednesday night from 6 – 8 pm via drive-thru only, serving everyone in Mayes County. Requirements are those set by the USDA for TEFAP (income based). We do have food on hand for those who may fall outside of these guidelines but still need assistance. Guests may now come 2x/month for food (instead of once/month.)
  • Oklahoma Department of Commerce: Prepared webpage at okcommerce.gov/covid-19/ with resources for businesses impacted by COVID-19.
  • Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS): All office visitation is now by appointment only; people are encouraged to visit these websites first: OKBenefits.org and OKDHSLIVE.org. Any outside visitor to OKDHS offices must have an appointment set through 405-522-5050.
  • Oklahoma Disability Law Center: All office locations closed until at least 4/16; Phone lines are still active during normal business hours.
  • Operation Aware: Closed in accordance with school closings; Answering emails and returning calls as needed.
  • Owasso Community Resources: Resuming 5 day a week schedule on June 1; From 11 am – 3 pm, Monday through Thursday and 10 am to noon on Fridays. Food outreach is still on a drive through basis; Still limiting client access for utility and rent assistance by appointment only.
  • Oxley Nature Center: Trails and parking lots will remain open indefinitely.
  • Park Church of Christ: Clothing Ministry closed.
  • Parkside Psychiatric Hospital & Clinic: Parkside remains open, but the Adult Unit is closed to visitation until further notice; Adults may attend family therapy; Child and Adolescent Unit visitors must be the immediate guardians only and must follow a prescribed protocol; Visiting areas are cleaned and sanitized after each use; Child and Adolescent passes off-campus have been suspended; Offering telemedicine visits to assist in managing patient care and inpatient assessments when appropriate. Free online yoga now at http://parksideinc.org/index.php?id=84.
  • Planned Parenthood: Please call the following number to setup an appointment in advance with their high call volume at this time. (918) 858-4661.
  • Pregnancy Resource Center of Owasso: Closed until further notice.
  • PSO: Now has a dedicated phone number and team to handle calls related to payment arrangements and questions: 1-(888)-832-6279. This number will be answered 24/7 by a customer service representative. PSO continues with a moratorium on electricity disconnections, related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have not yet set an exact date for when this moratorium will be lifted. In the meantime, customers will still be responsible for the payment for usage of electricity from PSO. For this reason, we are highly encouraging our customers who are facing financial challenges, and having trouble paying their PSO bill, to please call us directly to work out payment arrangement. Our goal is that available monetary helping resources be used for other basic human needs, and not on payments to PSO. Making payment arrangements directly with our customers will help us achieve this goal. Later on, when an end date(s) for the moratorium has been confirmed, I will share our press release with you.  PSO is working in coordination with the City of Tulsa Utilities Division and other utility companies to determine the next phases related to this issue.
  • Restore Hope South Location: Food program open Monday-Thursday 12:30pm-3:30pm at South campus (Asbury UMC: 6910 S 101st E Ave, Tulsa); It is a contactless process but not drive thru. Families text a number that is on the door when they arrive and we respond via text and then let clients in one at a time. Main campus closed until further notice. Rent program suspended until further notice. All evictions in Tulsa County are suspended until 4/15.
  • River Church: Temporarily canceled food pantry; Will resume distribution at a later date.
  • Rogers County Literacy Council: Closed until further notice.
  • Sand Springs Care Closet: Closed until further notice.
  • Salvation Army Tulsa: Apply for utility assistance online at www.salarmytulsa.org. The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa are hosting summer camp. Register online at www.salarmytulsa.org. Locations include Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs and Sapulpa. Safety protocols are in place to protect the campers and staff – including wellness health checks, face coverings and increased cleaning & sanitizing.
  • Save A Life Summer Free Community CPR Classes: Schedule June through August of 2020 cancelled; For further information, please go to our website, www.tulsacpr.com.
  • Sharehouse: Phone coverage continues; Personnel will respond to emergency furniture needs in a one-on-one setting; Continuing to pickup donated furniture and will have a full inventory when we reopen; Personnel wearing protective equipment and dispatchers asking COVID-19 appropriate questions before making any appointments.
  • SPCA: Intake for new animals at capacity; All in-person services must be approved online first.
  • Social Security Administration: Local SSA offices are closed to the public indefinitely. SSA is also extending their deadlines for filing wherever possible. The agency is regularly posting information about how the pandemic is affecting its services.
  • Soda Area Agency on Aging: Medical Transportation Rides limiting riders and prioritizing the medically fragile; Legal Aid and Outreach Assessments conducted by phone; HDM will continue as normal; Congregate Meals sites moving to drive-through method.
  • South Tulsa Community House: Computer lab and office equipment unavailable until further notice; Food pantry by appointment only (call 918-742-5597).
  • Stratford Fire Department: Available to pickup and deliver groceries and supplies for the elderly or homebound citizens of Stratford area. Call 580-759-3360 for assistance.
  • Street Cats: Open during regular hours 10:30 am – 5 pm, Tues – Sat; Facility cleaned with disinfectant daily.
  • Stronghearts Native Hotline: In operation daily from 7 am – 10 pm (1-844-7NATIVE); Callers may experience longer call wait time; Callers may press one at any time to be transferred to The National Domestic Violence Hotline (a non-Native hotline); Our website and social media sites are not equipped for support services.
  • TRIO: Staff assisting clients seeking FAFSA/GED or Hiset help remotely. Phone: (918) 595-8970.
  • TSHA Interpretation Services: No changes to services at this time
  • Tristesse Grief Center: Beginning 4/13, providing professional grief counseling to anyone in need via video telehealth services. We will be answering our phones, and sessions can be set up by calling 918-587-1200. The Grief Center accepts insurance, or individuals can take advantage of our Sliding Fee Scale Discount Program.
  • Triumph Worship Center: Food pantry with extended hours and drive thru service during COVID-19; 1st three Tuesdays of each month 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm; Serving Tulsa, Creek, and Okmulgee Counties. Located at 181st & Hwy 75.
  • Tulsa Advocates for the Rights of Citizens with Disabilities: Closed and cancelled all events until further notice.
  • Tulsa Cares: No new clients until further notice.
  • Tulsa City-County Library: Complete closure until further notice; Digital content may be accessed online; All late fees are waived. More at tulsalibrary.org/coronavirus.
  • Tulsa & Creek Counties Senior Nutrition: Home delivered meals available; Moved to drive-thru pick-up for congregate meal service until further notice. All senior center locations closed for sit down meals. We ask that seniors age 60 and older who need a meal contact the site where they will pick up their meal by 11 am to reserve a meal for the next day. If the individual is on the DHS ADvantage Program (Medicaid Waiver Program) and are signed up for meals through us (Sodexo-Tulsa & Creek Counties Senior Nutrition), they can receive up to 14 meals a week (2 meals per day); Any senior age 60 and older, not on ADvantage or receiving meals from Meals on Wheels, is eligible for our Title III Meal program.  Under the Title III program they can receive up to 7 meals per week. This applies to individuals who are picking up meals at one of our senior center locations as well as to those who are on our home delivered meals program.In addition, seniors age 60 and older who are staying home due to the COVID-19 stay at home order are eligible to receive home delivered meals. The normal eligibility criteria have been waived during this time with the exception of the age requirement.
  • Tulsa County Parks: Playgrounds, recreation centers, community centers and outdoor exercise equipment will be closed to the public beginning Friday, March 27, 2020 until further notice. Parks and trails will remain open for walking, hiking and enjoying the green spaces.
  • Tulsa County Social Services: No changes in hours of operation; Shelter is full; No new applications for services for Clinic, Pharmacy or Food Voucher Program; Only providing refills for existing client base – these clients need to call 918.596.5560 for instructions on how to get meds refilled. More info at tulsacounty.org/TulsaCounty/coronavirus
  • Tulsa Day Center: As of 3/24, limiting the number of clients within the building to 100 – 150 at any given time by prioritizing those who are most vulnerable and who stay for night shelter services. See the Day Center’s full list of service modifications here >
  • Tulsa Dream Center: Pantry is still drive-thru until further notice; Grocery giveaway every Friday from 9 – 11 am; Meals to go Monday – Thursday 9 am -12 pm.
  • Tulsa Educare: Closed until 4/6; Perhaps longer.
  • Tulsa Health Department: Officials have modified access to public health services to prevent community spread of the COVID-19 virus, while ensuring continuity of operations for essential services. THD will temporarily move services for Family Planning, Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) and Immunization Services at the North Regional Health and Wellness Center to Central Regional Health Center and James O. Goodwin Health Center beginning April 6. Clients will be directed to seek services at these two open locations. During this time, a limited number of WIC and Outreach employees will remain in the building to assist Click here for the THD Resource Page > See the full list of modifications and availability here >
  • Tulsa Housing Authority: All common areas and offices closed; Visitor restrictions in place at all THA properties (only visitors essential to the health/well-being of residents enter our properties.)
  • Tulsa Hub: Closed to the public but we are doing bike sales, repairs and donations by appointment Tuesday-Thursday 9am-3pm. We can still be contacted at 918.813.0028 or info@tulsahub.org.
  • Tulsa Transit (http://tulsatransit.org/):

    SPRING – SUMMER TRAVELER 2020

    To see a particular route map, click on the link below for a PDF of the Traveler schedule book.  All Tulsa Transit maps and schedules are contained in the Traveler.

    Download PDF New System map

    Download PDF Sunday and Nightline System Map

    In addition to the Traveler maps and schedules, try our new online Google Maps trip planner.

    Download the current Traveler, Tulsa Transit’s comprehensive booklet of routes, schedules, riding information, and more.

  • Tulsa Vet Connect: Maintaining traditional and non-traditional office hours; Able to see walk-in veterans as needed; Most therapy appointments offered via telephone or VA Video Connect.
  • Twin Cities Christian Outreach (Pittsburg County): Food pantry closed.
  • Veteran Affairs (U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs): VA staff assisting clients via phone only; Homeless and Compensated Work Therapy staff offering assistance to clients via phone (no home or outreach visits); Walk-in office closed; Veterans and those facing homelessness are encouraged to call office with questions: 918-610-2047.
  • VITA/Goodwill: Taxpayers can go to GetYourRefund.org to get into the queue. There is one operating intake site at Goodwill VITA Central, 1667 S Yale Ave., where an administrator will help taxpayers register and upload documents. That is the only site that is open and not for face to face tax prep. Hours are M,T,W, F, Sat 9-2, Th 2-7.
  • Western Neighbors:  Clothing and prescription medication assistance suspended until further notice. Open by appointment only. Calls are answered M, T, W from 9 am – 12 pm; Only doing groceries and not allowing participants into the building. Appointments still required. Check-in is done through the glass and food is then handed out through the door. Utility bill or rent receipt still required. Must live in the ZIP codes provided. Must have a  photo, government issued ID. This includes CDIB with photos and passports.
  • Workforce Tulsa (Tulsa American Job Center & Sapulpa American Job Center): Both Job Centers closed to the public until further notice; Participants should call for assistance with Unemployment Benefits & Re-Employment Services (Tulsa: 918-796-1200 / Sapulpa: 918-224-9430); Individuals who have filed for Unemployment with OESC and need to submit two forms of ID must MAIL a photocopy of their IDs (1 must be a picture ID) to OESC, PO Box 52006, Oklahoma City, OK 73152.
  • YMCA of Grove: All group classes cancelled; Facility open with limited access; Childcare School Day Out program remains open.
  • YWCA: Teams working from home. Call if services are needed 918.663.0377
  • Youth Services of Creek County: Beginning June 4, therapists at YSCC will begin seeing clients face-to-face. The shelter will be accepting parent/police placed referrals into the shelter.
  • Youth Services of Tulsa: All non-residential services suspended with the following exceptions: Adolescent Emergency Shelter, Safe Place, Health Navigation Services, Counseling and Case Management (limited to service via phone or tele-health). Counseling services and support for Transitional Living Youth provided via telephone and Zoom health. Drop-In services for youth experiencing homelessness has been modified. The doors are open 10-2 and youth can come in on an as needed basis and access to go food, showers, laundry and any other basic needs. The on site clinic is working in a modified capacity but is still seeing youth from drop in and the shelter as needed. The shelter is still open and accepting Safe Place youth.  We have an alternate sleeping site to isolate a youth is they become ill.

 

OFFICIAL SOURCES

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute of Health

Mental Health America

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Oklahoma State Department of Health

Tulsa Health Department

Healthy Minds Policy Initiative

 


SUPPORTING YOUR KIDS


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SOCIAL DISTANCING

Limiting face-to-face contact with others is the best way to reduce the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

To practice social or physical distancing stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people.

In addition to everyday steps to prevent COVID-19, keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to this virus and slowing its spread locally and across the country and world.

Limit close contact with others outside your household in indoor and outdoor spaces. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you—or they—have no symptoms. Social distancing is especially important for people who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Many people have personal circumstances or situations that present challenges with practicing social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Please see the following guidance for additional recommendations and considerations for:

DECIDING TO GO OUT

As communities and businesses are opening, you may be looking for ways to resume some daily activities as safely as possible. While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, it is important to understand potential risks and how to adopt different types of prevention measures to protect yourself and to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As a reminder, if you have COVID-19, have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it is important to stay home and away from other people. When you can leave home and be around others depends on different factors for different situations. Follow CDC’s recommendations for your circumstances.

In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread. So, think about:

  • How many people will you interact with?
    • Interacting with more people raises your risk.
    • Being in a group with people who aren’t social distancing or wearing cloth face coverings increases your risk.
    • Engaging with new people (e.g., those who don’t live with you) also raises your risk.
    • Some people have the virus and don’t have any symptoms, and it is not yet known how often people without symptoms can transmit the virus to others.
  • Can you keep 6 feet of space between you and others? Will you be outdoors or indoors?
    • The closer you are to other people who may be infected, the greater your risk of getting sick.
    • Keeping distance from other people is especially important for people who are at higher risk for severe illness, such as older adults and those with underlying medical conditions.
    • Indoor spaces are more risky than outdoor spaces where it might be harder to keep people apart and there’s less ventilation.
  • What’s the length of time that you will be interacting with people?
    • Spending more time with people who may be infected increases your risk of becoming infected.
    • Spending more time with people increases their risk of becoming infected if there is any chance that you may already be infected.

LEARN MORE ABOUT ERRANDS AND GOING OUT

KEEP CHILDREN HEALTHY

Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date.

Watch your child for any signs of COVID-19 illness

COVID-19 can look different in different people. For many people, being sick with COVID-19 would be a little bit like having the flu. People can get a fever, cough, or have a hard time taking deep breaths. Most people who have gotten COVID-19 have not gotten very sick. Only a small group of people who get it have had more serious problems.

CDC and partners are investigating cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) associated with COVID-19. Learn more about COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C).

Keep children healthy

Teach and reinforce everyday preventive actions

  • Parents and caretakers play an important role in teaching children to wash their hands. Explain that hand washing can keep them healthy and stop the virus from spreading to others.
  • Be a good role model—if you wash your hands often, they’re more likely to do the same.
  • Make handwashing a family activity.
  • Learn more about what you can do to protect children.

Help your child stay active

  • Encourage your child to play outdoors—it’s great for physical and mental health. Take a walk with your child or go on a bike ride.
  • Use indoor activity breaks (like stretch breaks or dance breaks) throughout the day to help your child stay healthy and focused.

Help your child stay socially connected

Ask about school meal services

Check with your school on plans to continue meal services during the school dismissal. Many schools are keeping school facilities open to allow families to pick up meals or are providing grab-and-go meals at a central location.

Help your child cope with stress

Watch for signs of stress or behavior changes

Not all children and teens respond to stress in the same way. Some common changes to watch for include:

  • Excessive worry or sadness
  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Unhealthy sleeping habits
  • Difficulty with attention and concentration

Support your child

PROTECT YOURSELF WHEN USING TRANSPORTATION

As schools, businesses, and community organizations begin providing services, consider ways that you can protect yourself and slow the spread of COVID-19 when using transportation. When you consider the following options, think about what is feasible, practical, and acceptable to you and meets your needs. Also see CDC’s tips for how to stay safe while running errands.

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For all types of transportation

When using any type of transportation, follow these general principles:

Practice hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

  • Before you leave, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Once you reach your destination, wash your hands again with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol as soon as possible upon arrival.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash and wash your hands immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Practice social distancing.

  • During travel, try to keep at least 6 feet (2 meters) from people who are not in your household — for example, when you are waiting at a bus station or selecting seats on a train.

Wear cloth face coverings.

  • Wear a cloth face covering when physical distancing is difficult.
    • Note: Cloth face coverings should not be placed on:
      • Babies and children younger than 2 years old
      • Anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious
      • Anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance
  • Cloth face coverings are meant to protect other people in case the wearer is unknowingly infected but does not have symptoms.

Stay home when appropriate.

  • People who are sick or have recently had a close contact (closer than 6 feet for at least 15 minutes) to a person with COVID-19 should not use public transportation and should stay home except to seek medical care.

Have adequate supplies.

  • Before traveling, pack sanitizing wipes and hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol (in case you are unable to wash your hands at your destination). Bring your cloth face covering to wear at times when physical distancing is difficult—for example, while riding on a train or bus, waiting at a rest stop, or riding in a car with people outside your household.

Protect people at risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

  • Individuals who are at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, such as older adults, people with disabilities, and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions, should limit their travel.
  • If you need special accommodations or assistance while traveling (for example, help with a wheelchair lift or with carrying bags), if possible, take a transportation “buddy” with you (preferably from your household) to help you during travel.

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Public transit

Follow the general principles listed above, plus the following. . . . .

Stay up-to-date.

  • Check with local transit authorities for the latest information on changes to services and procedures, especially if you might need additional assistance.

Avoid touching surfaces.

  • Limit touching frequently touched surfaces such as kiosks, digital interfaces such as touchscreens and fingerprint scanners, ticket machines, turnstiles, handrails, restroom surfaces, elevator buttons, and benches as much as possible.
    • If you must touch these surfaces, as soon as you can, wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and water or rub your hands with sanitizer containing 60% alcohol.
  • Use touchless payment and no-touch trash cans and doors when available. Exchange cash or credit cards by placing them in a receipt tray or on the counter rather than by hand, if possible.

Practice social distancing.

  • When possible, consider traveling during non-peak hours when there are likely to be fewer people.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines by staying at least 6 feet (2 meters) from people who are not from your household. For example:
    • Avoid gathering in groups, and stay out of crowded spaces when possible, especially at transit stations and stops.
    • Consider skipping a row of seats between yourself and other riders if possible.
    • Enter and exit buses through rear entry doors if possible.
    • Look for social distancing instructions or physical guides offered by transit authorities (for example, floor decals or signs indicating where to stand or sit to remain at least 6 feet apart from others).

Practice hand hygiene.

  • After you leave the transit station or stop, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • When you arrive at your destination, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

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Rideshare, taxi, limo for-hire vehicle passengers

Follow the general principles listed above, plus the following. . .

Avoid touching surfaces.

  • Avoid contact with surfaces frequently touched by passengers or drivers, such as the door frame and handles, windows, and other vehicle parts. In circumstances where such contact is unavoidable, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol as soon as possible afterwards.
  • Avoid accepting offers of free water bottles and avoid touching magazines or other items that may be provided for free to passengers.
  • Use touchless payment when available.

Practice social distancing.

  • Limit the number of passengers in the vehicle to only those necessary.
  • Avoid pooled rides or rides where multiple passengers are picked up who are not in the same household.
  • Sit in the back seat in larger vehicles such as vans and buses so you can remain at least six feet away from the driver.

Improve ventilation.

  • Ask the driver to improve the ventilation in the vehicle if possible — for example, by opening the windows or setting the air ventilation/air conditioning on non-recirculation mode.

Practice hand hygiene.

  • After leaving the vehicle, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • When you arrive at your destination, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

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Shared bikes, scooters, skateboards, and other micro-mobility devices

Follow the general principles listed above, plus the following. . .

Clean and disinfect surfaces.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces on the device (e.g., handlebars, gears, braking handles, locks etc.) or shared equipment before you use it. Use disinfecting wipes, if available.

Avoid touching surfaces.

  • Use touchless payment when available and if applicable.

Practice hand hygiene.

  • After completing your trip, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.

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Personal vehicles

Follow the general principles listed above, plus the following. . .

Clean and disinfect surfaces.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly (for example, the steering wheel, gear shift, door frame/handles, windows, radio/temperature dials, and seatbelt buckles).
  • When using parking meters and pay stations, consider using alcohol wipes to disinfect surfaces or use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol after use. Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as soon as it is possible.

Practice social distancing.

  • Consider limiting the number of passengers in the vehicle to only those necessary (for example, choose one or two family members who are not at higher risk for severe illness to run the essential errands).

Improve ventilation.

  • Improve the ventilation in the vehicle if possible (for example, open the windows or set the air ventilation/air conditioning on non-recirculation mode).