If you or someone you know needs emergency shelter, please call 405.724.8439 to reserve a bed. Our shelter is located at 532 N. Villa Ave. Families with children are welcome to check in at 4:30 p.m. each day, and our individual guests can check in at 6:00 p.m. Companion pets are also welcome and will be checked into our pet hotel for your overnight stay. Guests are asked to check out by 7:00 a.m. each morning. Our shelter opens seven days a week, 365 days a year and offers guests secure storage for their belongings, showers, a mailing address, case management, housing navigation, and a safe and calm environment for a good night's rest. Beds fill up quickly, so reservations are highly encouraged.
Guests are welcome to stay for one night, or a hundred nights with no prerequisites or requirements, but all guests are asked to treat each other and us with kindness and respect.
We acknowledge emergency shelter is not the end goal, but a starting place. Our advocates are committed to learning names and stories, building trust, offering resources and support to our guests as they embark on the courageous work of building a better tomorrow for themselves and those they love.
Transformation starts here.
Looking for a way to help?
If you see someone experiencing homelessness and you think they might benefit from being offered services, please reach out to the Oklahoma City Action Center.. An outreach team will be dispatched to connect with and resource the person. There are several ways to reach the action center. You can download and submit requests through their app, OKC Connect, call them at 405-297-2535, or text 405-252-1053. All requests will be responded to during their business hours of M-F, 8:30am - 4:40pm.
Do you want to volunteer at the night shelter? Currently calling all early birds to join us for coffee club. Night owl? Come join our hospitality team to ensure our guests have a smooth and welcoming check-in. For more information, click the "Volunteer with us" link below.
Are you interested in donating in-kind items to the shelter? You can help us meet the needs of our city's most vulnerable by donating through our Night Shelter Amazon Wishlist. Fulfilling the items on this wishlist helps us to stock the shelves for our guests and is a great way to help City Care with specific needs. Supplies can be purchased through the Amazon link below and will ship directly to us.
And finally, we've put together a resource guide of social service agencies and ministries serving our city's unhoused neighbors. Please share it far and wide.
We are grateful for your support. We are better, together.