With nowhere else to go, he slept in the emergency room
1.05.22 Oklahoma City has limited resources for people experiencing homelessness after they’ve been discharged from a hospital. Hospital social workers often have few options but to discharge people to the street, typically armed with a bus pass, or to send them to local shelters.
City Care's FAQ Series Aims to Address Myths
3.17.21 In an effort to debunk some of the myths about poverty and those who are plagued by it, the team at the local nonprofit organization and Chamber member, City Care, has created a short FAQ series meant to address exactly these types of questions.
New City Care Shelter to Help Rising Numbers of Homeless in Oklahoma City
12.22.20 A new low-barrier night shelter will open two miles west of downtown, scaling up overall bed space and increasing connection to the city’s burgeoning population of individuals unable to find housing.
Diversion Hub to Open
June 8, Help Clients Navigate Criminal Justice System
5.24.20 "The goal is not to duplicate agency efforts, but to create a low-barrier entry point for clients to make their needs known and for case managers to shepherd them through the system with a personalized action plan," said Meagan Taylor, Director of Programs for the Diversion Hub.
Nonprofit Leaders Launch Plan To Help Prevent OKC Homeless Population From Catching Coronavirus
3.26.20 Local nonprofit leaders have launched a plan to combat COVID-19 for those experiencing homelessness. Two new shelter spaces are opening and social distancing regulations will be imposed in the hopes of slowing the contraction of the coronavirus.
Helping Oklahoma City's Homeless
2.6.19 City Care's Rachel Freeman joins Staci Sanger and Steve Lackmeyer to discuss the various resources available to those experiencing homelessness in Oklahoma City.
Point In Time Count in Oklahoma City
12.5.18 The Point in Time count is a real-time examination of the state of homelessness in Oklahoma City. During an annual one-night census, volunteers visit various encampments, meal sites, emergency shelters and other locations to count the number of men, women and children experiencing homelessness on any given night.
City Care Awarded $850,000 for Night Shelter
11.16.18 “Inasmuch Foundation’s partnership with City Care together with other like-minded nonprofits and funders will provide emergency solutions for Oklahoma City’s homeless population this winter and lay the groundwork for long-term solutions” said Bob Ross, President and CEO of Inasmuch Foundation.
Creating Contingency Plan for OKC's Homeless
11.21.18 Each night, when the temperature dips below freezing, more than 400 men, women and children find themselves on Oklahoma City's streets, vying for only 200 open beds on cold weather nights.