Legal and Employment Services Emergency Grants
Our first round of emergency grantmaking concludes with the following five grants to organizations providing vital support to individuals seeking hope through employment, housing and legal services. As Central Oklahoma moves into the reopening and recovery phases of the pandemic, these organizations have pivoted to assist vulnerable individuals in navigating the increased legal, economic and employment challenges presented by COVID-19.
$10,000 – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City to expand Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance program and continue homeless services at Sanctuary Women’s Development Centers.
$10,000 – Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma to intervene legally aiding in rent, evictions, consumer debt, discrimination, access to health, utilities and food, domestic violence, and more.
$5,000 – Center for Employment Opportunities to increase job development services for people laid off due to COVID-19 and ensure safety of participants and staff on transitional crews.
$5,000 – Latino Community Development Agency to support client and staff needs by delivering essential services such as food, baby necessities, personal hygiene products, and rent assistance.
$5,000 – NewView Oklahoma to create online training tools for employment & tele-medicine options for clients, as well as provide additional resources to employees and their families.
We are conducting a second round of emergency and recovery grants that will be announced in June. We encourage you to visit our website for the latest information. As always, if there is anything you would like to communicate to our staff, please contact a member of our Program Team.