Send all completed applications to Jenel Fatihah
Mail: 4901 S Fulton Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135
- Application for Transitional Living
- Application for Financial Assistance
- IST Food Bank
How to Apply for Assistance Programs
SoonerCare is a form of Medicaid that helps people from low-income families to pay for medical expenses including maternity care. You can apply for SoonerCare online by visiting this website: http://www.okhca.org/individuals.aspx?id=11698
Once at the site click on the “Apply for Benefits” button to begin the application process.
Enrollment can also be done at any Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office, in such case a DHS worker will help fill out the application and gather the needed information. You can find the address and map of the OKDHS department on the back of this pamphlet.
If you need help filling out the application call 1-800-987-7767
Before you start, you need to have the following information available:
- Your family’s income from a job, child support and other income
- Social Security numbers and birth dates of people in your home
- Current or recent health insurance information
- Identity and citizenship information, or alien registration information
- Income information including employer name, address and phone number, of all household members who are employed.
- Amount of money received from other types of income such as Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), alimony or child support for all household members.
- Expected date of delivery and number of babies of any pregnant household member.
- Current health insurance information for all household members with health insurance including company name, policy or group number, type of coverage, effective date, policy holder’s name and ID.
- Name of caregiver and cost of the care if anyone in the household pays for child care in order to work outside the home.
- Name, address, phone number, date of birth, and Social Security Number of the absent parent(s) for any child applying for benefits whose mother or father is not living in the household.
HUD is a program offered by the Tulsa Housing Authority that offers rental assistance and reduced rate housing for low income families. In order to apply for HUD you must fill out the online application available at: http://www.tulsahousing.org/
Once at the site click “Apply4THA.org”
To apply for HUD housing you will need the names, birthdates and social security numbers for all people currently living in the household. You can also apply for the voucher program through the same site.
Other Emergency Shelters
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance program is a program designed to help low-income families afford groceries. In order to apply you must visit the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. When you go in to apply make sure to bring a form of identification, proof of income and address and social security numbers of all members of your household. If you are accepted for benefits you will be given a food card that can be used like a credit card at participating stores.
Electric and Gas Assistance
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides winter heating, energy crisis, summer cooling and/or weatherization and other energy-related home repair assistance to eligible low-income households throughout each year during specific application periods.
Kathie Wright, Program Manager Phone: (405) 521-3444 or 1-866-411-1877
Emergency Family Assistance
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) is a federally-funded program for children deprived of support because of a parent’s death, incapacity, absence or unemployment.
Cash assistance is available to the family on a time-limited basis through TANF. The purpose of this federal program is to provide temporary support in meeting basic needs, training leading to employment, employment services and childcare assistance for qualified families with children.
Phone: (405) 521-4391 or 1-866-411-1877
The Women Infant and Children program’s goal to make nutritious food available to pregnant women, infants and children under five. If accepted for benefits you will be given checks that state what food you can get. To apply for WIC call one of the locations listed below and make an appointment. If you are pregnant and going for pregnant benefits make sure to take a form of identification(e.g. drivers license), proof of income (e.g., copy of check), proof of address (such as a utility bill) and proof of pregnancy which can be obtained at your doctor’s office, medical clinks or any Planned Parenthood location. For children, you will need the above except for proof of pregnancy, and also be sure to bring the child’s birth certificate.
315 S. Utica Ave, Tulsa, OK 730 W. 23rd St. Tulsa, OK
4616 E. 15th St., Tulsa, Ok 3666 N. Peoria Ave., Tulsa, OK
There are many more locations across Oklahoma, including ones in Broken Arrow, Bixby and Owasso, for these locations consult the yellow pages.
Emergency Infant Services
Provides help for children 5 and under. Families may come for assistance up to four times in a calendar year. Each visit, parents meet with an interviewer to discuss their particular child’s needs and the family’s situation. We provide any assistance we can during that same day. Children needing clothing may receive items from our “boutique”. Children may also receive help with food, formula or diapers. EIS also partners with local hospitals and other non-profit groups to assist with other items to keep infants safe.
222 S. Houston Ave. Tulsa, OK
Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling
Family and Children’s Services is a division of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and offers a variety of services including help for abused or traumatized children, counseling for adults, crises intervention services and rehabilitation services.
To make an appointment call 918-587-9471. You can also learn more by visiting their website at www.fcsok.org.
Parent Child Center of Tulsa
The Parent Child Center of Tulsa works to prevent child abuse and neglect through education, treatment and advocacy. Counseling programs are available for parents and their children
1421 South Boston Avenue Tulsa, OK 74119
24 Hour help line: (918) 599-7999
YWCA is on a mission to stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen communities. Each year YWCA creates real change in the lives of more than 20,000 women, men and children through direct service programs while also focusing on advocacy efforts that reduce disparities in wellness, wealth and education.
Learn more and get help by visiting their website: www.ywcatulsa.org
Abuse, Rape & Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence and Intervention Services offer services that help to cope with domestic violence and sexual assault. Their crisis hotline is 918-7-HELP-ME or 918-743-5763
Learn more and get help by visiting their website: http://dvis.org/
211 Helpline: The 211 helpline can direct you to all the assistance programs and agencies in Oklahoma, simply dial 2-1-1