WHO BENEFITS FROM YOUR CONTRIBUTION?
At the United Way of Stephens County, our mission is simple…”Improve our communities’ quality of life by uniting resources in support of programs dedicated to helping people”. We believe in services that focus on the building blocks of a good quality of life: Education, Income, and Health. Our annual campaign raises funds to support our 14 partner agencies, each of which provides much needed services to those less fortunate throughout Stephens County.
Christian Family Counseling Center
101 N. 14th Street, Suite B, Duncan, OK 73533 Tel: 580-255-2458
Christian Family Counseling Center provides professional counseling services, which integrate Christian values with the knowledge gained from modern psychology. United Way of Stephens County funds help to insure these services are available to anyone in need regardless of their ability to pay or faith perspective.
702 W. Willow, Duncan, OK 73533 Tel: 580-252-9120
Christians Concerned provides emergency assistance and care to people in need within the county. This confidential assistance includes utility bills, rent, gasoline, and food and prescription medications.
Douglass Eastside Senior Citizens Center
702 S. King, Duncan, OK, 73533 Tel:580-255-9579
The Douglass Center provides services to the elderly, including blood pressure checks, home visits, income tax assistance, recreation, and transportation. The Center hosts a nutrition site for the noon meal and has many social activities
Duncan Area Literacy Council
2300 Country Club Road, Duncan, OK, 73533 Tel: 580-736-1170
Duncan Area Literacy Council promotes literacy awareness and provides free tutoring for adults ages 16 and older in order that the individuals may lead more productive lives.
Duncan Community Residence
1510 W. Main Street, Duncan, OK, 73533 Tel: 580-255-3926
Duncan Community Residence provides rooms, meals and supportive assistance to disadvantaged adults with financial, emotional or physical needs. The home houses up to 25 residents with a short or long term need.
Duncan Senior Citizens Center
1110 North 7th Street, Duncan, OK, 73533 Tel: 580-255-6902
Duncan Senior Citizens Center provides a facility to satisfy the recreational, cultural and social needs of senior citizens. Aerobics, art, ceramics, bridge, dominoes and pool are some of the daily activities at the center. The center also provides transportation on a daily basis for doctor’s appointments, prescription pick-ups, running errands etc.
First Christian Church Daycare & Learning Center
916 West Walnut, Duncan, OK, 73533 Tel: 580-255-6808
First Christian Church Daycare & Learning Center cares for approximately 100 children, some of whom are children of parents who receive state assistance funds. The Department of Human Services provides day care assistance to these parents, who must also pay a portion of the cost. United Way of Stephens County funds are used to provide assistance to individuals struggling to cover the cost of day care, allowing them to remain in the workforce or in school.
Post Office Box 883, Duncan, OK, 73534 Tel: 580-252-2271
Gabriel's House is an after school program which provides a safe and caring environment for high risk elementary age students. All planned activities are conducive to healthy mental, physical and spiritual growth with the program focus on improving basic academic and socialization skills as well as an enrichment program with art and music lessons, field trips and character development.
Girl Scouts of Southwest OK
6100 N Robinson, Oklahoma City, OK 73118 Tel: 405-528-4475
Located in 39 Oklahoma counties in the central, southwest and northwest region of the state, Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Through leadership-building programs, GSWestOK offers girls pathways to explore their interests--including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), healthy lifestyles, and activities like our High Adventure Team and summer camps, community service projects through our Bronze, Silver and Gold Award programs, environmental stewardships, and more. Currently, GSWestOK has more than 3,500 volunteers donating approximately 420,000 hours of service to girls. Since forming locally in 1935, more than 375,000 girls have benefited from Girl Scouts.
Post Office Box 12832, Oklahoma City, OK, 73157 Tel: 405-840-9396
Heartline, 211 connects Oklahomans to help, hope, and information 24 hours a day. Heartline is a free 24hr/7days/wk phone number that gives information and referral to health and human service agencies both local and statewide. Heartline also answers the following support hotlines: National Suicide Prevention Hotline, Senior Citizen Help Hotline, REACHOUT Hotline (Substance Abuse & Mental Health), and the Oklahoma Problem Gambling Hotline.
Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc
12 South 8th Street, Duncan, OK, 73533 Tel: 580-248-4675
Legal Aid provides high quality civil legal services to the poor and elderly; groups that could otherwise be without counsel. United Way of Stephens County funding has helped to make a Duncan office a reality for this agency, which is vital to ensuring client accessibility and confidentiality.
214 W. Main Street, Marlow, OK, 73055 Tel: 580-658-5771
Marlow Samaritans is an all volunteer organization that provides basic necessities in emergency situations to transients or persons living in the greater Marlow area. This assistance includes food, utility payments, lodging, transportation, clothing, prescription medications and medical care.
Post Office Box 555, Duncan, OK, 73534 Tel: 580-252-5324 (Hotline: 580-252-4357)
Women’s Haven provides assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Stephens and Jefferson Counties. Staff and volunteers help man a 24 hour hot line to help those in crisis make decisions regarding safety and empowerment. Resources and alternatives are provided to victims to help them become self-sufficient when leaving abusive situations. Additional goals are raising awareness in the community to build support systems that are based upon safety models.
Youth Services for Stephens County, Inc
16 South 7th Street, Duncan, OK 73533 Tel: 580-255-8800
Youth Services for Stephens County, Inc is a state, federal and locally funded agency that serves Stephens, Jefferson and Cotton counties. Youth Services provides free services which include individual, group and family counseling, parenting classes, child abuse prevention, emergency youth shelter, a first time offender program, a Community Intervention Center and the Kaleidescope outreach to seventh graders.