New Agency Process Opens

United Way of Stephens County is now excepting new agencies.

October 9, 2020

Applications for membership in the United Way of Stephens County, Inc. will be open to qualifying organizations starting Oct. 14, 2020.  Decisions regarding funding are made each year in February by a committee of 25 which includes community volunteers  and United Way board members who will evaluate all proposals and tour prospective agencies.

“We encourage organizations here in Stephens County to entertain the possibility of joining us” said Helen Stewart, executive director. “Our mission of the United Way of Stephens County, Inc. is to improve our communities’ quality of life by uniting resources in support of programs dedicated to helping people” 

Existing agencies deal with basic needs such as food, utilities and clothing, children and youth programs, mentoring, counseling and referral services, domestic violence and sexual assaults, legal issues , developmental services, senior citizen programs and activities, serving our neighbors in Stephens County.

The  United Way was started by civic minded volunteers in 1954, and currently supports 13 agencies.  CASA of Southwest OK, Christians Concerned, Douglass Senior Citizens Center, Duncan Area Literacy Council, Duncan Senior Citizens Center, Gabriel’s House, Girl Scouts of Western OK, HeartLine 2-1-1, Legal Aid Services of OK, Marie Detty Youth & Family Services, Marlow Samaritans, Safe Center and Velma Senior Citizens Center.

Completed applications must reach the United Way office by 4:30 pm on Monday December 14, 2020 and are available at our office located at 12 S. 8th Street, Duncan, OK.  For more in depth information and requirements contact Helen Stewart at 580-255-3648 or