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.



601 SW "C" Ave., Lawton, OK  73501  Tel: 580-786-4109

CASA of Southwest Oklahoma, Inc. provides specially selected community and trained community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children so they may find safe, loving, and permanent homes.


Christians Concerned 

702 W. Willow, Duncan, OK 73533 Tel: 580-252-9120

Christians Concerned provides emergency assistance and care to people in need in Duncan.  This confidential assistance includes food, utility bills, rent, and prescription medications.


Douglass Eastside Senior Citizens Center

702 S. King Place, Duncan, OK, 73533 Tel:580-255-9579 

The Douglass Center provides social activites such as art, ceramics, music classes, recreation, outings and bingo once a week.  Additional services include blood pressure checks and transportation to and from the site. The Center hosts a nutrition site for the noon meal.


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. We offer daytime and evening ESL (English Second Language) classes plus one-on-one tutoring sessions.


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, exercise programs, art, ceramics, bridge, dominoes and pool are some of the daily activities at the center.  Educational workshops and Health clinics are also offered. The center also provides transportation on a daily basis for doctor’s appointments, prescription pick-ups, running errands etc.


Gabriel’s House Academy

212 N. 9th Street, Duncan, OK, 73533 Tel: 580-255-4782

Gabriel's House Academy is an after school enrichment program which provides a safe and nurturing environment for "at-promise" elementary age students.  All activities are conducive to healthy mental, physical and spiritual growth with the program focus on improving basic academic and socialization skills.  Teaching Godly character though art, music and other enrichment opportunities. 


Girl Scouts - Western Oklahoma

6100 N Robinson, Oklahoma City, OK 73118  Tel:  405-528-4475

Girl Scouts complements school learning in fun, interactive, and age-appropriate ways, allowing girls to develop a positive sense of self, build healthy relationships and strong values, engage in sustainable community service opportunities and seek out and deal with challenges. 


HeartLine, 211

Post Office Box 12832, Oklahoma City, OK, 73157 Tel: 405-840-9396

HeartLines mission is to connect Oklahomans to help, hope, and information 24 hours a day. HeartLine provides access to health and human services, suicide prevention outreach programs, compassionate listening and crisis intervention services.  Call specialists are avilable 24/7 through HearLine's phone and web-based services, including 2-1-1 and 2-1-1 Chat, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK, and Lifeline Crisis Chat accessed at  If you or someone you love needs help, dial 2-1-1 anytime - day or night. 


Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc

323 SW C Ave., Lawton, OK, 73501 Tel: 888-534-5243

Legal Aid (LASO) provides high quality civil legal services to the low income community who otherwise may have no access to justice.  United Way of Stephens County funding ensures that LASO maintains an intake site in Duncan so that local residents have access to LASO attorney staff and services.


Marie Detty Youth & Family Services

1313 Ash Avenue, Duncan, OK, 73533 Tel: 580-606-6719

Marie Detty provides Outpatient Counseling, Home-Based Counseling through Community At Risk Servies (CARS) program, School Based Counseling, Graduated Sanctions, First Time Offender Program, Parneting and Anger Management Classes.


Marlow Samaritans

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, temporary (1 night) lodging, gasoline for medical appointments or job interviews, clothing, and non-narcotic prescription medications.


Safe Center

Post Office Box 555, Duncan, OK, 73534 Tel: 580-252-5324 (Hotline: 580-252-4357)

Women’s Haven provides crisis intervention services, advocacy/education sessions through one on one support and group sessions, 24 hour crisis line providing emotional support for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.  The agency provides emergency shelter and help with relocation, and assistance with protective orders, court advocacy, along with a link to other legal assistance.   Additional goals are raising awareness in the community to build support systems that are based upon safety models.


Velma Senior Citizens Center 

P.O. Box 584 , Velma, OK, 73491 Tel: 580-444-3772

Velma Senior Citizens Center provides a facility to satisfy the social, physical, spiritual and recreational needs of senior ciitizens.  We provide nutritious noon meals.  Some of our activities are Pool, Dominoes, Card games, Puzzles, Bingo and an exercise room.  Health screenings from visiting nurses and educational workshops are also offered.