Serving income eligible residents with food, housing, prescription medications, clothing, senior transportation, income tax preparation and employment services. Technical assistance is provided to low income neighborhood/area groups in assessing needs and identifying problems as well as developing leadership activities and coordinating semi-annual Area Council elections.
Contents: Programs Available
| 1. Summer Youth
2. Garden Seeds
3. Summer Cooling Program
4. Christmas Assistance
5. Senior Citizen Services
6. Rental/Mortgage Assistance
7. Special Classes
8. Information & Referral Services
9. Crisis Intervention
10. Neighborhood Assistance
11. Tax Assistance
12. Homeless Assistance
13. District Center Locations
14. Graffiti Removal
15. Bus Passes
16. Rx for Oklahoma
Summer Youth: A six week program consisting of arts & crafts, sports, and learning activities for children ages 7-12. The program is held from mid-June through July and includes a year end Summer Bash party.
Garden Seeds: A variety of garden seeds are distributed each March.
Summer Cooling Program: When the Oklahoma temperature reaches 100 degrees, this program provides fans to the elderly and low-income families. Fans are donated and given to assist these eligible families with cooling their homes.
Christmas Assistance: Community Action acts as a referral agency for the major Christmas programs in the Oklahoma and Canadian County areas. Families needing assistance can make an application through the District Center serving their area. Individual program guidelines determine the center where income eligible families will be referred.
Senior Citizen Services: The following programs are available:
1. Congregate Meal routes provide transportation from a senior’s personal home to the site for lunch and activities.
2. STEP (Supplemental Transportation for the Elderly & Handicapped Persons) routes are for seniors to go shopping. The routes have different destinations and pick-up area each day. Call 297-2583 to schedule a ride.
3. Senior Companion routes provide transportation to seniors that work for the Senior Companion Service. For more information about working on the program, or being a recipient, call 946-3388.
4. Ceramics and other activities are offered at two centers especially for seniors.
5. Seniors are now referred to the GateKeeper Program.
6. The Gatekeeper Program of Oklahoma County is a cooperative effort of many concerned organizations and individuals in our community. Gatekeeper will assist vulnerable older (60+) residents who need help but may be unable to get it for themselves. Call (405) 840-9676 to make a referral to this program. Gatekeeper Responders will make a home visit to determine the needs of the individual.
Rental/Mortgage Assistance: This program is designed to assist families that have experienced a family emergency that rendered them unable to pay their rent or mortgage. Applications are by appointments only. Call District Center closest to you for assistance.
Special Classes: Classes in general education are available free of charge at two District Centers.
Information & Referral Service: Referrals to other social service agencies and information on how to access other services is provided at our District Centers.
Crisis Intervention: Funding is available on a limited basis for prescriptions and partial payments on utility bills.
Neighborhood Assistance: Groups are furnished technical assistance and printing of newsletters. A Graffiti Removal program will assist with the purchase of the materials needed to remove or paint affected areas. Assistance in securing volunteers is given when needed.
Tax Assistance: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is available mid-January through mid-April each year. Electronic Filing and assistance filing I-Tens are offered free of charge. Assistance with filing back taxes is available at the Central Office (319 S.W. 25th St.).
Graffiti Removal: Speedy cleanup makes a repeat offense less likely. Most vandals tire of wasting paint and time when no one can see their "tag" for more than one or two days. The Agency will provide paint and supplies to rid your property of graffiti.
Bus Passes: Having transportation to medical appointments, social service agencies and job search is very important. Bus tokens are issued from the District Centers and various public housing complexes. Tokens are limited.
Rx for Oklahoma: Prescription Assistance Programhelps Oklahomans access prescriptions provided by pharmaceutical manufacturing companies. Call 1-877-RX4-OKLA (1-877-794-6552) or (405) 232-0199 (local), www.rx4okla.com. Rx staff will ask for your information, such as name, age, address and income as well as prescription(s) needed and dosage(s). This information is then entered into a special database that generates the appropriate paperwork for the pharmaceutical companies for which you are eligible. Rx for Oklahoma staff assists you with the completion of the applications and required documentation for submission. The entire process takes approximately one month to complete so only long term medications will qualify. The services for the program are free, we do not charge for any administrative fees or co-pay amount for processing the paperwork.
OklahomaRx Discount Card:
The OklahomaRx Discount Card was established by the state of Oklahoma to combat skyrocketing drug prices with savings of 10%-55%; provide significant discounts on prescription drugs for all Oklahoma residents; help family's improve their health and well-being; and provide a low or no cost prescription discount card. Individuals who do not currently have health insurance coverage with prescription drug coverage will realize the greatest savings. Our staff can assist you with applying for the discount card. Those insured as well as uninsured may qualify. A minimal charge may be associated with this card. Family income that is more than 150% of the poverty guideline will pay $9.95 per year for the discount card. This includes coverage for all the household members.
The following forms are available for download:
Application Form for Prescription Assistance
Information Necessary for Application
Confidential Release Form
New Client Questionnaire
Allergy and Health Condition Form
Patient Consent and Release Form
Patient Assistance Contract
IRS Form 4506 - Request for Transcript of Tax Return
Homeless Assistance: Through our Homeless Assistance Program, we provide services to homeless individuals and families living in shelters to gain self-sufficiency. Services provided include eye exams, eyeglasses (must have worked in the last 3 months), security and utility deposits for subsidized housing, bus tokens or gas vouchers (with insurance verification & drivers license), and assistance with Oklahoma birth certificates, photo identification or driver’s license. Work related items are furnished on a limited basis.
A written shelter referral is required to receive services.
For assistance, call or come to the following location:
319 S.W. 25th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73109
CAA of OKC map link
District Center Locations
Public Housing Locations
Community Action Agency Of Oklahoma City
and Oklahoma / Canadian Counties, Inc.
319 S.W. 25th Oklahoma City, OK 73109
Fax : 405-232-9074
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