City Care is committed to helping people transition from homelessness into long-term residential status. We offer self-esteem, dignity, and hope to people whose lives have been thrown away by society or who have given up on themselves.
In August of 2011, City Care partnered with the Homeless Alliance to open the OKC Homeless Day Shelter.
City Care manages the Day Shelter where homeless patrons can go for hot breakfast, hot lunch, and respite during the day. More than food, the Day Shelter provides them with basic necessities to enhance their quality of life. These include showers, haircuts and basic medical care. There are also computers and phones to be used for job searches and personal use.
The Day Shelter also provides onsite resources such as computer clinics, art therapy courses and job training. In addition, advocates work to connect the homeless with service providers in the city for mental health care, physical health care, housing solutions, utility assistance, substance abuse recovery services and similar providers.
Each day the Day Shelter serves approximately 300 people. As the need in our city continues to grow, there is a strong need for more volunteers to help serve in a variety of capacities at the Day Shelter.
The Day Shelter is open from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Breakfast is served from 6:00 to 7:30 and lunch is served from 11:30 to 12:30.
In addition to providing a hot meal for homeless patrons at the Day Shelter, City Care provides food baskets each week to the elderly, disabled and low-income families of Oklahoma City.
Food baskets each contain several meals of food and are distributed from First United Methodist Church on Friday mornings at 9:00 am.
We provide more than 300 food baskets each month to Oklahoma City’s neediest citizens.
City Care’s partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is a critical source for low-cost food.
We also partner with area churches for our annual “Souper Bowl” (each NFL Super Bowl Sunday) to raise funds for food outreach.