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Volunteers of America Oklahoma Annual Report

This is Why We Do What We Do . . . learn more about how and why Volunteers of America Oklahoma serves Oklahoma. Volunteers of America Oklahoma served over 2000 individuals in the past year. This year, a beautiful young woman, previously homeless, achieved her degree as a legal secretary and now wants to become a lawyer; a young man with intellectual disabilities and a serious eating disorder maintained a healthy weight and continues to work and live independent of his parents with daily support from our staff; a great-grandmother on an extremely low fixed income enjoyed decorating her small apartment for Christmas, anticipating a visit from her great grand children. Each of these individuals journeys . . .

Stairway to Heaven

You wouldn't know it just by looking but this is the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ for Thomas. Today he is moving into this apartment and out of his car.

Payee Services Program Expanded

Thanks to generous grants from the Inasmuch, Sarkeys Foundation and the City of Muskogee Foundation, the Payee Services Program has expanded into Oklahoma City and Muskogee. The Oklahoma City Payee Services Case Managers are located in the new Homeless Alliance WestTown Resource Center located in downtown Oklahoma City.

Keep Cash Flowing

Back in 1997, Volunteers of America put together a task force to study the idea of a "payee" program that could take over personal finances for people with various types of disabilities.

Book Request Application

Could your summer event serving school age children use some books? We could help! Volunteers of America Oklahoma is working to increase Oklahoma Student's reading enthusiasm. Beginning May 1st summer event applications will be accepted for consideration, and fall/school applications will be accepted August 1st. Please click here to print the application fill it out and email, fax, or mail it to us on the deadline for consideration

Resources for This Section

  • Annual Food Holiday Homeless Services Food Drive
    Help feed Tulsa’s homeless this holiday season. Give the gift of a meal or a $10 donation through the Volunteers of America® Oklahoma’s Annual Food Drive. Pantry donations will be used to fill Christmas gift basket. Food will also be used to stock apartments in preparation for new clients. Food donations may range from peanut butter, crackers, canned meat, spaghetti, oatmeal, baked beans, canned soup and canned fruit.
  • Helping America's most vulnerable
    The face of homelessness is changing, see how Debora, Edward, Helen & Amy's struggles brought them to seek the services of Volunteers of America Oklahoma. Each month Volunteers of America Oklahoma reaches out to 2,000 Oklahomans to provide affordable senior housing, residential support to individuals with intellectual disabilities and assisting individuals at the risk of homelessness.
  • Tulsa Private Screening of Glen Campbell . . . I'll Be Me Documentary
    Along with local sponsors; Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma Charter, LeadingAge Oklahoma and Life Senior Services, Volunteers of America Oklahoma hosted a Private Screening of Glen Campbell . . . I'll Be Me. The event was well attended with almost 200 guests enjoying a reception in the lobby of Circle Cinema before filing 2 theaters.
  • Glen Campbell's Goodbye Tour - A Moving Account of Alzheimer's
    As part of its ongoing work with people with Alzheimer’s and their families and caregivers, Volunteers of America is supporting the documentary feature film, “I’ll Be Me,” chronicling Glen Campbell’s Goodbye Tour.
  • This is why we do what we do!
    Vanessa, Erma, Nelson, and Derayl share how their lives are being changed! Volunteers of America Oklahoma helps individuals end the cycle of homelessness. Provides affordable housing to seniors, and residential support to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Because Natalie has life goals . . . This Is Why We Do What We Do!
    Natalie is very driven person, striving to live a full and prosperous life. Natalie has two goals for her life, the first is to support herself with a full-time job. As difficult as this can be for many people, Natalie also has the challenge of overcoming the stereotype some people have with hiring individuals with a developmental disability.
  • Driving Inspiration with Pam Richardson
    Volunteers of America Oklahoma CEO Pam Richardson interviewed by Oklahoma Magazine. Richardson shares her ‘Driving Inspiration’, the touching stories of successes from the individuals who seek assistance. Read more and get to know a little more about Pam Richardson.
  • A Mission to Lift All People
    President/CEO Pam Richardson focuses on building a strong team and lifting clients and staff to new heights in the new fiscal year. "Our mission is to lift all people," Richardson said. "These are lofty goals..."
  • Selph's Lifetime Goal is Helping People
    John Selph’s single goal has been to help others. He accomplished that as Tulsa Boys Home director for 15 years; District Two County Commissioner for 17 years, and closed out his career with a decade of service as Chief Executive Officer at Volunteers of America of Oklahoma.
  • Payee Services Expands to Muskogee
    Jo Ann Huff says one of her clients is “a lot happier” since enrolling in the Volunteer Services of America Payee Services Program. The program, new to Muskogee this year, was made available through a $30,000 grant by the City of Muskogee Foundation.
  • Smart Living
    After Jessica Sanford became homeless and separated from her family, social workers began helping her achieve mental health wellness, including gaining approval for Social Security Disability Income. That steady income was too much for Sanford to handle so she joined the Payee Services program offered by Volunteers of America.