Resources and Assistance

Tahlequah Resource Outreach

* all resources are limited and may be subject to availability

American Red Cross-Cherokee County - 918-682-1366

Habitat for Humanity – 198 W. First St., 918-453-1332

Help In Crisis - 205 N. College Ave., 918-456-0673

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma – 224 S. Muskogee Ave., 918-458-5040

Muskogee-Gospel Rescue Mission – 326 S. 2nd St., Muskogee, 918-682-3489

Oklahoma Department of Human Services – 1298 W. Fourth St., 918-207-4500

           - food                                                   - emergency/general assistance

           - children’s needs                              - employment

           - counseling                                        - healthcare

           - diapers/formula                              - household and clothing items

           - domestic violence                           - legal aid

           - drug rehabilitation                          - pharmacy

           - rental assistance                              - shelters

           - transportation                                  - utility assistance 

 Oklahoma Works – 1295 Skills Center Circle, 918-456-8846

            - business solutions                           - veterans services

             - WorkKeys Certification                   - job training

             - career exploration and planning   - youth programs

             - tuition assistance                             - disability assistance

             - career planning                                - employment prospects

             - GED classes and testing                  - senior employment program

              - dislocated worker services             - Internet access

              - typing and 10-key testing  

Salvation Army-Cherokee County - 918-253-4683

Tahlequah’s Farmers’ Market – 200 E. Morgan St.

              - April through September

              - Saturday’s, 8 a.m. to noon

              - Accepts cash, debit and credit cards, senior nutrition for fruit and vegetables only, and SNAP

VA Housing 211 c/o United Way – 230 W. Broadway Suite 200, 918-682-1364

               https://www.lakeareaunitedway.org/

Zoe Institute – 309 S. Muskogee Ave., 918-453-9778

            - The Day Center: In conjunction with Tahlequah Area Coalition for the Homeless, serves lunch meals Monday through Saturday at noon and Sunday at 1 p.m. The Day Center is directed by Ed Blanchard.

            - Hands of Grace: This is a weekly food pantry where people can access a large variety of food, household and clothing items after they have registered at the Zoe Institute. It is open on Wednesday’s from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on the last Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Types of Assistance

Children’s Needs

              Smart Start Cherokee County  816 S. College Ave., 918-456-3032 

              CASA – 304 W. Keetoowah St., 918-456-8788

                          - Child advocacy in court

              Kids Connections - 816 S. College Ave., 918-456-3032

              Child Abuse Hotline – 800-522-3511

              Cherokee Nation WIC – 100 Bliss Ave., 918-458-3100

              Oklahoma WIC – 912 S. College Ave., 918-456-8826


Health/Drug Rehabilitation/Counseling   

              Cherokee County Health Department – 912 S. College Ave., 918-456-8826

                        - This is a state funded public service organization that offers a wide variety of programs through their clinic including immunizations and medical testing and Sooner Care applications

              Cherokee Elder Care – 1387 W. Fourth St., 918-453-5554

                        - A federal PACE program, Elder Care provides full medical, hospital and pharmacy services for people 55 and older for those who qualify for enrollment

                        - Door-to-door transportation to and from doctor’s offices

                        - The adult Day Center provides lunch, counseling and program activities

Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health - 1277 Skill Circle, 918-207-3898

                        - Counseling services

                        - CDIB required

Evolve Professional Counseling - 1140 Mayberry Dr., 918-453-1108 

                       - Psychiatrist

House of Hope - Grove, 918-786-2930

HOW Program - 918-252-5739

Salvation Army A.R.C. - 918-582-7201

DARP - Raymond Jones, 918-207-7181

Alcoholics Anonymous - 812 N. Ward St., 918-458-5003

                          - 7 a.m., noon, 8 p.m.

Abundant Life Fellowship – 1330 N. Cedar Ave., 918-458-0040

                           - Recovery class with meal every Tuesday night at 6:15 p.m.

CREOKS Behavioral Health – 711 S. Muskogee Ave., 918-207-0078

                            - Non-profit adult and child counseling service

                             - Drug rehabilitation

Grand Lakes Mental Health – 1323 W. Keetoowah St., 918-708-3006

Multi County Counseling - 1200 W. Fourth St. Suite D, 918-458-0113

                            - Case management for basic needs

                           - Psychiatrist

NEO Health Center - 1500 E. Downing St., 918-772-2289 

                             - This is a medical clinic that serves the area at free or reduced costs

W.W. Cherokee Nation Hastings Hospital – 100 Bliss Ave., 918-458-3100 

Christian Counseling Assoc. – 918-456-4871

Consumer Credit Counseling – 918-684-3256

Gambling Abuse & Addiction – 800-522-4700

People Inc. – 1606 E. Downing St., 918-453-1217

                              - SoonerCare

Evolve Professional Counseling – 1140 Mayberry Dr., 918-456-0673


Transportation

Kibois Area Transit System (KATS) – 1404 S. Muskogee Ave., 918-453-1284

Sooner Ride - 1-800-435-1034

Keetoowah Transportation - 2450 S. Muskogee Ave., 918-456-8698

Cherokee Nation Transit – 918-453-5731


Housing

Garden Walk Apartments - 18165 W. 798 Rd., 918-456-0561

                                  - Income based

Tahlequah Men’s Shelter - 118 W. Keetoowah St., 918-708-9474

SeniorAdvice - Assisted Living, Nursing Homes, Home Health Care, 1-800-334-9427


Meals 

Presbyterian Church - 315 E. Shawnee St., 918-456-2271

First Baptist Church - 201 Ron Rice Ave., 918-456-0668

                                    - Must visit with pastor

Locust Grove Methodist - 703 OK-82, 918-479-6356

                                    - Will help if you live in Locust Grove, Peggs and Rose

Senior Citizens Center – 230 E. First St., 918-456-0792

                                    - Lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30 to 2:30

                                    - Call to reserve space a day prior to eating

                                    - Under 60 years is $4, over 60 years is $1.75

                                    - Closed when Tahlequah schools are closed

Church of Christ – 410 S. College Ave., 918-456-3414

                                    - Meal every Tuesday at 5 p.m.

                                    - Emergency food pantry, open only the last two weeks of the month on   Tuesday and Thursday

Cherokee Nation Food Distribution – 918-453-5700 

Meals on Wheels – 918-775-7708 

ACCESS food stamps – 1-888-328-6551

Bread of Life – 323 E. Ward St., 918-458-4748

CARE Food Pantry – 315 Oak St., 918-458-5338

                                    - Supplies food on a daily basis on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Wisdom Keepers – 1284 W. Fourth St., 918-453-9900

                                    - Lunch Monday through Friday at 11:30

                                    - CDIB card is free, under 50 years is $5, over 50 years is $3

Feed My Sheep – 301 W. Delaware St., Methodist Church, 918-456-6141 

                                    - Community dinner every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Abundant Life Fellowship – 1330 N. Cedar Ave., 918-458-0040

                                    - Recovery class with meal every Tuesday night at 6:15 p.m.


Mortgage Assistance 

Home Mortgage Resource - 918-458-0784, Kent Roundtree


Utility Assistance (when funds are available) 

 Department of Human Services/LIHEAP - 1298 W. Fourth St., 918-207-4500

 Cherokee Nation - 918-456-0671 x 5422

                                    - Must have CDIB card and a cut-off notice is required

Hope House – 1619 N. Vinita Ave., 918-456-4673

                                    - Cut-off notice required

St. Brigid Catholic Church - 807 E. Crafton, 918-456-8388

                                    - Cut-off notice required

First Presbyterian Church - 315 E. Shawnee St., 918-456-6141

                                    - Bill required

First Baptist Church - 201 Ron Rice Ave., 918-456-0668

                                    - Must visit with pastor

Locust Grove Methodist - 703 OK-82, 918-479-6356

                                      - Provides assistance to those who live in Locust Grove, Peggs, and Rose

Choctaw Nation - 1-800-522-6170

Cookson Hills Community Action – 1350 N. Jones Ave., 918-456-0571


Gas Assistance 

Presbyterian Church - 315 E. Shawnee St., 918-456-2271

First Baptist Church - 201 Ron Rice Ave., 918-456-0668

                                      - Must visit with pastor


Rental Assistance 

Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation - 918-456-5482

Housing of Urban Development Tulsa Field Office – Two West Second Street, Suite 400, 918-292-8900

First Presbyterian Church - 315 E. Shawnee St., 918-456-2271

Additional Resources