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2-1-1If you are struggling with recent current events and feeling anxious, sad and/or fearful, 2-1-1 is a resource that is available 24 hours a day. A call to 2-1-1 will connect you to health and social services assistance to aid in mental wellness.


Additional resources available to help those struggling:

• National Child Traumatic Stress Network School Shooting Resources: One-stop webpage with resources for schools, parents/caregivers/youth.

• Mental Health First Aid training: A few years ago our state formed the Oklahoma Commission on School Safety and the Oklahoma School Security Institute. Part of this initiative included establishing a Mental Health First Aid training that is now available in our state. Program details can be found here ODMHSAS Mental Health First Aid program, along with a training calendar with several upcoming MHFA trainings.


Wouldn’t it be great to create lasting change in someone’s life with a simple gift? You can do just that when you STAND UNITED with United Way of Central Oklahoma.

We bring together people and organizations to help those in our community with health and human services needs. Harnessing the power of 58 local Partner Agencies, your gift creates opportunities for children, adults and seniors in our community to experience life-changing programs for a brighter tomorrow.

Our Mission
United Way of Central Oklahoma is committed to improve the health, safety, education and economic well-being of individual families in need in central Oklahoma by connecting community resources with responsive and accountable health and human services agencies.

Our Vision
To be the leading organization, building a stronger, healthier and more compassionate community.

Our Partner Agencies

We provide critical funding to 119 results-oriented programs at 58 accountable nonprofits across central Oklahoma—we call them our “Partner Agencies.” These agencies are doing important work for the central Oklahoma community.

Partner Agencies

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United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Together, we STAND UNITED. 


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Working with others is what we do best and we hope you will join us in our mission. Your support can make all the difference!

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News (Archive)

During its annual meeting last month, the United Way of Central Oklahoma elected new officers of the board and introduced the newest members who will serve on the organization’s board of directors. Officers of the board include: Jim Couch, Chairman of the Board Chris Anoatubby, Secretary Lane Neal, Assistant Secretary Matt McGuire, Treasurer Rick McCune, Assistant Treasurer   New board members elected to serve a three-year term: Michael Carolina, Oklahoma Center for Advancement of Science & Technology Jim English, Lopez Foods Kelly Dyer Fry, The Oklahoman Jerome Holmes, U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Sherri Lance, Gaming Capital Group Dave Lopez, Community Leader Sarah Roberts, Inasmuch Foundation Rodney Sailor, Enable Midstream Partners Bill Schonacher, IBC Bank Taylor Shinn, Baker Hughes, A GE Company Cindy Truong, 7th District Court Chris Turner, First State Bank Kathy Williams, Community Leader   Board members elected to serve a one-year term: Kristal Flury, United Way of Logan County Board Chair Karli Stroh, United Way of Canadian County Board Chair   Board members re-elected to a three-year term: Judy Hatfield, Equity Commercial Reality II, LLC John Higginbotham, Bank of Oklahoma Judy Love, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc. Cathy O’Connor, The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City Kris Rogers, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc. Randy Roper, MidFirst Bank Kelly Sachs, Commerce Bank Mike Turpen, Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis   Ex-Officio non-voting members approved to serve a one-year term: Stacey Ninness, Agency Directors Association President Jeffrey Cartmell, Emerging Leader Co-Chair Donny Greenawalt, Emerging Leader Co-Chair   Advisory Board of Trustees elected to serve a one-year term: John Armitage, MD, Oklahoma Blood Institute Dave Carpenter, American Fidelity Richard Clements, Clements Foods Company Mike Coats, IBC Bank Luke Corbett, Corbett Management Todd Edmonds, HSE Architects Eric Eissenstat, Continental Resources Mark Funke, Bank SNB Jim Gebhart, Mercy Hospital Kirk Hall, Hall Capital Cliff Hudson, Crowe & Dunlevy Michael E. Joseph, McAfee & Taft Brad Krieger, Arvest Linda Lambert, LASSO Corp. Bruce Lawrence, Community Leader Rick Lippert, Lippert Brothers, Inc. Robert Lorenz, Community Leader Mary Mélon, Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools Wes Milbourn, KFOR-TV / KAUT-TV Larry Nichols, Devon Energy Corporation Polly Nichols, Community Leader David Ortloff, Dillingham Benefits David Page, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Lindy Ritz, The Ritz Group, LLC Jim Roth, OCU School of Law Pat Rooney, First National Bank of Oklahoma David Schroeder, Research Psychologist Tony Shinn, Bank of America Natalie Shirley, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Kent Shortridge, ONE Gas Perry Sneed, Sheet Metal Workers Local 124 Doug Stussi, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores David Thompson, InvesTrust Jean Wallace, Buttery Company, LLP Chad Wilkerson, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City-Oklahoma City Branch   About United Way of Central Oklahoma United Way of Central Oklahoma researches human needs within the communities of central Oklahoma and directs resources to accountable health and human services agencies to meet those needs by improving the health, safety, education and economic well-being of its most vulnerable citizens. For more information about United Way of Central Oklahoma, please visit or call (405) 236-8441.
OKLAHOMA CITY – United Way of Central Oklahoma’sstrong financial health and commitment to accountabilityand transparency haveearned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.  This is the 11thconsecutive time that United Way of Central Oklahoma has earned this top distinction.