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Refugee Assistance


Refugee Assistance is funded by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement for new arrivals to the United States who meet refugee status per Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 340:60-1-3(c).

The program provides both cash and medical assistance.

  • Cash is provided through Oklahoma Catholic Charities.
  • Medical Assistance is provide through the Soonercare (Medicaid) Program.

Income and Resources must be within the standards shown in Appendix C-1 Schedule XIV and XIV.A.

The preferred application method is to apply online at www.OKDHSLIVE.org. However, you many submit a completed  Form 08MP001E (Request for Benefits) to your local OKDHS Human Service Center.

 If you are unable to access the form online, they are available at your local office.

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) contracts with Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City and the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Tulsa to provide assistance to newly arrived refugees. This appendix gives information on what services are provided by whom in different parts of the state.                        

Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City
1232 N. Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: (405) 523-3000; Toll Free 800.375.8514; Fax 405.523.3030
Counties Served: Alfalfa, Beaver, Blaine, Beckham, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cimarron, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnston, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Major, Marshall, McClain, Murray, Noble, Oklahoma, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Roger Mills, Seminole, Stephens, Texas,Tillman, Washita, Woods, and Woodward.
Services: Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City provide resettlement case management and social services to refugees in the Oklahoma City metro area only.
                                            
Catholic Charities of Tulsa                                            
2450 N. Harvard Ave., Tulsa, OK 74115                                           
Phone: (918) 949-4673                                            
Counties Served: Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, Leflore, Mayes, McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner, and Washington.

YWCA of Tulsa                                            
8145 East 17th Street, Tulsa, OK 74112
Phone: (918) 663-0377 Fax: (918) 663-2266
Services: YWCA of Tulsa provides resettlement case management and social services for refugees in the Tulsa metro area only.

Phone: (405) 521-4391 or 
Toll-Free: 1-866-411-1877 
Mailing Address: 
PO Box 25352 Oklahoma City, OK 73125 

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