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Homeless Alliance

Award Date: February 16, 2023
Awarded: $5,000,000
Arnall Community Fund Award

The Homeless Alliance (HA) serves individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in central Oklahoma. Emergency, low-barrier shelter is a critical unmet need in the community. HA has extensive experience creating and managing a welcoming, low-barrier facility for people whose unique circumstances prevent them from being able to access other shelters. Since 2011, Homeless Alliance has operated Oklahoma City's only general use day shelter which for the decade after opening was the only low-barrier facility for people experiencing homelessness in our community. A new overnight shelter will expand the agency’s operations to serve the population by adding an additional 200-300 shelter beds per night to the community’s existing shelter network capacity and provide low-barrier entry for people experiencing homelessness. Homeless Alliance offers robust service programs and will connect guests with short-term and long-term housing programs for veterans, people who are HIV+, families with children, transition-age youth, people re-entering society from jail or prison, survivors of domestic violence, and chronically homeless individuals. HA also provides four low-barrier supportive employment programs, the international award-winning street magazine Curbside Chronicle, Curbside Flowers, Curbside Apparel, and Sasquatch Shaved Ice, which can provide shelter residents an opportunity to earn an income where appropriate.

The Arnall Community Funds are administered through Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and provide grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Oklahoma that are working to improve outcomes for individuals, children and families involved with animal welfare and in the child welfare and criminal justice systems. The OCCF staff will manage the grant administration process and all grantmaking decisions will be made by OCCF Trustees. Learn more about the process.