Who We Support
Thomas N Lynn Institute for Healthcare Research
Award Date: September 7, 2023
The Lynn Institute focuses on impacting vulnerable and under-resourced communities and neighborhoods. The organization conducts research to determine needs in the areas in which we work to ensure efforts are focused on what will most benefit communities. Programs and services include fresh produce food distributions for families, seniors and the homeless in NE OKC, South OKC, and zip code 73114. It also offers health/wellness programs and screenings, community events to connect residents with services and benefits, a garden program geared to youth in the Juvenile Court system, walking clubs, a Youth Leadership Academy for at-risk teens, and the Neighbor-to-Neighbor program that builds connection, offers small home repair assistance, teaches financial and workforce ready content, and introduces the Science of Hope. The Legacy Luncheon is an annual event that raises operational dollars, explains the work of the organization, recognizes community champions and introduces new Lynn projects.