Who We Support

Sanctuary Women’s Development Center Endowment Fund

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Award Date: August 17, 2023
Awarded: $100,000
Arnall Community Fund Award

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (CCAOKC) is a multi-faceted service organization with 14 programs serving people throughout the western two-thirds of the State. CCAOKC offers social services for families; affordable housing for families and seniors; homeless services for women and children; disaster response and recovery; adoption and pregnancy services; refugee resettlement; counseling; and immigration legal assistance. The agency serves all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, mental/intellectual capacity or religious preference. Over 81% of our clients are not Catholic. CCAOKC is conducting a capital campaign to fund the construction a new building for our successful, long-standing Sanctuary Women's Development Center (Sanctuary) and establish an endowment fund to support future Sanctuary operational services and property maintenance. Sanctuary serves women and their children who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Numerous studies have shown a reciprocal relationship between homelessness and justice involvement, and according to Oklahoma City Homeless Services, early childhood homelessness has been linked to child welfare involvement.

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.