Emergency Relief Resources
The University of Central Oklahoma Foundation has established the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to help currently enrolled students – who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of temporary hardship related to an unexpected situation – with limited emergency financial assistance. The fund is designated to offset short-term financial need and is not intended to replace or supplement financial aid. The amount awarded to an individual student will be done on a case-by-case basis, as well as the selection of awardees.
Interested in lending a helping hand? Donate to the UCO Foundation's COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to give to Central students in need. Your gift will make a difference to hundreds of students who are facing unexpected hardships during this global pandemic.
211 Heartline Community Resources – offers crisis and helplines; financial assistance resources; help with housing, food and clothing; physical and mental health services; and, more.
COVID Resources from Community Health Charities – a number of nonprofit health partner organizations offering assistance, including for those most at-risk from COVID-19.
Infant Crisis Services – provides food, formula and diapers.
Metro Family Magazine – lists food and meal resources across the community, especially options for grab-and-go lunches for children and their families.
Oklahoma Department of Human Services – houses links to resources and applications to receive services and benefits.
Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City – provides a number or emergency, support and walk-in services in locations across the state.
UCO Case Management Services – request an appointment for assistance in identifying campus and community resources for rent, utilities, child care and other needs.
Oklahoma Lifeline – helps low income Oklahomans connect to communication networks, find jobs, access health care services, talk with family and call for help in emergencies.
Cox Connect2Compete – offers free and reduced price internet for qualified individuals and families.
Spontaneity Kid Care – waived their membership fee for child care.
YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City – is providing emergency child care services for essential employees.
If you recently lost your job and need to file for unemployment, visit the Oklahoma Unemployment Application.