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Important Update:

The physical campus remains closed through May 31 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many services remain available virtually. For more information, visit the university's COVID-19 website.

Emergency Resources | Internet/Phone Resources | Child Care Resources | Unemployment

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.

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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.

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Emergency Resources

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.

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Hunger Free Oklahoma – offer lists and search tools to find food banks and food resources near you.

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.


Internet/Phone Resources

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.


Child Care Resources

Spontaneity Kid Care – waived their membership fee for child care.

YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City – is providing emergency child care services for essential employees.


Unemployment Resources

If you recently lost your job and need to file for unemployment, visit the Oklahoma Unemployment Application.