"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. ... Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me." Jesus (Matthew 25:35-40)
St. Vincent de Paul Society
To serve the poor is to go to God where true faith is found. Our purpose is to grow spiritually.
Working in teams of two, we make home visits to those requiring assistance by their request and try to provide help. Each team is on-call for a week each month, normally only for three cases. Additionally, we meet two nights a month for one hour for administrative business. We do not become involved in long-term assistance but refer cases to professional organizations.
If you are in need of assistance, please call our Parish St. Vincent de Paul hotline at 580-355-7837 (355-SVDP) and clearly leave your name, phone number, and address and a SVdP representative will contact you.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul welcomes those who wish to serve their neighbor. SVdP members grow spiritually through service to people in need. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the St. Vincent de Paul hotline or contact our Parish Office. If you have no time now, please remember Jesus and the poor in your monthly donations on the last weekend of each month and keep the poor in your prayers.
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church is one of about a dozen participating churches in Lawton. Family promise of Lawton is a community-wide, non-profit corporation dedicated to assisting newly homeless families find the stability they need to acquire their own housing, jobs, or financial independence. During the time a family is enrolled in Family Promise, our church and approximately twelve other area churches provide the temporary housing, meals, and related support for up to four families on a weekly basis. Family Promise of Lawton is an affiliate of the National Family Promise program headquartered in Summit, New Jersey. Large numbers of volunteers from our church other area churches form the heart of Family Promise of Lawton, Inc.
Family Promise is located at 901 SW 17th Street, Lawton, OK 73501. Phone: 580-699-2821 or 580-353-7522.
We host at Aldersgate United Methodist Church approximately every nine weeks. When we host, we need couples to be in charge of quarters each of seven nights. We need seven suppers prepared and served that week, and charge of quarters for Saturday and Sunday, something for everybody. Additional opportunities include administrative support, children activities, maintenance, cleaning, adult classes (i.e. nutrition, job development, life skills, parenting), serve meals, bring meals, overnight volunteers, activities for adults and children. Please contact Charles Benke at 580-353-5011 or contact our Parish Office.
The first Thursday of each month at Aldersgate United Methodist Church we feed about 75 offenders of Lawton’s pre-release centers. Volunteers bring prepared food and serve at 6:00 p.m. Please call Charles Benke at 580-353-5011 for more information.
Center of Family Love
The Center of Family Love has been the key to empowering hundreds of adults with disabilities to live productive and meaningful lives. We are proud to have one of the most innovative educational and vocational programs in the state, pioneering new approaches in the field of disabilities, and recognized in Oklahoma as a thought-leader and model community. Only at the Center of Family Love can residents enjoy a full independent college-like experience filled with fun activities in the community, the opportunity to explore and discover their passion, embark on new adventures, and growth within their mind, body and spirit.
For more please contact: (405)263-4658 x1009 or www.centeroffamilylove.org
Serving people of all faiths.
Family HOPE: The Family HOPE Program builds partnerships with families in need so that they may achieve self-sufficiency. The Case Manager brings knowledge of community resources, the ability to assist the family in defining their needs, developing goals, and working with them to prepare a plan to help them work toward these goals. No fees are charged for Family HOPE services.
Columbia Square Housing Program: Catholic Charities has a 64 unit complex at 305 NW 4th Street with a case manager on site to provide Family HOPE services.
Adoptions: Catholic Charities is a licensed child-placing agency serving the western two-thirds of Oklahoma. Children placed for adoption are infants who are placed in the custody of Catholic Charities by birth parents who have made an adoption plan for their baby. Working in conjunction with the Oklahoma City office, the Lawton Regional Office provides the initial application paperwork, coordinates the required home visits, and can provide counseling to either the birthparents and/or the adoptive parents. Adoption fees are based on a sliding scale.
Counseling: Individual adult and adolescent counseling. Marriage and family counseling. Hourly fees are charged for professional counseling services.
Other Services: Elderly housing, Holy Family Maternity Home, Immigration & Naturalization, Parish Outreach & Program Development, Migration & Refugee Resettlement, Social Action / Advocacy, Disaster Relief, Parish Nursing
*No individual or family will be refused services because of an inability to pay.
The Lawton Regional Office is located at 106 SW A Ave, Lawton, OK 73501; Phone: 580-353-1811; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The Knights of Columbus Council #1287 hold a monthly meeting the second Tuesday of each month in the Parish Hall. If you are interested in joining please go to kofc.org and click join.