Helping Hands

Helping Hands

Social Services and Assistance in Comanche County.

Helping Hands Social Assistance Resources

Call services before showing up for requirements or appointments. Printable version

Another good Community Resource Directory is on the United Way of Southwest Oklahoma website. 


211 Social Service Referrals Dial 211 or search their directory at

Domestic Violence Hotlines Oklahoma (1-800-522-7233) National (1-800-799-7233)  

Mental Health/Substance Abuse 1-800-522-9054

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans 1-877-4AID VET  (877-424-3838)

National Human Trafficking Hotline  1-888-373-7888

National Runaway Hotline  1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929)

Oklahoma Caring Assistance Line 1-800-211-2116 Aging and Disability Resources for all ages.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, press 1

Veterans Homeless Line 1-877-424-3838


Health and Mental Health Services

Agencies on Aging

Cameron Free Mental Health Clinic 581-3153  call 3-6 MW and 11-2 T TH.

Comanche County Health Department (580) 248-5890, 1010 S Sheridan.
First time mother care, WIC, STD test, & immunizations.

Dental Lifeline Network 1-800-522-9510 Must be low income, permanent disability, 65+, or medically fragile. 

Developmental Disabilities Resource Guide
Health, financial, assistive technology, and other resources. 

Disability Resource Guide from Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services. 

Eldercare Locator - find services for older adults and their families.

Guide to community services in Oklahoma for people with disabilities and their families

Hearts That Care Health Clinic  (580) 354-9007, 1313 W Gore Blvd
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. Free medical, eye, and dental care. New patients call or message on Facebook for an appointment.
 $5 donation appreciated but not required.    

Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center (580) 248-5780 - inpatient and outpatient treatment, case management, emergency intervention, screening, assessment, referral, and PACT for severely mentally ill adults, as well as community based services for severely emotionally disturbed children and their families.

Lawton Community Health Center (580) 355-5242, 5404 SW Lee Blvd.
Provides healthcare to low income.

Marie Detty Youth and Family Services(580) 250-1123, 317 SW C Ave
Counseling, anger management and parenting classes, and family services.

Open Arms Behavioral Health - Counseling/Therapy and Case Management. Takes Soonercare.

Our House MHSA, Inc. Providing mental health and substance abuse services. No one turned away for inability to pay. 

Pregnancy Resource Center (580) 536-4040, 319 SW C Ave
Pregnancy tests, counseling, ultrasounds, pregnancy and STI information, and maternity and baby items. 

RX Oklahoma (580) 353-5616  or  1-877-794-6552 
Prescription assistance referral.

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic (Red Rock Lawton) 580-771-2662 - mental health care for post-911 veterans and military families. 


Housing and Other Assistance

Animal Birth Control Clinic (580) 355-6985, 85 NE 20th St 
Affordable spay/neuter, vaccinations, and heartworm/flea testing and preventatives. 

Catholic Charities Lawton (580) 353-1811
Housing, rent, and utility assistance, and immigration legal services.  

Comanche Nation Housing Authority (580) 357-4956, 1918 E Gore Blvd
Housing assistance for tribe members.

Department of Human Services (580) 250-3600, 2609 SW Lee Blvd
Utilities, health insurance, SNAP, and TANF, etc.

  • To apply for SNAP by phone, call Hunger Free OK 1 (877) 760-0114
    English and Spanish application assistance available: Monday-Friday 8 AM – 8 PM  Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM

Lawton Housing and Community Developmen(580) 581-3347, 1405 SW 11th St
First-time homebuyer program. Provides repair grants to those who own and occupy their home.

Lawton Housing Authority (580) 353-7392, 609 SW F Ave
Housing and utility assistance for low income, homeless, veterans, and at-risk.

Legal Aid Services  (580) 248-4675, 323 SW C Ave 
Find legal information and help at their website.

Oklahoma Homeowner Assistance Fund - Covid-19 mortgage assistance. 

St. Vincent DePaul Society - Food, Utility, and other assistance. 
East Lawton through Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (
580) 355-7837 
West Lawton through Holy Family Catholic Church (580) 536-8729

Supportive Services for Veteran Families  For low-income veteran families facing eviction or homelessness.

Lifeline lowers the cost of phone or Internet service. 
Affordable Connectivity Program  a program with wider eligibility than Lifeline that helps pay for broadband Internet and Internet connected devices. 


Food and Clothing

Bethlehem Bread of Life Food and Clothing Ministry (580) 354-0355, 602 NW Arlington,
Food pantry and clothing, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to noon. 

Blessed Sacrament Thrift Shop(580) 581-1309, 702 W Gore Blvd
MWF 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Call during hours for clothing. 

Food stamps/SNAP apply by phone or online 1-877-760-0114

Goodwill (580) 353-2163, 1203 SW Lee Blvd.
Vouchers for clothing. 

Holy Family Catholic Church (580) 536-6531, 1010 NW 82nd St
Food pantry by appointment.

House of Bread Ministries (580)248-8519 or 514-5102, 1415 SW Wisconsin
Food pantry and clothing. 

Lawton Food Bank  (Clothes also) (580) 353-7994, 1819 SW Sheridan Rd. 
MW  10:00-1:00; TTH 2:00-4:00
Call or visit website to see what identification you need.

Lovesick ministries  1107 SW Summit Ave Sunday service at 10 with meal following. 
Free clothing closet and to go bags of food and items of need. 

Pregnancy Resource Center (580) 536-4040  319 SW C Ave.  “Earn While You Learn”
program provides baby food/formulas and
maternity/baby items. 

Salvation Army of Lawton 1306 SW E Avenue, food boxes, clothing, and financial assistance.

Addition clothing closets in Lawton on Oklahoma 211 Resource Directory

Additional food and meals services in Lawton on Oklahoma 211 Resource Directory


Meals Served

Center for Creative Living(580) 248-0471 lunch in person or delivered to seniors.
MWF 10:30-1:00. Free or by donation.

First Christian Church (580) 355-2437, 701 SW D, 
Breakfast Sunday 8:30-9:30, Clothing Closet Sun a.m. and Wed p.m.

Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry  Facebook (580) 704-9224, 601 SW 11th St Lawton, OK 73501
Free meals twice a week and holidays.  Tues-Thurs 11-12:30.

Lawton Mobile Meals (580) 357-5396, 2800 W Gore Blvd.
Mobile meals for people in need.

Lovesick ministries  1107 SW Summit Ave Sunday service at 10 with meal following. 
Free clothing closet and to go bags of food and items of need. 

Salvation Army of Lawton 1306 SW E Avenue, Monday-Sunday 6:00p.m. 
Also, food boxes, clothing, and financial assistance.


Homelessness and  Homeless Shelters

Call ahead to shelters in case you need prequalification. 

C. Carter Crane Shelter for the Homeless (580) 248-0936, 1203 SW Texas St
Separate areas for men, women, and families. Call early in the day for approval. 

Comanche Nation Shelters
Native American Youth (580) 492-3240
Native American Women (580) 492-3590

Family Promise of Lawton (580) 353-7522
901 SW 17th St, Must have 1 child or expectant mother.
Helps homeless families acquire housing, jobs, and financial

Lawton Support Services /Southwest Oklahoma Coordinated Intake (580) 595-0063, 609 SW F Ave.
Resource referral for at-risk and individuals experiencing homelessness.

Marie Detty Youth Shelter (580) 248-6450, Youth Shelter for Ages 13-17. 

New Directions Domestic Abuse Shelter   and crisis hotline (580) 357-2500 
For all genders escaping domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault.

The Next Step TLP Inc. (580) 917-0266, 2305 SW H Ave Suite #5 
Young Adults 18-21  Housing and supportive services for homeless youth.

Salvation Army (580) 355-1802, 1306 SW E Ave. 
Shelter for men, women and children.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families provides temporary intervention and short term assistance
to low-income veteran families who are homeless or facing eviction.

Veterans Homeless Hotline 1-877-424-3838



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