Funded Partners

United Way of Norman funds 40 programs at 26 organizations in the Norman area. These programs are divided among four Impact Areas: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Independence. These are our funded partners July 2019 through June 2020. Designation codes are in parenthesis after the organization name.


Big Brothers Big Sisters (7104)

One-to-One Mentoring
Provides one-on-one positive adult role models through a community-based and school-based mentoring program.

Bridges (7137)

Student Essential Needs
Provides high school students who are living on their own with access to housing and basic services so they can graduate high school. In partnership with Center for Children and Families, a trauma counselor will serve Bridges students.

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (7113)

Boys and Girls Club
Offers specialized and research-based programs to students in the core areas of Character and Leadership; Education and Career; Sports, Recreation and Fitness; Health and Life Skills; and the Arts.

Early Childhood Education and Parent Support Services
Provides home visitation services, weekly support groups for pregnant or parenting teens, child development screenings and assessments and transportation assistance for parents.

Community After School Program (CASP) (7107)

Be Smart Club
Supports and enhances literacy skills, confidence levels and the academic outlook of at-risk elementary students.

Loveworks Leadership (7105)

After School Leadership Program
Provides a safe place full of mentors for students to enhance their leadership skills and character development after school.

See United Way of Norman's Education Community Initiatives


ABLE (7101)

Vocational Program
Provides vocational services to adults with developmental disabilities.

Catholic Charities (7106)

Sanctuary Women’s Development Center
Offers homeless and low-income women and children resources, support and case management to alleviate the effects of poverty and empowering them to overcome homelessness.

Central Oklahoma Community Action Agency (7140)

Utility Assistance
Assists low-income families with emergency utility assistance.

Food and Shelter, Inc. (7122)

Food & Outreach
Provides hot meals, laundry facilities and showers to economically-disadvantaged persons. Also provides phone and internet access to assist with employment and housing searches.

Legal Aid (7109)

Legal Aid to Low-Income Individuals
Provides free, high-quality civil legal services to low-income and elderly people.

The Salvation Army (7117)

Emergency Shelter
Provides emergency shelter to the homeless.

Getting Ahead Program
Provides social service assistance to people in poverty to help them transition to a more secure environment.

Thunderbird Clubhouse (7136)

Building Financial Wellness
Provides financial education and matched savings to clubhouse members.

See United Way of Norman's Income Community Initiatives


Among Friends (7138)

Health & Wellness Program
Provides exercise and physical therapy to disabled adults.

Bethesda (7103)

Outreach & Prevention
Facilitates presentations to demonstrate ways to prevent child abuse and teach children how to protect themselves.

Therapeutic Counseling
Provides therapeutic counseling and treatment services for sexually abused children and their non-offending caregiver.

Bridges (7137)

Non Residential Program Support
Provides case management to students in family crisis to prevent potential homelessness and help students achieve academic success by removing obstacles.

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (7113)

Healing and Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect
Provides parent support and education, therapy for abused or neglected children, support for foster and adoptive caregivers and short-term care for children whose parents are in severe distress.

Community After School Program (CASP) (7107)

Be Fit Club
Provides a nutrition and physical education program that aims to increase nutritional knowledge and physical activity in its elementary school participants.

Kaleidoscope (7167)

Grief Counseling and Support
Provides support groups for children and their families who have experienced the death of a family member.

Mary Abbott Children’s House (7134)

Medical Assessment
Offers coordinated investigation and intervention services to child abuse victims in a child-friendly environment.

Parents Helping Parents (7163)

24 Hour Crisis Hotline
Provides a 24-hour phone support to those parents seeking help and advice about their child’s substance abuse issues.

South Central CASA of Oklahoma (7121)

Court Appointed Special Advocates
Trains and supervises community volunteers who act as advocates for abused and neglected children who are wards of the juvenile court.

Thunderbird Clubhouse (7136)

Health and Wellness
Provides healthy meals and nutrition education to mentally ill members to enhance nutritional levels.

Transition House (7118)

Community Outreach
Provides on-going socialization opportunities, support and crisis intervention for individuals with mental illness.

Transitional Living
Provides treatment, education, linkage to benefits and support to assist individuals with mental illness as they transition from patient settings to community living.

Variety Care (7108)

Dental Program
Provides dental care, education and referrals to the underserved in the Norman area.

Medical Program
Provides routine medical services, urgent care medical services and health education to low-income and uninsured individuals.

The Virtue Center (7111)

Adult and Family Addiction Treatment and Education
Assesses and addresses the needs of individuals with substance abuse problems through counseling, education, family services and case management.

Adolescent Addiction and Treatment
Addresses the individual needs of adolescents with substance abuse problems through counseling, education, case management and intervention.

Women’s Resource Center (7120)

Family Violence Shelter
Shelters people impacted by domestic violence. Provides meals, clothing, counseling, support and referral information.

Rape Crisis Center
Provides for the needs of rape victims in a safe environment.

See United Way of Norman's Health Community Initiatives


ABLE (7101)

Residential Program
Provides residential services to adults with developmental disabilities.

Aging Services (7126)

Provides housekeeping services to senior citizens, allowing them to stay in their homes.

Among Friends (7138)

Activity Center
Provides a safe and friendly place for adults with special needs who are limited in their access to the community.

After School & Summer Program
Provides a safe and friendly environment for students with special needs in Norman Public Schools to go and interact with current members of Among Friends making it easier for them to transition to the adult program after graduation

Full Circle (7133)

DHS Scholarship Program
Assists families by providing activities, meals and health monitoring for their elderly loved ones in order to prevent nursing home placement.

Meals on Wheels (7114)

Meal Delivery
Provides hot, nutritious, home-delivered meals to Norman’s senior, disabled or ill residents who are in need.

Project Outreach (7161)

Respite Care
Provides families with temporary respite care for their special-needs children while providing stimulating and fun activities for the children..

See United Way of Norman's Independence Community Initiatives