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Two OKC pools still not open – Parks Dept blames “challenging job market”

The City of Oklahoma City Parks and Rec Department is struggling to find enough people willing to work in the four city pools to staff them.
tiny homes

Pivot, Inc. adds new tiny homes to relieve youth homelessness

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Pivot, Inc. is an Oklahoma City based service provider offering aid to young people experiencing homelessness in Oklahoma City.
Sisu

Youth homelessness service provider plans expansion of space, services

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Sisu, a provider for youth experiencing homelessness, has been providing care in Oklahoma City and is now set to develop its own facility.
Homeless Alliance Day Shelter

OKC shelters open day and night to defend homeless from killing cold

With temperatures in single digits, the City of Oklahoma City and other organizations are preparing to offer shelter from the killing cold.
debris removal

Oklahoma City plans final pass for storm debris removal

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Oklahoma City is preparing the final pass for storm debris removal beginning February 1. Remaining storm debris should be moved to the curb.
Red Andrews Dinner

Red Andrews Dinner crew give toys, meal kits at multiple locations

It was a year like none other for the decades-old Red Andrews Christmas Dinner that had to spread out across multiple locations this year.
volunteer helping Marla Jean Hadley

Red Andrews Dinner uses multiple locations, pick-up only Christmas Eve

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Previously held at the Cox Convention Center, due to the pandemic, toys and food will be for pick-up only at four locations Christmas Eve.
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Disaster-prone OKC now faces new disaster of increasing homelessness

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A disaster is in the making for the Oklahoma City metro as the pandemic takes its toll on the economy and more people are becoming homeless.
Homeless Alliance Day Shelter

Some shelters at capacity, struggle as power lost – UPDATED

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As Oklahoma was rocked by an unseasonably early ice storm at the beginning of the week, the city’s shelter network hurried to develop a plan.
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Food distribution by OKC Jewish community center meets growing need

Food insecurity in Oklahoma City showed at a food give-away by the Chabad Community Center for Jewish Life and Learning in The Village.