Disaster Outreach

Provides a range of services for families and individuals affected by disasters such as tornadoes, floods, and wildfires. 

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Services Offered

Catholic Charities Disaster Outreach works alongside other community organizations to provide a range of services for families and individuals affected by disasters such as tornadoes, floods and wildfires. Severe weather in Oklahoma is a frequent occurrence and many people’s lives are impacted.

Catholic Charities offers individualized short-term response and long-term disaster case management services after a disaster has struck.

Short-term response services may consist of providing food, clothing and emergency financial assistance, in addition to meeting the immediate emotional and spiritual needs of those impacted.

Long-term disaster case management services help individuals and families navigate the financial and emotional difficulties after a disaster, which may last a long period of time.

Counties served by Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma are:  Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, Le Flore, Mayes, McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa, Wagoner and Washington.

Residents of other counties in Oklahoma should contact Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City at https://catholiccharitiesok.org/ or (405) 523-3000 or toll-free (800) 375-8514.

How do I request help?

The first step in receiving help for a natural disaster is to report your damage to 211 by dialing 2-1-1. 211 may direct you to other resources that may be able to help.

Please then contact the Red Cross at (405) 228-9500 to inquire about immediate assistance. 

After the initial damage assessments are completed, our agency will meet with other local agencies to determine how to work together to best meet the needs of those impacted. 

For immediate need of food and clothing (in some areas), we are available during our business hours listed by location at https://cceok.org/services.

Should you need more assistance, you may fill out our Disaster Request Form. An experienced disaster case manager will contact you and assist you with your needs.

How do I help when disaster strikes?

Currently, volunteers are needed for rebuilding projects. Here are three ways you can get involved:

1) Volunteers: Volunteer teams can register online at https://dirrt-ok.org/user/register and someone will contact you.

2) Projects: Funded and ready to work projects are listed at http://project-map.dirrt-ok.org/project-recruitment-report  

  • The volunteer team may pick a project from this list OR we will work with them to find the right project based on team skill and drive time.  We can also assist with finding lodging.

3) Cash Donations: Cash donations are needed for materials to help people rebuild. We are able to purchase material goods at a much lower cost than the consumer. You may donate directly to our Disaster Relief program. Click here.


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Contact Us

(918) 207-5487


Catholic Charities programs are located at our main campus at 2450 North Harvard Avenue unless noted.