St. Elizabeth Lodge

A transitional housing and support service program for working mothers with children. Residents work toward financial independence and strong, fulfilling family relationships.

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Important Information

What is St. Elizabeth Lodge?

St. Elizabeth Lodge is a program for single moms and their children who are experiencing a time of transition and need a soft place to fall.  Our families come from situations of eviction, domestic violence, family break-up, couch surfing, or reunification.  All of our families are unique in their circumstances, but all share in experiencing a difficult transition.  Residents at St. Elizabeth Lodge enjoy an apartment to call home, the safety of a secure facility, and the support of others in a similar situation.

What can I achieve at St. Elizabeth Lodge?

These are some of the things that residents of St. Elizabeth Lodge achieve during their stay:

  • A safe and healthy environment for me and my children
  • A deeper relationship with God
  • Career Assessment
  • Savings
  • Healing of strained family relationships
  • Resolution of legal issues
  • Maintenance of sobriety or recovery
  • Pay off debts
  • Make lasting friendships
  • Earn my GED
  • Begin higher education
  • Gain confidence
  • A sense of peace
  • Emotional healing through counseling
  • Practice in developing and achieving goals with the guidance of a Program Coach
  • Positive and fun experiences with my children
  • Parenting support
Do I qualify?

Applicants to St. Elizabeth Lodge should be employed at least 20 hours per week and have custody of their child(ren).   

How do I apply?

Pick up an application at front desk of Catholic Charities at the main entrance between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm or download and print from our website.

Return completed application to the Catholic Charities front desk between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm or fax application to (918) 584-4588.

Appropriate candidates will be scheduled for an initial interview.

For more information or to follow up, call (918) 508-7140

Download an Application Packet
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Talking is Teaching - one Thursday per month at 6 pm
  • I Love You Rituals - one Thursday per month at 7 pm. Lead residents in learning rhymes and games that promote bonding from the book by Dr. Becky Bailey. This is a great opportunity for parents who want to volunteer with their children age 0-8 years-old.
  • Children’s Faith Formation - every other Tuesday evening at 7 pm. Assist our Pastoral Care Specialist in bringing the Bible to life for the children of St. Elizabeth Lodge and Madonna House.
  • Childcare - Support our moms as they attend their evening group sessions.  Tuesdays 6:45 pm to 8 pm, Wednesdays 5:45 pm to 8 pm, every third Thursday 6:45 pm to 8 pm. Moms attend Moral Reasoning Group, Faith Formation, and Parenting groups during these times.
  • Volunteer Care Assistant. The Care Assistant does it all: answer phones, screen guests, assist residents, babysit, receive donations, take residents to appointments, etc. Bring Christ’s merciful love to life as a volunteer Care Assistant.
  • Meals for Moms - provide a Sunday evening meal for the residents of Madonna House or St. Elizabeth Lodge.  Meals provide the opportunity for residents to enjoy fellowship with one another.
  • Christmas Sponsorship - Sponsor a Madonna House resident or St. Elizabeth Lodge family for Christmas. Wish list will be provided.
  • Advent and Christmas Committee - Do you just love Christmas? Help our residents celebrate the season by planning, finding sponsors, decorating, cooking, or serving.
Wish List (In-Kind Donations)

St. Elizabeth Lodge is a special place supported by special people. Anything that is given to our residents means so much more when it is given with love…attach a special note, pray over it, make it thoughtful!

  • Welcome Baskets…include a card and let our residents know that you are praying for them and that they will rock their time at St. Elizabeth Lodge. All items should be new and unopened. This is a great project for bible study groups.
    • 2 heavy duty laundry baskets (think fun colors!)
    • Bathroom set (2 large bath mats, 4 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 2 wash cloths)
    • Shower curtain, liner, and rings
    • 2 loofahs
    • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap
    • Kitchen towel and pot holder set
    • Gift card for Burger King or Arby’s for a family dinner
    • Kum&Go gift card
    • Good News Translation Bible (write a special note inside!)
    • Planner
    • Gratitude Journal
    • Travel tumbler
    • Snack items
    • Gatorade
  • New large or medium microwave
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary keychain
  • New queen and twin size sheets and mattress covers
  • New pillows
  • New pots and pans
  • Baking dishes
  • New cookie sheets
  • Complete silverware sets
  • New or used set of four drinking glasses
  • New food storage containers

All donations should be scheduled in advance by calling (918) 508-7140.

 

Contact Us

(918) 508-7140

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