Showing Christ’s Love Across the Diocese

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tulsa operates five physical locations: the main campus in Tulsa, plus helping centers in McAlester, Muskogee, Poteau and Sallisaw. Emergency assistance funding is also provided through 16 parishes.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tulsa operates five physical locations: the main campus in Tulsa, plus helping centers in McAlester, Muskogee, Poteau and Sallisaw. Emergency assistance funding is also provided through 16 parishes.

When one thinks of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tulsa, they think just that…Tulsa. The beautiful campus at Harvard and Apache is where most of Catholic Charities’ 13 programs operate. What many don’t realize is that the Diocese of Tulsa includes the entire right half of Oklahoma, and Catholic Charities’ services spread the entire way, from Miami to Durant.

Catholic Charities Eastern Oklahoma Outreach Program operates four helping centers, located in McAlester, Muskogee, Poteau and Sallisaw. In addition, emergency assistance funding is provided through 16 parishes across eastern Oklahoma.

The four helping centers each have limited staff and numerous volunteers who work hard to help the people in their communities with food, clothing and other services. Parishes also apply for funding to assist with services they provide in their areas. Some parishes operate small food pantries while others provide limited financial assistance to those in need.

• Services at Sallisaw Helping Center include food, clothing, referral services, and limited financial assistance for rent, utilities and prescriptions. They operate Monday through Friday from 10am-2pm.

• Immaculate Conception Helping Center in Poteau operates a food pantry and provides limited financial assistance for rent, utilities and prescriptions on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9am-2pm.

• St. Jude Helping Center in McAlester is open from 10am-6pm on Fridays and noon-3pm on Saturdays. Services include a food pantry, referral service and limited financial assistance for rent, utilities and prescriptions. They will be moving into a new space soon…a former grocery store with double the square feet of the current location!

• Catholic Charities recently began operation of the helping center in Muskogee and will continue to partner with St. .Joseph Parish to provide food and infant clothing and supplies from Monday through Friday from 9am-noon.

• St. Mark Parish in Pryor works with Catholic Charities each year to provide coats and Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets to
those in need in their area.

For addresses and more information about these services, go to cctulsa.org/services.