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Area V


P.O. Box 370
511 S. Harper
Poteau, OK 74953

Open Mon thru Fri - 7:30am to 5pm
To schedule appointments outside of normal working hours, please contact your assigned case worker.

(918) 649-2300

FAX (918) 649-2481



County Director
Sevilla Vance


TANF Supervisor: Rhonda Tucker, Rhonda.Tucker@okdhs.org

Contact Workers: Jim Hurst , Angie Waggoner, Shannon Barnes


STAFFING DAY: Mondays (following the week of testing) 8:30 AM


From Poteau:  Going into Poteau from the north, follow the highway (it becomes Broadway in Poteau) through town  From the overpass by Wal-mart, count 6 stoplights.  At the 6th stoplight you should see the courthouse on your right.    Turn left onto Dewey.  Go to the 3rd stoplight.  Turn right onto Harper Street.   The LeFlore County DHS office is located at 511 South Harper.   

From Oklahoma City: take I-40 to Sallisaw. Exit at Sallisaw on Highway 59. Follow Highway 59 to the intersection of Highway 9. Stay on highway 9 until you come to a four way stop. TURN RIGHT and follow the highway until you get into Poteau. You will be on BROADWAY. Follow the above directions from here.

ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST: Freda Reed (918) 653-2302, Cell: (918) 649-5665

Oklahoma State Employment Service

Physical Address:  106 Rogers
                                  Poteau, OK 74953


Contact Person(s):    Ron Gates, Manager


 Phone Number: 918- 647-3124             Service Area: LeFlore Co.

Fax Number:  918-647-8939

Services Offered:  Resources for helping locate employment; Unemployment Benefits

Hours:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Eligibility Requirements:  Unemployment

Fees for Services (if applicable):

Power I

Physical Address:  Carl Albert State College
                                  1507 S McKenna
                                   Poteau, OK  74953


Contact Person(s):    Sheila Long
                                     Ramona Smith


Phone Number: 918- 647-1292             Service Area: LeFlore Co.

Fax Number:  918-647-1293

Services Offered:  Life Skills, Computer Classes, Job Shadowing, Resume Writing, GED Prep

Hours:  8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Eligibility Requirements:  TANF Client

Fees for Services:  Paid by TANF grant monies (Special Projects)

Women's Crisis Center

Physical Address:  Shelter not revealed for security purposes

                                    Poteau, OK


Contact Person(s):    Jodi Patterson, Manager
                                    P O Box 774
                                    Poteau, OK  74953


 Phone Number: 918- 647-9800 CRISIS LINE            Service Area:  LeFlore Co.
                              918-647-2810 Business Office                         

Fax Number: 

Services Offered:  Crisis Intervention, Shelter for Abused Women and their children, Abused Men are housed in local hotels

Hours:  24 hours/day

Eligibility Requirements:  Domestic Violence Victim

Fees for Services (if applicable): 

S.E. Oklahoma Counseling Center

Physical Address:  900 N Broadway, Suite 2
                                  PO Box 127
                                  Poteau, OK  74953


Contact Person(s):    Leslie Little
                                    Crystal Alfin


Phone Number: 918- 649-0230             Service Area: LeFlore Co.

Fax Number:  918-649-1492

Services Offered:  SASSI, UA, Family/Group/Individual Counseling

Hours:  Vary

Eligibility Requirements:  TANF Diversion Assistance, CWS Medical Card

Fees for Services (if applicable):  Medicaid Card