OKLAHOMA 55J

DHS Info Best Program Career Connections Center
Career Transitions Program Comm. Literacy Center COPE, Inc.
ELITE Program EmPower Program EMPOWER WORKS
GOALS Program HIRE/First Step Program Jeff Rominger Community Center
Mid-Del GED Northeast Community Center  Opportunities Ind. Center
Pivot Program Project EMPLOY/Ruth Dropkins Project REACH
Top Program   Total Life Counseling

A D D I T I O N A L      R E S O U R C E S

Eagle Ridge Institute Ed. & Employment Ministry Drug Recovery, Inc.
S.O.S. TLC Workforce Oklahoma

DHS Info

Area III

55J

Mailing Address - Physical Address
1115 SE 66th St
Oklahoma City, OK 
73149

(405) 604-8800 FAX (405) 604-8945

1-866-231-8394

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday     8 Am to 5 PM
We can make an appointment to meet with customers before or after
our normal working hours.
Please contact our office to request an appointment.

County Director
Rhonda Blaylock Smith

Rhonda.Blaylock-Smith@okdhs.org

Contact Person: Diane Scholl, Karen.Scholl@okdhs.org
                                
(405)604-8876

Assessment Day: Wednesday, 8:30 A.M.

Staffing Day: Friday, 8:30 A.M.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Sallisaw: I-40 West to I-35 South. Exit on S. E. 66th. At Light, turn Left, go through lights. At second light, turn left.

OKC: Take I-35 South. Exit on S.E. 66th. At the light turn left. (You will see Arby’s on the right.) You will go through one more light. At the second light, turn left.

Assessment Specialist: Jackie McDaniel


BEST Program
(Tech Center Special Project) 

Physical Address:  Metro Tech
                                 201 N.W. 48th
                                 Oklahoma City, OK 73105 

Contact Person(s):    Dwayne Miller – Coordinator
                                    Tonya Walker – Placement Specialist
                                    Terri Grusendorf – Placement Specialist
                                   
Wanda Combs – Secretary

                              

 Phone Number: (405) 605-3316                                 Service Area: Okla. and
                                                                                         surrounding counties

Fax Number: (405) 605-3349                     

Services Offered:  Academic assessment, Career assessment, Interest assessment, Orientation to BEST, Academic enhancement
                                Life skills components to foster growth and success, Job readiness classes, Individualized Employment Strategies
                                Plan, Computerized Placement Services (G.E.M.), Training courses, Customized training classes for BEST
                                participants, ADA 504 accommodations are available to students with disabilities, ESL interpreters are available to
                                non-English speaking students, Computer literacy training available for all participants

Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:30 am—4:00pm (open entry)

Eligibility requirements: Welfare recipient, TW-2, TW-3, TABE & COPS assessment results

Fees for services:  N/A


Career Connections Center

Physical Address:  7401 N.E. 23rd
                                
Oklahoma City, OK 73141

Contact Person(s):

                              

 Phone Number:   (405) 713 -1890                                                 Service Area: 

Fax Number: 

Services Offered: 

Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Mon - Fri

Eligibility Requirements:  Welfare Recipient, TW2, TW3, TABE & COPS assessment results

Fees for Services (if applicable): 


Career Transitions Program
(College Special Project)

Physical Address:  Oklahoma City Community College
                                 7777 South May Ave
                                 Oklahoma City, OK 73159 

Contact Person(s): Norma Pugh-Seemster, Director
                                 
Nancy Abbas – Employment & Training Asst

                              

 Phone Number: 405-682-7844                        Service Area:  Oklahoma and
                                                                                 surrounding counties

Fax Number:  405-682-7824

Services Offered:  Development of an Individual Employment Plan (IEP), Intake interviews and skills assessment, Place in training for 40 hours per week, Basic skills development, Classroom training, Tutor assistance, Assistance with employment preparatory skills, Assistance with job placement, Follow-up tracking and activities

Hours:  8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday
            (Open entry except for Auto Tech, Child Development, EMT, and Pharmacy
            Tech that has traditional start dates of fall, spring, and summer semesters.)

Eligibility Requirements:  Welfare recipient, TW-2, TW-3, TABE & COPS results, GED or HS Diploma, 8th grade reading level

Fees for Services (if applicable):


Community Literacy Centers, Inc. (CLC)

Physical Address:  3707 S Blackwelder Ave
                                 Oklahoma City, OK 73119

Contact Person(s): Becky O'Dell                     

                              

 Phone Number:  405-524-7323                        Service Area:  Oklahoma and
                                                                                surrounding Counties

Fax Number:  405-631-4218

Services Offered:  Low-level Literacy in Reading, Math, and Spelling

Hours:  8:30 A.M. – 8:00 P.M. Mon. & Wednesday
             8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.  Tue., Thur., & Fri.

Eligibility Requirements:  TW-2, TW-3, Assessment Results

Fees for Services (if applicable):  N/A


COPE, Inc.

Physical Address:  2701 N. Oklahoma
                                 Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Contact Person(s): Latasha Featherstone                   

                              

 Phone Number:  405-528-8686                Service Area:  Oklahoma and surrounding counties

Fax Number:  405-528-8692

Services Offered:  SASSI,  UA, Counseling, & GED Prep

Hours:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Eligibility Requirements:  TW-2, TW-3, Assessment Results, Intake needed for counseling

Fees for Services (if applicable):  N/A


Drug Recovery, Inc.

Physical Address:  425 N. W. 7th
                                 Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Contact Person(s): Edie Nayfa (Director)
                                  Linda Williams                    

                              

 Phone Number:  405-235-9709                Service Area:  Oklahoma & surrounding counties

Fax Number:  405-552-2611
                      405-552-2626

Services Offered: SASSI, ASI, Counseling (Substance Abuse--Group, Individual, Family)

Hours:  8:30 am - 8:30 pm, Monday - Thursday
            8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Friday

Eligibility Requirements:  TW-2, TW-3, Assessment Results

Fees for Services (if applicable):  N/A


Eagle Ridge Institute

Physical Address:  4430 N Lincoln
                                 Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Contact Person(s): Jenine Graf                 

                              

 Phone Number:  405-424-5798            Service Area:  Oklahoma & surrounding counties

Fax Number:  405-424-5912

Services Offered:  SASSI, ASI, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Counseling

Hours:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday (evening counseling sessions)

Eligibility Requirements:  TW-2, TW-3, Assessment Results

Fees for Services (if applicable):  N/A


The Education and Employment Ministry (TEEM)

Physical Address:  14 N.E. 13th Street
                                 Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Contact Person(s): Valerie Jones-Steele                 

                              

 Phone Number:  405-235-5671                Service Area:  Oklahoma and surrounding counties

Fax Number:  405- 235-5686

Services Offered:  GED Preparation, Computer Applications (Microsoft Programs), Food Preparation, Pre-cosmetology, Drapery & Design, Upholstery, Life Skills, Job Readiness/Job Placement

Hours:  9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday, (open entry)

Eligibility Requirements:  TW-2, TW-3, Assessment Results

Fees for Services (if applicable):  N/A


EmPower Program
(College Special Project)

Physical Address: Rose State College
                                7005 S.E. 15th
                                Suite 200
                                Midwest City, OK 73110

 

Contact Person(s): Pam Emmons, Director
                                  Kim Paddyaker & Bob Davis – Training and Development Specialists
                                  Deanna Field – Secretary

 

Phone Number: (405) 732-9946                           Service Area: OK55B & OK55J

Fax Number: (405) 732-9957

Services Offered: Customer Service, Telephone Etiquette, Computer Applications, Business English, Medical Office
                               Support (terminology), Sales and Marketing

 Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am—3:30 pm (Open entry)

Eligibility requirements: Welfare recipient, TW-2, TW-3, TABE & COPS results, GED or HS Diploma

Fees for services: N/A


EMPOWER WORKS
(College Special Project)

Physical Address: Rose State College
                                7005 S.E. 15th
                                Midwest City, OK 73110

 

Contact Person(s): Pam Emmons, Director
                                  Gary Housely & Patricia Lowrey – Job Coaches
                                  La Rica Krischel – Instructor
                                  Mandi Delaughter – Secretary
 

 

Phone Number: (405) 732-9946                           Service Area: OK55B & OK55J

Fax Number: (405) 732-9957

Services Offered: Employability Skills, job search, internships

 Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am—3:30 pm (Open entry)

Eligibility requirements: Welfare recipient, TW-2, TW-3, TABE & COPS results

Fees for services: N/A


GOALS Program
(College Special Project)

Physical Address:  Redlands Community College
                                  1300 S Country Club RD
                                  El Reno, OK  73036

Contact Person(s):    Julie Lamb, Director
                                    Martha Thompson, Counselor

                              

 Phone Number:  405-262-2552 x2626           Service Area:  Oklahoma & surrounding counties

Fax Number:  405-422-1251

Services Offered:  Basic skills assessment, Employability enhancement, Job readiness in three to six months, Career certificate opportunities, Customer Services, Telephone techniques and communications, Basic office skills, Basic and intermediate computer training, Classroom and individual learning environments, Internships, work experience, mentors, and job shadowing, Counseling services

Hours:  8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday, (open entry)

Eligibility Requirements:  Welfare recipients, TW-2, TW-3, TABE & COPS Assessment Results

Fees for Services (if applicable):  N/A


H.I.R.E. / First Step Program
Moore-Norman Technology Center

Physical Address: 4701 12th Ave NW
                                Norman, OK 73059

 

Contact Person(s):  Becky Boyd, Coordinator
                                   Tina Fitzgerald – Employment Specialist
                                    Laura Thompson – Tutors
                                   
Teresa McDonald – Secretary

 

Phone Number: (405)364-5763  x7365                Service Area: Cleveland & Oklahoma Co.

Fax Number: (405)217-8266

Services Offered: H.I.R.E - Vocational training, Employment resources, Employment maintenance, Internships
                               First Step - Academic assistance for math, language, and spelling needs; Career exploration opportunities; Life
                               management classes

Hours: 

Eligibility Requirements:  Welfare recipient, TW-2, TW-3, TABE & COPS results 

Fees for Services (if applicable):


Jeff Rominger Community Center

Physical Address:  3450 SW 29th
                                  Oklahoma City, OK 73119

Contact Person(s): Eva King
                                  Betty Holmes

ESL Contact:            Linda Chitty

                              

 Phone Number:  (405) 419-4085                       Service Area: 

ESL Number:  (405) 419-4084

Services Offered: 

Hours:  8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mon - Fri

Eligibility Requirements:  Welfare Recipient, TW2, TW3, TABE & COPS assessment results, Spanish TABE also accepted for ESL classess

Fees for Services (if applicable): 


Northeast Community Center

Physical Address:  3401 NE 16th ST.
                                  Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Contact Person(s): Charlene Factory

                              

 Phone Number:               Service Area:  Oklahoma & surrounding counties

Fax Number: 

Services Offered: 

Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mon - Fri

Eligibility Requirements:  Welfare Recipient, TW2, TW3, TABE & COPS assessment results

Fees for Services (if applicable): 


Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC)

Physical Address:  400 N Walnut
                                Oklahoma City, OK  73104

Contact Person(s): Betty Thornton

                              

 Phone Number: 405-235-2651                  Service Area:  Oklahoma & surrounding counties

Fax Number:  405-235-2653

Services Offered:  GED Prep, ABE, Basic Literacy, *Self-paced Computerized Office Software Programs with specialized training clusters in:  Accounting/Finance, Legal, Medical/Health, Data Entry, Customer Service/Reception, General Office

Hours:  8:15 am - 2:45 pm, Monday - Friday

Eligibility Requirements:  Welfare recipient, TW-2, TW-3, TABE & COPS Assessment Results

Fees for Services (if applicable):  $10 Process Fee


ELITE Program
(Tech Center Special Project)

Physical Address:  Mid Del Technology Center
                                1621 Maple Dr
                                Midwest City, OK 73110

 

Contact Person(s):    Kay Long-Mentzer – Coordinator
                                    April Stoner – Job Coordinator
                                     Shirley Hall – Secretary

 

 Phone Number: 405-739-1707 x368            Service Area:  OK Co.

Fax Number:  405-739-1751

Services Offered:  Personal needs counseling, Test interpretation, Career Guidance, College Advisement, Financial
                                 Assistance, Selection of Classes

Hours:  8:30 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday (open entry)

Eligibility Requirements:  Welfare recipient, TW-2, TW-3, TABE & COPS results, Sanctions not allowed

Fees for Services (if applicable): 


Pivot Program
El Reno Campus

Physical Address:  Canadian Valley Tech Center
                                6505 E Highway 66
                                El Reno, OK 73036-9117

 

Contact Person(s):    Marge Walker, Coordinator                           

 

 Phone Number: (405) 422-2338         Service Area:   Blaine, Canadian, Custer, Grady,
                                                                                    Kingfisher, OK Co.

Fax Number: (405) 422-2292

Services Offered:  Employability Skills, Vocational Training

Hours:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Eligibility Requirements:  TANF client

Fees for Service (if applicable):  N/A


Mid-Del GED

Physical Address:  2712 S Midwest Blvd.
                                  Midwest City, OK 73110

 

Contact Person(s):    Linda Dudek                         

 

 Phone Number: (405) 739-1783        Service Area:   Blaine, Canadian, Custer, Grady,
                                                                                    Kingfisher, OK Co.

Services Offered: 

Hours:  Varies with selected program.
              Normal office hours are from 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. Mon. – Fri.

Eligibility Requirements:  Welfare recipient, TW-2, TW-3, TABE & COPS results, 16 years or older

Fees for Service (if applicable):  N/A


Project EMPLOY/Ruth Dropkins

Physical Address:  6500 S Shields
                                  Oklahoma City, OK 73149

Contact Person(s): Felecia Bauhgn

                              

 Phone Number:   (405) 634-  1628                 Service Area:  Oklahoma & surrounding counties

Fax Number: 

Services Offered: 

Hours:  8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mon - Thur, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon Fri

Eligibility Requirements:  Welfare Recipient, TW2, TW3, TABE & COPS assessment results

Fees for Services (if applicable): 


Project REACH
(College Special Project)

Physical Address: OSU-OKC
                                900 North Portland Ave
                                Oklahoma City, OK 73107

 

Contact Person(s):   Angela Barnes – Coordinator
                                    Marge Robertson – Job Developer

 

 Phone Number: (405) 945-8683              Service Area: Okla. and surrounding counties

Fax Number: (405) 945-9123

Services Offered: Customer service, Resume writing, Interviewing skills, Interpersonal skills, Goal-setting, Self-esteem building, Personal Finance, Specific training courses

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am—3:30 pm (Open entry)

Eligibility requirements: Welfare recipient, TW-2, TW-3, TABE & COPS assessment results.

Fees for services: N/A


TLC

Physical Address: 5900 Mosteller
                                Suite 333
                                Oklahoma City, OK 73112

 

Contact Person(s): Shannon Wattie
                                 Francis Smith

 

 Phone Number: 405-840-7040                        Service Area:  Oklahoma Co.

Fax Number:  405-840-7012

Services Offered:  Group, Individual, Family Counseling; UA's

Hours:  8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday, or evenings

Eligibility Requirements:  Client referred based on SASSI/ASI

Fees for Services (if applicable):  N/A


TOP Program
(Tech Center Special Project)

Physical Address:  Francis Tuttle Technology Center
                                 12777 North Rockwell Avenue
                                 Oklahoma City, OK 73142                             

 

Contact Person(s): Barbara Miller, Coordinator

                              

Phone Number: (405) 717-4174                              Service Area: Oklahoma, Lincoln, & Logan Co.

Fax Number: (405) 717-4676

Services Offered:  Career and interest assessment, Basic education (Math, Language, Reading), Employability skills (resumes, cover letters, interviewing), Life skills training, Conflicts resolution training, Vocational skills training

Hours:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am—3:00 pm (Open entry)

 Eligibility requirements: Welfare recipient, TW-2, TW-3, TABE & COPS assessment results

 Fees for services:  N/A


Total Life Counseling

Physical Address:  3000 United Founders Blvd., Ste. 239
                                  Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Contact Person(s): Sharlotte Campbell, Executive Director

                              

 Phone Number:   (405) 840-7040                 Service Area:  Oklahoma & surrounding counties

Fax Number: 

Services Offered:  SASSI, UA, Counseling

Hours:  Adjusted with counseling requirements

Eligibility Requirements:  Welfare Recipient, TW2, TW3, Client must also be receiving counseling at TLC

Fees for Services (if applicable): 


S.O.S.

Physical Address:  4801N Classen
                                 Suite 125
                                 OKC, OK  73118

 

Contact Person(s):    Nancy Humphries

 

 Phone Number: 405-810-1766                            Service Area:  Oklahoma Co.
 Cell:  405-414-4447

Fax Number:  450-810-0331

Services Offered:  Substance Abuse Treatment from one hour to 30 hours a week; Individualized and Group Counseling; GED Prep; TANF participation requirement

Hours:  8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday - Friday, or as needed

Eligibility Requirements:  Need based on SASSI/ASI

Fees for Services (if applicable):  N/A for TANF clients


Workforce Oklahoma

Physical Address:  One North Walker Ave
                                 OKC, OK  73102

 

Contact Person(s):    Rena Jarvoe McGehee

 

 Phone Number: 405-297-2857                                      Service Area:  Oklahoma &
                                                                                         surrounding counties
Fax Number:  405-297-2376

Services Offered:  Employment Assistance

Hours:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday

Eligibility Requirements: 

Fees for Services (if applicable):  N/A