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SOCIAL SERVICES

Our Mission is to improve the health and stability of our residents by helping to meet the basic needs of lower income and older adults of Oklahoma County. We hope this website provides you with useful information, but if you need additional information, please send us an email, or call us at 405-713-1893.

Garden of Hope

The Social Services Department, along with volunteers from RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), and TASK (Teaching and Saving Kids), maintains a vegetable garden and a fruit orchard to provide fresh produce to older adults who receive meals at Oklahoma County Senior Nutrition's congregate meal sites.

The Garden of Hope is coordinated by Oklahoma County Social Services and is located behind the Social Services facility at 7401 Northeast 23rd Street in Oklahoma City. The garden consists of 6 raised beds, 4 feet wide by 30 feet long, with drip irrigation. The beds are raised so that they can be worked from a scooter type of wheelchair, and a portion of the garden is set in concrete so that a traditional wheelchair can easily navigate. This garden grows vegetables for low income elderly people who cannot afford to have fresh produce in their diet. The garden is coordinated by Social Services, is cared for by the volunteers, and is overseen by a “garden coach” who advises us and helps take care of the garden as needed. We also have a Master Gardener as one of our primary volunteers.

The garden is maintained by volunteers from RSVP of Central Oklahoma and the TASK Impact Center, along with some individual volunteers. RSVP volunteers are senior volunteers who provide services to other seniors; TASK volunteers are reformed gang members who are working to keep young children from joining gangs and to help others find their way out of gangs. If you are interested in volunteering with the garden project, please contact Terry Bolden at 405-713-1899.

Gatekeeper Program

The Gatekeeper Program connects older adults to the services they need, and works with 211 and people in the community to extend services to those in need but who aren't familiar with how to access services.  This is a non-emergency service.  Review the Gatekeeper Program of Oklahoma County.

Homeless Services

Social Services works with various agencies to provide assistance to people who are experiencing homelessness in Oklahoma County. We help connect people to services and our Housing Navigators work with the Homeless Alliance and the Journey Home Program, working to house the most vulnerable among this population.

Pharmacy Services

The Oklahoma County Pharmacy provides prescription medication at no cost to eligible low income residents of Oklahoma County. We strongly recommend that you call to make sure we carry the medication you need. We are not a full service pharmacy, and do not carry all medications. We do not carry narcotics. 

Please call to see if we carry your medications, and to find out what documentation you will need to bring to see if you're eligible. You will need a new written prescription from the doctor; we cannot accept call-in prescriptions or refill bottles from other pharmacies. Applicants will complete an application form and be interviewed by an eligibility analyst to determine eligibility for services.

If you need additional assistance, contact us:

7401 NE 23rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73141
405-713-1893
ssdonglo@oklahomacounty.org 

Important Note! Pay close attention to the hours of operation and call first to check and see if we carry the medication you need.

Our Location

The Oklahoma County Pharmacy has one location. For hours, directions, and office information, click here.

Office Address

7401 NE 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK 73141
405-713-1893

Hours

Monday - Friday
8 am - 12 pm (sign in by 11:30 am for service)
1 pm - 3:30 pm (sign in by 3 pm for service)

*Closed for lunch from 12 pm - 1 pm. Closed for major holidays.

Directions

Get Directions: Located in the Oklahoma County Social Services building on the north side of Northeast 23rd Street between Air Depot and Midwest Boulevard.

Senior Services

The Social Services department operates the Gatekeeper ProgramOklahoma County has convened three Senior Summits and commissioned a statistical report on seniors in Oklahoma County, and is constantly doing research regarding the status and needs of seniors in this area. We also operate the Gatekeeper Program of Oklahoma County, working with a variety of organizations to provide a safety net for seniors.

Burial / Cremation

The Burial / Cremation Program is operated in cooperation with local area funeral homes and the Office of the Medical Examiner. The county provides services for persons who died in Oklahoma County and whose bodies are unclaimed, or for whom no funds are available. Referrals for this program must come from a funeral home in Oklahoma County or from the Office of the Medical Examiner. Due to budgetary constraints, cremations are provided in most cases. Burial services are provided only under certain extenuating circumstances.