Upward Transitions will not be taking requests for assistance on Monday, May 27, 2024, due to the Memorial Day holiday.

We will resume weekly rent and utilities assistance screening requests on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 7:00 a.m. through our ONLINE website form or by calling 405-232-5507 at 9:00 a.m. until we receive the number of qualifying requests that meet our funding capacity for the week.

We do not accept requests during weeks with a holiday. If you need assistance, please call 2-1-1 to be connected to other resources that may be able to help you.

Attention:  The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the rest of this week and into next week!  These temperatures put many of our neighbors without shelter in particular danger of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Please go to UT Heat Advisory for ways that you can help, instructions on how to watch for heat related illness, and a list of shelters providing extra space to get out of the heat.

Upward Transitions has reached its funding capacity for this week and can no longer receive requests for assistance. Please call 2-1-1 to be connected to other resources that may be able to assist you.

Our Mission


Serving Oklahoma City since 1925, Upward Transitions strives to prevent generational poverty through community collaboration, emergency relief, and empowerment, therefore inspiring hope in our neighbors experiencing housing instability.

In 2022-2023, nearly 4,000 people recieved direct assistance from Upward Transitions, including transportation, rent and utility assistance, food, legal documents, housing, and state IDs and birth certificates.

For more information:  Annual Report Summary Page

Learn more about how you can help Oklahomans in need:

If you are in Oklahoma City or Oklahoma County and are in need of assistance, click the button for more information about how to apply for assistance from one of Upward Transitions’ programs:

Join us for Celebrity Wait Night 2024!

Your Celebrity Waiters will be great former OU and OSU star athletes from our state! Thursday, July 18, 2024 at Hideaway Pizza in Automobile Alley, OKC! Come eat pizza for charity!
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Our methods of serving our community may have changed over the last few months, but we are still here for you when you need support. If you can't find what you need on our website, please call our office for more information.
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Invite Us to Your Event or Meeting

Whether your meeting or event is large or small, Upward Transitions is ready to come present more information about our organization, our services, our history, and our plans for the future. We also give presentations on homelessness and poverty in Oklahoma.

We can tailor our presentation’s content, length, and focus based on the information that you need. PowerPoint presentations and/or video support can also be made available.

There is no cost for a representative from Upward Transitions to speak at your event, but the event must be within Oklahoma City or Oklahoma County, Oklahoma to qualify, unless there are special circumstances that would benefit an audience outside of our programs service area.

For more information contact Conna Dewart, Development and Public Relations Manager at (405) 232-5507 x 113 or email

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