Partnership Aims to End Generational Poverty in Oklahoma County
Upward Transitions is honored to receive $20,000 from Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores. These funds will support the mission of Upward Transitions as it strives to end generational poverty in Oklahoma County.
Upward Transitions serves families and individuals who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or stranded by providing case management and stabilizing resources to help meet basic social needs. Our ultimate goal is to assist families and individuals during times of financial devastation, so they remain – or can return to being – productive contributors to their community.
Periann Pulliam, Chief Executive Officer of Upward Transitions shared, “Upward Transitions is grateful to Judy Love and Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores for their generous support of our services. Our programs to end generational poverty have never been more relevant, and we appreciate that Love’s recognizes our work.”
In the past year, Upward Transitions has seen exponential growth in requests for assistance. In 2019-2020 Upward Transitions assisted more than 3,330 people in 2,034 households with their basic needs. Upward Transitions is well on track to exceed these numbers for 2020-2021.
With the support of organizations, like Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, Upward Transitions can support families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Through Upward Transitions’ Community Outreach Program, emergency relief, case management, and direct services are provided to clients to address the issues of homelessness and generational poverty.