Upward Transitions Kicks Off Annual Campaign to Prevent and Reduce Homelessness in Oklahoma County

OKLAHOMA CITY — Upward Transitions officially kicked off its 2022-2023 Annual Campaign to prevent and reduce homelessness in Central Oklahoma on Monday, August 15, 2022.

The Annual Fundraising Campaign supports Upward Transitions’ Community Outreach Program, which fulfills its mission to prevent generational poverty through community collaboration, emergency relief, and empowerment, therefore inspiring hope in families and individuals experiencing housing instability. It 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.

“With evictions on the rise and a lack of affordable housing in Oklahoma County, our services are vital to our community to prevent and reduce homelessness,” explained Periann Pulliam, CEO at Upward Transitions. “It makes economic sense for the community to do what we can to prevent evictions and keep families and seniors housed to reduce the number of those experiencing homelessness.”

Upward Transitions is a nonprofit organization that has served the Greater Oklahoma City community for over 97 years. Our vision is to end generational poverty in Central Oklahoma, and our mission is to prevent it. The focus of our Community Outreach Program is to serve those who are homeless and low-income families and seniors, and emergency travel for stranded travelers, and victims of domestic violence and human trafficking to get them to a safe place. We serve residents in Oklahoma County through a case management process in collaboration with other social services agencies to provide wrap-around services to help clients restore their lives toward a more sustainable future.

To donate to Upward Transitions’ annual campaign online, please visit the website at www.upwardtransitions.org or contribute a financial gift by mail or phone to Upward Transitions, 1134 W Main St., Oklahoma City, OK 73106, 405-232-5507.

For more information, please contact Karla Stinnett, Director of Development and Public Relations at 405-232-5507 ext. 113.

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Media Contact: Karla Stinnett, (405) 232-5507 x113, kstinnett@upwardtransitions.org

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