211 Eastern Oklahoma serves as a connection hub to thousands of resources for people who need help and don’t know where to turn. Now more than ever, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are fulfilling this vital role as a community directory of critical resources available to people who have been impacted by COVID-19 across Eastern Oklahoma. This webpage is updated regularly to serve as a one-stop clearinghouse to announce new resources and services as the information becomes available to us.
Our mission is to quickly connect those in need with the nearby services that can help. The updates on this webpage are also reflected in the information our call specialists give to Oklahomans who dial 2-1-1, and in our Online Directory.
For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1. For COVID-19 issues or complaints, please email the Oklahoma State Department of Health at: COVID19@health.ok.gov
Have you received a notice from your landlord or a summons to court? Call 2-1-1 immediately to learn about the resources and support available to you. 211 Eastern Oklahoma can connect you with legal resources to help you through the eviction process. Even if you have not paid your rent, resources are available to help you with advice or representation. If you receive a summons to court, go to your court date. Even if you believe you will be evicted, it is your opportunity to tell the judge about your situation.Seek legal assistance by calling 2-1-1 or submitting your information at OKLegalConnect.org. Mothers who live in North Tulsa can also seek assistance from Still She Rises.
Rental assistance is available through Restore Hope to provide relief to low- and moderate-income households residing in Tulsa County that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to COVID-19.
Please be sure to contact your utilities service provider directly to find out options you may have to avoid disconnection.
ONG:1-800-664-5463 or oklahomanaturalgas.com/cares
Utility assistance is available for renters impacted by COVID-19 through the Tulsa Community Foundation. For assistance, dial 2-1-1.
FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. FEMA will begin accepting applications on April 12, 2021 through our dedicated call center.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health has prepared a list of regional drive-thru testing sites with requirements and capacity varying by location.
Register online to receive a notification when you’re eligible to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at vaccinate.oklahoma.gov.
Get help managing your money or accessing emergency programs because of COVID-19.
Learn about the Earned Income Tax Credit: a tax break for working families who meet certain eligibility requirements based on earned income, number of children and marital status. Those who qualify could use the tax credit to reduce the taxes they owe and could increase their refund.
FREE tax filing services through Goodwill’s VITA program available starting on 2/1/21.
Other Goodwill of Tulsa FInancial Wellness resources:
If you or someone you know is having a hard time paying all your bills or has to choose between groceries and bills, call Hunger Free Oklahoma for help filling out a SNAP application. You can apply for SNAP benefits by phone in less than 30 min with a SNAP specialist. Call 1-877-760-0114 or visit hungerfreeok.org/groceries to apply.
As of Jan. 26, 2021 the CDC is mandating that all passengers ages two and above must show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three days prior to travel to enter the United States.