Impact & Response

How have we helped the Tulsa area during COVID-19? 

The nature of CSC’s work is that we operate mostly behind the scenes, but as this page showcases, our work is very much at the forefront of community issues and needs. Please consider donating to CSC so that we can continue our COVID-19 response, and the entire spectrum of support we provide for vulnerable Oklahomans.

Across all lines of services, Community Service Council programs saw dramatic increases in needs throughout 2020 and into 2021. 211 Eastern Oklahoma doubled our staff to accommodate call volume to respond to COVID-19 calls and requests for food and utility assistance; our Veteran program’s budget doubled to continue housing and feeding homeless veterans throughout Tulsa; our Power of Families program which supports Hispanic/Latinx families added a staff member and distributed immigrant relief funds in partnership with GKFF to families not eligible for stimulus checks; our Child Care Resource Center designed online trainings for childcare workers and trained ten times the number of workers from previous years; and our Healthy Start partnered with Tulsa Metro Meals on Wheels to provide a refrigerated truck to assist more families in our service area with meal delivery.

At the heart of everything we do is the desire to serve as a lifeline for Tulsa’s most vulnerable populations. We do this through customized, client-focused programs, partnerships and data projects that are on the ground and in step with the community.


In 2021, while still providing COVID-19 relief to our community, CSC also commemorated our 80th anniversary.

Click below to view our history and timeline throughout 80 years of serving Tulsa, and learn how we are continuing this legacy today.

Hear powerful testimonials from CSC staff on how our agency serves as a lifeline for Tulsa’s most vulnerable. We produced this video for our 80th anniversary in August 2021. 

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