Getting Help (Updated 1/20/21 @ 5:00 pm)

FOOD

  • Our Daily Bread (701 E. 12th) - Tuesdays 2-6 p.m.; Thursdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3rd Saturdays 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Food boxes to go. Bring an ID and proof of Payne County residence (if different than what's on your ID)
  • Salvation Army (1101 S. Lowry) - Mon.-Fri. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. - Food boxes, call for pick up time 405-372-1554
    • Serving free dinner meals for children 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday Lunch truck distributing meals to Stillwater and surrounding communities.
  • Mobile Meals - Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. - Continues to provide lunches to current clients. Volunteers are also providing groceries to clients. No new volunteers are being accepted
  • First Methodist Church Community Dinner (400 W. 7th) - Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Get meals to go. 
  • Presbyterian Brunch (524 Duncan) - Saturdays at 11 a.m. Get meals to go. Check their calendar.
  • Oklahoma Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Monthly benefit to buy food based on the size of household, income, and expenses. Click here to apply.

RENT & MORTGAGE

  • Eviction Moratorium extended to January 31, 2021 - Information from the National Low Income Housing Coalition on what this means to renters and eligibility requirements. Declaration to landlord instructions and form from Oklahoma Legal Aid.  More in depth information from the National Housing Law Project
  • Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency - Accepting applications for rental assistance.
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - In partnership with the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development have resources to help homeowners and renters during COVID-19
  • Freddie Mac - Get info about assistance to homeowners & renters facing financial hardships due to COVID-19
  • Fannie Mae - Access their COVID-19 portal for homeowners and renters
  • City of Stillwater - appropriated $150,000 from the CARES Act funding to assist citizens who are having a hard time making utilities, rent or mortgage payments due to direct results of COVID-19. Applications have been suspended due to high volume of requests, more information here.

UTILITIES

PHONE & INTERNET
  • Low cost internet options - A chart of reduced price internet options for low income subscribers
  • Lifeline - Offers discounted phone and broadband internet service to eligible low-income subscribers. 
  • Other companies like T-MobileUS CellularCricketBoost MobileVerizon are expanding data, waiving activation fees, offering payment plans, and providing a variety of other services. 
HEALTHCARE 
  • COBRA Continuation Coverage - May be available if you are experiencing a lapse in employment.
  • SoonerCare - Oklahoma's Medicaid helps pay some or all medical bills for those who need assistance. 
  • Medicare - Federal health insurance mostly covering those 65 or older and some people with disabilities.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

  • Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc., can help with unemployment applications and appeals, evictions and foreclosures, applying for ACA health insurance, and other services. Apply for help online or at 888-534-5243.
  • OKLaw.org has information and links to useful legal forms.
  • NOLO Legal Guides - Covers the law and your legal rights during COVID-19 on a wide variety of topics including foreclosure, debt management, immigration, estate planning, and many more.