OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma National Guard Contacts

 

If you’re a family member of a deployed Oklahoma service member and need help or seek information about resources available to you, contact Lori Gill at lori.a.gill2@nfg@mail.mil.  405-228-5389,

Lamar.h.Wilson@us.army.mil.  Oklahoma Transition Assistance Advisor, Ret. MSG Lamar Wilson who can assist service members in all issues related to readjustment for returning Guard.  Office: 405-228-5083  Cell:  405-473-7996.

Family Assistance Centers – Oklahoma Military Family Assistance Centers List of contact names and phone numbers of 2012 individuals who are available to assist military, veterans and families from any branch of the service find the resources they need.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse (Oklahoma Dept.) – 405-522-3908

Military One Source Oklahoma Contact Mr. Trey Bruce trey.bruce@militaryonesource.com 405-570-9190 and the Military One Source Hotline Number 1-800-342-9647

 

 

Oklahoma City Metro Assistance

Adaptive Services for Veterans “Oklahoma ABLE Tech” http://okabletech.okstate.edu or 1-800-257-1705 for information about adaptive services for disabled veterans.

Army Wounded Warrior (AW2) – Gregory Yoder at 405-778-0773 or gregory.s.yoder@us.army.mil (8 am to 5pm) AW2 is the official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill, and injured Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families, wherever they are located, regardless of military status.

Career Tech Education and Employment Link – this is a great link for a variety of resources available for Oklahoma Military, veterans and families.  www.ct4vets.com 

A Chance to Change www.achancetochange.org.  A Chance to Change Foundation was established in 1979 as an addiction treatment center, with an emphasis on helping the whole family.  Experienced counselors can help with substance abuse, problem gambling, sex addiction, and other behavioral addictions.  Counselors are qualified to work with those suffering from depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress e, and other trauma.  We can help with marital and family issues, and have children and adolescent specialists on staff. A Chance to Change offers education classes, workshops, and prevention programs.  We also have an active Employee Assistance Program.

Crisis Center for Oklahoma County – 405-522-8100

Crisis Help Line for Central Oklahoma www.heartlineoklahoma.org Help for crisis in Central Oklahoma. Dial 2-1-1 from a land line for crisis intervention in Central Oklahoma.

Dental Care – offered for veterans with PTSD! VFU has collaborated with D-Dent to offer dental care for veterans in need. Visit www.d-dentok.org for more information and to download the application. Best practice is to call 2 weeks after sending in the application. Thanks to the dental community for offering to support and serve our veterans!

EFT Healing Technique mentalcoach@hotmail.com – Email of Jack Rhodes, Ph.D. who practices EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and is interested in assisting veterans and families dealing with trauma. Phone is 405-397-6690. See “Healing Resources” link for detailed description of this technique.

Foundation for Exceptional Warriors – http://www.exceptionalwarriors.org/ The FEW will assist in the healing process of the families and veterans of Special Operations Forces, those recognized for valorous actions, and also those wounded in combat, regardless of era, by providing customized therapeutic recreational and sporting events, at both the local and national levels, to enhance their mental and physical health and to better allow for successful reintegration with their family and community.

Healing Touch for Veterans and Families A group of Healing Touch Practitioners have offered their services at no fee.  Click here to find these practitioners.

Housing and Urban Development – Contact for Homeless Veterans okwebmanager@hud.gov or Point of Contact in OKC; Marcus Whitt, II  OKC 405-609-8509 and Tulsa 918-292-8900.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Research at OSU in Tulsa http://www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/research/cahm/research.php
The International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation is studying a low-pressure hyperbaric oxygen treatment protocol in volunteers who have been diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)/Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) and TBI/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in a multicenter clinical trial using an observational study design. OSU Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine is a leading site in this research project.

Healing Touch – Contact Terry Sparks at 405-456-5138 or view brochure at http://veteransfamiliesunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/OKC-VA-Healing-Touch-Project.pdf you may also reach Terry at terryannsparks@sbcglobal.net

Honoring Americas Warriors – www.honoringamericaswarriors.org
Honoring America’s Warriors is America’s #1 resource dedicated to supporting the physical, mental, and spiritual wellness services to our nation’s heroes.  Honoring America’s Warriors provides a 10 man team of post 9/11 disabled combat veterans, in dress uniform, for full military funeral honors for our brave that have served. You would think this is fully addressed, but leave it to a veteran committed to honoring his military family throughout the lifespan, to recognize a need that hasn’t been met.  An OK based inspirational story and service!

Jobs for Oklahoma Veterans – www.OKMilitaryConnection.com A nice comprehensive website with Oklahoma Career Search opportunities, job postings and other helpful information for Oklahoma Veterans.

Legal Assistance – Great news for Oklahoma Military, Vets and families! The Ok Bar Association launched a new website at www.okbar.org/heroes which combines VOLUNTEER lawyers with those in need. Visit their website to learn more! A BIG THANK YOU to the lawyers of OK for stepping up to serve our heroes and families!

Life Troopshttp://lifetroops.tv  The mission offers a faith-based outreach program encompassing the “Mind, Body and Spirit” curriculum of Re-Boot Recovery, designed to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of service members and their families.

Massage Therapy – A metro area Massage Therapist who is a retired military member for 20 years and has a B.S. in Psychology offers her healing massage.  Located in Norman, you can read more about her at www.sandikissanemts.com.  Sandi offers her therapeutic massage on a sliding fee.  Be sure and tell her you are a veteran or a family member of a veteran.

Oklahoma County Veterans Diversion Program This program is designed for veterans from ANY conflict who are facing legal issues as an option for support and diversion when faced with specific legal issues.  Contact OCVP Investigator Chris Gordon (a veteran working for this program) at dachrgor@oklahomacountry.org or at 405-713-2329 to inquire about the program application.  (OK DA office and North Care cooperative effort on behalf of veterans)

Oklahoma Women Veterans Organization Provides an opportunity for communicating and associating with women who have served and are in need of assistance.  www.okwvo.org

Operation Homefront Oklahoma – 1-580-581-0772

Patriot Clinics – www.patriotclinics.com The mission of Patriot Clinics is to offer healing to returning American Military members and the PTSD/TBI problems they are experiencing after serving in areas of combat using Hyperbaric Oxygen Tanks.  NO PATIENT IS CHARGED.  

Patriots n Recovery Living – raybakerlc@gmail.com Providing a leg-up to sober living for patriots who want a drug and alcohol free environment.  Edmond, OK.  Celebrate Recovery and PTSD meetings.  405-550-0611.

Sunbeam Family Services – Veteran families can apply for early childhood programs such as Head Start.  bwilson@sunbeamfamilyservices.org or 405-605-8232.

Tinker Air Force Base-Family Advocacy Program Contact Joyce Atlee at joyce.atlee@tinker.af.mil or Audra Hunt at audra.hunt.ctr@tinker.af.mil (M-F from 7am to 4pm) for family resources or call 405-582-6604.

TMS Practitioners – TMS is a tool for treating depression (see our “Healing Resources” tab for a full explanation).  Oklahoma City practitioners include Doctors Jennifer Morris, Amal Chakraburty and Janita Ardis.  A TMS Therapy Center is located in Tulsa and can be reached at 918-747-8867.

Transitional Leadership Academy Free assistance to Veterans seeking employment in ways to become employment ready.  Passionate leadership makes this a promising support for unemployed veterans.  Contact Jackie Tucker at 405-682-7896 or visit www.occc.edu/tla for more information.  Located at OKCCC.

Transportation Assistance – Veterans’ Families United is offering a small ONE TIME transportation assistance for vets/families with emergency employment, medical, dental, mental health needs.  See the following link for more information. http://veteransfamiliesunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Vet-Family-Transportation-Assistance.pdf

University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) New Student Vet Center and Web Linkhttp://www.uco.edu/central/vethero/index.asp Great information for Student Veterans enrolled at UCO!

Upward Transitions Upward Transitions offers a wide variety of programs including financial assistance with rent and utilities, relocation for victims of domestic violence and transitional housing for homeless families.  Contact 405-232-5507 or info@upwardtransitions.org or go to www.upwardtransitions.org.

VA Frequently Used Phone Numbers –

Appointment scheduling 405-456-1000
Eligibility 405-456-3072
Medical Records 405-456-5584
Pharmacy 405-456-5158
Prosthetics 405-456-4212
Travel Pay 405-456-5520
Veterans Transportation Services 405-456-5401

 

VA – Oklahoma City OEF/OIF Contacts – VA Contact for OEF/OIF Veterans: Dr. Steve Scruggs and Kerry Mucker 405-456-3862.

 

VA – OKC Suicide Prevention Team –
Juanita Celie – 405-456-4692
Sherry Oliver – 405-456-5736
Bryan Stice – 405-456-5206
Alicia Oddi – 405-456-4228

VAMC-Homeless Program Contact Learnard Vil at 405-456-1708 or at learnard.vile@va.gov (M-F 8 to 4:30 pm)

Veterans Corner – Located in Goldsby Oklahoma, this group of volunteers assists veterans in navigating through veterans benefits.  Their hearts of service are only matched by their warm greetings and assistance to vets in need!

Vet Center –
Bill Brown can be reached at william.brown1@va.gov or 405-371-1785.

Miscellaneous

Redfawkes – Local Artists seeking to help Veterans. Christy Collins, (sister of Joe Collins who inspired the work of VFU) and a family member who has shared his “journey home” has offered her creative talents to support military, veterans and families. She is the designer of Woodstock the Pig and has just launched www.redfawkes.com, a creative offering from local artists to support charities including VFU. Thanks Christy for using your talents to support our vets and families!

Veterans Entrepreneurship Program OSU – Oklahoma State University is offering The Veteran Entrepreneurship Program, entirely free to qualified veterans accepted into the program. Applications are being accepted for the 2012 class…we know it’s great…Joe and fellow Reservist Lt. Col. Crawley attended the 2010 VEP program…amazing! See http://entrepreneurship.okstate.edu/vep. Contact vep@okstate.edu or 744-7552.

Tulsa Area Assistance

BRXX-Vets – A great new program in the Tulsa area that assists veterans and families in need of housing.  Contact Ashley Cunningham 918-588-8416 or ashley.cunningham@tulsadrugcourt.com for more information (M-F 8 am to 5 pm)

Community Service Center of Tulsa – Tulsa Veterans Initiative “Sustaining the Promise” contact Carla Tanner at www.csctulsa.org.

Foundation for Exceptional Warriors – http://www.exceptionalwarriors.org/ The FEW will assist in the healing process of the families and veterans of Special Operations Forces, those recognized for valorous actions, and also those wounded in combat, regardless of era, by providing customized therapeutic recreational and sporting events, at both the local and national levels, to enhance their mental and physical health and to better allow for successful reintegration with their family and community.

Healing Touch  for Veterans and Families  – For Oklahoma Veterans and Families, a group of Healing Touch Practitioners have offered their services at no fee.  Click here to find these practitioners.  A Tulsa Therapist who has also offered services is Gail Kerr and she can be reached at Alpha Mind & Body 918-857-6067 Charmed1388@yahoo.com

Honoring Americas Warriors – www.honoringamericaswarriors.org
Honoring America’s Warriors is America’s #1 resource dedicated to supporting the physical, mental, and spiritual wellness services to our nation’s heroes.  Honoring America’s Warriors provides a 10 man team of post 9/11 disabled combat veterans, in dress uniform, for full military funeral honors for our brave that have served. You would think this is fully addressed, but leave it to a veteran committed to honoring his military family throughout the lifespan, to recognize a need that hasn’t been met.  An OK based inspirational story and service!

Contact Terry Sparks at 405-456-5138 or view brochure http://veteransfamiliesunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/OKC-VA-Healing-Touch-Project.pdf

Housing and Urban Development – Contact for Homeless Veterans okwebmanager@hud.gov or Point of Contact in OKC; Marcus Whitt, II  OKC 405-609-8509 and Tulsa 918-292-8900.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Research at OSU in Tulsa http://www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/research/cahm/research.php
The International Hyperbaric Medical Foundation is studying a low-pressure hyperbaric oxygen treatment protocol in volunteers who have been diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)/Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) and TBI/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in a multicenter clinical trial using an observational study design. OSU Center for Aerospace and Hyperbaric Medicine is a leading site in this research project.

Jobs for Oklahoma Veterans – http://www.okmilitaryconnection.com/ A nice comprehensive website with Oklahoma Career Search opportunities, job postings and other helpful information for Oklahoma Veterans.

Operation Homefront http://www.operationhomefront.net/ok/default.aspx  Growing strong since 2005, Operation Homefront Oklahoma offers assistance to MILITARY families and wounded warriors seeking transition.  An application is available on line as well as a list of services they offer.

Patriot Clinics – www.patriotclinics.com The mission of Patriot Clinics is to offer healing to returning American Military members and the PTSD/TBI problems they are experiencing after serving in areas of combat using Hyperbaric Oxygen Tanks.  NO PATIENT IS CHARGED.  

SOS – Coffee Bunker – http://www.sos-coffeebunker.com/ Coffee Bunker is a place of resources, where attendees can be helped and/or find directions for help. Coffee Bunker is a place of renewal, whether for 12-step programs for those struggling with hurts, habits, hang-ups, and addictions of any kind, or just getting out for picnics or other outdoor activities that refresh and renew.

Thriving Marriages – www.yourthrivingmarriage.com Thriving Marriagesoffers you and your spouse a fun & interactive way to strengthen your marriage, a relaxed place to meet other couples just like you, and time away together to focus on maintaining and renewing your relationship. Plan now to attend a Thriving Marriages retreat or one-day seminar.

TMS Therapy Center – See our “Healing Resources Page” for information on TMS.  The Tulsa Therapy Center can be reached at 918-747-8867.

Transportation Assistance – Veterans’ Families United is offering a small ONE TIME transportation assistance for vets/families with emergency employment, medical, dental, mental health needs.  See the following link for more information. http://veteransfamiliesunited.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Vet-Family-Transportation-Assistance.pdf

Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry www.tmmm.org  TMM seeks to build relationships with various faith communities and organizations to help be a contributing member of the Tulsa community and is supporting efforts to assist veterans and families.

Tulsa/Muskogee OEF/OIF Combat Care Team:

Nanette Waller – 918-577-4150
Pagette Hill – 918-577-3716
Tracey Stevenson  918-577-4200
Phillip Wynn  918-577-4203
Louis Gibson (Transition Patient Advocate) 918-577-3196
OEF/OIF Post Deployment Clinician – Tulsa – 918-577-2680

Tulsa Veterans Resource Center- www.tulsaveterans.com – A new web site created specifically for the needs of veterans in Tulsa Oklahoma and surrounding areas. Great information at a glance.

Tulsa Yoga Class (2014) One week from today (April 1), yoga instructor, Karen Thomas, will be starting eight weekly yoga sessions, 4:30-5:30PM, at The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges, 815 South Utica. All veterans, family members and their friends are welcome.  The classes are free.  These classes are very appropriate for yoga beginners and are intended to be relaxing for our minds and bodies. Karen took special training in order to serve veterans this way.  Mats will be available. Not eating 2 hours before the class and wearing comfortable clothing is suggested. Questions: 918-699-4254

Veterans Corner – www.VeteransCorner.org Located in Goldsby Oklahoma, this group of volunteers assists veterans in navigating through veterans benefits.  Their hearts of service are only matched by their warm greetings and assistance to vets in need!

Volunteer Lawyers Project contact Karen Langdon at 918-295-9422 or karen.langdon@laok.org.

Veterans Affairs

Oklahoma State Veterans Benefits Hotline – 1-888-655-2838 www.odva.state.ok.us – Oklahoma State Veterans Affairs web site.

 

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