Homeless Program

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Homeless Program

As part of the Community Development Department, the Shawnee Homeless Program offers services on a nondiscriminatory basis. No one will be denied assistance based on race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, familial status, political preference, or disability. The program strives to ensure that all citizens have equal access to information, assistance, and services.


The Shawnee Homeless Program moves to improve quality of life by developing community members’, business’, and visitors’ awareness, understanding, and participation in a comprehensive strategy to solve homelessness in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Citizens can participate by learning how to get involved and become a resource to the people they are serving. 


As a community, Shawnee will come together with one heart and one mind to triumph over homelessness and create a place that is safe and enjoyable for everyone.

The Shawnee Homeless Program works with various stakeholders in Shawnee to implement immediate and long-term solutions that will help end homelessness in our community.  Some of those goals are to:

  • Bring organizations together in a multi-agency partnership, increase collaboration of service providers, and create a more efficient system for dealing with homelessness in Shawnee.
  • Ensure that the needs of businesses and the community are met while caring for the needs of those experiencing homelessness.
  • Community education. 
These partnerships represent the needs and interests of the community, make the work easier, ensure transparency, and accountability.