The Green Tie Gala raises much-needed funds in support of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City’s Homeless Services for women and children – Sanctuary Women’s Development Centers in Norman and Oklahoma City, and Holy Family Home in Midwest City.



The first Sanctuary Women’s Development Center was opened in Stockyards City (Oklahoma City) in 2009 to offer homeless and low-income women and children – regardless of race, ethnicity or religious affiliation – the resources, support and advocacy to alleviate the effects of poverty within the community, empowering them with tools to overcome homelessness.  The proven success at Sanctuary in Stockyards City provided for Catholic Charities opening a new Sanctuary in Norman in 2014.

Services offered at the Sanctuary Women’s Development Centers include:

  • Case management
  • Computer lab
  • Use of telephones
  • Job and life skills development services
  • Employment resources and resume-building
  • Health education
  • Linkage to community resources
  • Referrals for trauma counseling
  • Community garden
  • Safe place to rest and refocus
  • Linkage to mental health resources
  • Art activities
  • Nutritious beverages and snacks
  • Limited financial assistance
  • Community food pantry and clothing closet
  • GED tutoring
  • Children’s life skills curriculum

Visit the website for more information.


Holy Family Home provides supportive residential care and community-based services to homeless women and their children. The program promotes respect for life and strives to break cycles of poverty, abuse and incomplete education. Holy Family Home encourages healing and healthy relationships by empowering women, supporting families and promoting positive lifestyles.

Holy Family Home is not an emergency shelter, but a residential environment that encourages individuals to achieve long-term success. Each resident works with professional staff, setting goals regarding job training, employment, education, income, and personal growth to create her own program that will lead to independence. We take a holistic approach to helping each person to achieve her full potential and we seek to empower through teamwork, opportunities for leadership, and a supportive community environment.

Visit the website for more information.

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