Southern Hills Outreach Foundation
In 2018, a group of like-minded people decided we needed to do more for our community than we are doing. For a while, we volunteered with other groups in the Oklahoma City area. We realized that we had a heart and a vision for a regular homeless outreach operated by Southern Hills UMC. Knowing that more support was needed, SHUMC hired an associate minister, to help direct this ministry. The Homeless Outreach Mobile Ministry was born. In June 2021, the HOMM had located to River Park in Stockyards City, and was regularly ministering with over 80 individuals experiencing homelessness each week.
Between June and December of 2001, the HOMM Outreach had grown substantially, regularly serving over 180 people each week. As the reach and impact of the HOMM continues to expand, so also does the need for passionate, caring and resourceful volunteers who have a passion for making a real difference in the lives of real people. In 2022, in order to meet this rapidly growing need, the Southern Hills Outreach Foundation was formed.
Today, you will find us at River Park in the Stockyards every Tuesday, serving over 200 meals to people who are experiencing homeless alongside over 20 volunteers. Someday, with a bit of hope and the reformation of the hearts of people, there will no longer be a need for an outreach like this. For now, the outreach continues to grow as the homeless population in Oklahoma City continues to grow. if you have a passion for making a real and regular difference in the lives of some of the most marginalized in our communities, then we have a place in our organization for you to serve.