Carter Crane Emergency Homeless Shelter
1203 Texas
Lawton, Oklahoma 73501
OFFICE (580) 353-6592 or SHELTER (580) 248-0936

Betty Caldwell, Shelter Director

Established in 1985 by Marilyn Crane, in memory of Carter Crane, the Carter Crane Emergency Homeless Shelter is a warm, comfortable, and safe haven for down and out homeless people.

The shelter is the only local facility where clients can stay for a period up to six (6) weeks. The shelter is a home like environment and simultaneously provides them with strong supportive advocacy orientated case management services to assist in finding employment, permanent housing, and education. There is a network of other resources that empowers them to achieve their life goals and become productive members of our community.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is for 100% of our clients and families to become self-sufficient. The recipients are of all age groups, faiths, races and are considered below the economic poverty level.

FUNDING: Lawton-Ft. Sill United Way, City of Lawton CDBG Program, along with various state and federal grants fund the shelter. The balance comes from local contributions and donation.

CRITERIA: The Carter Crane Shelter has only one criteria - our clients are homeless and over the age of 18, unless they have a parent residing with them.

DONATIONS: Make donations to C. Carter Crane P.O. Box 926 Lawton, Oklahoma 73502 A tax deductible receipt will be given for those making a donation.