Upcoming Event: Lecture shares stories of providing services to the homeless

TheBoweryMissionLogoOn Dec. 11, the state Department of Human Services will host Tim Knapp for his talk, “Services to the Homeless,” as part of its Practice & Policy lecture series. As the director of career training and education at The Bowery Mission, one of New York City’s oldest missions to the homeless, Mr. Knapp will share his experiences providing services to the homeless in New York City. Attendees are encouraged to bring coats, hats and scarves to donate to the Oklahoma City Homeless Alliance

Born and raised in Oklahoma, Tim Knapp works to help homeless men at The Bowery Mission develop the skills necessary to reenter the workplace, including counseling, career and job development, GED prep, and computer skills.

This free lecture will be on Thursday, Dec. 11th from noon to 1pm at the Oklahoma History Center (800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73105). For more information, contact the OKDHS Office of Planning, Research and Statistics at 405-521-3552.  View the complete lecture series lineup here.


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in 2013. As Policy Director, she supervises policy research and strategy. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern, and she was OK Policy's health care policy analyst through July 2020. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2013. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. Carly is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification; the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking; The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa; and Leadership Tulsa Class 62. She currently serves on the boards of Restore Hope Ministries and The Arc of Oklahoma. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and doing battle with her hundred year-old house.

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