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 January 2014. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern. A Kansas City native, Carly graduated from the University of Tulsa in December 2013 with a BA in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. She is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification Program, the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking program, and The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa. She previously served as board president for United Campus Ministry at the University of Tulsa. At OK Policy, Carly supervises policy staff and conducts research focusing on health care and the safety net.

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