What We’re Doing

8th Annual Celebrity Wait Night

Celebrity waiters will “work for tips” to entertain you and bring mid-summer fun to Iguana Mexican Grill in Automobile Alley. All you have to do is enjoy a great meal and mention Upward Transitions.  We will receive a percentage of your tab in addition to 100% of YOUR TIP. Date:          Thursday, July 27, 2017 Time:          5:30 pm – 8:30 pm Location: Iguana Mexican Grill, 9 NW 9th Street, OKC Celebrity Waiters Matt Clark—OSU Sarah Jane Crespo—Oklahoma City Ballet […]

Calling All Volunteers!

Upward Transitions needs volunteers to help the night of our American Tourist: Cinco de Mayo event on Friday, May 5, 2017.  Please join us for this fun evening of auctions, food, beverages, music, and dancing…all for such a critical cause!  We are using VolunteerSpot to organize our volunteer schedule for the event. Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps: Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) […]

Our Mission

To prevent generational poverty through community collaboration, emergency relief and empowerment, therefore inspiring hope with our neighbors experiencing housing instability.

Upward Transitions serves those who are homeless and on the verge of becoming homeless by providing case management and stabilizing resources to meet basic social needs. The ultimate goal is to assist individuals and families to reach their potential with the ability to support themselves and contribute back to their community.

Upward Transitions is committed to community development and advocacy for those who are poor and homeless.

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Who We Help

Every staff member at Upward Transitions, read the short letter, saw the check and smiled.  A donation and a simple, handwritten note expressing gratitude are enough to make any nonprofit employee’s day.  But this donation and this note were different.  They represented the final step in a journey that began nearly five years ago.

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There is a warmth to Glenda that seems to relax the very air around her.  She speaks in a slow, deliberate and thoughtful cadence.  But behind the kindness in her eyes is a fatigue, a tiredness that comes with being a single mother of four.

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I walked out of Upward Transitions feeling hopeful, blessed and, yes, loved. I’m beyond thankful to have met with them and to be assisted by Upward Transitions.

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Thank goodness for Upward Transitions – I don’t know what I would have done without their help!

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