Upward Transitions is looking forward to spring and the 2016 American Tourist “Polynesian Paradise” gala! This will be a very special evening as we honor Frank W. Merrick, President of Foundation Management, Inc., vice president of the Merrick Foundation, and president of Ward S. Merrick, Inc. It was his decades of service as director and vice president of The Merrick Foundation that inspired his interest in forming FMI to serve the needs of philanthropic individuals and organizations. Frank’s efforts are […]
For the third year in a row, OU and OSU sports legends will be serving up some of the best pizza in Oklahoma City while working for tips to support Upward Transitions’ programs that serve those who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless in Oklahoma City. Upward Transitions will host its annual Celebrity Wait Night from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8 at Hideaway Pizza, located at 901 N. Broadway, Oklahoma City. Scheduled to appear are […]
Upward Transitions serves those who are homeless and impoverished 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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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.
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.