The Oklahoma Literacy Resource Office
200 NE 18th St
Assistance to Needy
Almost 50 percent of adults on welfare do not have a high school diploma
or GED. Welfare recipients with low education skills stay on welfare
the longest; those with stronger educational skills become self-sufficient
Local sites provide up to 30 hours of instruction each week in reading, math, writing, and life skills instruction. Clients are referred to local programs after initial assessments by DHS staff. Clients remain in the program until they are employed or reach a sixth grade proficiency level and are referred to other DHS education partners.
This successful partnership resulted in more than 69,889 instructional hours provided to TANF clients in Fiscal Year 2011.
The TANF Literacy Initiative is supported by funds provided to ODL by DHS. Participating programs receive resources, support, and funding to assist them in providing expanded literacy services. Programs currently participating in this initiative are:
Community Literacy Centers,
Inc., Oklahoma City