The Ark is open Tuesdays-through-Thursdays 10:00AM- 3:30PM. Friday CoffeeHouse is from 8:00-11:00PM. We are closed in January to do maintenance and give the all volunteer staff a rest.
Check out our programs:
Food and Clothing
Tuesdays Wednesdays & Thursdays, the Ark provides a continental breakfast 10AM-11:30AM and lunch noon-1:00PM. The same days, we distribute groceries from 1:15-3:15PM and clothing from 1:00-3:00PM for those who qualify. Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve dinners are celebrated yearly.
American Sign Language (ASL) classes for deaf, hearing-impaired and hearing people broaden public communication skills, and increase understanding for nonverbal neighbors. Call 918-682-8411918-682-8411 to enroll.
The Ark’s ministry in Mexico began in October 1999. “Children of the Dump” in Mexico is a regularly supported ministry. Mission trips include providing clothing and other support items. Call 918-682-8411 to help.
We offer individual counseling in cooperation with Muskogee’s Court Related Services (CRCS) program, and a 12-Step program. Juveniles and adults are encouraged to participate in building strong self-esteem and setting solid personal goals through work and training programs at the Ark facilities. Call 918-682-8411918-682-8411, Tues-Wed-Thurs between 10:00AM and 3:30PM.
On certain Saturdays at the Ark we provide field training for prison ministry. Several of our volunteers have been certified by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) to minister in prisons, pre-release, and return-to-work programs. For opportunities, call 918-682-8411918-682-8411
Gift of Giving
Holidays. We offer special programs for youth, including opportunities to volunteer. Our Gift of Giving program provides new and gently used toys and sporting equipment to children and teens. The Ark’s program includes older kids, so every child experiences giving and receiving unconditional love. This is available not just for Christmas, but for any other day of celebrations when qualified parents cannot afford presents. Call 918-682-8411 to donate or request help.
Most Friday nights we host an open Coffee House from 8pm to 11pm with entertainment and refreshments, as a safe and wholesome alternative for local youth, and the young at heart. We encourage everyone to bring a song, dance, instrumental, skit or poem to share a moment in the spotlight between the sets of our featured guests. Call 918-682-8411 for booking as a feature or to recommend features.
Court-related Community Service
We are approved by many schools and institutions for those earning required community service credits. We work with the Muskogee Court Related Community Service Program (CRCS) for juveniles and adults who need to perform community services. For opportunities, call 918-682-8411
Anger Management and Domestic Violence Prevention
Our program meets all requirements set by the local court judges. Classes are free, but enrollees must: (1) pre-enroll; (2) attend all classes; and (3) be on time. Call (918) 682-8411(918) 682-8411 for class schedules or to enroll.