Mission & Ministry: Neighborhood Services Organization
Neighborhood Services Organziation, better known as NSO, serves some of the most vulnerable populations in the Oklahoma City community.
“At NSO, we provide housing and health care services to the at-risk and homeless population, and we do that in a variety of ways,” said Stacey Ninness, president and CEO of NSO.
There are three primary focal points of NSO’s work: nutritional services, housing solutions, and dental care.
The Women, Infant and Children’s Clinic at NSO serves approximately 5,000 participants every month. In 2018, the WIC Clinic served more than 51,400 women and babies, according to NSO’s annual report. The clinic is also one of three WIC Clinics in Oklahoma to offer bilingual classes and support to mothers and their children.
NSO offers homeless and at-risk persons housing solutions, including two transitional housing facilities for women and children, a transitional housing center for men who have aged out of foster care, and two permenant housing facilities for adults living with mental illness. Grant-based rent and mortgage assistance is also available for those trying to keep their home or find permenant housing for the first time.
NSO provides the only low-cost Dental Clinic in Oklahoma, serving nearly 20,000 Oklahomans every year. Full service general dentistry is provided to those in need regardless of insurance coverage.
“Your support is vital to us,” Ninness said. “We could not do what we do without the support of the UMC, the conference, and local churches supporting this ministry.”