News Briefs

Feb. 1—Ada Regional United Way announces 2024 funded agencies

Ada Regional United Way announces their 2024 funded agencies. This non-profit organization aims to enhance the quality of people's lives by coordinating efforts in the fields of health, education, and financial stability.

They partner with local non-profits to provide crucial services by granting funds to their individual programs. The organization advocates for the needs of the community and works in coordination with these non-profits to significantly impact the community's quality of life. Their goal is to create a lasting and positive legacy for future generations. To find out more about Ada Regional United Way, visit

2024 community Investments Funded Agencies & Programs are:


Abba's Tables: Evening Meal Program

Ada Senior Care Center: Adult Day Health Program

Big Five Community Services: Senior Medical Transport, Family Caregiver Support, & Outreach

Compassion Outreach Center: Health Clinic

Addiction & Behavioral Health: Wellness Program

TLC Therapeutic Riding Center: Equine Therapy for Children and Adults


Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma: Group Services Program

Unity Point Counseling & Resource Center: Youth Shelter Program


Ada Homeless Services: Prevention Services Program & Rapid Rehousing Program

Family Crisis Center, Inc.: Domestic Violence Shelter Program

Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma: Legal Aid Program

Mama T's Bread and Blessing: Long-term Homelessness Shelter Program

Volunteers of America: Payee Services Program


ARUW: Charity Tracker — Shared Case Management System

Business Idea Workshop set for Feb. 7

The Ada Jobs Foundation Conduit Initiative will be hosting a Business Idea Workshop on February 7th at 4p.m. at their office location on 209 W. Main St. in Ada, Okla. All are welcome to participate in the workshop, whether they have, or don't have, a business idea. Participants will gain a clear understanding of how to identify opportunities in the world to establish new businesses or improve existing ones.

The workshop primarily involves hands-on experience through the Business Model Canvas, a nine-step process that helps future entrepreneurs think through some of critical issues associated with starting their own business. Conduit staff will be present to help participants with their ideas. This process can be used for many different business ideas to allow people to decide which one could be most viable.

At the end of the session, everyone is encouraged to keep working on their ideas, reach out with any questions, and then come back to the following sessions, held in March and April.