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Program Mission

To serve our elderly and/or disabled Cherokee citizens in need by partnering with various organizations and individuals in securing the labor, tools, equipment and materials necessary to create safer living conditions. 

The Volunteer Program was established from tribally generated revenue and support. 

Services are accessible to eligible Cherokee Nation citizens or community organizations in the Cherokee Nation Tribal Jurisdictional Service Area (TJSA) as funding and resources become available.  

Criteria for Services

Priority given to:

 Elder: 55+
 Disabled or Handicapped citizen
 Low Income Family (NAHASDA Low Income Guidelines) Contact Our Office to See If You Qualify
 Military Service Veteran
 All must be a Cherokee Nation Citizen- Evident by Cherokee Nation Tribal Blue Card or Photo I.D. Or Have someone living in the Home that is a Cherokee Nation Citizen.

Disclaimer: Repairs can only be for Homes that are being lived in. Rentals, Storage Buildings, and Barns do not qualify

Services available include:

 Basic interior & exterior home rehabilitation (painting, drywall, siding, and porch repair.)
 ADA Compliance: Handicap ramps, grab bars in restrooms, and larger doorways to meet wheelchair accessibility standards.
 Larger projects like roof & subfloor repairs can be requested but may only be made available when adequate volunteers/skills are available. 

Are you a volunteer? 

 If you are interested in volunteering with the Cherokee Nation or interested in participating in a locally organized Volunteer Response Team Call the Community & Cultural Outreach office to obtain more information or an application at email Tony Stayathome, Volunteer Coordinator at tony-stayathome@cherokee.org, or call him at 918-525-2020.

Disclaimer: By submitting an application does not guarantee approval of the project. Approval is contingent upon volunteer availability & skill level and resource availability.