Organization President Stacey Ninness said the group offers dental care, rent assistance and apartments for homeless Oklahomans.
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Modified: August 15, 2015 at 9:00 pm • Published: August 15, 2015
A mother with two children said she
had been in so much pain, she
own tooth out.
was homeless, without money for a dental appointment.
Photo - Stacey Ninness, Neighborhood Services Organization president and CEO. [Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman]
Stacey Ninness, Neighborhood Services Organization president and CEO. [Photo by Doug Hoke, The Oklahoman]
That woman and her story has stuck with Stacey Ninness, president and chief executive officer of Neighborhood Services Organization, over the past 10 years.
"You just think about that and how I'm able to call and say 'I need a dental appointment,' or ... 'Hey, I need to take off today because I'm in so much pain, I've got to go see my dentist,'?
"That impacted my thought process a little bit differently, that this mom is here and she
didn't even know we were around, and that we had a dental clinic."
Neighborhood Services Organization
is a 95-year-old nonprofit that serves at-risk and homeless residents in Oklahoma City.
answered a few questions about the services that the organization provides.
"You don't realize Oklahomans don't have the access to dental care that they should have," Ninness