Mental Health Association Oklahoma is hosting its annual Juneteenth celebration at Lottie House

OKLAHOMA CITY – In celebration of Juneteenth Day of Observance, Mental Health Association Oklahoma (MHAOK) is hosting an afternoon of recognition and celebration from 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, June 16 at Lottie House Drop-In Center. 

Juneteenth, a marriage of the words June and nineteenth, became our nation’s twelfth federal holiday in 2021. 

The Lottie House, a peer-run drop-in center located in Northeast Oklahoma City, offers nonclinical and voluntary peer-run services for anyone 18 years-old or older experiencing the challenges of homelessness, mental illness or substance use disorder. Participants can engage in services and experience positive social connections while on their paths to housing, healing and wholeness.

“I love the work we do and the people we serve, and it makes it even sweeter when we can come together to celebrate something special,” said Lindsay Yisrael, Lottie House Program Manager.

This year’s Juneteenth celebration will be complete with vendor resource booths, music, food and history. Dancing music by Sunset & A Band Called Moon will fill the air and Chef Ray’s Chicken Kitchen Food Truck will be on-site. The Department of Human Services, Assurance and MHAOK Community Health and Wellness are among the participating vendors.

The Juneteenth celebration will take place at Lottie House Drop-In Center, 1311 North Lottie Avenue in Oklahoma City from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2023. It is free to attend, and no RSVP or registration is required.

ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OKLAHOMA: MHAOK is the state’s premier boots-on-the-ground non-profit serving at the intersection of mental illness and homelessness – fighting everyday to promote mental health, prevent suicide and end homelessness.

If members of the media would like to learn more, contact Adi McCasland at 405-250-6331 or, and she will help coordinate interviews.

*Lottie House Peer-Run Drop-In Center is funded in-part by United Healthcare and Bank of America Charitable Foundation.