Who We Are
Emergency Infant Services (EIS) is a non-profit organization that provides temporary assistance to children five and younger in the Tulsa area whose families are in dire economic straits. We provide the most basic of needs: food, formula, clothing, and diapers, along with other children’s items. EIS provides support for over 18,000 infants and toddlers annually. We believe in providing families facing financial challenges with immediate help because a hungry child cannot wait.
Emergency Infant Services began helping Tulsa families on January 1, 1977. Through the caring, foresight and commitment of Linda Watts and other Tulsa leaders, the idea of EIS was conceived and brought to reality.
EIS began in the balcony of Second Presbyterian Church and has continued to grow and meet the needs of Tulsa families. The number of families served has increased steadily, and EIS is now in its third home with a second full-service location and two satellite locations added to help serve more families throughout the city.