Oklahoma Universal Human Rights Award Honorees
Organizations are underlined.
Jason William Hall
Award ceremony introduction as made by Bill Bryant of United Nations Association of OKC:
Our next champion is from Lawton. He is passionate about fighting the problem of homelessness.
Jason Hall is Oklahoma born and raised, and he has a seemingly infinite capacity for humility, compassion, and service. His personal slogan is “Do good recklessly.” He traverses life with a heart of service.
Jason has served as the Executive Director of the C. Carter Crane Homeless Shelter and then as the Executive Director for Family Promise of Lawton — providing for families experiencing homelessness, two of many organizations that he remains extremely passionate about.
Jason currently serves as a Community Resource Navigator. He plays a pivotal role in connecting the most vulnerable members of society with resources to help their immediate and long-term needs.
Article 29 of the Universal Declaration tells us that, “Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.”
As much as anyone here, Jason Hall embodies this aspect of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Jason Hall is Oklahoma born and raised, and has a seemingly infinite capacity for humility, compassion, and service. With a personal slogan of “Do good recklessly” he traverses life with a heart of service. But you won’t find any Facebook selfies or Instagram posts about his latest homeless ‘project’ – he is the epitome of humility and has the utmost respect for the people he helps, because he understands them in a way that many of us can’t. You see, Jason has walked the treacherous path of addiction and homelessness and knows the struggles of being a single father to three spirited and intelligent girls. He knows what it is like to lose everything and hit rock bottom…then hit rock bottom again. Many people would be bitter and jaded after such experiences, but Jason lives to serve, to touch lives and do whatever he can to make a difference for people that are still where he once was. He is a shining example of how things can and do get better through hard work, determination and last but not least, a helping hand. Eventually Jason returned to university to study for his BSc in Psychology. He followed his passion for service to become the Executive Director of C. Carter Crane Homeless Shelter and then as the Executive Director for Family Promise of Lawton providing for families experiencing homelessness, two of many organizations that he remains extremely passionate about. Jason currently serves as a Community Resource Navigator, again providing resources for the biopsychosocial needs of vulnerable community members statewide. Jason continues to be an inspiration to many. In a world where he has proven that he can be anything, each day he chooses to be kind.
Jason Hall has been pivotal in connecting the most vulnerable members of society with resources to provide for their immediate and long-term needs. He has become a community leader facilitating public awareness and participation. He has not only provided for the immediate needs of the homeless, but also sought to address the deeper biopsychosocial issues that perpetuate homelessness. He has chaired numerous committees to include the Southwest Continuum of Care and the CHIP Poverty network, and continues to address civic organizations, educators and faith communities to raise awareness and participation in easing the plight of our most vulnerable community members.