Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to provide Christian help, healing, and hope to children and families in crisis to ensure a safe, healthy, and spiritual future.

These programs are operated in communities across the state, and also at our five sites:

 

We accomplish this mission by providing children, youth, and families services statewide through our 4 programs:

Our Vision

Our vision is for Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care to lead the way in creating a child-centered Oklahoma by being a model provider of the highest quality temporary homes for children, youth, families in crisis, and by leading advocacy efforts to assure that Oklahoma leads the nation in the percentage of children in permanent, safe, nurturing, and healthy homes.

FAITH

OUR CORE VALUES

We serve a big God who works through us to solve big problems and create life change.

INTEGRITY

We do what is right and we always give our best.

EMPOWERMENT

We take ownership of our role to influence and impact the lives of those around us.

FUN

Life is short, do good work and enjoy what you do!

We own our own mistakes, while being compassionately honest and radically candid with one another and those we serve.

ACCOUNTABILITY

We take care of ourselves and each other, so that we can take care of others.

PEOPLE

We challenge the norm and create a better future.

INNOVATION

“Over the years Circle of Care has served children and families in many different ways. We continue to grow, evolve, and move forward as a ministry committed to providing “Christian help, healing and hope” to children and families across Oklahoma. Today we find ourselves serving over 100 foster families and 150 children a day through our statewide Foster Care program, making us the 4th largest private foster care provider in Oklahoma! In addition, we serve approximately 15 young people a day through our Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program, and on average 8 women, plus their children through our Pearl’s Hope Transitional Living program.

For every life changed through our PAL program or Pearl’s Hope program, we increase the chances that a child will not enter foster care, and/or, we assist in shifting the generational story of poverty, neglect, and abuse. We know these issues are often cyclical, and I’m proud that Circle of Care is working to stand in the gap to help assist those kids toward a healthier adulthood, while we serve children in foster care who find themselves in the most vulnerable season of their lives. Our three programs allow us to serve children, young adults, and single women both through prevention and intervention and I am thankful for the work that our staff is doing through these programs.” (Lifeline Spring 2018)

 

Keith Howard,
Circle of Care, President/CEO