There are nearly 9,000 children in state custody in Oklahoma in need of safe, temporary, loving homes. Not everyone can foster, but everyone can do something. Circle of Care offers a 1.5 hour training to help your church or civic group identify how it can support Circle of Care’s mission to provide help, healing and hope across Oklahoma. This class can help shrink the problem, grow your people and chart the path to missional engagement for all.

The training is based on the book of the same title by Jason Johnson. Jason is going to be our keynote speaker at the Friends of Children Banquet on April 6, 2019. 

To schedule your group training or just learn more, please contact Tasha Atcity, Church Relations Coordinator, at tasha.atcity@circleofcare.org or 918-402-3247.

“We are not all called to do the same thing, but we are all called to do something.”

– Jason Johnson, National Director of Church Ministry Initiatives at
The Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO)

 

What Will You Do?

Donate Supplies

Provide Respite Care

Teach A Lifeskills Class

Pray

Become A Foster Parent

Host A Support Group

Volunteer

Help Fundraise

Create Welcome Baskets

Support Services Include:

  • Free Housing
  • Curriculum of Life-Skills Studies
  • Transportation
  • Financial Assistance
  • Job Assistance
  • Aftercare Support
  • Help Transitioning to Off Campus Housing

Pearl’s Hope

This is a transitional living program for homeless mothers and their children. Single mothers often lack financial, education and family resources needed to maintain a stable household for their children. Most importantly, we assist in keeping families together. We offer a wide variety of support services to ensure the quality of our care.

Preparation for Adult Living program (PAL)

The Preparation for Adult Living Program (PAL) offers safe and secure transitional living to students between the ages of 16 to 24. The PAL program is designed to help students gain financial stability while working on completing their education.

The PAL program is located on the Tahlequah and Gore campuses. Students in the program are obligated to complete 52 hours of community service (each year) work at least 20 hours a week while maintaining a healthy and clean lifestyle.

Since the introduction of the program in 2010, Circle of Care has had over 40 students graduate from the Preparation for Adult Living program. Each student has graduated from high school, college or vocational training.

Support Services Include:

  • Free Housing
  • Educational Assistance
  • Financial Guidance
  • Transportation

Foster Family Support: To better meet the needs of foster children and families, we offer a number of resources.

  • Respite Care
  • CO-OP
  • Welcome Basket
  • Clothing Allotment
  • Community Funds
  • Special Events
  • Support Groups

Foster Care

Every day across Oklahoma, children and teenagers are removed from their biological families. During this season of their life it is critical for them to experience stability, comfort, love and trust. Foster parents play a critical role in providing the care they need. Being a foster parent can be challenging and that is why Circle of Care is committed to walking this journey with you. Let’s do this together!!

Becoming a foster parent:

  • Attend Circle of Care foster care informational meeting to learn more
  • Complete a foster parent application, back-ground checks and a home assessment
  • Complete 27 hours of foster parent training

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