About: Our Mission
To provide Christian help, healing, and hope to children and families in crisis to ensure a safe, healthy, and spiritual future.
To lead the way in creating a child-centered Oklahoma by being a model provider of the highest quality temporary homes for children, youth, and 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.
Building a Legacy of Service
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 foster families and children in foster care through our statewide Foster Care program. In addition, we serve young adults every day through our Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program and women and their children through our Pearl’s Hope Transitional Living program. While these are our main programs, we continue to look for new ways to make an impact through the launch of counseling services and the exploration of community-based services.
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 healthier adulthood, while we serve children in foster care who find themselves in the most vulnerable season of their lives. Our programs allow us to serve children, young adults, and single women, and many others through prevention, intervention, and restoration.
The work that was begun in 1917 continues today and we look forward to serving Oklahoma as we build on our legacy for a second century of service.
- Keith Howard
Circle of Care, President/CEO
Circle of Care is an organization built on partnerships. We partner with the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church, two United Ways, and we are a subcontractor through the state Department of Human Services. Each of these bodies audits the agency over the course of the year. Additionally, we have a fiscal audit completed annually. Please find below some of our accountability documents which include our annual audit and annual report.