Circle of Care News

Giveaway extends Tulsa ministry after closing

published 7/22/2016
Tulsa-Rose Hill UMC recently donated $8,000 to ChildSHARE and Pearl’s Hope, programs within the Circle of Care, to enhance services for homeless children and youths. The gift was the result of the ...

Circle welcomes state foster care strategy

published 12/11/2015
Photo by Chris Schutz Gov. Mary Fallin green-lights the Oklahoma Fosters Initiative.   By CHRIS SCHUTZ Gov. Mary Fallin’s new initiative to find foster and adoptive homes for children who need ...

Circle of Care-Agency launches effort to secure ethnic foster homes

published 9/18/2015
To recruit Hispanic foster parents in Oklahoma, the United Methodist Circle of Care (COC) has begun a partnership with the Office of Mission’s Hispanic/Latino Ministries. They are responding to a ...

Circle of Care Friends of Children--Heart of Ministry Award thanks two couples

published 5/8/2015
On April 17, Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care clients, supporters, and staff gathered for the 2015 Friends of Children Banquet. But instead of having a dinner in Oklahoma City on one night ...

Hope persists despite violent childhood

published 3/27/2015
Author’s message for Circle of Care kids: dream, overcome, change By HOLLY McCRAY The monsters of Alton’s childhood weren’t imaginary ones lurking beneath his bed at night. Very real, they erupted ...

Pillow cases for foster kids

published 3/27/2015
 A united effort by children at several Tulsa-area churches created colorful travel bags from pillowcases, for foster children served by the Circle of Care’s Child Share program. They used fabric ...

Circle of Care extends foster services into 4 more cities

published 12/12/2014
A rapid response by generous supporters has doubled a $69,000 challenge grant for Circle of Care (COC) to recruit and train foster parents in four more parts of Oklahoma. The recruiters already are ...

Recruiter motivated to find homes

published 12/12/2014
‘Their hearts are broken every day’ Patricia Collar thought only married people could be foster parents. When she learned differently from a radio report, "I signed up immediately." Since 1999, ...

Circle of Care - Foster mom wraps 150 in her love

published 9/19/2014
Laura* has been a professional foster parent for 28 years. During these years, she has always had at least one child in her home. At times, she’s had as many as 12. All told, Laura has fostered about...

Circle of Care -- Fundraiser to expand foster care services into 4 cities

published 9/19/2014
By HOLLY McCRAY The Circle of Care’s vision to help more foster children is newly focused on Ardmore, Enid, Shawnee, and Stillwater. The United Methodist-affiliated agency yearns to extend its care...