OPENING DOORS -- UM Circle of Care


On March 26, the UM Circle of Care officially opened Lyons Cottage, to house homeless women and their children in Tulsa. After a complete renovation, the cottage will serve up to four families, with seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. Three cottages on the campus of Frances Willard Center now are dedicated to the COC Pearl’s Hope transitional housing program. Cutting the ribbon are, from left, Andy Oden, Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation; Julia McDonald, Pearl’s Hope director; Bill Major, Zarrow Foundation; Don Batson, COC president; Jenny Helmerich, COC board member; Jono Helmerich, Helmerich Foundation; Mary Wheeler Brown, COC board member; Adam Leathers, director of Oklahoma Conference Criminal Justice & Mercy Ministries; an unidentified guest; and Katie Jordan, director of COC Church & Community Relations.

Photo by Tod Bryant

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