Circle of Care News

Challenge grant matches up to $25,000 for independent living program

12/7/2018
Circle of Care is raising $25,000 to match a $25,000 challenge grant from the Paul Milburn Gift Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.This grant will benefit the Preparation for Adult Living ...

Challenge grant matches up to $25,000 for transitional living program

11/2/2018
Circle of Care is raising $25,000 to match a $25,000 challenge grant from the Paul Milburn Gift Fund at the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.This grant will benefit the Preparation for Adult Living ...

New home offers shelter, hope for foster children

10/5/2018
By Meagan Ewton Foster siblings living in northcentral Oklahoma have a better chance of being placed together thanks to a spacious new home built by Circle of Care. The Vera Mae Home in Alva held a ...

600 foster children prepare for Back2School

8/2/2018
Citizens Caring for Children and Circle of Care help foster children get ready for new school year OKLAHOMA CITY – Supply lists are out and preparations for the new school year are in full swing. That...

In Enid, Circle of Care prepares way for another foster home

4/13/2018
Young guests look at floor plans and elevation drawings in Enid on March 19 for the Legacy of Care foster home planned there by Circle of Care. The home, for sibling groups, will be constructed on ...

Circle of Care breaks ground in Alva

3/2/2018
BY CHRIS SCHUTZ ALVA, Okla. — Bishop Jimmy Nunn stood in the dust and wind at the groundbreaking for a Circle of Care sibling foster home in Alva and declared with a smile and a Texas drawl, “Y’all ...

Keith Howard tapped to lead Circle of Care

3/2/2018
Following an extensive search, Circle of Care has named Keith Howard of Tulsa as new president and CEO, effective April 2. He will succeed Don Batson, who is retiring. Howard has worked in the field ...

Circle of Care gets moving on expansion

11/10/2017
OKLAHOMA CITY — This centennial year for the Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care is momentous in more ways than one. Two United Methodist churches already have stepped forward to partner with ...

Farm fosters kids’ connection to God

7/7/2017
BY HOLLY MCCRAY The 20-acre property surely seemed like a bit of heaven on earth to open-house guests June 10 at Oh Be Joyful Farm, a new foster care site near Coweta for the Oklahoma United ...

Circle of Care champions Oklahoma children

5/19/2017
Donors with hearts of gold gave $160,000 to Circle of Care as the ministry for children and youths marked its golden anniversary with a gala event April 29. Even the keynote speech was pure gold. ...

A century of service

4/7/2017
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Circle of Care Gold medalist to help mark golden moment

4/7/2017
In April 29, four-time Olympian Jackie Joyner-Kersee will headline the Circle of Care’s Friends of Children Banquet, as the United Methodist agency marks a year that’s pure gold. The event, a ...

Circle of Care adds Woodward office

2/10/2017
FOSTERING HOPE — In Woodward, the Circle of Care opens its newest regional foster care service center. Almost 60 people attended ceremonies Jan. 10, including the school superintendent and members ...

Giveaway extends Tulsa ministry after closing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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