Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Methodist children’s home property in Tahlequah up for sale


In response to the growing needs of children and families in crisis across Oklahoma, and in the fulfillment of the mission of providing Christian help, healing and hope, the Board of Directors of The United Methodist Circle of Care made the decision on Feb. 26 to expand and accelerate its impact across Oklahoma. The Board voted with unanimous approval to pursue the sale of the United Methodist Children’s Home property in Tahlequah.

Keith Howard, Circle of Care’s President and CEO, put the decision into perspective.

“I appreciate the forward thinking approach our board has taken with this decision.” said Howard. “For the past decade, change has been re-shaping the child welfare landscape. I’m excited to be a part of an organization that not only is nimble and willing to make changes, but is also focused on leading the way across Oklahoma in providing help, healing, and hope to children and families in crisis.”

The decision will provide greater resources to expand services and allow Circle of Care to be on the forefront of innovation when it comes to meeting the needs of children and families across the state.

In accordance with their current strategic plan, the sale of the property should allow Circle of Care to expand the Preparation for Adult Living program into two additional cities, strengthen their foster care program, expand the newly launched Counseling Services, and begin to focus on evidence-based, research backed prevention programs that meet the Families First Prevention Services Act that was passed in 2017.

No specific timeline for the sale is in place. Circle of Care encourages anyone with ideas or questions to call 405-530-2078 and speak with Sarah Steffes or Keith Howard. As additional information becomes available it will be shared on the agency website at, www.circleofcare.org.

Detailed information is available online at circleofcare.org/2019/04/17/childrenshome-forsale.


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