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Mockingbird Family Model Implementation

Citizens for Children and Families

Award Date: August 25, 2021
Awarded: $130,572
Arnall Community Fund Award

Mockingbird Family Model is an innovative, evidence-based foster care delivery model that creates an extended family network to support, develop, and retain quality foster families so they can meet the challenging and complex needs of youth experiencing foster care. The model utilizes a “hub home” which supports a cluster of six to ten satellite foster homes – together this forms a “constellation”. The constellation structure forms a micro-community in which foster families can access peer mentoring and 24/7 respite care. Anticipated outcomes include increased placement stability and improved foster family retention.

The Arnall Community Funds are administered through Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and provide grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Oklahoma that are working to improve outcomes for individuals, children and families involved with animal welfare and in the child welfare and criminal justice systems. The OCCF staff will manage the grant administration process and all grantmaking decisions will be made by OCCF Trustees. Learn more about the process.