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Safe Families Oklahoma Expansion

It’s My Community Initiative

Award Date: May 18, 2023
Awarded: $105,000
Arnall Community Fund Award

Safe Families Oklahoma (SFO) is a program of It’s My Community Initiative (IMCI), which exists to strengthen vulnerable families in Oklahoma. SFO is a locally supported volunteer movement fueled by compassion to keep children safe and families intact. The hallmark of SFO is providing a “host family” to temporarily open their home to a child in a voluntary arrangement while the parent works toward goals to stabilize their family and bring their child back into their home. Through a Circle of Support, the host families and biological families are surrounded by volunteers who may assist with practical needs, respite, home visits, transportation, resources, and encouragement. This grant will support expanding this program.

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.