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for children

A Capital Campaign for Center for Children & Families, Inc.

Imagine our community when we... heal more children empower more youth and strengthen more families

OUR approach The Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) serves children and youth ages 0 to 18 and their families in order to:

Heal Children

A range of therapeutic services are provided to children and youth who have suffered from abuse, neglect, or other adverse childhood experiences.

2012 outcomes


clients received services

1,100 therapeutic services provided


85% of children demonstrated improved behavior

500 children & youth received 17,000 hours of supervision, play, and mentoring by caring adults during out-of-school time

Empower Youth

Hundreds of children and youth access afterschool and summer enrichment opportunities through CCFI’s Neighborhood Center. Services include: • A low child to adult ratio • Mentoring • Field trips and academic enrichment • Family-oriented events and support


of children enrolled in Neighborhood Centers

reported or demonstrated an increase in self-esteem, responsibility, peaceful conflict resolution, and the ability to resist peer pressure.

93% of teen parents, eligible for graduation, graduated high school

Strengthen Families

CCFI’s goal is to strengthen parent-child relationships through: • Home visits and support groups for parents of newborns (including teenage parents) • Education and therapy for families struggling with abuse and/or neglect • Respite child care • Classes and support for families dealing with a divorce or conflict and custody dispute • Supervised visits and exchanges • Baby Pantry

1,300 parent education groups and home visits taught adult & teen parents about child development and positive parenting practices


supervised visits and exchanges provided

2012 financial highlights Expenses


Contributions Government Grants and Contracts In-Kind Gifts United Way Fees/Other

$1,827,782* 593,883 $ 275,515 $ 137,600 69,814

Total Revenues


Programs Fundraising Administrative Support

$1,373,821 $ 163,157 $ 120,515$

Total Expenses


*Reflects $1,000,000 multi-year pledge for operations paid out over 10 years plus 5 year pledges for capital campaign

Gifts In-Kind

Our Volunteers 732 Volunteers


Total retail value of


In-kind donations consisted of $82,855 in space donations, $115,295 in professional services, and $77,365 in diapers, food, books, office supplies, etc.

13,268 total hours to heal children, empower youth, and strengthen families

The information reported above has been obtained and summarized from the Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ’s 2012 audited financial statements. For complete audited financial statements, please visit

The baby pantry Stocked by in-kind donations from the community, CCFI’s Baby Pantry offers diapers, formula, and wipes for families in need. In 2012, the Baby Pantry distributed more than 72,000 diapers, hundreds of wipes and 664 cans of formula. Baby Pantry visitors are also invited to select a free book to encourage parents to read to their children.


The time is now Why Now?

more children in need

1 More children in need in Cleveland County. • Cleveland County ranks 3rd in Oklahoma for the number of confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect with 250 confirmed cases and 1,654 investigations/assessments in 2012. • 9,412 children living in poverty (2010) with child poverty having increased by 10% in Cleveland County since 2006*. “Poverty” for a family of four is $23,050.

If we don’t intervene, children who have suffered abuse and neglect are:

• 221 births to teens in 2010 – teen birth rate at 23.5%. Teen pregnancy and poverty are strongly correlated with child abuse and neglect.


more likely to be arrested as a juvenile 1


more likely to commit a violent crime 1


more likely to be arrested as an adult 1


more likely to drop out of school 2


more likely to abuse drugs 3


more likely to become abusive parents themselves 4

*U.S. Bureau of Census, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE)

2 Significant growth in clients. CCFI served close to 2,000 clients in 2011 and experienced a 58% increase in the number of children and youth served at Neighborhood Centers (total of 567 children) and a 37% increase in the number of clients served with healing and preventing child abuse and neglect services.

3 CCFI is out of space and has no room to expand. Today, CCFI leases 9,000 square feet of space but borrows 25,000 additional square feet per week in the community. Integrating services under one roof will allow CCFI to expand and improve services.

US Department of Justice National Clinical Evaluation Study, National Child Traumatic Stress Network 3 National Institute on Drug Abuse 2000 Report and Child Abuse and Neglect Study 4 Prevent Child Abuse America 1 2

What will this BUILDING do for children and families?

“Investing in children today, is one of the most important things we can do to ensure a healthier and thriving community for years to come – a community we are proud to call home.” - Chuck and Lisa Long, Campaign Co-Chairs

• Serve 500 more children and parents annually by 2016. • Double the number of service hours CCFI can provide to individual clients. • Integrate all services under one roof to improve client engagement and retention. • Improve the quality of care for clients by expanding or adding: - Children’s Therapeutic Area including art, music and movement therapies - Updated therapy observation rooms - Youth and Family Center for out-of-school ser- vices, supervised visits and exchanges, and other group services for children and parents - Kitchen for expanded food and health promotion services for children and families who are “food insecure” - Technology and media enrichment and education - Baby Pantry to hold a larger inventory of formula, diapers and baby food - Outdoor therapeutic playgrounds for children ages 0 – 12 - Practicum and internship opportunities for bachelors and masters level students - Parenting classes and parent support groups

“Our community has experienced a significant increase in the number of abused and neglected children and families living in poverty. Because of limited facility space, CCFI cannot help everyone who seeks our support. I can no longer look the other way, but must face the hopeful eyes of the children and parents on our waiting list. Please help us provide a brighter future for our children and our community.� - Cindy Merrick, Campaign Co-Chair Photo by Shevaun Williams and Associates, courtesy of Republic Bank & Trust

How to Give CCFI’s vision is to provide a much-needed “center” to heal more children, empower more youth and strengthen more families. However you choose to donate, please know that you will be helping to make a difference for the children of our community. For more information about making a donation, multi-year pledge or planned gift, please contact Erin Barnhart at:

Phone: 405-364-1420



For a child who experiences trauma, the impact can be profound, and it can last a lifetime unless we intervene. CCFI’s commitment to children who need our help has never wavered. We will continue to build upon our enduring legacy, guided by our mission and inspired by your support.

Healing Children Empowering Youth Strengthening Families 1151 East Main Street, Norman, OK 73071 | 405-364-1420 | 405-364-1433 fax |

Champions for Children, A Capital Campaign for Center for Children & Families, Inc.  
Champions for Children, A Capital Campaign for Center for Children & Families, Inc.  

Informational booklet about the capital campaign to build a new facility for the Center for Children & Families in Norman, Oklahoma.