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annual report 2010

‘...because every boy and girl deserves to grow up safe, nurtured, and loved.’

about the Center Healing Child Abuse & Neglect Trauma Focused Services Provides therapy and support to foster and adopted children and their caregivers. Services include child-parent relationship therapy, caregiver support groups, family therapy, and children’s play therapy along with music and movement group therapy.

Supporting & Educating Parents

The Center for Children and Families, Inc. is a non-profit organization that delivers specialized services to children and families coping with abuse, neglect, divorce, separation, teenage pregnancy, a lack of quality out-of-school care, and/or other family stressors. We respect the complexity of human nature and human needs as we guide children and their families through challenges and opportunities that will enable them to have more productive, healthy, and happy lives.

Bringing Up Babies Offers weekly home visits and a variety of family-focused services to expectant parents and families with new babies and young children in Cleveland County. Addresses issues such as maternal and child health, positive parenting practices, safe home environments, and access to services along with a monthly parenting support group. Divorce Visitation Arbitration Works with children, parents and families during and after conflicts due to divorce, separation or other family challenges through mediation, supervised visits and exchanges in a therapeutic environment. Parents Assistance Serves families struggling with abuse, neglect, and other family problems. Specialized programs and group sessions help parents understand themselves, their children, and their parenting behavior better. Child-parent therapy sessions help heal relationships and allow parents to practice new parenting skills. Emergency and respite foster-care services provide parents with support to meet their family’s needs without jeopardizing the health and safety of their children. TeenAge Parenting Supports pregnant or parenting teens through peer support groups at Norman and Moore Public High Schools. Education and home visits are provided with special attention to health, medical access, safety and positive parenting and life skills to give young parents tools to provide nurturing, safe, and healthy lifestyles for their families.

Our Mission is to improve the lives of children through partnerships with families and communities because every boy and girl deserves to grow up safe, nurtured, and loved.

Cultivating Neighborhood Connections Neighborhood Centers Provides family support and youth enrichment services in the form of free after-school programs in select Norman middle and elementary schools immediately after school, during the evenings, and over the summer months. Neighborhood Centers give children the opportunity to be with caring adults during outof-school time, try new experiences, enrich their academics, and have access to social and emotional support.

of our Population “Children are one third and all of our future.-” - Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981

Board of Directors Officers President Jennifer Newell Vice President Emily Clinton Treasurer Mary Hatley Secretary Francine Gissy Members Terry Boehrer Tom Boyd Debby Burns Jim Burns Bridget Childers Steve Clark Gary Copeland Lisa Cox Mark Cox Sherry Davis Lucinda Francis Kevin Kloesel Doug Lyle Payam Nael Katy Powers Keith Reames Tony Roath Michelle Sutherlin Glenda Thomas Rose Wilderom Sarah Williams Ex-Officio Heidi Brandenburg Joseph King Dan Quinn As of December 2010.

Dear Friends, What makes a hero? Super powers, a great costume, a summer blockbuster movie? At the Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) we know what really makes a hero because we see them every day working with children and families. It’s nothing fancy, nothing super-human… it’s simply an ordinary person doing extraordinary things to improve the odds, heal the wounds, and empower the futures of the children and families we serve. In 2010, 380 people volunteered to be a hero for children at the Center. Together they contributed 7,409 hours of service to the children and families we serve. This year we were also extraordinarily fortunate to receive 50% of our total revenue from dedicated individual, corporate, and foundation donors – everyday heroes who made sure that every boy and girl we served had the opportunity to be safe, nurtured, and loved! Beyond our core services, hundreds of heroes bought and delivered holiday gifts for 300 children served by the Center, ran in Hitachi’s 5K Race for the Next Generation, and toiled long hours to renovate our therapeutic playrooms during United Way of Norman’s Day of Caring. Other heroes became our Ambassadors, conducted diaper and formula drives, held events at their homes to educate the community about child abuse and neglect and the Center’s mission. All of these donors, volunteers and participants showed us, once again, that there is nothing magical about being a hero, nothing supernatural, nothing out of this world – it just requires you to say “yes.” We are inspired and renewed by the heroes in our midst. Thank you for your abundant love of children and for saying “yes” to being their hero!

Katie Fitzgeral, MSW Executive Director

Jennifer Newell Board President

2010 facts & figures

out & about with the Center

clients received services

This past year, the Neighborhood Centers program turned 12! After-school and summer youth programs take place in four locations, serving Norman’s elementary, middle, and high school students (ages 4-17) each week during out-of-school time.

1,675 1,000 } 90%

individual, family or child parent relationship therapeutic services provided

of children

demonstrated improved behavior

6,000 out-of-school time

services were provided to 357 children and youth

} of the parents of children in Neighborhood Centers reported seeing an increase in self-esteem, responsibility, peaceful conflict resolution , and the ability to resist peer pressure.


1,500 parent education and support services taught parents, including teens, about child development and positve parenting practices.

} 98% of teen parents, eligible for graduation, graduated High School. Compared to a national average of 40%.

370 supervised visits and exchanges supported healthy relationships between divorcing parents and their children.

} three-out-of-five parents demonstrated improved parent-child interactions

55 girls enrolled in Girl Power, an all female middle school age group, met monthly for activities, enrichment, and mentoring with caring adults. This group was developed out of the Neighborhood Centers girls’ requests to spend more time with female staff and volunteers to address topics such as bullying, appropriate relationships, self esteem, career exploration, etc. Trauma Focused Services provided therapeutic services in group, family, and individual settings to victims of child abuse through play therapy and family therapy with foster and adoptive parents. By the end of 2010, the Center had served 50 children and joyfully witnessed the adoption of 15 children. There were also no foster care placement changes among the children enrolled in trauma services in 2010.

Over 31,000 diapers, hundreds of cans of formula, baby wipes, and countless books were provided to over 1,000 local parents and caregivers visiting the agency’s Baby Pantry. The Baby Pantry was filled solely by community donations from individual giving, community members hosting benefit parties, and/or local businesses or civic groups organizing diaper and resource drives.

It was a jolly holiday for the families in the Center’s services. The 2010 Holiday Gifting Program provided nearly 300 children with presents due to the outpouring of support from local businesses and residents throughout Cleveland County and the surrounding areas. Gratitude was a feeling we experienced a lot during this year’s Holiday Gifting Program. One mother said, “My kids wouldn’t have been able to have any gifts under the tree this holiday season without the Center.”

with a little help from our friends Hitachi Race for the Next Generation

5K to benefit the Center during August.

United Way Day of Caring

The Center received renovations to the therapeutic play rooms from Home Creations, Ideal Homes, St. Stephens Men’s Group, and LWPB Architecture.

Hands & Hearts Annual Fundraising Luncheon Sponsored by

More than 350 guests attended the annual Hands & Hearts Luncheon at the Embassy Suites during October. Personal stories of adversity, hope and giving back were shared by Executive Director Katie Fitzgerald and guest speaker Martha Buchanan. The Center’s Caring Adult Network of financial donors increased with 65 new donors supporting children and families in our community.

OU Athletic Department Boomer Blessings

Tinker Federal Credit Union Day of Volunteering

YMCA + St. Thomas Moore Holiday Donations

OU IBC Student Volunteers I Love My Neighborhood

FY 2010 financial highlights Revenue


2% 5%



7% 34% 83%

50% Government Grants and Contracts Contributions United Way Fees/Other In-Kind Total Revenues

$ $ $ $ $

513,129 768,603 131,500 34,592 81,963 1,529,787

Gifts In-Kind

Programs Administrative and General Fundraising

$ 1,031,340 $ 80,959 $ 123,499$

Total Expenses


*2010 revenue exceeded expenses due to award of three-year foundation grant.

Value of Our Volunteers Over 380 Volunteers

contributed 7,409 total hours Total retail value of


In-kind donations consisted of $81, 963 in space donations and $46,745 in diapers, food, books, services, office supplies, etc.

A $158,256 Value to the organization* *Based on the hourly estimated wage for volunteers for 2010, $21.36 (

The information reported above has been obtained and summarized from the Center for Children and Families, Inc.’s 2010 audited financial statements. For complete audited financial statements, please visit

Dollar for Dollar $50 provides a safe environment at the Center for a child to transition between high conflict divorcing parents. $100 provides one hour of therapy for a child who has experienced significant abuse or neglect. $500 provides eight parenting support and educational sessions for at-risk moms and dads. $1,000 provides a semester of out-of-school enrichment activities for a child from a low income neighborhood.

Caring Adult Network

2010 Champions

Volunteer, Van Cline, at Neighborhood Centers after-school program.

2010 Funders Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation Bob Stoops Champions Foundation City of Norman Dobson Family Foundation Exchange Club of Norman Inasmuch Foundation Kirkpatrick Family Fund McCoy Foundation Norman Public Schools Norman Rotary Club Okahoma Electric Cooperative Oklahoma Bar Foundation Oklahoma City Community Foundation Oklahoma Community Service Commission (Americorps) Oklahoma District Attorneys Council – Victim of Crime Assistance (VOCA) Oklahoma Parents as Teachers (through Norman Public Schools) Pfizer Foundation Potts Family Foundation State Department of Health Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) State Department of Human Services (DHS) State Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Sue Wilson Charitable Fund United Way of Norman UPS Foundation WK Kellogg Foundation

Anonymous Donors Rene’e and Jim Adair Von Adair Belinda and David Armstrong Heather and Ed Baker Erin and Eric Barnhart Jamie Belknap Jane and Ben Benedum Kris and Todd Booze Darlene and Charlie Bowline Heidi Brandenburg Anne and Alan Brinkley Tina and Jack Burdett Judy and Jim Burns Debby and Larry Burns Sharri and Steve Clark Diane and Van Cline Pam and Gary Clinton Crystal and Shane Cohea Pat and Wallace Collins Nicole and Shon Cook Janet and Steve Corley Lisa Cox Molly and Jim Crawley Jaquina and Brent Dobson Kit Peterson and Les Doty Lisa and Kelvin Droegemeier Myra Elliott Linda and Scott Elliott The Farzaneh Family Amy and Eric Fleske G & G Development, L.L.C. Judith Garrett Gymboree Play and Music Melanie and Pat Hall Mandy and Doug Haws Pamela Heitz Amy and Michael Hobson Ideal Homes of Norman, LLC Donna and Rhett Jackson Sharon and Tom Johnson Journey Church

Jeanne and Joe King Debbie and Randy Laffoon LaReau and Associates Leslie and Tyler LaReau Jill and George LeVan Lisa and Chuck Long Crystal and Tom Lucas Georjana and Tim Mauldin Jenna and Mike McIntosh Judy and Gene McKown Vernon McKown Linda and Keith Miller Lynne Miller Michael Miller Holli and Jeremy Moore Janet and Monty Moore Andrea and Payam Nael Kathy and Jeffrey Nees Jennifer Newell Julianna and Kevin Osuna Anna and Craig Parker Philip J. Boyle Foundation Teana Lewis-Poarch and David Poarch Pat and Ray Potts Carol and Keith Reames Fran and Glen Roberson Jacci and Joe Rodgers Libba Smith Katie Barwick-Snell and Dan Snell Beth and John Sparks Billie Spector Kate Stanton Cherie and Bob Staples Katie Fitzgerald and Brad Stevenson Brandi and David Sullivan Maricha and Bob Thompson Suzanne and Randy Venk Patty and Charles Wadsack Lori Walkley and Bryan Walkley Naila and Lee Williams Linda Terrell and David Wilson

Volunteer, at the 2010 Neighborhood Centers Fall Carnival.

Funders and Champions as of December 2010. For a list of all donors visit

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