Services and Placement
Criteria for Service
- Children ages 6-17 are eligible for placement.
- Children older than 18 may continue to live on campus if they have not yet completed high school, or may be eligible for the Transitional Living program. This allows them to become more independent in apartment living, while working or continuing additional education.
- Must be able to function in a public school setting, respect adult caregivers and attend a local Southern Baptist church.
- No child will be denied services on the basis of race, color, national origin or religious affiliation.
- Baptist Children’s Home is not equipped to meet the needs of children who are:
- Addicted to drugs and alcohol
- Needing in-depth psychiatric care
- Exhibit habitual delinquent behavior
- Mentally or physically disabled
- Physically or sexually aggressive
We can make referrals to other facilities that are capable of handling unique scenarios.
Children’s Hope was developed to help single mothers, who may have limited or no support/resources, by providing an opportunity to develop a solid foundation for herself and her children. The goal is to help these families become productive and more self-sufficient by providing a safe, stable and nurturing place to live, while equipping, assisting and teaching important skills that support both the mother and the children. Areas include parenting skills, career development, spiritual development, church involvement, relational needs, money management and education.
Children's Hope Criteria for Service
- Single mothers must be at least 18 years old and have custody of her child/children.
- Children must be at least six weeks old.
- Willing to share common living areas and positively interact with other families.
- Must commit to leave behind any bad habits such as smoking, drinking, drugs or other habits that hinder focus on improving parenting skills.
- Fully separated from entanglements of ex-husband/boyfriend.
- Commitment to improving job skills through schooling or obtaining employment within a career path plan.
- Mothers are responsible for the care of their own children.
- Must attend church services and agree to become involved in counseling.
“My life is so much better because I came here.”
Baptist Children's Home, Owasso Resident
OBHC does not charge for its services or accept government funds. OBHC is dependent upon the generosity of caring people and churches.
While there is no charge for the services of Baptist Children’s Home, Owasso, families may make donations to OBHC. Children’s Hope mothers are expected to pay for all medical needs during their family’s time of placement. Families are expected to pay for all medical needs during the child’s time of residence.