Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children

 

Owasso Campus - Basic Care Services

PROGRAM GOAL:  The primary goal is reunification of a child with their family. If family reunification is not a viable option, Baptist Children’s Home, Owasso can provide a home for the child until graduation from high school.

group of Owasso kids

PROGRAM:  Baptist Children’s Home, Owasso’s program offers family-style living in a cottage of eight children with a married couple serving as houseparents. Residents participate with the houseparents in making their home a safe, comfortable place to live. Their time and activities are organized to help them learn responsibility and caring in a structured living situation. The campus has a gymnasium, outdoor swimming pool, vocational building, and a pond. The children are encouraged to participate in school activities such as choir, band, drama, fine arts and school sports.

The campus also provides care for pregnant, adolescent girls, where parenting and life skills are emphasized.

Owasso Public Schools provide the educational services to Baptist Children’s Home, Owasso, and tutors are provided for residents during the school year.

Criteria for Placement

Residents must have the ability to positively interact with adult caregivers and other residents. They also must be able to function in a public school setting and be willing to attend a local Southern Baptist Church. Children who are unwilling to attend school or who have had a history of school suspensions, expulsions, or truancy are usually not appropriate for placement, and are generally referred to facilities that offer on-campus education.

Our goal is to help you find the most appropriate services for your child, so that they may receive the best possible care available for their needs.

Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children are not equipped to accept children who are severely mentally or physically disabled, violent or destructive towards themselves or others, physically or sexually aggressive, or substance abusers. Other children OBHC typically does not accept are children who are emotionally or behaviorally disturbed to the point of requiring in-patient psychiatric treatment or extensive therapy, or in need of special education programs other than tutoring or LD (Learning Disabled) classes, such as ED, SED, MR or EMH.


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