Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) has three residential campuses that provide child-focused care for children in need of a home.
Children eligible for placement include ages ranging from 6-18, and those with disciplinary problems, abandonment, unsafe living conditions or unable to care for them. OBHC is not equipped to meet the needs of children who are addicted to drugs and alcohol, need in-depth psychiatric care, exhibit habitual delinquent behavior, are mentally or physically disabled, or are physically or sexually aggressive. We can make referrals to other facilities capable of handling these unique scenarios.
Up to eight boys or eight girls are placed in a cottage-style home, under the supervision of a husband and wife serving as houseparents. Children enjoy day-to-day life together, from meals, to activities, chores and homework. Children must be able to function in a public school setting, respect adult caregivers and attend a local Southern Baptist church. They are also encouraged to participate in a variety of school, church and campus activities/programs. These services are licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.
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.