Cherished

The Vulnerable Child Outreach ministry at CHBC works within the community to serve vulnerable children and their families. We also work to engage the church and inform them of the amazing opportunities they have to serve vulnerable children. We have many ways for everyone to get involved with helping to impact vulnerable children in our city, state, and around the globe. Not everyone is called to bring a child into their home to foster or adopt, but we are all called to do something to help these children. You can make a difference! If each of us does just a little, it will have a tremendous impact on these children's lives for eternity!

Some important statistics about vulnerable children:

  • Nationwide currently in foster care system 400,540 children

  • Oklahoma 10,000 children in foster care

  • Oklahoma 400 children awaiting adoption and no longer have a family of their own.

  • Oklahoma COUNTY 200 children are removed from their biological family every month

  • Oklahoma COUNTY 80 children age out of the system every year with no one to call family and a majority will become a statistic.

We need your help! There are so many ways to serve within the Cherished Ministry. Everything from organizing community events and fundraisers to spearheading part of our ministry infrastructure and lots in between. You can reach us for more information at cherished@chbcok.com or by phone at 405-509-9487

Ministry Partners

Prevention

Hope Pregnancy Center desires to empower women so they can make the best decision possible. Contact them to get involved and help express love and compassion to those facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Hope Pregnancy Center desires to empower women so they can make the best decision possible. Contact them to get involved and help express love and compassion to those facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Children’s Hope is a great opportunity for single moms looking for a better life for herself and her children. Find many ways to get involved, including through donations, prayer support, and volunteering on campus to connect with those who need love and support.

Children’s Hope is a great opportunity for single moms looking for a better life for herself and her children. Find many ways to get involved, including through donations, prayer support, and volunteering on campus to connect with those who need love and support.

Take in children whose parents are in crisis and need help, therefore preventing the children from having to go into foster care. Mentor and work with the biological family and show them the love of Christ. In its launch city of Chicago, this program reduced the state child pick up rate by 50%!

Take in children whose parents are in crisis and need help, therefore preventing the children from having to go into foster care. Mentor and work with the biological family and show them the love of Christ. In its launch city of Chicago, this program reduced the state child pick up rate by 50%!

Serve families in need of help that would allow children to stay with their families, reunite with their families, and serve foster/adoptive families that need further support.

Serve families in need of help that would allow children to stay with their families, reunite with their families, and serve foster/adoptive families that need further support.

See Debbie Hanni for our church volunteer opportunities. Become a mentor, friend, and role model for disadvantaged children and help them learn to read.

See Debbie Hanni for our church volunteer opportunities. Become a mentor, friend, and role model for disadvantaged children and help them learn to read.

Help to change lives of students by providing goal setting skills, decision making skills, healthy relationship skills, and sexual risk avoidance information in middle schools and high schools.

Help to change lives of students by providing goal setting skills, decision making skills, healthy relationship skills, and sexual risk avoidance information in middle schools and high schools.

intervention

Lilyfield is focused on providing healthy families for at-risk children and youth. Their programs serve individuals and families impacted by adoption and foster care, as well as those at risk of involvement with the foster care system.

Lilyfield is focused on providing healthy families for at-risk children and youth. Their programs serve individuals and families impacted by adoption and foster care, as well as those at risk of involvement with the foster care system.

Oklahoma Fosters uses a grassroots approach to coordinate foster care recruitment efforts between government, business, faith and nonprofit organizations to solve the foster care crisis in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma Fosters uses a grassroots approach to coordinate foster care recruitment efforts between government, business, faith and nonprofit organizations to solve the foster care crisis in Oklahoma.

A program called the Halo Project is available to help families and children who are experiencing difficulty. HALO (Healing, Attachment, Loving, Outreach) Project is a 10-week intensive outpatient intervention designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of children in foster care, children that have been adopted or children that exhibit difficulty in the area of attachment.

A program called the Halo Project is available to help families and children who are experiencing difficulty. HALO (Healing, Attachment, Loving, Outreach) Project is a 10-week intensive outpatient intervention designed to meet the unique and diverse needs of children in foster care, children that have been adopted or children that exhibit difficulty in the area of attachment.

CASA provides a trained caring adult to advocate for the best interest of children who have been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers get to know the children and communicate with all parties in the case and people in the child's life in order to provide complete information and sound recommendations to the court.

CASA provides a trained caring adult to advocate for the best interest of children who have been removed from their home due to abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers get to know the children and communicate with all parties in the case and people in the child's life in order to provide complete information and sound recommendations to the court.

Restoration

Work with children who will soon age out of foster care to show them the love of Christ, form spiritual and social bonds, show them someone cares, and help them plan for the future. 80% of those without this connection will end up homeless, in prison, and/or sex trafficked.

Work with children who will soon age out of foster care to show them the love of Christ, form spiritual and social bonds, show them someone cares, and help them plan for the future. 80% of those without this connection will end up homeless, in prison, and/or sex trafficked.

Help create awareness and prevention of child sex trafficking. As much as 70% of those victimized in sex trafficking have been in the foster care system at some point in their lives!

Help create awareness and prevention of child sex trafficking. As much as 70% of those victimized in sex trafficking have been in the foster care
system at some point in their lives!