Sunbeam Family Services, Emergency Shelter for Seniors, has been awarded the 2016 Champion of Health award as a Champion of Senior Health. This incredible honor is awarded to an organization for a program with great success in meeting the health care needs of Oklahoma seniors.
Sunbeam Family Services has promoted the quality of life for senior adults for more than 40 years, and serves more than 1,500 seniors through eight programs, including Oklahoma’s only Emergency Senior Shelter. The unique shelter serves homeless seniors 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During a 30 day stay, residents are supported by therapists from Sunbeam’s counseling program, receive meals and weekly laundry while developing a plan to address health and wellness needs, housing and furniture needs, and employment and financial stability needs.
Nominations Open for Laura Choate Resilience Award
Nominations are now open for the 2016 Laura Choate Resilience Award. The Laura Choate Resilience Award will be presented in November at the 2016 Oklahoma Kids Count Conference, sponsored by the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) and Sunbeam Family Services. The award was created to celebrate individuals who have been significantly impacted by adverse childhood experiences but have overcome obstacles and made a lasting contribution to the lives of young people. Nominations are due July 29 at 5 p.m. and can be made online at http://oica.org/laura-choate-resilience-award/.
The Oklahoma Kids Count Conference is the state’s premier event providing training to improve the lives of Oklahoma children and discuss issues impacting children in the state. The conference will be hosted November 2-3 at the University of Central Oklahoma. Register at oica.org.
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Last year Sunbeam served 348 children, ages birth to five, through three off-site early childhood programs.
73 Children were Placed with Loving, Dedicated Families.
Sunbeam’s center-based, community-based and employee assistance counseling programs served more than 1,300 people last fiscal year.
1,528 Individuals were served by Sunbeam’s Senior Services program.
To provide people of all ages with help, hope, and the opportunity to succeed through Early Childhood, Foster Care, Counseling and Senior Services.