701 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City OK 73104-5003
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Mission Statement Empowering people of all ages and abilities to find hope and independence through compassionate care, education and support.
Contact Information
Contact Name Paula Porter
Contact email info@wovenlifeok.org
Address 701 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104 5003
Phone (405) 239-2525
Fax 405-239-2278
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://www.wovenlifeok.org
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/esok/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer

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701 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

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Payable to: WovenLife
701 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-5003

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**You will receive a personalized tax-deductible letter for your contribution. WovenLife is a 501(c)3 non-profit; Tax ID 73-0580276. 
We welcome volunteers! Volunteer opportunities include working directly with participants in our Child Development Program or Adult Day Center; assisting with various projects around the building; and special events. For volunteer opportunities, visit www.wovenlifeok.org.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $2,041,922.00
Projected Expenses $2,036,885.00
History and Background
Former Names
The Oklahoma Society for Crippled Children, Inc.1925
Oklahoma Easter Seal Agency, Inc.1983
Oklahoma Easter Seal Society, Inc.1986
Easter Seals Oklahoma
Year Founded 1925
IRS Ruling Year 1939
State Registration Expiration Apr 2019
Mission Empowering people of all ages and abilities to find hope and independence through compassionate care, education and support.
On September 24, 1925, the Oklahoma Society for Crippled Children was formed.   Earle F. Bridges, Chairman of the Crippled Children’s Committee of the Oklahoma City Rotary Club became the first president of the organization.
In 1984, the Oklahoma Easter Seal Agency was officially incorporated and a few years later, the name was officially changed to the Oklahoma Easter Seal Society.
In 2002, the Oklahoma Society for Crippled Children merged with the Oklahoma Easter Seal Society, and the surviving corporation became known as Easter Seals Oklahoma, Inc.
Since 1925, the organization has carried out many programs benefiting thousands of children and adults with disabilities. Services over the years have included early intervention vision, hearing, and scoliosis screening services for school children. Historical services have also included physical therapy and evaluations, reading tutoring, development screenings, ADHD interventions, clinics and more; Many today may remember benefiting from those programs.
On August 31, 2017, the organization disaffiliated from the Easter Seals brand and assumed the new name of WovenLife, Inc. with an enhanced mission of empowering people of all ages and abilities to find hope and independence through compassionate care, education and support. This change allows WovenLife to focus solely on the local needs of our community while ensuring all of the money we raise stays here locally.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Oklahoma - Statewide
WovenLife provides financial support for the purchase of medical rehabilitative equipment, surgeries and therapies for children and adults in the entire state of Oklahoma.
Our Adult Day Program and the Child Development Program, as well as Therapy Services, are primarily focused in the Oklahoma City metro area.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Human Services/Children's and Youth Services
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers

Our Child Development Program welcomes children of all abilities, ages 18 months through kindergarten age. We are a 3-star Center, the highest rating of DHS, member of the Oklahoma Child Care Association, and accredited by both AdvancED and the National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  We offer developmentally appropriate learning activities and services to meet the unique needs of each child through stimulating and individualized activities. The center uniquely includes on-site Medical Rehabilitation services, such as Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy. In addition, the Center offers an intergenerational component through interaction and structured therapeutic activities with our Adult Day Center.

The newest component of the program, our Peer Integration Program, utilizes principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and focuses on integrating children with special needs into a typical environment.  It provides children with the skills to improve their ability to make and keep friends, develop more self-confidence, and behave more appropriately.  The primary goal of this program is to prepare children for elementary school with minimal intervention by keeping them in a typical classroom setting versus a special education classroom. 
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Description WovenLife offers direct financial assistance for purchase of rehabilitative supplies, therapies and/or equipment for children with all types of disabilities.  This may include financial support with mobility assistance such as walkers, wheelchairs, and prosthetic devices; hearing aids; speech or occupational therapy; and therapeutic listening equipment and sensory processing equipment. Applicants must be from economically eligible families.







Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

The Adult Day Center, designated as a Center of Excellence by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, offers assistance caring for a loved one who is aging, has a disability, or chronic illness and can help prevent or postpone moving a loved one to nursing home care.  Adult day services also make it possible for caregivers to provide care while meeting the demands of their jobs and families. Our services are medically-based and offer various levels of care based on the individual needs. A medical professional from our staff meets with participants and their families to determine the level of care required. Our program uses individual plans of care to provide a variety of health, social, recreational and therapeutic activities. In addition, the center provides supervision, support services and, in some cases, personal care. The program is open to eligible applicants ages 18 and up.



Population Served Adults People/Families with of People with Disabilities

Medical rehabilitation offers people with disabilities the opportunity to live up to their physical potential, achieve independence and participate in their communities. The Speech/Language Program utilizes licensed Speech Language Pathologists who conduct screenings, evaluations, and provide therapy. We offer free screenings for public schools, child development centers, child care facilities, and children from our community. The Medical Rehabilitation program also includes Occupational therapy screenings, consultations, and therapy. In addition, the Medical Rehabilitation Program contains Behavioral Therapy utilizing ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) under the direction of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans are also available. 



Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Paula Porter
Start Date May 2007
Email pporter@wovenlifeok.org
Number of Full-time Staff 17
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 5
Number of Volunteers 212
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Department of Veteran Affairs
Oklahoma City County Health Department
Oklahoma Health Center Campus
Rainbow Fleet
Sooner Success
Sunbeam Family Services 
National Council on Aging2012
LeadingAge Oklahoma formerly Oklahoma Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (OKAHSA)2012
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2007
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter2012
Oklahoma Child Care Association2012
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber2014
Oklahoma Department of Human Services2014
External Assessments and Accreditations
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - 5 Year Accreditation2012
Certificate of MembershipNational Adult Day Services Association2012
Membership CovenantAAHSA Quality First2004
Center of ExcellenceRobert Wood Johnson Foundation2005
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? Yes
Board Chair
Name Mr. Keith McCombs
Company Affiliation Insurica
Term Sept 2016 to Aug 2018
Board of Directors
List Current as of May 24, 2018
Board of Directors List
Michael Chapple Voting
Mickey Gorrell Golden LivingVoting
Christopher Harrison Heritage Funeral HomeVoting
Drew Knox Merrill LynchVoting
Krista Massad Century 21 Goodyear GreenVoting
Michael Massad Price Edwards & Co. Voting
Keith McCombs InsuricaVoting
Heidi Nichols Voting
Zach Sumner The E Foundation of OklahomaVoting
Cassie Wilson MassMutual OklahomaVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Caucasian 8
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 4
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 65 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Sept 01, 2017-Aug 31, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $2,041,922
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $2,036,885
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$1,750,854$1,658,942$1,451,280
Total Expenses$1,833,777$1,759,876$1,568,785
Revenue Less Expenses($82,923)($100,934)($117,505)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$636,555$637,317$391,225
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$200$202--
Unrealized Gain/Loss$116,245$40,854($33,765)
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$1,515,151$1,471,957$1,276,619
Administration Expense$222,449$197,142$203,236
Fundraising Expense$96,177$90,777$88,930
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.950.940.93
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%84%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%12%16%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$3,240,223$3,321,068$3,430,694
Current Assets$103,414$184,692$247,852
Long-Term Liabilities$166,000$166,000$166,000
Current Liabilities$85,361$83,283$91,975
Total Net Assets$2,988,862$3,071,785$3,172,719
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.212.222.69
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets5%5%5%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGov't - Unspecified $636,555Gov't - Unspecified $637,317Earned Revenue $542,115
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $466,932Earned Revenue $563,223Contributions $397,306
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $273,809Contributions $267,129Gov't Unspecified $391,225
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 4 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments

All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.

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Address 701 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104 5003
Primary Phone 405 239-2525 12
Contact Email info@wovenlifeok.org
Give with Credit Card https://www.wovenlifeok.org
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/esok/
CEO/Executive Director Paula Porter
Board Chair Mr. Keith McCombs
Board Chair Company Affiliation Insurica


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