Speaking of Christian faith, one area that I find enjoyable about our board and volunteers is that we are all from different Christian traditions and denominations. We have both Catholics and Protestants involved; we have various denominations from Baptist, Church of God, to nondenominational churches. This diversity in our leadership has allowed us to see differing views of the same faith and through this it has made us stronger and thankful to the God we serve. I have been very thankful that we have such diversity in our board and volunteers. Finally, in my 3 plus years I have witnessed this board and Kathy grow exponentially and believe we have put a great foundation in place that will lead to years (even decades) of strength for HOH and our girls. I have had the honor to use my own leadership and administrative skills to help HOH go from vision to reality while we stay committed to our core values. I believe that HOH has a wonderful future ahead and will make a great impact on the teenage girls of our community and beyond.
· Approximately 1 in 6 Oklahoma women is a victim of domestic violence.
· Oklahoma has the 8th highest rate of teen pregnancy in the nation.
· Single women head nearly half of all poor families in Oklahoma.
· Nearly 20% of Oklahoma girls never graduate high school.
· Fewer than 1 in 7 Oklahoma girls complete four or more years of college.
· No other state in the nation incarcerates more women than Oklahoma, and two-thirds of these women are single mothers.
A wide variety of programs are needed to address the issues of teen girls in Oklahoma, and there is a particularly urgent need for residential programs that remove them from the family home.
While there are a number of residential programs for teenage boys in Oklahoma, the need for residential beds for teenage girls far exceeds the capacity of existing facilities. The House of Healing will be licensed by the State of Oklahoma as a residential child care facility and will accept private referrals and referrals from the state child welfare system.
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