Woven Life
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 Easter Seals Oklahoma's mission is to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities so they may live with equality, dignity, and independence.
Contact Information
Contact Name Lauri Monetti
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 http://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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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 Health 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
Year Founded 1925
IRS Ruling Year 1939
State Registration Expiration Apr 2016
Mission Easter Seals Oklahoma's mission is to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities so they may live with equality, dignity, and independence.
Easter Seals Oklahoma was formed on September 24, 1925 as the Oklahoma Society for Crippled Children, Inc. Mr. Earle F. Bridges became the first President of the organization. He was also the Chairman of the Crippled Children’s Committee of the Oklahoma City Rotary Club, which initiated the formation 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 and was also known by the registered symbol, the Easter lily. In 2002, the Oklahoma Society for Crippled Children merged with the Oklahoma Easter Seal Society, and became known as Easter Seals Oklahoma, Inc. Since l925, Easter Seals Oklahoma has carried out many programs benefiting thousands of disabled children and adults as well as providing early intervention vision, hearing, scoliosis and speech screening services for school children, identifying problems before their educational progress was adversely affected. The programs have dramatically shifted and an awareness of who we are and what we do is often a challenge. Frequently, when addressing the community, we ask what the audience might know of Easter Seals Oklahoma and we often hear of polio, “crippled children,” and stamps. An antiquated perception of who we are. In June of l997, after conducting a statewide needs survey, Easter Seals Oklahoma held a strategic planning conference to map out the future of the organization. The group planned two new programs, an inclusive child development center and an adult day services program. On April 6, 2000 Easter Seals launched its adult day services program in the former building at 2l00 NW 63rd Street; and in 200l, purchased a larger building on the campus of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where an inclusive child care center was launched. Easter Seals is currently operating these two programs in addition to its therapy, screening and rehabilitation programs.
Easter Seals Oklahoma does not receive funding from the Easter Seals National office and/or campaigns.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Oklahoma - Statewide
Easter Seals Oklahoma provides financial support for the purchase of medical rehabilitative equipment for children and adults in the entire state of Oklahoma, as well as Autism screenings for children up to the age of 9.
Our two signature programs and 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 Early Learning & Inclusion Academy welcomes children of all abilities, ages two through kindergarten age. We are a 3-star Center, the highest rating of DHS, member of the Oklahoma Child Care Association, and accredited by 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. Parent support is offered through a variety of trainings and free quarterly Autism screenings are available to the public.
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Description Easter Seals Oklahoma offers direct financial assistance for purchase of rehabilitative supplies and/or equipment for children and adults with all types of disabilities.  This includes 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 Health 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.



Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Paula Porter
Start Date May 2007
Email pporter@eastersealsoklahoma.org
Number of Full-time Staff 25
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 4
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 Nov 01, 2016
Board of Directors List
Kristina Dover MercyVoting
Mickey Gorrell Golden LivingVoting
Christopher Harrison Heritage Funeral HomeVoting
Drew Knox Merrill LynchVoting
Krista Massad Century 21 Goodyear GreenVoting
Keith McCombs InsuricaVoting
Nisha Moreau Moreau Law FirmVoting
Sarah Steffes Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of CareVoting
Zach Sumner The E Foundation of OklahomaVoting
Matt Vance Remington ParkVoting
Cassie Wilson MassMutual OklahomaVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Caucasian 11
Other 0 1
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 6
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
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Sept 01, 2016-Aug 31, 2017
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 Year201520142013
Total Revenue$1,451,280$1,758,740$1,676,868
Total Expenses$1,568,785$1,546,646$1,586,273
Revenue Less Expenses($117,505)$212,094$90,595
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 Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$391,225$434,315$470,297
Individual Contributions$95,629$80,151$131,863
Investment Income, Net of Losses$54,818$73,520$58,942
Unrealized Gain/Loss($33,789)$210,786$103,990
Membership Dues------
Special Events$67,018$60,453--
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$1,255,891$1,243,386$1,332,303
Administration Expense$250,438$244,728$155,873
Fundraising Expense$41,728$40,815$58,097
Payments to Affiliates$20,728$17,717$40,000
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.931.141.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%80%84%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%5%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$3,430,694$3,543,445$3,381,792
Current Assets$247,852$278,311$225,390
Long-Term Liabilities$166,000$166,000$166,000
Current Liabilities$91,975$87,221$137,662
Total Net Assets$3,172,719$3,290,224$3,078,130
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.693.191.64
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets5%5%5%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $681,120Earned Revenue $643,907Earned Revenue $528,369
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $391,225Govt - Unspecified $434,315Govt - Unspecified $470,297
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations & Corporations $157,314Foundation & Corporations $230,259Foundations & Corporations $373,227
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 financial information is from audited financial statements.
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year. 
Address 701 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104 5003
Primary Phone 405 239-2525
Contact Email info@wovenlifeok.org
Give with Credit Card http://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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