Lilyfield Inc.
501 E 15th St Ste 400A
Edmond OK 73013-5045
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement

The mission of Lilyfield is to be a Christ-centered ministry devoted to providing safe and stable families families for at-risk children and youth.

Contact Information
Contact Name Holly Towers
Contact email htowers@lilyfield.org
Address 501 E 15th St Ste 400A
Edmond, OK 73013 5045
Phone (405) 216-5240
Fax 405-285-0294
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Phone 866 397-7202
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.lilyfield.org/donate
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Lilyfield accepts monetary donations such as cash, checks and credit cards.  We also have many volunteer opportunities.  These include, but are not limited to, mentoring families for pregnant women, conduct Bible studies with women, provide refreshments for events, donate services (printing, lawn care, etc.), donate skills (photography, design, etc.), fundraising team, special events team, conduct a diaper drive among many other things. 
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $995,027.00
Projected Expenses $984,870.00
History and Background
Former Names
NameYear
Christian Services of Oklahoma2012
Year Founded 2000
IRS Ruling Year 2001
State Registration Expiration June 2017
Statements
Mission

The mission of Lilyfield is to be a Christ-centered ministry devoted to providing safe and stable families families for at-risk children and youth.

Background
Founded in 2000, Lilyfield has spent over a decade serving the needs of families, women and children all over the state of Oklahoma.
 
The agency's original purpose was to serve women in crisis pregnancies and hopefully adoptive couples with comprehensive adoption services.  The agency has grown to include a foster care program, an independent living program and a counseling program.
 
At Lilyfield we serve children, youth, birth, adoptive and foster families by sharing God's love in our community. We are committed to excellence in service and the foundation of our faith in Christ Jesus as we: 1) promote safety and stability for children, 2) equip, prepare and counsel birth, adoptive and foster families, 3) guide children, youth and families on a path to healing and permanency.
Impact
Lilyfield placed 128 children into foster and adoptive homes in 2016. 
 
Lilyfield has opened a family-style independent living home for female youth ages 18-25 who have aged out of the Oklahoma foster care system.  While an independent living home can never replace a family, we hope to provide love, support and stability for young women. We served six residents in 2015. 
 
Lilyfield's specialized counseling program serves families impacted by adoption and foster care. In 2016, the counseling program served 275 individuals.
 
 
Needs
Lilyfield has identified 5 areas of critical need to further our mission of finding loving families for Oklahoma children:
   1. Families and individuals willing to step forward and open their home as an adoptive or foster family.
   2. Financial gifts and donations to support the work of recruiting, training, and supporting families before, during and after placement.
   3. Volunteers to support our mission through a variety of opportunities.
   4. Community Ambassadors to join our volunteer ambassador team and help coordinate events, awareness and fundraising efforts.
   5. In-kind donations of diapers, wipes, hygiene items, and food for our foster care and independent living programs.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
I have been serving as the Director at Lilyfield since 2008. It is an honor each day to work alongside a strong team that is devoted to providing solutions for our state's most vulnerable children. The work that we do is not easy, but I believe that every child deserves a safe and loving family. Everything we do at Lilyfield is done with that in mind. From placing children into families, to providing the specialized counseling and support they need to succeed, we are passionate about the work that we do.
 
Lilyfield's commitment to children and families touched by adoption or foster care can be seen in our unique continuum of services.  We provide foster care for children who need temporary care; adoption for children who need permanent homes; a safe living environment for young women who left foster care without being adopted; and specialized counseling so that adoptive and foster families, and former foster youth, can access adoption competent mental health services that are affordable and appropriate. 
 
Our desire is to see children who have faced great trials in life be given the ability to heal and grow. We believe that our unique approach can make this a reality for many children in our state.
Board Chair Statement I have been honored to serve on the Board of Directors of Lilyfield for approximately ten years.  Over the past decade, Lilyfield (formerly called Christian Services of Oklahoma) has grown from a small adoption agency facilitating approximately 8-10 adoptions per year to a full-service adoption and foster care agency that serves as an advocate for all of Oklahoma’s children that find themselves in need of a temporary or permanent loving home. Since its inception in 2000, Lilyfield has served more than 600 birthmothers and placed more than 200 children in loving foster and adoptive homes.

Serving this precious population presents many challenges.  Regarding our foster care services, we take seriously our mission to find committed, loving families that will provide stability to children in the midst of chaos.  We recruit heavily through local churches and have been blessed with tremendous success in this area.  Our reputation for supporting our foster families with in-house training, counseling, and dedicated social workers makes recruiting exemplary homes easier.  Many families come to us somewhat intimidated by the thought of fostering, but knowing that Lilyfield will be their advocate and partner makes the idea much less intimidating.  As we provide the support and encouragement that these families need, they are able to provide their best to the children entrusted to them.  It truly is a win-win situation.

Unfortunately, a significant challenge to our mission of serving the state’s most vulnerable children is bureaucracy. We provide foster homes for children in state custody.  This exposes us to a maze of regulations, protocols, and procedures which must be navigated as carefully and efficiently as possible.  This isn’t the glamorous side of our mission.  Stories of children bonding with loving foster familiesare what motivate us.  But careful attention to the regulatory environment in which we operate allows us to ensure that our mission will not be thwarted by a regulatory or administrative misstep. To this end, Lilyfield recently completed an intensive, year-long accreditation process.  We received full accreditation from the Council on Accreditation in December 2012. This is, in effect, a seal of approval regarding our organization’s mission, our management, and our ability to navigate the risky waters in which we operate.

The ability to embrace a challenge is what has grown Lilyfield into the agency it is today.  I believe that Lilyfield’s Executive Director is a visionary in regard to identifying the challenges that face Oklahoma’s children and presenting ways to overcome them.Our goal is simple.  To provide families to Oklahoma children that find themselves with a great need in this area, whether that need is temporary or permanent. This goal is deeply rooted in our faith.   Children have immeasurable value given to them by their Creator.  Lilyfield is driven by the desire to show that value to each child that comes to us.  It is a privilege to work with an organization that is not only passionate about its mission of service, but also has competent, effective leadership that will enable it to carry out its mission well into the future.

Diana Perkins
President, Lilyfield Board of Directors
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Cleveland County
Canadian County
Oklahoma County
Logan County
Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area (all 7 counties)
Oklahoma - Statewide
We serve the Oklahoma City Metro, the Tulsa metro and northeastern Oklahoma.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Human Services/Adoption
Tertiary Organizational Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention/Counseling
Programs
Description
Lilyfield began in 2000 by serving women who are making adoption plans and couples wishing to grow their families through adoption.  We now provide services for domestic infant adoptions, step-parent adoptions, older child adoptions and international home studies and supervision.  
Strategy
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. 79% of women attain a full or partial health and safety rating.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Our program success is monitored by our internal Quality Improvement Program.
Description
Lilyfield was awarded a state contract with the Department of Human Services in 2008.  The contract allows us to license and maintain foster homes through our agency.  We certify families for children ages 0-17 in the custody of OKDHS. Our foster care program serves the OKC metro area and the Tulsa area and surrounding counties.
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. In 2013, Lilyfield was able to prepare and certify families in an average of 104 days.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Our program success is monitored by our internal Quality Improvement Program.
Description
Lilyfield has embarked on a journey to respond to the overwhelming need for services for youth aging out of foster care.  The mission of Lilyfield is to provide families for children in need.  We strongly believe that every child deserves a family.  Unfortunately for many youth, a family never steps forward and they enter adulthood alone.
 
Lilyfield has opened a family-style independent living home for female youth ages 18-25 who have aged out of the Oklahoma foster care system.  While an independent living home can never replace a family, we hope to provide love, support and stability for young women.  Beyond housing, participation in the Lilyfield program would involve intensive mentoring with volunteer families who we hope will become "surrogate" families for the young women.
Strategy
Population Served Females Adults At-Risk Populations
Description  When a child is adopted by their forever family, it is usually a very exciting and happy time for the adoptive family and the child. However, the transition can also be overwhelming and sometimes frustrating. Post adoption counseling can be helpful during the highs and lows of your adoption journey. 
Lilyfield’s Care Connect Program offers counseling and support for individuals and families in the Oklahoma City metro area. Our program is designed to bring healing and peace children who have experienced trauma while empowering parents with new strategies and a deeper understanding of their children. Our trained therapists understand the unique needs of children who have experienced trauma, and the special challenges that adoptive and foster families face. 

Care Connect is a trauma-informed program that is focused on helping children heal and grow in the foster or adoptive home. Care Connect helps ensure successful adoptive and foster care placements and promotes positive behavioral and emotional outcomes for children and families. We offer counseling to families who have adopted domestically, through the child welfare system, or internationally. Care Connect is open to any adoptive family in the community.

Care Connect utilizes the work of Dr. Karen Purvis and Dr. David Cross and Trust Based Relational Intervention, along with other trauma informed counseling methods.
Strategy
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families General/Unspecified
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Holly Towers
Start Date Nov 2008
Email htowers@lilyfield.org
Experience
Holly Towers has been with Lilyfield since 2008.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Holly has a Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies and Child Development from Oklahoma Christian University and a Master's of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma.  Before coming to Lilyfield, Holly worked at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  While there she worked with infants and young children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol and drugs and their biological mothers.  She also has experience as a therapist working in the areas of child trauma, substance abuse recovery, post traumatic stress disorder, and child abuse and neglect.  She is trained as a therapist for the Seeking Safety Model, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy.  Holly currently serves as the President of the Board of the Oklahoma Adoption Coalition, a statewide coalition of licensed adoption agencies focused on promoting ethical adoption practices in Oklahoma.  She also serves as the Vice President of the Board of Shine Honduras, a non profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for underprivileged children in Honduras.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Amy England-SmithAdoption Coordinator
Jennifer KellyAdoption Specialist and Care Connect Coordinator
Jordan SanchezFoster Care Coordinator
Staff
Number of Full-time Staff 11
Number of Part-time Staff 3
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 169
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 12
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Feb 2016
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Collaborations
Lilyfield is a licensed child placing agency by the State of Oklahoma.
Lilyfield is a member agency of the Oklahoma Adoption Coalition.
Lilyfield is a member agency of the Christian Child and Family Services Association.
Lilyfield is also Hague accredited. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation2012
Child Placing Agency2001
Council on Accreditation (COA) [for Children and Family Services] - Accreditation2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? Yes
Board Chair
Name Risa Forrester
Company Affiliation Oklahoma Christian University
Term Dec 2015 to Dec 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of Feb 17, 2018
Board of Directors List
NameAffiliationStatus
Beth Brewer University of Central OklahomaVoting
Robert Elliott Paragon RealtyVoting
Amy Emerson Voting
Risa Forrester Oklahoma Christian UniversityVoting
Diana Perkins Community VolunteerVoting
Max Pope Southwest RoofingVoting
Kerianne Roper Oklahoma Christian UniversityVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 2
Female 5
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2017-Dec 31, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $995,027
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $984,870
Financial Documents
Audit2015
audit2014
Audit2013
Audit2012
Audit2011
Audit2010
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
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
Contributions------
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$57,576$42,176$51,378
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions$163,869$120,254$88,392
------
$582,248$525,106$521,045
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Unrealized Gain/Loss--$379--
Membership Dues------
Special Events$129,177$147,992$120,003
Revenue In-Kind------
Other($2,784)$888$336
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$622,165$629,872$588,807
Administration Expense$261,647$169,511$122,239
Fundraising Expense$41,604$26,013$11,204
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.011.08
Program Expense/Total Expenses67%76%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%8%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$398,505$340,047$345,329
Current Assets$302,998$265,736$178,289
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$27,454$7,633$27,966
Total Net Assets$371,051$332,414$317,363
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities11.0434.816.38
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $582,248Earned Revenue $525,106Earned Revenue $521,045
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $163,869Special Events $147,992Special Events $120,003
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $129,177Individuals $120,254Individuals $88,392
Endowment? No
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
 
Note:  FY2015 a prior period adjustment to the beginning of net assets resulted an increase of $33,967 or $366,381.  Refer to note 2 on pages 8 and 9.  Prior financials in the Givesmartokc website were not changed.
 
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.  
Address 501 E 15th St Ste 400A
Edmond, OK 73013 5045
Primary Phone 405 216-5240
Contact Email htowers@lilyfield.org
Give with Credit Card http://www.lilyfield.org/donate
CEO/Executive Director Holly Towers
Board Chair Risa Forrester
Board Chair Company Affiliation Oklahoma Christian University