Lilyfield Inc.
501 E 15th St Ste 400A
Edmond OK 73013-5046
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 for at-risk children and youth.
Contact Information
Contact Name Holly Towers
Contact email
Address 501 E 15th St Ste 400A
Edmond, OK 73013 5046
Phone (405) 216-5240
Fax 405-285-0294
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Phone 866 397-7202
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Lilyfield accepts monetary donations such as cash, checks and credit cards. Our volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to: providing refreshments for events, donating services (printing, lawn care, etc.), donating skills (photography, design, etc.), being a part of fundraising or special events teams, conducting a diaper drive, being a mentor to Oklahoma City Public School children, tutoring at the EmpowerOKC Kids Club, and many more.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $2,090,252.00
Projected Expenses $2,071,183.00
History and Background
Former Names
Christian Services of Oklahoma2012
Year Founded 2000
IRS Ruling Year 2001
State Registration Expiration July 2020
Mission The mission of Lilyfield is to be a Christ-centered ministry devoted to providing safe and stable families for at-risk children and youth.
Founded in 2000, Lilyfield has spent almost two decades 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 hopeful adoptive couples with comprehensive adoption services.  The agency has grown to include a foster care program, a counseling program, and a program that partners with Oklahoma City and Tulsa Public Schools to prevent circumstances that cause families to enter the child welfare system.
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) strive to prevent the circumstances that lead to foster care involvement, and 4) guide children, youth and families on a path to healing and permanency.
Lilyfield has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, serving more than 1,500 clients in 2019. Since 2000, Lilyfield has placed over 750 children in adoptive or foster homes and served hundreds more through specialized mental health services. Lilyfield’s Empower programs served 336 children in 2019 and are designed to reduce the circumstances that lead families to be involved with the child welfare system. The addition of Empower programming has resulted in an 88% increase in Lilyfield staff capacity, as well as a host of AmeriCorps members.
Lilyfield is nationally accredited through the Council on Accreditation and a licensed child placing agency through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Lilyfield is a member agency of OK Care, the Oklahoma Adoption Coalition, THRIVE Sexual Health Collective for Youth, and the Oklahoma TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention) Collaborative for Children. Lilyfield’s team works diligently to provide real solutions for children and families at risk.
Lilyfield has identified 5 areas of critical need to further our mission of serving children and families in need in Oklahoma.
   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 EmpowerOKC program. 
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 serve children and families in need in Oklahoma 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; specialized counseling for individuals impacted by foster care and adoption, infant mental health, and families who are facing challenging behaviors; and a program that partners with Oklahoma City Public Schools to prevent circumstances that cause families to enter the child welfare system. 
Lilyfield's long term vision is to ensure that children in our community have safe and healthy homes where they can be nurtured and grow to their full potential. We believe that our unique approach can make this a reality for many children and families in our state.
Board Chair Statement I have been honored to serve on the Board of Directors of Lilyfield for approximately ten years.  For almost two decades, 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 birth mothers 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 families are 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
Treasurer, Lilyfield Board of Directors
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Canadian County
Cleveland County
Logan County
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area (all 7 counties)
Oklahoma - Statewide
We serve the Oklahoma City Metro and Tulsa Metro. We serve 67 out of the 77 counties in Oklahoma through Foster Care. We ARE NOT licensed to serve Alfalfa, Beaver, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Major, Roger Mills, Texas, Woodward, or Woods counties through foster care. 
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Human Services/Adoption
Tertiary Organizational Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention/Counseling
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.  
Population Served Adults Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Our program success is monitored by our internal Performance Quality Improvement Program.
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 Oklahoma City Metro, Tulsa Metro and surrounding counties.
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 2017, Lilyfield was able to prepare and certify families on average in 41 days.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Our program success is monitored by our internal Performance Quality Improvement Program.
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 Counseling Program offers counseling and support for individuals and families in the Oklahoma City metro area. Our program is designed to bring healing and peace to 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. 

Lilyfield's Counseling Program is a trauma-informed program that is focused on helping children heal and grow in the foster or adoptive home. Our program 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. Our counseling program is open to any adoptive family in the community.

Lilyfield's Counseling Program utilizes the work of Dr. Karen Purvis and Dr. David Cross and Trust Based Relational Intervention, along with other trauma informed counseling methods.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families General/Unspecified
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. 95% of children served achieve placement stability.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. Program Success is monitored by our internal Performance Quality Improvement Program.
Nearly 8,500 children are in the custody of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services in 2018. In our experience of engaging biological, foster, and adoptive families, we have come to understand that some children who enter foster care could remain safely in their homes, given the right tools and support. Our Empower programs are designed to reduce the circumstances that lead families to be involved with the child welfare system and respond to the needs of children and families who have experienced or are at high risk of experiencing abuse or neglect. Our services are offered in an area of South Oklahoma City and North Tulsa where children are entering foster care at elevated rates. Our Empower programs focus on building healthy families and communities where children can be safe and can thrive. We have five focus areas: education, family strengthening/mental health, health and wellness, housing and economic development. Our services include Check & Connect mentoring services, Empower kids clubs after school, summer programming, parent groups, life skill classes, individual and family counseling, and family fun nights. Our strategic plan involves building our other focus areas either through direct services or partnerships and referrals. In doing so, we hope to continue to fulfill our vision of guiding children, youth, and families on a path to healing and permanency.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Families
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Holly Towers
Start Date Nov 2008
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
Ashley MelsonClinical Director
Sarah NeymanDirector of Prevention programs
Jordan SanchezDirector of Community Programs
Number of Full-time Staff 24
Number of Part-time Staff 4
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 176
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 23
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
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 provides Check & Connect structured mentoring services in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and Oklahoma City and Tulsa Public Schools.
Lilyfield operates an AmeriCorps program through the Corporation for National and Community Service.
External Assessments and Accreditations
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 Dr. Amy Emerson
Company Affiliation Educare
Term Jan 2020 to Dec 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2020
Board of Directors List
Beth BrewerUniversity of Central OklahomaVoting
Dr. Amy EmersonEducareVoting
Katy GustafsonGooden GroupVoting
Brock LyttonMoriah Real Estate CompanyVoting
Diana PerkinsCommunity VolunteerVoting
Greg SchaeferMidFirst BankVoting
Clint VaughnRoofscapesVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 4
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2020-Dec 31, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $2,090,252
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $2,071,183
Financial Documents
Audit 2018
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 Year201820172016
Total Revenue$1,322,334$1,015,508$1,010,155
Total Expenses$1,313,828$1,013,157$1,009,496
Revenue Less Expenses$8,506$2,351$659
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 Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$456$21$42
Unrealized Gain/Loss----($290)
Membership Dues------
Special Events$178,871$115,646$109,001
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$1,078,859$767,505$750,981
Administration Expense$177,620$169,535$179,138
Fundraising Expense$57,349$76,117$79,377
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.001.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses82%76%74%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue15%35%31%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$785,801$395,525$395,898
Current Assets$171,601$221,036$257,654
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$403,232$21,462$24,186
Total Net Assets$382,569$374,063$371,712
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.4310.3010.65
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $686,027Earned Revenue $621,896Earned Revenue $575,421
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $386,138Contributions $216,257Contributions $257,941
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $178,871Special Events $115,646Special Events $109,001
Endowment? No
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose
We are adding a space that will belong to the community we serve. This comprehensive community center will add 8,000 square feet to our existing building, including counseling rooms, classrooms, and a large space for community events.
Campaign Goal $2,500,000
Campaign Dates Jan 2020 to Dec 2022
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? Yes
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990EZs or 990's.
Note 1:  For 2018, 2017, and 2016,"Other" revenue includes $52,505, $59,066, and $67,951, respectively, from the unrelated business income from Pass It On Kids, LLC.  
Note 2:  In 2018, a prior period adjustment of ($833) was included in "Other" revenue, as the net assets from 2017 was decreased per the Form 990.   Therefore, the 2017 financials were not changed accordingly as a revised Form 990 was not provided. 
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Address 501 E 15th St Ste 400A
Edmond, OK 73013 5046
Primary Phone 405 216-5240
Contact Email
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CEO/Executive Director Holly Towers
Board Chair Dr. Amy Emerson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Educare