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Alice Rippe, AARP Spirit Seniors Coordinator for OFEC
INCUBATE, STORIES

Seniors Sipping Tea

Rev. Sharyn Cosby   |   May 28, 2019

Oklahoma Family Empowerment Center’s Spirit Seniors group is active and enjoying life. They get together every week for different activities, including afternoon tea.

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Craig Norris
INCUBATE, STORIES

OFEC is Impacting, Expanding, and Connecting

Rev. Sharyn Cosby   |   November 19, 2018

New agreements with American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation's Senior Community Service Program (SCEP), AmeriCorps, and Tulsa Dress for Success, are empowering OFEC to continue empowering individuals and families

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INCUBATE, STORIES

Home Doesn't Have an Address

Rev. Sharyn Cosby   |   May 08, 2018

Far too many people don’t have an address to call home. Finding the homeless at our door is how and why OFEC started homeless outreach programming.

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Julius Maindi Fellows, Community Outreach Director
INCUBATE, STORIES

I Still Have My Shoes!

Rev. Sharyn Cosby   |   October 30, 2017

Through the story of one individual, Oklahoma Family Empowerment Center's Director Rev. Sharyn Cosby shows how her organization serves its community.

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Gina Pearson, Street Law Facilitator, engages youth on the topic of curfews: Why do we have them?
INCUBATE, NEWS

OFEC's Work in Tulsa Recognized

Rev. Sharyn Cosby   |   August 15, 2017

Oklahoma Family Empowerment Center’s work with Tulsa County stakeholders was recognized in the report, “Case Studies of Nine Jurisdictions that Reduced Disproportionate Minority Contact in their Juvenile Justice Systems.”

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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

Why Followers of Jesus Should Oppose Capital Punishment

May 26, 2021

Recently, there has been a rise in the number of executions of people on death row, particularly by the federal government. For decades, there have been debates over the use of capital punishment as a sentence for serious criminal offenses. What does the Bible say about capital punishment? Should followers of Jesus Christ, who was executed himself, oppose the use of capital punishment? Learn from a chaplain who has worked on death row in Florida for many years why followers of Jesus should be opposed to the use of capital punishment.

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Dani Loving Cartwright

Vice President of Operations
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ADDICTION RECOVERY, HOMELESSNESS, HOUSING, MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Recovery Cafe San Jose is a healing community for those traumatized by homelessness, addiction and mental health challenges. We are founded on the belief that every human being is precious, worthy of love and deserving of the opportunities to fulfill his or her potential.