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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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INCUBATE, STORIES

“Can You See the Jesus in Me?”

Rev. Sharyn Cosby   |   October 03, 2016

The Oklahoma Family Empowerment Center (OFEC) Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Initiative has been able to establish a productive way to organize our community stakeholders. The impact and change that OFEC can help to effect extends to our own staff team as well.

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MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

Mental Health Resource: Online Worship Service for Holy Week

April 17, 2019

Join the NBA’s Mental Health Resource Task Team for a thoughtful and thought provoking online Grief and Loss worship service for Maundy Thursday, facilitated by a collective of voices from across the life of the church.

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Tiffany Curtis

Peer Group Convener
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COMMUNITY BUILDING, COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE, HOMELESSNESS, PRISON AND JAIL MINISTRY, RE-ENTRY , HUNGER / FOOD SECURITY, CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY

UMCP is a community-focused nonprofit organization that seeks community wholeness, resilience, and sustainability by working with families and individuals at risk from poverty, hunger, homelessness, incarceration, and/or inadequate education and healthcare.