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Circle of Care: United Methodist Boys Ranch
WaySearch http://www.circleofcare.org PO Box 99
Administrator/Director: Mark Howard
Contact Person: Edith Tillson
Sponsor: Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care, Inc.
Location & geographic area served: Gore, OK
Major source of funding: Donations, grants, endowments, fees, etc.
Fees: Sliding scale/ ability to pay
Third Party payments accepted: Yes
Type of License: Child Care Institution
Professional memberships: OkCARE, COA, Eagle
Gender/Age of Children Accepted: Boys, Age 13 to 18
Facility, Living and Eating arrangements: Rural campus with two homes which accommodate up to 10 boys and a married couple each in a family-like setting.
Overview of program/Therapeutic model: Program is designed to promote positive behavior from clients by providing them a nurturing, positive, effective, and consistent enfironment. Residents live in on-campus homes which are supervised by a married Family-Counselor couple. Program focuses on five components: Mentoring, protecting, nurturing, teaching, and serving. Residents also participate in animal therapy program.
Types of referrals accepted: Private, court, and DHS
Authority required for admission: Yes
Admission procedure: 1. Phone call interview. 2. Completed application. 3. In office interview with parents and child. 4. Testing if indicated.
Average time for admission: ASAP
Requirements of child: Willing to be placed adn participate in program goals.
Requirements of parents/guardians: Cooperate with program and staff, periodic visits with child, provide required placement documents, pay monthly fee.
Requirements of placing agency: Same
Mandatory admission requirements: Birth certificate, immunization records, medical history, evaluation/ test results, school records, records of past treatments, court documents pertaining to custody/ guardianship, CoC application form, and interview.
Supplemental information desired: Financial information for adjusted fees, Degree of Indian Blood Certificate.
Visitation policies: Regular visitation arranged according to each resident's progress and by the treatment team. After care plans developed at discharge.
Additional Services Provided by United Methodist Boys Ranch:
A. Counseling: Weekly group therapy for all residents; individual therapy as needed.
B. Education: Residents attend either public school at Gore or on-campus Alternative Education Center.
C. Vocational: Available in community.
D. Medical: R.N. on Circle of Care staff and is on site weekly. Community based servcies.
E. Recrational: Swimming, volleyball, basketball, fishing, horsemanship, animal therapy, annual rodeo, and on campus gymnasium.
F. Foster Care: Through Oklahoma United Methodist Circle of Care Child S.H.A.R.E. Program.
G. Treatment Plan: Initial treatment plan development after 30 days of placement and every 90 days by youth, counselor, Asst. Director, Educational Coordinator, Family Counselors and legal guardian or worker.
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