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SUNBEAM FAMILY SERVICES FAQs

How does Sunbeam serve families?

Sunbeam supports central Oklahoma’s most vulnerable citizens through comprehensive early childhood, foster care, counseling and senior services. Through these programs, families are provided opportunities to change circumstances and break the cycle of poverty for future generations.

Are you a children's home?

Sunbeam started as a children’s home in 1907, however, today it is no longer a home for children but a “home” for all the programs we offer people of all ages.

EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES FAQs

What age children do you serve?

Our programs are designed for pregnant women, children 0-3 and then 3-4 year olds in our Pre-K collaborations classrooms.

What type of childcare do you offer?

We look at each individual child and work with the family to determine their areas of strength and their challenges in order to provide the highest level of care and education for every child entrusted to us. We use assessment data, family experiences, and social setting observations to help make sure every child develops to their fullest potential.

What are the qualifications for the program?

We are a federally funded Early Head Start and Head Start grantee/delegate for central Oklahoma. We provide high quality, comprehensive services for pre-natal through age five in a variety of program options with a focus on low-income families and children.

FOSTER CARE SERVICES FAQs

What kind of support do you offer foster parents?

Sunbeam’s foster care staff provides a case manager, monthly in-service trainings, attends court hearings, and family team meetings. Our staff’s goal is to support the needs of the child, as well as the foster family’s needs.

Who are the children in foster care?

The children are between birth and age 17 who have been removed by DHS from their home due to neglect, abuse or abandonment.

What can I exprect when I volunteer to be a foster parent?

Once you have talked with the foster family recruiter (Judith Cope, 405.609.8931), you will have a face-to appointment within 24 hours. You will be asked to fill out an application that will begin the process of a background, financial, medical, work, school and reference check. There will also be individual and family interviews, as well as a house assessment to check for adequate space and safety. After you receive clearance, you will begin 27 hours of pre-service training as well as four hours of CPR and First Aid training. This process takes a total of three to four months.

COUNSELING SERVICES FAQs

What types of insurance do you take?

We take Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthChoice, MhNet, and Medicaid. (For those with other insurance, we offer a reduced rate based on annual household income and number of persons in the home).

What types of counseling services do you offer?

  • Individual, which includes these issues and others: grief counseling, anger management, depression or anxiety and divorce adjustment counseling.
  • Marriage, Couples and Premarital Counseling
  • Family Counseling, which includes these issues and others: parent/child counseling, Parent-Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT), addiction/recovery, anxiety and depression.
  • Group Counseling includes Anger Management and Postpartum Depression groups.

How do I set an appointment to see a counselor?

Call 405.528.7721 and ask to speak with one of our intake staff members.

SENIOR SERVICES FAQs

What kind of help do you give grandparents raising grandchildren?

Yes, if you are 55 or older, raising your grandchild(ren) in the absence of parent(s), and living in Oklahoma, Cleveland, Canadian or Logan counties. We offer school supply and holiday assistance, counseling, connection with outside resources, and support groups.

I need a break from caregiving but I work full time during the day. Can you help me?

Absolutely! our respite is available on scheduled visits consisting of two, four hour shifts. Those four hour shifts are available during the day and evening as well as Saturday or Sunday.

What other services do you offer caregivers?

Sunbeam offers support groups, counseling, resource assistance and classes on how to do the important work of caring for yourself so that you can care for your loved one.