Our Mission

To provide people of all ages with help, hope, and the opportunity to succeed through Early Childhood, Foster Care, Counseling and Senior Services.

Established in 1907, Sunbeam Family Services is Oklahoma’s longest-serving social service agency. Founded as a children’s home for dependent and neglected children, we have evolved to meet the growing needs of the community, serving vulnerable children, families, and seniors throughout central Oklahoma. Sunbeam has been a proud United Way Partner Agency since 1924. 

Each year, Sunbeam helps more than 9,200 Central Oklahomans with life-changing services through our robust Early Childhood Education program, long-standing Foster Care program, compassionate Counseling program, and multifaceted Senior Services program. Sunbeam’s programs and services address the physical, mental, and emotional health of our clients. This holistic approach means many of our clients benefit from two or more of our services, 

With support from donors and partners, Sunbeam is building stronger, brighter futures for central Oklahomans. Working together, we shine a light on the needs of our community and empower families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency.  

During fiscal year 2018-2019: 

  • Sunbeam impacted 9,221 individuals in Oklahoma.  
  • 867 toddlers and babies were prepared for school readiness at 20 early education centers, partner sites, and the Home Visitation program. 
  • 119 children in foster care were placed in safe, loving homes with 45 Sunbeam foster families. 
  • 412 Oklahomans received compassionate mental health and infant mental health services. 
  • 115 counseling clients also received support through Sunbeam’s Early Childhood Services, Senior Services and Foster Care Services.  
  • 1,392 senior adults stayed active, connected to their communities, found permanent housing, and were supported living in their own homes. 
  • 817 caregivers received support, including 336 grandparents and their grandchildren and 119 respite clients. 
  • 149 Senior Companions provided quality, in-home support and companionship to 330 homebound seniors, and 35 respite homes. 
  •  96 seniors experiencing homelessness received care at the Emergency Senior Shelter and found safe, permanent homes