Because of the uncertainty about where we will be as a city, state and nation with COVID-19, Parent Promise decided to cancel our in-person Melody Lane event for this year. Instead, Parent Promise will provide a virtual silent and live auction combined with a multi-week campaign focusing on the many aspects of our mission to strengthen families and break cycles of family dysfunction that can lead to the neglect and abuse of children.
Our campaign is Mission Possible: Strengthening Families and Improving Children’s Lives. Now more than ever, our mission to prevent the neglect and abuse of children through par- ent education and support is vital. As we slowly emerge from isolation and face the chal- lenges COVID-19 has placed on our families, we are excited about this opportunity to show- case the individuals, businesses and organizations that have been partners with us in helping families raise healthy and resilient children (and continue to do so).
This virtual campaign spread awareness of our work together to help families raise healthy and resilient children.
As a first-time parent at a later age, Karel Grier found herself asking a lot of questions about how to raise another human being.
“It was timely that I stumbled upon Parent Promise as I navigated becoming a parent,” Karel said.
“With the Parent as Teachers Program, I was connected to a parent educator that serves as my ally in search of answers to my curiosities.”
Christy Bowie serves as the parent educator for the Grier family. Christy meets regularly with the family, working with them on a customized plan to help the family meet the parental goals they set for themselves.
“Christy makes sure that a holistic caring and understanding of my child’s well-being, my well-being and the health of my relationships embedded as a parent are addressed,” Karel said. “I would often say to Miss Christy that she is my sanity pill whenever she visits us twice a month. She is patient and kind to answer my silliest questions about parenting as well as relevant events brought about by the times.”
Karel said she also appreciates that Christy helps her pause, reflect and “perform the role of being a mother and a partner.
“I am pleased that Oklahoma City has Parent Promise to provide such services. I am grateful that I am a part of this worthwhile and noble endeavor. Kudos to Parent Promise for I found a friend, family and community in this place.”
Parent Promise/Prevent Child Abuse Oklahoma is currently conducting a fundraising and awareness campaign to make up funds lost due to COVID-19. Donations made through October will be matched by the Carl C. and Marie Jo Anderson Foundation. You may donate here.
The Grier Family