(Oklahoma City) – Parent Promise has received a $15,000 grant from the Potts Family Foundation to support the organization’s programs and services.
The Potts Family Foundation focuses on empowering people and organizations, impacting future and present human needs and leveraging resources for the greatest impact. The foundation launched the Oklahoma 25 by 25 Initiative, a nonpartisan coalition of impassioned organizations that are focused on the critically important issues that can help eliminate the conditions that are impairing our young children from becoming a successful workforce.
“The Potts Family Foundation has been a leader in bringing to light how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can have life-long impacts on physical, mental and social well-being,” said Sherry Fair, executive director of Parent Promise. “The families served by Parent Promise often have a number of these ACEs, and this grant will help us continue and grow our programs to meet the needs of more families.”
Parent Promise works with families with children from 0-12 in helping them learn to provide a positive home environment for their children. The mission of Parent Promise is to prevent child abuse or neglect by providing education and support.
“Most parents want to provide a safe, loving and nurturing home for their families,” Fair said. “However, some families need help, and that is what we are here for.”
Parent Promise provides trained parent educators to coach families one-on-one. Families receive scheduled home visits where they are mentored on child development, basic baby and child health care, positive parent-child interaction, as well as family goal setting and monitoring.
“We are grateful for the partnership we have with the Potts Family Foundation to help build resiliency in families,” Fair said. “We help families become more self-sufficient and less dependent on state services.”
Parent Promise, a 501 (c) 3 organization, was founded in 1988 as the Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse in Oklahoma. The organization later merged with Prevent Child Abuse Oklahoma and changed its name to Parent Promise.