Through our Counseling Ministry we provide intervention services to
For issues such as
• Child behavior
• Couple relationship
Hope Harbor Children’s Home
Hope Harbor Children’s Home and Family Ministries is a leading non-profit serving children and families since 1947. Formerly Turley Children’s Home, Hope Harbor continues to Restore Hope, Transform Lives and Reconcile Families.
In 1996, the campus was moved to the present location outside of Claremore with a total of three cottages: Tucker Cottage, Mabee Cottage, Chapman Cottage. Years later, a $2 million learning center was constructed to house administrative offices, a large classroom, a gymnasium, and a commercial kitchen. In 2010, we partnered with the Glenpool Church of Christ in a prison ministry under the direction of Bill Hamrick, former executive director. Also in 2010, the first thrift store was opened to support our programs and provide affordable clothing and home goods to the community in Claremore, Oklahoma.
We are grateful to our supporters who have made our work and continued improvements possible over the
past 70 years. And while facilities and faces have changed, one thing remains the same: Our commitment to Christ, and our passion for serving children and families.
Today, we remain focused on our vision serving hurting children and their families for many generations yet to come.
Hope Harbor Academy
Our residents attend Hope Harbor Academy. We are accredited through Christian Schools International. Hope Harbor residents often arrive here years behind academically. Certified teachers at Hope Harbor’s on-site academy work with each student to improve their study and academic skills. When students first enter the program, they are assessed to determine reading and math skills as well as mastery of grade level core content. In providing individualized instruction, teachers allow students to progress at their own pace while re-teaching core content they have missed. The personalized attention and dedication the residents receive is one of the most valuable pieces to the Hope Harbor experience. For these children to improve and succeed in their academic efforts and really discovery that they are able to excel in school gives them a level of confidence no one can measure.
Prison Ministry Parent Training
As many as two million children in the U.S. have one or more parents in prison or jail. Studies show as many as
70 percent of these child will fall into the same pattern and end up in prison at some point in their own lives.
Researchers have estimated at least 4,500 children under 18 in Oklahoma have a mother in prison. The state doesn’t keep track of the numbers of children whose parents are incarcerated, but tough sentencing laws have contributed to an Oklahoma incarceration rate that is No. 4 in the nation and No. 1 for women.
Bill Hamrick served for fifteen years as Executive Director of Turley Children’s Home (now Hope Harbor), and then as Church Relations Director. Bill began regular work in Tulsa County prison systems in 2007, and now teaches three classes weekly at David L. Moss Center (Tulsa County Jail), and weekly at Dick Conner Correctional Center in Hominy. His material includes the Faith & Character program in the Medium Security Unit and classes in the Minimum Security Unit. Bill teaches over two-hundred and fifty New Life Behavior correspondence students in 14 Department of Corrections facilities across Oklahoma.
To contact Bill regarding parent training classes in prison settings, you can call (918) 630-8465 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our primary training focus is parent education. All of our workshops utilize evidenced-based, interactive, multimedia materials that address common parenting challenges and solutions, such as handling power struggles, providing discipline, instilling character in children, and enhancing the parent-child relationship. Participants gain new knowledge and skills and hope.
Through our Training Ministry we provide prevention services to
• Adolescent groups
• Adult groups
For areas such as
• Peer relationships
• Parent education
• Marriage preparation and enrichment
• Financial planning
• Spiritual formation
Please check our Events/News page or our Facebook page for announcements about upcoming training opportunities.