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Sunbeam launches video support groups during COVID-19 crisis

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunbeam Family Services is now utilizing video support groups to provide assistance to caregivers and grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. “Grandfamilies are facing unique challenges during this time,” said Talena Ford, caregiver fundamentals program manager. “Support groups provide an […]

Sunbeam Family Services Announces 2019 Beacons Class IV

By Darla Shelden OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Sunbeam Family Services has announced its 2019 Beacons Board.  The Beacons serve to connect young professionals interested in making a difference in their community and Oklahoma City metro area through engagement with Sunbeam Family Services. Sunbeam Beacons are dedicated individuals, ages 24 to 40, who volunteer their time […]

Sunbeam Family Services to celebrate 5th Annual Shine A Light Gala

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Tickets are on sale now for the 5th annual Shine a Light Gala, which will take place on Thursday, May 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Downtown Embassy Suites. Proceeds from the event benefit Sunbeam Family Services to support the nonprofit’s mission. “As this year’s […]

Shotgun the therapy dog brings smiles to Sunbeam’s Emergency Senior Shelter residents

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – In 2012, Jessica Welp rescued a Border Collie named Shotgun from the Sulphur animal shelter. Soon after, Shotgun, now a certified therapy dog, began working with Sunbeam Family Services. Welp is the administrator of Sunbeam’s Emergency Senior Shelter, the only shelter for homeless seniors in […]

Sunbeam kicks off campaign to raise $65,000 for Emergency Senior Shelter

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – More than 1,100 residents are homeless in the Oklahoma City metro area, including 260 homeless seniors age 55 and older. Sunbeam Family Services works year-round to end senior homelessness through its Emergency Senior Shelter, the state’s only shelter equipped to specifically assist homeless seniors. Through […]

Sunbeam Family Services offers Infant Early Mental Health training

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of Oklahoma infants, young children and their caregivers, Sunbeam Family Services offers free, specialized Infant-Early Childhood Mental Health training to the community. Infant-Early Mental Health refers to how well a child develops socially and emotionally from birth to […]

Sunbeam Family Services and local law enforcement host holiday party for grandparents raising grandchildren

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Sunbeam Family Services, in partnership with the Oklahoma City Police Department, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office and TRIAD volunteers – senior citizens working with law enforcement to promote senior safety – will host a holiday party for grandparents raising grandchildren on Saturday, December 3. The celebration will provide Christmas […]

Sunbeam Family Services appoints community leaders to board of directors

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Sunbeam Family Services, a nonprofit organization serving vulnerable Oklahomans from birth to senior, has elected three new members to its Board of Directors. Community leaders in business and philanthropy make up the 25 members of the Sunbeam Board of Directors. The new board members are Cindy Fairchild, Robert Wood […]

Second Annual Glitter Ball benefit returns to Film Row on December 12

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 2nd Annual Oklahoma City Glitter Ball will return to the metro promising all of the spectacle, sparkle, and whimsy of the original event. Proceeds from the evening, presented by Dunlap Codding, will benefit the Oklahoma City Girls Art School, deadCENTER Film Festival and Sunbeam Family Services. Glitter Ball […]

Sunbeam Family Services welcomes Paula Gates as Early Childhood Services Director

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Sunbeam Family Services, one of Oklahoma City’s longest serving nonprofits, is expanding its early childhood development programs. This comes as a result of a federal Early Head Start Child Care Partnership Grant. The five-year $3 million dollar program is one of the largest grants awarded in Oklahoma by Health […]

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