Edmond Community Fulfills Backpacks for Foster Children

August 8th, 2021 Edmond – Local volunteers and UMC Connect Church fulfilled all 43 school aged foster children’s backpacks from The Anna’s House Foundation. Foster families lovingly open their homes to foster children in need, and as a supporting agency, Anna’s House walks beside them in every season – including back to school. UMC Connect Church…

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Luther Ribbon Cutting

Anna’s House Foundation recently held a ribbon cutting with the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the grand opening of our Luther Community Recreation Center!  The Anna’s House Community in Luther, OK is the physical fulfillment of the Foundation’s mission: a state-of-the-art community designed to truly foster Oklahoma’s children in need in an exceptional environment…

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This Is What We Do

This past June our agency rallied around one of our single mommas, Tarina, and her foster child. We sat down and discussed what that meant to her, how it helped her foster child, and prayer requests needed. Specifically how has Anna’s House helped support you in your foster care journey? “Wow, where do I begin?…

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Foster Care from a Case Workers Perspective

When I tell people what I do for a living, I usually receive responses like, “Wow, that must be so hard” or “I’m glad you’re able to do that job. I’d never be able to do it; it’d just be too sad for me.” In some ways, these people are right. Foster care is hard and heavy. But oftentimes, people on the outside and even some on the inside of foster care fail to see the beauty that can come out of the hard and heavy. I

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Interning at Anna’s House

Riley Powelson, a senior at Oklahoma Christian University, has been our wonderful Spring itern for the past 3 months! She has been able to shadow court hearings and home visits, plan Easter Party and Support Groups, and will leave AHF with the tools to successfully launch her into a career of social work. Read about…

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The Note That Changed Everything

Ashley is a teacher, and she saw some of her students were at risk of being removed from their homes and school. Ashley knew she had to do something, and the Lord directed her to foster care through Anna’s House. “The Lord showed me Anna’s House Foundation, and it changed my life,” Ashley said. “Everyone…

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An Honest Conversation with a Single Foster Dad

Micah, a single foster dad with Anna’s House, first heard of our agency through his home church. As a result of having an estranged relationship with his own father, he decided to pursue foster care. As an organization we have made an intentional goal to keep siblings together. A secondary goal has been to meet the needs of children…

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Paycom Does It Again! $75,000 Donated in Toys

OKLAHOMA CITY –  An Oklahoma City-based company has made a $75,000 donation to help support local foster families this holiday season. Paycom announced the donation Wednesday to The Anna’s House Foundation. The company’s employees also participated in a toy drive that resulted in nearly 700 gifts for 60 families. “Often children need a foster home…

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Fostering is Not For Me

“Fostering is always a great talking point. People’s demeanor shifts in a significant way when they find out that you are, or plan to begin fostering. I’ve had numerous conversations with friends and family who tell me some variation of “I love the idea of fostering, and we’ve thought about it, but it’s just not…

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2020 Gala Recap!

Like so many other events in our community, our 9th annual Gumdrops and Lollipops event was virtual this year. We want to extended our most sincerest thank you to our sponsors, auction item donors and event participants.  While we certainly missed our candy themed atmosphere and our ability to share the impact of our program in person,…

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