The Bridge to the Future grant is a partnership between the Oklahoma Department of Human Services and the University of Oklahoma, Center for Public Management. This five-year grant funded through the Children’s Bureau was awarded in October 2007. It is focused on targeted recruitment and retention of Bridge resource families for fostering and adoption by providing an innovative, evidence-based approach to recruitment and retention, developing a Bridge Resource Support Center, using technology to provide training and impart information, and providing additional mentoring and support to resource families through planning, implementation, and evaluation.
DHS partners with private agency providers to help support Oklahoma’s Foster Parents. They are: