Until August 16, we invite you to help stock the New Life Academy kitchen for the 2014 - 2015 school year. This
year, we will offer Home Economics in our brand new kitchen, but we'll need some supplies to offer this course effectively.
Take a look at our Wal-Mart registry at http://www.walmart.com/babyregistry?&_prevTerm=baby+registry&redirect_query=baby+registry&search_redirect=true
. Use the first name "OC" and the last name "New." You'll find us there with all of our needs listed. (Note:
This is the baby registry; NOT the bridal registry through the Wal-Mart site.) Thank you for thinking of us!!
Sportsman's Day 2014 - August 23
Mark your calendars now for our biggest (and loudest) fundraiser
of the summer. On August 23, join us on campus from 9:00 to 2:00 for plenty of outdoor activities: muzzle loader,
rifle marksmanship, clay pigeon, archery, slingshot, hatchet throwing, and turkey call! Children and adults, ages 7
and up, will enjoy the opportunity to safely practice their skills. We'll have demonstrations, exhibitors, and even
serve you an outdoor meal! All of this for only $5! Please gather a vanload from your church or neighbor and come
make a day of it!
Oblong Children's Christian Home is a ministry of Christian Churches and
Churches of Christ to abused and troubled children who are 5 to 17 years old, providing them
- God's unconditional love,
- a stable, structured environment, and
- family-style group home.
Children come to our home for a variety of reasons. It may be because:
- the child is running with the wrong crowd,
- the child is not attending school,
- the child has a difficult home situation, or
child has mild to moderate legal problems.
Our goal is to reunite the children with their families. For most families the goal is for the child to
return home after making significant changes. The length of stay is determined by how long it takes the child and his/her
family to achieve the goals set at placement. To overcome the destructive habits that led to placement and to replace them
with healthy habits that are maintained when the child returns home normally takes at least 18 months. The need for continued
care is reviewed after 12 months and every 6 months thereafter.
We work with parents and entire family units by teaching parenting skills and providing counseling.
Children are not turned away from our home because of their race, faith, creed, or family financial condition.