OKC County Health Department
Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is an action-oriented, community-based process that examines the factors and issues that influence fetal and infant mortality in a community. The mission of FIMR is to identify and create systemic change that results in the reduction of the fetal and infant mortality rate. FIMR employs social workers who work with families that have experienced stillbirth or infant loss in Oklahoma, Canadian, Cleveland, Pottawatomie and Logan counties. One role of the FIMR social worker is to collect input and insight from families regarding what improvements and system changes they feel need to be made. The social worker can also connect families with services—everything from support groups and counseling to basic needs (such as information on housing, food, financial support entities, domestic violence help, medical care, etc.) Contact Amy Steele-Woods at 405-419-4142 for assistance.
Oklahoma Family Network – We are proud to partner with Oklahoma Family Network. The Oklahoma Family Network (OFN) Family-to-Family Health Information Center informs and connects individuals with special health care needs and disabilities, their families and professionals to services and supports in their communities. OFN provides opportunities for individuals and families to strengthen their communities through leadership development and volunteering. The OFN Mentorship Program is the flagship program of the center. We are proud to have a Board member serving from OFN. Click here to be directed to OFN’s website for more information.
Perinatal Center of Oklahoma – The Perinatal Center of Oklahoma specializes in providing health care services for high-risk pregnancies. Their mission statement includes:
- To provide excellent state of the art Perinatal care to the women of our community without regard for their ability to pay.
- To provide education and assistance to those who care for high risk pregnancies.
- To have a commitment to the personal and professional growth of our employees.
- To be involved and supportive of our community.
We are proud to have a Board member serving from the Perinatal Center of Oklahoma. Click here to be directed to The Perinatal Center of Oklahoma’s website for more information.
Special Care, Inc. – Special Care serves over 200 children, ages 6 weeks to 21 years of age, with varying abilities. Two-thirds of the children we serve have identified special needs, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Down Syndrome, and a wide variety of sensory integration and multi-disabling disorders. The remaining third of our student population is typically developing children (children who do not have special needs). We are proud to have a Board member representing this wonderful, local organization. Click here to be directed to Special Care’s website for more information.
Support for Infant Loss-OKC / www.shineokc.com/sil
Support for Infant Loss (SIL) is a group of women who have experienced stillbirth and infant loss, and we meet every other Tuesday at the Rockwell Campus of Westminster Presbyterian Church. We listen to one another, we support one another, and we don’t even attempt to “fix” one another because each of us knows all too well how impossible that is. If you have experienced stillbirth or infant loss and would like to join us, we are here when you’re ready.
Other Local Resources include:
Hospice Services: Bereavement – Integris Oklahoma City
Calm Waters – Oklahoma City
Griefshare – Throughout Oklahoma City area and Edmond