The Genesis Project
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
The Genesis Project, located in northeast Oklahoma City, provides residential and therapeutic services to 16 boys, ages six through 12, who have experienced traumatic emotional, physical and sexual abuse throughout their childhood. Although Genesis works with children from all over the state, a majority of the children come from the Oklahoma City area. The average Genesis boy is 7.5 years of age, has an IQ of 75, and has had 17 prior placements before coming to Genesis.
Genesis meets all of the children’s needs at our one location. They receive treatment from licensed clinical social workers, medical and psychiatric consultation, as well as 24-hour a day access to highly trained Genesis staff. Genesis contracts with the Edmond Public School system and operates an on-campus school 12 months a year.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and Genesis is no different. The Genesis kitchen has been in constant operation since 1985. We provide three meals a day, which totals 22,000 meals a year! With Impact Oklahoma’s funding, we completely remodeled our kitchen. These improvements greatly enhanced the capabilities of the kitchen staff, and more importantly, provide an appealing and homelike feel for the children. Our children come from home situations where they have not had the benefits of nutritious food; have not been cared for; and have not experienced living environments. In preserving our values of safety, health and well–being: our kitchen is vital.