Stan Barlow-Community Liaison
Betty and I felt a calling to help families and children and that is why we founded the Oaks. Originally we provided help from within our home but over time it became too small to meet the needs of the community. We moved into our current building in 1999 and the Oaks Family Care Center was born with the help of friends. In 2009 we felt a calling to expand and added an addition to the building.
Throughout the years I have seen God do many things. I have seen families get the help they need to stay together, the joining of Christians in the community to help through volunteering at the Oaks, and also a positive community response when there is a need.
I have engaged in many different training clinics over the years including; money management, adoption, mentoring and peacemakers.
My primary role at the Oaks is to be available to help wherever God calls me. Because of this, I have performed many different roles. Most importantly to me is working with men and families, I also facilitate visitations, manage fundraising, and am considered the maintenance man.
My prayer is to see the Oaks continue to serve families and children while Betty and I step back and enter retirement.