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Palomar provides protection, hope, and healing to victims of violence & abuse.

3

years in operation

35

partners

10,000+

clients served

Our Story

The palomar knot is the strongest, most resilient knot one can tie. When pressure and weight are applied, the knot gets stronger.

We consider Palomar to be a community of strength and healing. We seek to offer victims and survivors in Oklahoma City a kind-hearted home where clients and their children come first as they work through the healing process.

Our History

2012

First Discussions

Chief Citty, Chief Kuhlman, and Captain Flowers of the Oklahoma City Police Department discuss the idea of a Family Justice Center with founder Kim Garrett.

2012

June, 2015

Planning

Chief Citty hosts the first Advisory Board to ask agency leaders their thoughts on a Family Justice Center and decide if there is a need. Chief Citty signs a contract with Alliance for HOPE International to develop an FJC in Oklahoma City.

June, 2015

September, 2015

Study Tour

A team is sent from San Diego to facilitate a comprehensive three-day needs assessment of OKC.

September, 2015

December, 2015

Strategic Planning

120 individuals representing 47 different agencies and the community came together at Coles Garden.

December, 2015

July, 2016

Camp HOPE

Oklahoma City hosts its inaugural Camp HOPE with 29 trauma-exposed kids aged 7 to 11 at Camp Classen in Davis, Oklahoma.

July, 2016

February, 2017

Grand Opening

The community celebrates Palomar’s Grand Opening with 15 on-site partners.

February, 2017

December, 2019

MAPS 4

A MAPS 4 package passes which will allocate funds to build a new Palomar facility.

December, 2019

We envision an Oklahoma City that is free from violence, where everyone feels safe and secure.

WORK

together to interrupt the cycle of violence and abuse.

ACT

as a catalyst to create a community and culture that is free from violence.

PROVIDE

long-term support for victims and their children to heal from trauma.

HOLD

long-term support for victims and their children to heal from trauma.

EMPOWER

survivors to thrive.

Our Guiding Principles

Victim-Centered

To provide victim-centered services that promote victim autonomy and empowerment.

Safety-Focused

To increase safety, promote healing, and foster empowerment through services for victims and their children.

Embrace Change

Evaluate and adjust services by including survivors input and evidence-based best practices.

Holistic

Utilize a multifaceted treatment approach that meets the needs of the whole person.

Survivor Driven

Shape services to the need of clients.

Self-Determination

Survivors have the right to choose their life’s direction.

Relationship-Based

Maintain close working relationships among all collaborators / agencies.

Trauma-Informed

Acknowledge the profound impact of trauma, which shapes all aspects of services.

Offender Accountability

Increase offender accountability through evidence-based prosecution strategies.

Empowered

Offer survivors, and their children, a place to belong even after the crisis intervention services are no longer necessary.

Kind-Hearted

Develop a community that values, affirms, recognizes and supports staff, partners, volunteers and clients.

Prevention-Oriented

Integrate primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention approaches into all initiatives, programs and projects.

Culturally-Responsive

Commitment to the utilization of culturally-relevant service approaches with respect for diversity and promotion of inclusion.

Solution-Focused

We can develop creative solutions and accomplish more for survivors when we work together as a united team.