Phillips Murrah's Paying It Forward amplifies the message of one non-profit organization each month, all year long.
Since December of 2020, Phillips Murrah has partnered with National Public Radio (NPR) to sponsor broadcast announcements each month that shine a light on a selected non-profit organization. Our aim is to amplify each beneficiary organizations’ needs and goals. Paying it Forward seeks to enhance each beneficiary’s capacity to deliver service to the community by helping increase awareness, assist in fundraising support, and drive volunteer/membership quality and quantity. The reach of Phillips Murrah’s Paying It Forward program is market-wide in Oklahoma City through partnering with our two major NPR stations, KGOU and KOSU.
Our Paying it Forward beneficiary in September 2023 is ReMerge Oklahoma. #PIFOKC
ReMerge Oklahoma serves mothers of minor children who are facing non-violent felony charges in Oklahoma County. Participants are referred by the District Attorney’s office. ReMerge mothers are high-risk, high-need, meaning that without substantial treatment and support, they are unlikely to break the cycles of incarceration, addiction, and poverty.
ReMerge is a four phase program that first acts to stabilize moms and build a foundation for recovery. ReMerge provides safe and sober housing, food, clothing, transportation, access to mental and physical health care, and addiction recovery as baseline support. As ReMerge moms progress through the phases of the program, they gain the necessary coping, parenting, and practical skills needed to rebuild their lives and their families.
As part of their holistic services, ReMerge mothers are assigned to a team that includes a case manager, a therapist, a health and wellness program manager, a child reunification program manager, education and employment coordinator, and a peer recovery support specialist. These teams support each mom to reach her goals and to meet the competencies required of each phase.
August 2023: CREW-OKC
July 2023: Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled
June 2023: Alzheimer’s Association Oklahoma Chapter
May 2023: Sunbeam Family Services
April 2023: Make-A-Wish Oklahoma
March 2023: Focus on Home
February 2023: Open Design Collective
January 2023: Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City
December 2022: City Rescue Mission
November 2022: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
October 2022: Palomar, Oklahoma City’s Justice Center
September 2022: Oklahoma Single Parent Scholarship Program
August 2022: Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation
July 2022: Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma
June 2022: Pivot Oklahoma – A Turning Point for Youth
May 2022: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
April 2022: The Nature Conservancy Oklahoma
March 2022: Suited For Success
February 2022: Children’s Hospital Foundation
January 2022: Positive Tomorrows
December 2021: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
November 2021: Infant Crisis Services
October 2021: Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc.
September 2021: OKC Beautiful
August 2021: Bethesda, Inc.
July 2021: Oklahoma Humane Society
June 2021: Arts Council Oklahoma City
May 2021: Partners in Public Health
April 2021: CASA of Oklahoma County
March 2021: The Homeless Alliance
February 2021: Mental Health Association Oklahoma
January 2021: Positive Tomorrows
December 2020: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma