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Welcome to

Cookson Hills Christian Ministries

Providing Christ-Centered Residential Care, Education, And

Therapeutic Services For At-Risk Children Ages 5-17

Since its beginning in 1957, Cookson Hills has offered help, hope, and healing to abused and neglected children and worked with their families to break the cycle of abuse, neglect, dependency, and failure.


Set on more than 1,000 acres in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in rural northeastern Oklahoma, Cookson Hills provides a rustic and rewarding retreat for children requiring out-of-home care.


When families have exhausted the resources of their local church, school, and community and still face a crisis that threatens to overcome the families’ ability to sustain itself, the most likely place to turn to is the government-run foster care or the juvenile justice system. Cookson Hills provides an alternative to those families by offering residential care for their child in a family-modeled environment, individualized Christian education, vocational training, spiritual formation programs, and specialized therapeutic services.



Check out the performance of the drumline crew from their performance Tuesday June, 2nd. The group has really grown the past couple years, musically and as a team. This past April they competed at the Solo/Small Ensemble Festival at Northeast Oklahoma A&M and received several "1s".

Proud Members of

Evangelical Council

for Financial


Cookson Hills Christian Ministries does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance, scholarship, athletic, and other administered programs.

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