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Offering help, hope, and healing

to children and families in crisis.



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.




Watch the walls go up on one of our new childcare homes. Over 600 individuals from Christ's Church in Mason, OH built the walls. Once delivered to our campus Cookson Hills students, houseparents, and staff helped to unload the walls. Then churches from across the country joined forces to turn the walls into homes.

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PRESS RELEASE: New digs for at-risk youth at Cookson Hills
January 2014  KANSAS, Okla. — Cookson Hills Christian School Inc., the largest private residential child care facility in Oklahoma, started second semester classes January 6th, 2014 in a new 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art educational facility.


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On Friday, January 3rd a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for the new school building. The school building as well as the new dining hall and residential care homes under construction would not be possible without the generous gifts of our individual donors and supporting churches. We thank the Lord for your support and prayers!!

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In a basketball tournament where 40 of the 48 games played were decided by double-digits and 28 of those by more than 20 points, it's not as if the 34th Bedouin Shrine Classic had a lot of classics this past week. Cookson Hills' girls team fit right into that pattern. Indeed, the six Lady Crusaders were the poster children for taking it on the chin. Yet, far beyond the action itself, not even the four champions made the kind of mark this group did.


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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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