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Who Are We?

FAMILIES TURN TO COOKSON HILLS FOR HELP
Raising children is challenging, and it’s even more difficult when you don’t have the resources you need. Since 1957, we’ve been partnering with families to give kids love, education, and healing in a beautiful setting. Each member of our team works to give children the best chance to live a mature life. It’s not guaranteed, but we exhaust every option to give them the best opportunity possible.

Location

1,000 acres of intentional care in Northeast Oklahoma

Leadership Team

Our leadership team is committed to caring for both the kids and staff at Cookson Hills. Together, their individual expertise form a dynamic team.

History

In 1957 we opened our doors and hearts to kids in need of stability and love. What began as a single home and a staff of four, is now a beautiful estate with nine homes, a staff of 65, an ACSI accredited private Christian school, rec center, grocery store, and horse stables. Over the years, our responsibilities have grown, but the mission remains the same.

Funding

We are funded by individuals and organizations that believe in our work. Through their generosity, we are able to provide care to every kid who qualifies. We are grateful for each dollar that is given, and take financial stewardship seriously. We’ll never go into debt.

Board of Directors

  • Clay W. Allen

    Professor

  • Jerry Stukey

    Retired

  • Aileen Gronewold

    Businessperson

  • Mark Hostetler

    Businessperson

  • Larry Naumann

    Farm Owner/Operator

  • Charlie Spencer

    General Manager

  • Rashonda Taylor

    Self-Employed

  • Melissa Franklin

    Medical

  • Amy Fichtner

    Educator

  • B.J. McMichael

    Minister

  • Ron Riley

    Minister

  • Wayne Shaw

    Politician

  • Nelson Horton

    Educator

  • Heath Hostetler

    Ex Officio