Give Us a Call 1-918-457-5181
32035 HWY 82
P.O. Box 130
Cookson, OK 74427
The Cookson Hills Center has been a very significant part of the mission work of the United Methodist Women in Oklahoma since 1948. The presence of the United Methodist among rural, low-income people in Northeastern Oklahoma has shown an important aspect of the way we care for others as concerned Christian people. The primary target groups of the center's services are Native American people, most being of the Cherokee tribe.
In the midst of poverty, poor educational experiences, cultural differences, and rural styles of living the programs of the Center offer social, educational, physical and spiritual services to those who are in need of such services.
Ongoing programs include such things as a thrift store, food pantry, craft co-op, home repair, counseling, emergency assistance for housing and employment, a Christmas store, children, youth, adult education programs, and a Health Information Center.
The Center provides many opportunity and programs for our families, two of these programs includes planting gardens by providing seeds and assistance with planting. and the second program provides baby chicks for our adop-a-chick program where families can raise their own chickens.
The Cookson Hills Center has grown from a single building medical clinic to a Community Center with twelve buildings on the original grounds. It has increased in land from 1 acre to 20 acres. We have increased the staff from one single nurse to a staff of twenty. The growth has enabled us to serve many more people than originally imagined. The increased facilities, staff and programs have greatly increased our financial needs.