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Okmulgee/Okfuskee County Youth Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency with a community based Board of Directors representing Okmulgee and Okfuskee County. All services are available without fee or regard to race, religion, color, sex, handicap, or nationality. Services are, however, primarily designed for youth from birth to the age of eighteen and/or their parents or guardians.
The Okmulgee-Okfuskee County Youth Services Center and shelter has a long and interesting past in its evolvement to the comprehensive program it is today. In 1974, a group of citizens began to petition to set-up a youth shelter as an alternative to the county jail. It was approved in 1974, but it did not really get started until October 1976.
The first priority of Dr. Raymond Cox, Director of Youth Services and the first Board of Directors, was to find a suitable place in which to operate the Center. The City of Okmulgee offered the second floor of the old hospital building at 320 North Wood Drive. The building was accepted and was the home of the agency until September of 1987.
Following several years of planning, funding was made available from a grant through the Okmulgee County Commissioners and supplemented with generous donations from the citizens, business and financial institutions of Okmulgee and Okfuskee Counties to construct a beautiful new facility on five acres of land provided by Okmulgee County.
The new facility was named in honor of Judge Anne Moroney who has served as Associated District Judge for Okmulgee County and as District Judge for Okmulgee, Okfuskee and Creek Counties. Additionally, she has given generously of her time, talent and resources to various youth serving groups, including serving on the board of Directors for the Center.