It is the mission of Marie Detty Youth & Family Service Center, Inc to provide a continuum of care for the children, youth, and families of Southwest Oklahoma. Prevention, diversion, protective, and treatment services establish the cornerstone of intervention. Additionally, we will advocate on behalf of children, youth, families, and on issues impacting our communities.
Marie Detty Youth & Family Service Center, Inc., is a
private, non-profit agency that serves the needs of the community as
a whole. The agency reaches out to those who are vulnerable
and in need and provides comfort and care. A variety of services
are offered to all, regardless of race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, or handicaps…..
Marie Detty Youth & Family Service Center, Inc. has a
long and interesting past in it’s evolvement into the
comprehensive Center it is today. The organization was originally
established by Marie Detty to provide an emergency shelter
for youth. Since 1980 Marie Detty has offered a variety of
youth, family, individual, and group services. The center
has pushed for serious change in how children were cared for in our society and how
a community responds to its most vulnerable citizens….
We offer assessment and referral services, including a Community
Intervention Center to provide supervision and services for
juveniles arrested by local law enforcement; and Resource Family
Assessment to determine if a home will be considered as a
placement for youth…
The Marie Detty Center has several Prevention Programs. These
include prevention classes for parenting and anger management;
first time offender programs, where juveniles and their parents
learn about communication, anger management, problem solving,
decision making, values, and understanding the consequences
of negative behavior. Additionally, the CARE program, which assists truants
in the public school system, and helps them interact with
the community; and the Choice program, which is an alternative
to school suspension. The new Gang Intervention Grant Program works with at-risk youth and their families to prevent gang violence.
We also offer Outpatient Services: outpatient counseling, substance abuse
services and the CARS program; and also the Emergency Youth
Shelter, the New Directions Women’s Shelter, and Parker
Pointe Girls’ Group Home.