Who We Are
OKFD is a not-for-profit social services organization established in 1960 that provides high quality and activity-oriented adult day health services for adults with developmental disabilities in central Oklahoma, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of developmentally disabled central Oklahoma adults by providing them with high quality and transformative learning programs and services that include life skills training, recreational activities and socialization opportunities in a safe, caring and compassion-focused environment. Our vision statement is important, too. It reads: We envision a caring and involved community, where developmentally disabled adults are embraced by their fellow citizens as unique and special individuals who require easy access to and the financial support necessary for participating in positive educational programs that help them to realize their fullest potential possible.
Our focus is on providing a safe, friendly and happy environment, where we work one-on-one with clients to improve their health and well being through activities that encourage the attainment of basic life skills, foster socialization with others and promote recreational activities and exercise.
Many of our clients have severe functional impairments and require hands-on and experienced staff team care for tasks that include toileting, tube feeding, diaper changing, ostomy/catheter care and medication oversight. The average age of our clients is 40, and the mental age range is from 3 months to 13 years.
What makes us unique is that we accept individuals other organizations cannot or will not accept.
We are licensed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health and Department of Human Services for 96 clients. To qualify for enrollment an individual must be 18 years of age or older.
- Parrish Whitaker – OKFD President
- Stephen D. Ross – OKFD Vice President
- Christopher B. Trippet – OKFD Treasurer
- Carolyn J. Wood – Secretary
- Rosetta Culpepper
- Tom Lefmann
- Arete Moorehead
- Kelly R. Rhodes, CPA
- Ryan Roberson
- Connie Weber
- Judge Charles L. Owens (1930-2016)
- Clifton Scott
- Georgia Devening, Executive Director
- Gwen Williams, Human Relations
- Leone Stepney, Activities Director
- Lola Busler, Administrative Services