AN OASIS OF GRACE IN THE HEART OF CHEROKEE NATION
OAKS INDIAN MISSION
We care for abused, abandoned or neglected Native American children in Oaks, Oklahoma.
Our calling is to provide children in need with a safe and stable environment to grow and mature in
God's love, build character and learn skills that will help them lead and serve themselves and their communities in the future.
We offer a diverse range of services and activities to our resident children in order to help them thrive. In addition to a safe home and place to receive an education, we provide a loving home atmosphere in each cottage, life skills courses, leadership training & more.
SCHEDULE A VISIT
Schedule a visit as an individual, with a group, or with your church to learn more about what we do at Oaks and how you can help us in our mission. Experience a Cultural Immersion at Oaks to connect more with our children and their culture.
Our story proudly begins with Moravian missionaries who traveled with the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears to present-day Tahlequah. Since 1926, Oaks Indian Mission has operated as a safe place for Indian children to learn, to grow and to thrive.
HEAR FROM OUR KIDS
"Where I come from, we never had enough money to go to basketball or hockey games, swimming, or movies. Here, we get to experience all of these things, and it is really cool!"
- Oaks Resident
"Receiving these [leadership] awards and always being reminded by the Oaks Mission that I'm supported has given me a lot of self-confidence that I didn't have before.
I wouldn't be who I am without the friends I've made and the staff and cottage-parents constantly building me up and making me a better person. I wouldn't call myself a leader; I would call myself a positive outcome of the love, care and support that I've gotten from the Oaks Indian Mission."
- Jordan, Oaks Resident
"I know that if the Mission weren't here, I would probably be out on the street. So I am thankful. I have a better attitude, I am getting better grades, and I am not getting into trouble." - Oaks Resident