About Us

 CCFI Mission statement

Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) began in 1969 as a shelter for youth, from birth to 18 years old, who needed a safe and nurturing place to stay while waiting to be placed in foster care. Known then as Juvenile Services, Inc. (JSI), we met a vital need in the community while laying the foundation for our mission “to improve the lives of children.” 

Today, CCFI continues to serve children and their families who have experienced or are at risk of experiencing child abuse, neglect or other adverse experiences throughout Cleveland County. Every day we dedicate our lives to create better and brighter futures for children and families in our community. Our work is based on the essential truth that healthy, supportive relationships form the basis of every baby and child's development and success in life.

Join us in our mission as we work toward giving all children the relational building blocks they need to grow into happy, healthy adults. Together, we can work toward giving every child in our community the opportunity to achieve his or her full potential. 

What We Do

CCFI offers strength-based programs and services to aide and educate families coping with abuse, neglect, divorce, separation, teenage pregnancy, a lack of quality out-of-school care, and/or other adverse experiences.

While our continuum of care is broad, with services ranging in intensity, our focus has always been to ensure that all children have safe, secure, nurturing environments and caring adults in their lives.

Heal Children

We provide hope and healing to children, youth and families who have experienced all forms of abuse, neglect, and/or other traumatic experiences. Children’s play therapy, family therapy, therapeutic groups, and individual counseling help children and their biological, foster and/or adoptive parents achieve safe, stable and healthy family relationships. Counseling services are available to children and families throughout Cleveland County and surrounding communities.

Empower Youth

Our goal is to ensure that every child and youth living in Norman has access to safe, enriching out-of-school opportunities to support their social and emotional development, enhance and enrich their academic experiences, and help them realize their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. After-school services are available to children and youth ages 6 - 18 through Boys & Girls Club of Norman.

Strengthen Families

Every family has strengths and challenges that impact the lives of their children. CCFI supports healthy parent-child relationships and family functioning through parent education and support services, supervised visits and exchanges, home visitation for parents of babies and young children, and case management and referral services.  Services are available to families in Cleveland, Pottowatamie and Oklahoma Counties.

Annual Supporters

CCFI recognizes and thanks all donors who made a difference in the lives of children and families.  *Champion donors have committed to pledge $5,000 or more to help sustain our programs and services. 

$5,000 - $9,999

*Arrow Oil and Gas, L.L.C.
*Dr. Shelba J. Bethel
*Bio-Cide International, Inc.
Shirley & Arthur Breipohl
*Barbara & Jay Scott Brown
*Crawley Family Foundation
*Danielson Fuel Services
*The Farzaneh Family
*First Fidelity Bank
*Fowler Holding Company
*Jill & George LeVan
Oklahoma Alliance of Boys & Girls
     Club, Inc.
*Richard L. and Charlotte Reynolds
     Family Foundation
*Jane & Michael Sigmon
Susan K. Hill Living Trust
*Therapy in Motion/Cindy Merrick
*Top of the World *
JJ & Tony Waggoner
1 Anonymous Donor


*Anne & Alan Brinkley
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Oklahoma Department of Mental Health
     and Substance Abuse Services
Oklahoma District Attorney's
     Council - VOCA
Oklahoma State Department of Health
United Way of Norman

$50,000 - $99,999

*The JoAnne Loeffelholz Miller Family
Norman Youth Foundation, Inc.

$25,000 - $49,999

Cresap Family Foundation
Herbalife Family Foundation
Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Norman Public Schools
Oklahoma Bar Foundation, Inc.
Oklahoma City Community Foundation
*Tom Russell Charitable Foundation

$10,000 - $24,999

Red River Community Corps, Inc.
*Republic Bank & Trust
*Kathryn Roberts & Steve Rogers
Sue Wilson Charitable Fund
*Vernon L. Smith and  Associates, Inc.

*The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
City of Norman
*Dobson Family Foundation
James M. Cox Foundation
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Norman Board of Realtors


*Lisa & Chuck Long
*Donna & Robert McArthur
*Jenna & Mike McIntosh
*Rhonda & Noble McIntyre
*Judy (D) & Gene McKown
*Katie & Will Merrick
*Linda & Keith Miller
*Mayor Lynne Miller
*Christian & Steve Morren
*Deborah Murphy
*Payam Nael
*Kandi & Rick Nagel
*The Honorable Jequita Napoli &
     Mr. Albert L. Napoli, Jr.
*Jennifer & Brandon Neary
*Kathy & Jeffrey Nees
*Jennifer & Richard Newell
Lindsi & Stevie Niebur
Norman Pediatrics Associates
*NorthHaven Church
*Dr. Marilyn Ogilvie
*Oklahoma State Bank
Jean Parker
*Kristen & Casey Partridge
Peach Crest Ranch
*Deidra & Fred Peters
*Petersen, Henson, Meadows,
     Pecore & Peot, P.C.
Potts Family Foundation, Inc.
*M. June Price
*Sharon & Bill Pyeatt
*Diana Price & Mike Rainer
*Melany Dickens-Ray & Kent Ray
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
*Sharon & Rick Rentzel
*Dana & Sean Rieger
*Lindy & John Ritz
*Anne Roberts
*Melissa Scaramucci
*Kathleen & Scott Shuler
*Simon Fletcher Foundation
*Richard E. Smalley III
*Karen & Stewart Smith
*Katie Barwick-Snell & Daniel Snell
*Beth & Senator John Sparks
*Sports Talk 1400
*Kate Stanton
*Cherie & Bob Staples
*Katie Fitzgerald & Bradley Stevenson
*Tina Stinson
*Brandi & David Sullivan
*Helen Swope
*Lisa & Sam Talley
*Julie & Sherwood Taylor
*Terry's Market, Inc.
Tinker Federal Credit Union
*Tina Kambour & Zev Trachtenberg
Wayne and Connie Leiker Family Foundation *Vawter Real Estate, Inc.
*Representative Emily Virgin
*Mary & Jim Waggoner
*Zandrea & Bryan Waldenville
*Richard Wedel
*Becky & Jason Willeford
Jaci Williams
*Lea Ann & Steve Williams
*Erin & Jon Williford
*Kay & William Woods
*Angie Wright
*Donna Vint & Harry Wright
9 Anonymous Donors

$1,000 - $4,999

*Renee & Jim Adair
*Amanda & Stephen Alexander
*Steffani & Sam Allen
Aria Real Estate Group
*Heather & Ed Baker
*Erin & Eric Barnhart
*Carol & Scott Bauman
Maryde & William Bedenbaugh
*Jessica & Josh Blyden
*Susan & Terry Boehrer
*BOLD Multimedia
*Kris & Todd Booze
*Darlene & Charlie Bowline
*Klaire Brassfield
*Jody & MacKenzie Britt
*Lynann Sterk-Brooks & Brandon Brooks
Debbie & David Bugg
*Judy & Jim Burns
*Cabbiness Engineering, L.L.C. 
*Tatianna Cannon
*Grady Carter
*Barbara O'Brien & Michael Carter
Stefanie & John Chace
*Julia Chew
*Sharri & Steve Clark
*Diane & Van Cline
*Pam & Gary Clinton
Communities Foundation of Oklahoma
*Janet & Steve Corley
*Sheryl Coulter
*Lisa Cox
*Rita Claros & Mark Cox
*Molly & Jim Crawley
*Jenny & Edward Dakil
*Allison Daugherty
*Dewberry Law Firm
*Beverly & Donald DeWitt
*Lisa & Kelvin Droegemeier
*Ruth Ann Edwards
Jackie L. Engleman
Windi Epperson
Julie Ewing
*Amanda Everett
Ferguson Management Group
*Cyndi Fields
*Eric Fleske
First Baptist Church
First Christian Church
*First United Bank
*Kelly Forristall
Kim & Scott Frakes
*Ashley Adair-Garner & Jared Garner
*Kim & John Giebler
*Lisa & Fred Gipson
Goodtimes Beef Jerky, L.L.C.
*Ben Graves
Hal C. Smith & Associates, Inc.
*Samia & Joseph Harroz, Jr.
*Judi & Bob Hartsock
*Kathy & Randy Hays
Hibdon Tires Plus
*Susan & Mike Hilgenfeld
*Vickie & Terry Hill
Hitachi Computer Products
*Amy & Mike Hobson
*Tamara & Dave Iske
*Donna & Rhett Jackson
January Environmental Services, Inc.
*Jeanne & Joseph King
Deborah A. Kitchens
*Brian Krause


Karen & Ronald Kirkpatrick
Jo Knapp
Barb & Lon Kruger
Kwik Kar of Norman
Marcie McClendon
Meraki Real Estate
Kenneth Merrill
Amanda Miller
Kelley & Bob Miller
Kelley & Scott Nedbalek
Keith Nedwick
*Carol & Keith Reames
*Cindy & Jim Rosenthal
*Paula & Ray Smalling
*Dr. Sara Spurlock & Jay Spurlock
Suzy Allen & Doug Sterk
*Julie & Paul Stewart
Katherine Anne Taylor
Casey & Bryan Vinyard
Maniva Viravong
Martha & Jim Wade
Robert C. Wells, DDS
Amy Williams
*Sarah Williams
Linda Terrell & David Wilson
*J. Rodney Young
Anonymous Donors

$500 - $999

Arvest Bank
*Liz Biolley
*Jane Bowen
*Rickey & Kevin Boyle
*Alexis & Cliff Brendemihl
Kathryn & John Brigance
Betsy Brown
Buffalo Wild Wings
*Debby & Larry Burns
Campus Corner Association
Cervi Family Foundation
Cleveland County Abstract
Cleveland County Bar Association
Leslie Osburn & John Cornwell
Dental Design Studio, L.L.C.
*Lisa & Mike Dionisio
Sherri & David Durica
Jennifer Edwards
Julie & Larry England
Gloria Jean & Phil Fenn
First Presbyterian Church
Carrie Zeman & Gregory Gilkey
Melissa & Marshal Gimpel
Ground Zero K-9 ETC Foundation
Holly & Lisanne Iker
INOK Investments, L.L.C.
Bob Kendrick

Additional Champion Donors

Bob Stoops Champions Foundation, Inc., Trisha Bunce, Don Cretsinger, Dolores & Hiram Fitzgerald, Glenn Foster, Cary Joy Hans, Insurance Solutions by Irwin Agency, Aisha Ali & Ali Jaffrey, Joan Johnson, Sharon & Tom Johnson, Journey Church, Bonnie & Kevin Kloesel, Leslie & Tyler LaReau, Sheri Martin, Amy & Ted Newton, Julianna & Kevin Osuna, Wendy Perry, Anne Roberts, Rodney Thorton, Janet & Stephen Tremaine and Velie Law Firm.



2017 - 2018 Board of Directors

Board Officers

Bryan Waldenville

Lisa Dionisio

Barbara O'Brien

JJ Waggoner
Boys & Girls Club Liaison



Board Members

Aisha Ali              
Catie Barton
MacKenzie Britt - Immediate Past President     
Vicky Bumgarner
Beverly DeWitt
Josh Edge
Jennifer Edwards            
Sharon Grissom              
Mike Lawson
Lisa Long             
Ted Newton      
Casey Partridge
Jeri Saliba           
Michael Saliba  

2017 - 2018 Meeting Schedule

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Republic Bank & Trust, First Floor Seminar Room 

No Board Meeting in July 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Annual Meeting | ocation TBD

2017 - 2018 Meeting Minutes

September 2017
October 2017
November 2017
No meeting was held in December 2017
January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018


We currently do not have any career opportunities. 

Work Study

We currently do not have any work study opportunities. 


A variety of different internship opportunities are available year-round for individuals seeking training to gain professional experience or fulfill a degree requirement.  

Mission Advancement Intern

The Mission Advancement Intern is supervised by the Mission Advancement Director and works collaboratively with the entire Mission Advancement Team (MAT) as well as designated CCFI administrative and program staff.

 Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • General record keeping and data entry
  • Ongoing completion of background checks and training for incoming or expired volunteers
  • Attend outreach/engagement events (civic, corporate, educational, etc.)
  • Assist with planning and implementing year-round benefit events and fundraisers
  • Assist MAT as needed

Other Requirements

  • Ability to volunteer during business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday)
  • Willingness to commit to a regular schedule for a minimum of one day per week over a 4-6 month period
  • Must pass criminal history and other background check

To Apply
Send current resume to Jodana Borden at jborden@ccfinorman.org

Youth Development Professional Intern

This is part-time internship provides youth development services to Boys & Girls Club of Norman.  This position involves researching, coordinating, planning, preparing and facilitating activities for Club members.

Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership for a team of staff and volunteers providing out of school time mentoring and other services for Club members.
  • Coordinate planning, preparation and facilitate activities including arts and crafts, sports, games, and presentation of a social and emotional learning and other curricula as assigned.
  • Provide support to Club members and members’ families using strengths based approach.
  • Complete Incident Reports as needed.
  • Use behavior management skills, structure, and positive leadership to act as a caring adult role model for youth.
  • Participate in processing and clean up after services.

Education & Experience Requirements
Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED and at least one year of related experience. Additional education, youth development and leadership experience is strongly preferred.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to work during the academic school year (Monday – Friday, 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
  • Must pass criminal history and other background checks
  • Attend all required program staffing and other meetings, workshops and trainings

To Apply
Send current resume to Vernon Hooks at vhooks@ccfinorman.org or Center for Children and Families, Inc. (CCFI) ATTN: Vernon Hooks, 210 South Cockrel Avenue Norman, OK 73071


A variety of different practicum opportunities are available for undergraduates and graduate-level students seeking training to gain professional experience or fulfill a degree requirement. For more information, please direct all inquiries to Tiffany Wells at twells@ccfinorman.org


Champions for Children Campaign

In August of 2014, Center for Children and Families announced that it raised over $3.9 million during the Champions for Children Capital Campaign to complete the purchase and renovation of a facility specifically designed to improve and expand services for children and families.  

The renovated facility, located at 210 S. Cockrel, is the first agency-owned building since CCFI’s inception in 1969. This facility has allowed CCFI to double the time children and youth can participate in after-school and summer services; expand its therapeutic program for children who have experienced child abuse, neglect, or other traumatic experiences; and integrate prevention and education services for families under one roof. The new facility has also allowed for the expansion of community partnerships, which CCFI considers to be a critical strategy for addressing the complex needs of children and families.

Center for Children staff, Board of Directors, clients, and supporters are all immensely appreciative of the following foundations and donors who made this project possible.

Visionaries ($100,000 - $499,999)

John Campbell, Sr.
Le Tour de Vin: Cross Timbers, Norman & Sooner Rotary Club
Norman Youth Foundation
Sarkeys Foundation
Tom Russell Charitable Foundation

Legacy Donors ($500,000+) 

The J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation
The JoAnne Loeffelholz Miller Family


Sustainers ($25,000 - $49,999)

Anderson-Vukelja Foundation
Arrow Oil and Gas
Shelba J. Bethel
Bio-Cide International
Barbara and Jay Scott Brown
The Sharri and Steve Clark Family
Cleveland-McClain County Medical Alliance
Crawley Family Foundation
Fowler Holding Company
Herbalife Family Foundation
Jill and George LeVan
Cindy Merrick
Norman North High School SPUD
Republic Bank & Trust
Bob Stoops Champions Foundation
Top of the World
Vernon and Lori Smith Family

Investors ($50,000 - $99,999)

The Farzaneh Family
Eric Fleske
E.L. and Thelma Gaylord Foundation
Norman High School - Tigerpalooza
Kathryn Roberts & Steve Rogers
The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation
The Kirkpatrick Family Fund
The Phillip Boyle Foundation
Sonia Seabrook Gans
The McKinney Partnership

Guardians ($10,000 - $24,999)

Dobson Family Foundation
First Fidelity Bank
Jimmie Forister Trust
The Graves Family
Ideal Homes
Insurance Solutions by Irwin Agency
Journey Church
Judy and Gene McKown
NorthHaven Church
OEC Foundation
The Oliver Foundation
Richard L. and Charlotte Reynolds Family Foundation
Jaci McAfee Williams
Sooner Copy Machines










Advocates ($5,000 - $9,999)

Renee and Jim Adair
Jamie Belknap
Amy and Courtney Brackin
Shirley and Art Breipohl
Linda and John Campbell, Jr.
Janet and Steve Corley
Rita Claros and Mark Cox
First American Bank
Gymboree Play & Music of Norman
Judi and Bob Hartsock
Immuno Mycologics (IMMY)
Donna and Rhett Jackson
The Kerr Foundation
Lisa and Chuck Long
unter Miller Family
Lisa and David MillingtonKandi and Rick Nagel
Libba Smith
Lisa and Sam Talley
Kay and Bill Woods
The Forest Group
Katie and Will Merrick
Deidra and Fred Peters
Waggoners Heating and Air

Mentors ($1,000 - $4,999)

Mehdi Azimi
Artman Appraisal Company
The Bank of America Foundation
Erin and Eric Barnhart
Bob Usry and Sons
Susan and Terry Boehrer
Jody and MacKenzie Britt
Debby and Larry Burns
Margaret Cejda
Cleveland County Abstract
Pam and Gary Clinton
Jane and Manning Close
Craig & Streight Orthodontics
Angela and Patrick Dorney
Jennifer Edwards
Ferguson Buick - GMC
First Presbyterian Church
Dolores and Hiram Fitzgerald
Judith and Don Garrett
Samia and Joseph Harroz, Jr.
Samia Harroz Design
Kathy and Harold Heiple
Joan Johnson
Karen and Ronald Kirkpatrick
Bonnie and Kevin Kloesel
Lashar Home Comfort Systems
Judith Evans and Perry Lovelace
Paulette and Tom McCaleb


Jenna and Mike McIntosh
Linda and Keith Miller
Patricia Gilman and Paul Minnis
Diane and Phillip Moershel
Oklahoma Hospitality Club
Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center - Norman, P.C.Barbara and Steve Owens
RBG, Inc.
B.K. Reed
Kirk Reed
Lindy and John Ritz
Martha and Donald Roberts
Royal Printing Company
S.P. Rieger, LLLC
Jeri Saliba
Mary and Don Sherman
Richard Smalley, III
Kate Stanton
Cherie and Bob Staples
Katie Fitzgerald and Bradley Stevenson
Mary Louise and Don Symcox
Pam and Robert Talley
Glenda Thomas
Walton Family Foundation
Barbara and Scott Alan White




We would also like to thank our dedicated Campaign Cabinet, the McKinney Partnership Architects, Republic Bank & Trust, Sun Construction Services and Grossman and Keith Engineering for their commitment and leadership of this project. 


Jim Adair
Mehdi Azimi
Mackenzie Britt
Mark Cox


Cindy Merrick
Chuck and Lisa Long
Honorary Chair
Sherri Coale


Jamie Belknap
Darlene and Charlie Bowline 
Anne and Alan Brinkley 
John Campbell Sr.  
Bridget and Adam Childers
Pam and Gary Clinton
Molly and Jim Crawley
Sam Fulkerson 
Jeanne and Joe King  
Judith Evans and Perry Lovelace 
Gene and Judy McKown
Marrae and Dan Quinn  
Patti Rogers    
Scott Shuler 
Katie Barwick Snell and Dan Snell 
Linda Terrell     
Jaci Williams

Shelba Bethel
Amy and Courtney Brackin
Mike Bumgarner
Robert Castleberry
Sharri and Steve Clark
Janet and Steve Corley
The Farzaneh Family
Donna and Rhett Jackson
Jill and George LeVan
Andrea and Randy Marler
Steve Owens
Lindy and John Ritz
Cindy and Jim Rosenthal
Libba Smith
Mary Louise and Don Symcox
Chuck Thompson


210 S. Cockrel Ave., Norman, OK 73071
(on the corner of South Cockrel Ave. and East Eufaula St.)



Phone: 405-364-1420
Fax: 405-364-1433

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.



Welcome to the Center for Children and Families newsroom, where you'll find recent and archived press releases, announcements, monthly newsletters and other valuable information about our agency. For more information regarding media relations, please contact Amanda Pulis at 405-364-1420 or apulis@ccfinorman.org

Latest News

Archived News

Staff Directory




Brandon Brooks
Chief Executive Officer

Administrative & Support Staff

Liz Biolley, MA
Operations Director

Chelsea Hinkle
Business Manager

Kristal Johnson
Finance Manager

Katherine Keith
Assistant Director of Operations



Ashley Kephart
Front Office Supervisor


Jordan Parker
Intake & Support Coordinator


Tiffany Wells, MS
Assistant Director of Program Operations

Boys & Girls Club of Norman

Jordan Cotton
AmeriCorps  Member

Rasheida Collins, MS
BGCN Program Coordinator

Harry Fulkerson
AmeriCorps Member


Vernon Hooks
Unit Director


Carlye McQuiston, LMSW
Assistant Director 


Tayler Taliaferro
Program Coordinator


Bringing Up Babies




Lisa Linke, M. Ed.
Parent Educator








Jessica Hodges, LCSW
Quality and Performance Manager


Marisol Faro-Suarez
Professional Volunteer
Counseling Services




Deanna Wilkinson, LCSW
Clinical Director



Divorce & Co-Parenting

Debbie Marshall-Gill
Divorce & Co-Parenting Clinician


Stephanie Yeary, M. Ed.
Divorce & Co-Parenting Lead Clinician


Mission Advancement Team

Jodana Borden
Mission Advancement Director

Amanda Pulis
Marketing and Communications Coordinator


Paige Uhr
Executive Assistant to the CEO & Donor Relations Coordinator



Parents Assistance

Ashley Muns, LPC
Parents Assistance
ead Clinician




Kayla Whitlock, LPC
Parents Assistance Clinician

Training Opportunities

CCFI periodically offers enrichment opportunities for therapeutic and social work professionals. Many training sessions also provide Continuing Education Credits. To view our current training opportunities, please click on the title(s) below:

We do not currently have any training opportunities available.