YRTC Center Spotlight
Jack Brown Center
Groundbreaking for the Cherokee Nation's new Jack Brown Center facility in Oklahoma took place on April 26, 2013. The new center will allow expansion of their 13-week recovery program from 20 to 36 beds to accommodate Native American youth in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. The 4.3 million, 25,000-square-foot facility will be located on the Male Seminary Recreation Center campus in Tahlequah. An estimated nine permanent jobs will be created for the new center, which is expected to open in early 2014.
Below, top, from left to right: Cherokee Nation Deputy Director of Health Services Charles Grim, Cherokee Nation Executive Director of Resources Bruce Davis, Attorney General Todd Hembree, former Miss Cherokee Christy Kingfisher, Tribal Council member Cara Cowan Watts, Executive Director of Health Services Connie Davis, Deputy Chief Joe Crittenden, Tribal Council member Joe Byrd, Tribal Council Speaker Tina Glory-Jordan and Jack Brown Center Director Darren Dry at the Jack Brown Center groundbreaking. Bottom row, two views of construction of the new site.