Aalhakoffichí (A Place For Healing)

Chickasaw Nation Residents, Chickasaws At‑large

Aalhakoffichi’ “a place for healing,” serves Chickasaw and First American youth and their families with support and recovery services stemming from mental health, substance abuse or family relational issues.

Must be a Chickasaw citizen or member of a federally recognized tribe, 14-19 years of age, meet eligibility criteria and have at least one adult family member willing to participate in the program services.

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  • Chickasaw citizen or member of a federally recognized tribe
  • 14 to 19-years-old
  • Meet criteria for one or more conditions found within the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)
  • Meet the level of criteria for admission.
  • Has at least one identified family member* willing to participate in available services.
*A family member is someone with kinship ties to the family. Kinship can be defined as biological, adoptive or foster individuals who may include parents, siblings, grandparents, relatives, as well as other adults who are committed to the youth.
For information regarding application process, contact us.
Required Forms and Documents


(405) 331-2300
(405) 331-2302
Mailing Address:
101 Arrowhead Drive, Ada, Oklahoma 74820


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Program Details

Aalhakoffichi’ “a place for healing,” serves Chickasaw, and other First American, youth and their families in need of support and recovery services stemming from significant mental health, substance abuse and family relational issues.
Other Information

Our Facility
Just 63 miles south of Oklahoma City, the Aalhakoffichi’ adolescent transitional living center is located on two acres in south central Oklahoma’s Chickasaw Country. Nestled in the small-town of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, the tranquil and idyllic setting provides a healthy environment where young people can focus on treatment and recovery.

A co-educational facility for adolescents ages 14 to 19, youth reside at the center, away from families in a non-family setting, with 24-hour care but without hospital-level medical attention. The center is a 24-bed transitional living facility that features gender and age specific, semi-private sleeping and bathing quarters, a computer lab, an outdoor sports area and a large kitchen. Meals at the center are served family dining style and developed by a trained dietician.

Our Treatment
A program derived from family systems theory, Aalhakoffichi’ offers a trauma-informed, culturally competent treatment designed to cultivate and nourish the four pillars of Chickasaw wellness: body, mind, spirit and culture.

Our multi-level program provides a unique opportunity for adolescents and their families to make important transitions into more interdependent living.

Services & Amenities

  • 24-hour supervised care by trained, licensed professionals
  • Individualized assessments and treatment plans
  • Family enrichment services; family therapy, psychoeducation, visitation, and structured family days
  • On-site cultural coordinator, computer lab, recreational and physical fitness activities
  • Independent living skills education
  • Active involvement in a local school while in treatment

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