Work Activity Center Inc.
203 E Main St
Moore OK 73160
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement To provide work and wages for developmentally disabled persons.
Contact Information
Contact Name Beverly Young
Contact email
Address 203 E Main St
Moore, OK 73160
Phone (405) 799-6911
Fax 405-793-0850
County Cleveland
Alternate Phone 405 659-2136
How to Give
Donate to Endowment
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
  • Volunteer
  • Donation Station
  • Monetary Contributions (tax deductible)
  • Educational and Activity Sponsorship
  • Planned Giving in partnership with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $262,882.00
Projected Expenses $252,565.00
History and Background
Supported Organization Work Activity Center, Inc.
Year Founded 1976
IRS Ruling Year 1978
State Registration Expiration Dec 2014
Mission To provide work and wages for developmentally disabled persons.
Background On August 9, 1976, the Work Activity Center, Inc., opened its doors, fulfilling the dreams of many disabled adults, parents, and educators in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area by providing a safe work environment as well as a social outlet for the developmentally disabled.

We started with five full-time and three part-time individuals who had developmental disabilities along with two staff members.  Since then we have grown to thirty-two individuals ranging in age from 22 - 57 years old.  We also have four supervisors and two administrative staff members.

We receive NO state or federal funding, and are supported by our contracts (which pay the salaries for Shelter employees), private donations and grants.

We believe everyone needs an opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential.  We recognize that individuals are happier when they are productive and that everyone benefits by contributions through meaningful work.
Accomplishments 2014:
1.  Finances
2.  Hiring of two individuals with developmental disabilities
3.  Building improvements - Metal panels to shield restrooms
Accomplishments 2015:
1.  Hiring a part-time Administrative Assistant to the Director
2.  Building improvements: New roof - tornado damage
Goals, 2015:
1.  Complete 2014/2015 audits
2.  Add on to current structure to hold more contracts
3.  Prof. Recyclers, Inc. and our work center partnering in a fundraising effort
4.  Honoring the Board of Directors for their years of service.
1.  Custom portable sign cost:  $567  For advertising types of jobs our    handicapped clients can perform.
2.  Safe Room - need benches for seating clients and staff during storms 
CEO/Executive Director Statement One thing I would like to emphasize about the work center is the fact that most of the young adults hired stay with us either until they retire, pass from this life, or grow tired of working.  The average number of years is about 15, but we have three young women who have been employed 30 years at the Center.  It isn't that they can't work elsewhere, but friendships are formed with their co-workers, contracts vary (which keeps them interested), and they receive a lot of love and care from their supervisors.  They get so excited learning a variety of tasks.   The clients have deadlines to meet, but they are not "stressed out" over it because we try to create an atmosphere of calmness as much as is possible. They also are honored in our "Around the Center" publication, and draw for a  gift when achieving their individual goals.
Board Chair Statement
 Speaking on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Work Activity Center, Inc., our main success has been the survival of the  Center  for  37 years. We have never shut down the Center even when finances were exhausted.
One of the challenges facing the organization is to continue to provide a Center like this one in these tough economic times.   We know what the Center means to the parents. They have watched their young adults learn job skills, social skills, and develop lasting friendships.  They have gained a certain independence from their parents, and the big thrill of receiving a paycheck!  It is very gratifying for us to see the excitement on their faces when payday rolls around.
As a Board, we are actively involved in donating our time to bring in revenue, perform repairs around the facility, and we continue to work closely with the community of Moore to keep the Center operational. It is our plan to be involved in any and all fundraisers organized by the Executive Director,  the Parent's Auxiliary, and other organizations working on our behalf.
Though we do not have a family member of our own working at the Center, that hasn't, nor will it ever keep us from feeling very much a part of their lives.  It is an honor to be of service to the developmentally disabled. 
Another challenge facing the current Board is finding people interested in voluntary service. We need  individuals with a heart for the disabled.
L.O. Harrington,
President of the Board of Directors
Work Activity Center, Inc.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Cleveland County
Moore, Norman, Oklahoma City, Central Oklahoma
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Employment/Job Training
Tertiary Organizational Category Education/Special Education
We employ the developmentally disabled utilizing their individual skills to perform a variety of job functions required by our contracts with businesses in Oklahoma City, Moore and Norman.
Population Served Adults
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program.
Change in attitude and a confidence in what they are able to produce that carries over to their everyday home life and their relationships.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state.
Individuals employed at the Work Activity Center, Inc. develop and build the skills to conduct various job performances that benefits them in their everyday life.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Staff  observes and evaluates each employee based on their individual skills and challenges, and makes changes accordingly.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Beverly Young
Start Date Jan 2010
I have approximately 41 years experience in office management.
I have a 53-year old daughter who is developmentally disabled which has helped me in understanding the need for and the importance of the Work Activity Center, Inc. for Handicapped Adults.
As Secretary of the Safety Division at United Petroleum Transports, Inc. and Oklahoma Tank lines, Inc., I was introduced to the importance of safety in the work place which is one of the top priorites at the Work Activity Center.
Having worked at the House of Representatives, and the Oklahoma State Senate, I'm able to communicate well with our Legislators regarding legislation affecting the disabled.
Number of Full-time Staff 2
Number of Part-time Staff 2
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 4
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? No
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Female 4
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
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Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
We operate under a Department of labor Certificate.  Expires 2/28/2013
Board Chair
Name Mr. L.O. Harrington
Company Affiliation "Retired"
Term July 2014 to June 2016
Email None
Board of Directors
List Current as of Oct 08, 2016
Board of Directors List
Mr. George Evans Community VolunteerVoting
Mr. Bill Gardner Community Christian ChurchVoting
Mr. L.O. Harrington "Retired"Voting
Mr. Jerry Meek Apollo Building SystemsVoting
Dr. Jon Painter OptomitristVoting
Mr. Chris Phillips Chris's Express PharmacyVoting
Ms. Barbara Tourville Parent Auxiliary Representative to the BoardVoting
Mr. Earle L. Young Jr.Community VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Caucasian 8
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 1
Board Term Lengths 1 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
One of the challenges facing our organization is in the area of contracts for the intellectually disabled to work on.  We are dedicated to finding contracts in Oklahoma County and Cleveland County -since most of our disabled workers live in Moore and Norman, OK.  
The opportunity to hire the disabled is on the increase.  Many young men and women -phasing out of the public school system's special education programs- are now seeking employment at our work center.  It is our plan to hire as many as we can based on contracts available and work space.                         Beverly Young, Exec. Dir.
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2016-June 30, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $262,882
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $252,565
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$115,792$95,029$101,138
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$21,256$19,893$17,638
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$185,026$68,546$63,462
Administration Expense$72,666$171,222$152,394
Fundraising Expense--$480--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.051.061.17
Program Expense/Total Expenses72%29%29%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$353,932$363,138$340,342
Current Assets$5,025$3,875$77,895
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$7,016$14,450$5,537
Total Net Assets$346,916$348,688$334,805
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.720.2714.07
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $115,792Earned Revenue $117,497Earned Revenue $102,132
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $101,692Individuals $95,029Individuals $101,138
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountOther $31,200Other $21,712Other $31,737
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
One challenge in particular is providing contracts for the developmentally disabled employees.  As economics changed, it quite naturally affected the availability of ongoing contracts for small businesses like ours. We continue to approach businesses in and around Moore, OK., for contracts requiring inserting, duplication of CD's/DVD's, assembly of products, packaging, sorting items, and labeling.  We are a State Use Vendor for the State of Oklahoma which requires filling orders, packaging and delivery.  This is one source of revenue for the Center, but if state agencies lack funding through the Oklahoma  Legislature, then it ceases to be a dependable source of revenue for operating expenses.
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior financial information is from IRS Form 990s.
Note:  For fiscal year ending 2014 & 2013, there were prior period adjustments in the amount of ($14,020) and ($11,961) respectively as shown on page 12 of Form 990. 
Address 203 E Main St
Moore, OK 73160
Primary Phone 405 799-6911
Contact Email
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CEO/Executive Director Beverly Young
Board Chair Mr. L.O. Harrington
Board Chair Company Affiliation "Retired"