Center of Family Love, Inc.
PO Box 245
635 W. Texas
Okarche OK 73762
Tax Exempt Status Exempt-Other
Mission Statement

The Center of Family Love's mission is to provide quality lifetime care for individuals with intellectual disabilities.  

Contact Information
Contact Name Debbie Espinosa
Contact email
Address PO Box 245
635 W. Texas
Okarche, OK 73762
Phone (405) 263-4658
Fax 405-263-4718
County Canadian County
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer

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The Center of Family Love depends on tax-deductible donations to continue our work in helping adults with intellectual disabilities.  Your general donations help in our unmet needs for medical equipment and supplies, handicap accessible transportation, along with many other day to day needs of individuals.  All capital needs are also purchased through donations and help to maintain or add to our facilities and ultimately the quality of care we are able to provide.

 Volunteers are a major support to our organization.  There are many projects possible for you, your family, group or company.  Please contact the Center of Family Love at link above to share your information and for more details.  We look forward to working with you on a project that fits your time and abilities.  Thank you!
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $7,273,081.00
Projected Expenses $7,282,768.00
History and Background
Year Founded 1981
IRS Ruling Year 1984
State Registration Expiration Jan 2019

The Center of Family Love's mission is to provide quality lifetime care for individuals with intellectual disabilities.  


In response to limited resources and training available in the community for adults with intellectual disabilities, the Center of Family Love was established by families to provide quality care to meet their needs.  Men of these founding families were active members of the Oklahoma Knights of Columbus, a statewide organization that embraced their cause. 

With that beginning, the Center of Family Love has developed into a multifaceted organization providing a full spectrum of care and services to meet our mission to provide quality lifetime care for adults with intellectual disabilities. This is done by providing programs designed to allow each person the opportunity to reach greater levels of wellness and independence in a healthy and supportive environment. Our strengths lie in caring for the individual needs of our residents, and also in seeking new and creative ways to allow them to thrive with activity and connection to those around them.

The Center of Family Love was established over 37 years ago in Okarche, Oklahoma with locations now also in Kingfisher and El Reno. Providing for adults with intellectual disabilities, many of whom are also physically and medically disabled, we serve 130 individuals from across the state through residential care and vocational opportunities.


Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Central Oklahoma
The Center of Family Love serves adults with development/intellectual disabilities from across the state with placement in our residential and/or vocational sites located in Okarche, El Reno, or Kingfisher. 
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Housing, Shelter/Independent Housing for People With Disabilities
Tertiary Organizational Category Employment/Sheltered Employment

The intermediate care facilities of the Center of Family Love, offer 24-hour care for daily needs in what is comparable to assisted living.  Serving with five residence halls in Okarche, Oklahoma including a geriatric facility specific to the needs of seniors with intellectual disabilities.

Population Served Adults People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Other Health/Disability

Group homes offer a family style living arrangement for adults with semi-independent living skills with three locations in Okarche, Kingfisher and El Reno, Oklahoma. Residents of group homes share life in the home, take part in supported social outings, and work each business day in employment programs.

Population Served Adults People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Other Health/Disability

Our vocational programs provide residents with work at local businesses or in work centers. These vocational training and employment programs utilize the assistance of a job coach at each site to help grow and develop each person in their work. With locations in Okarche, El Reno and Kingfisher we are able to enhance socialization and work skills as well as educate the public on the abilities and strengths of each person. For residents unable to work in the community we provide educational, therapeutic and pre-vocational work training in a controlled environment on the Okarche campus. These programs and activities are a part of individual care plans to meet development goals in positive ways.

Population Served Adults People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Other Health/Disability
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Debbie Espinosa
Start Date Mar 2013
Number of Full-time Staff 136
Number of Part-time Staff 17
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 750
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Board Chair
Name Joe Fleckinger
Company Affiliation Retired
Term July 2015 to June 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of Nov 16, 2018
Board of Directors List
Margie Avant Vice PresidentWells FargoVoting
Kitty BeldenCommunity VolunteerVoting
Ron Byrne TreasurerAmerican FidelityVoting
Steve Cooper Immediate Past PresidentCooper Project AdvisorsVoting
Joe Fleckinger PresidentRetired, State of OklahomaVoting
Msgr. Patrick GaalaasSt. Bernard of Clairvaux, TulsaVoting
Lou Gasberra, Jr.Wells FargoVoting
Dan HoganConocoPhillipsVoting
Rev. Mark MasonSacred Heart Parish, El RenoVoting
Robert Melko Immediate Past St. DeputyKnights of Columbus Oklahoma State CouncilVoting
Willard PatockaRetired, SearsVoting
State Deputy John Pierce SecretaryOklahoma Knights of ColumbusVoting
Jim PrinceMcAfee TaftVoting
Jim PrinceVoting
Robert RappVoting
Marianne B. RooneyVoting
Kathy SandsCommunity VolunteerVoting
Deacon Kevin SartoriusCatholic Charities of the Diocese of TulsaVoting
Kevin WittrockVoya Financial AdvisorsVoting
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2018-June 30, 2019
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $7,273,081
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $7,282,768
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Revenue$8,111,564$7,078,268$7,100,453
Total Expenses$7,355,869$6,533,887$6,070,989
Revenue Less Expenses$755,695$544,381$1,029,464
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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$12,567$14,935$9,376
Unrealized Gain/Loss$237,240($10,108)$8,071
Membership Dues------
Special Events$454,714$448,791$251,567
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$5,864,252$5,381,703$4,981,474
Administration Expense$1,261,646$1,152,184$1,032,397
Fundraising Expense$229,971--$57,118
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.101.081.17
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%82%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue31%0%6%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$13,534,920$13,201,669$13,006,241
Current Assets$1,513,918$1,040,962$2,822,247
Long-Term Liabilities$1,504,408$1,993,359$2,218,500
Current Liabilities$668,303$601,796$725,608
Total Net Assets$11,362,209$10,606,514$10,062,133
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.271.733.89
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets11%15%17%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $6,607,651Earned Revenue $5,786,435Earned Revenue $5,867,466
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $745,692Contributions $662,087Contributions $918,431
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $454,714Special Events $448,791Special Events $251,567
Endowment? Yes
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
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Address PO Box 245
635 W. Texas
Okarche, OK 73762
Primary Phone 405 263-4658
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Debbie Espinosa
Board Chair Joe Fleckinger
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired