Marie Detty Youth & Family Service Center, Inc. has a long and interesting past in it’s evolvement into the comprehensive agency it is today. Ms. Marie Detty, for whom the Center is named, was a supervisor in Child Welfare Services in the 1960’s and 1970’s. She saw the problems of youth and sought out solutions. Ms. Detty had a lifelong involvement in helping others overcome difficulties. Her 30-year career in Oklahoma Public Welfare saw Marie Detty push for serious change in how women were seen in leadership roles, how children were cared for in our society, and how a community responds to its most vulnerable citizens.