Veterans and their families in Southwest Oklahoma will be able to receive accessible and affordable mental health care from the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the clinic in Lawton. President and CEO of Arvest Bank Southwest Oklahoma David Madigan, Shelly Fields (business development officer) and Gene Love (community and business relationship advisor) of Arvest Bank presented the check to the clinic’s director, Amista Chambers.

The Arvest Foundation donation will assist the clinic in providing, with no cost barriers, accessible, targeted, evidence-based mental health care as well as comprehensive referrals for other services such as employment, financial, housing and legal assistance to Southwest Oklahoma veterans and their families.  

“We are greatly appreciative of this generous gift from the Arvest Foundation,” said Chambers. “It will help us continue our mission to deliver high-quality mental health care to the veterans of this community and their families.”  

Madigan said they were “pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to ensure continuation of vital mental health services to our veterans, service members and their family members.”

“We recognize and support the sacrifices they make each day and are honored to be able to support this center,” Madigan said. This donation is one of many we have made throughout the Southwest Oklahoma area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to mental health in the region.”

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. For more information, visit

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