Helen Cravatt James was born in 1923. She aided in the establishment of the Kullihoma Alcohol/Drug Treatment Center in Oklahoma, and she later went on to manage this treatment facility. Under James' direction, the rehabilitation center was ranked as one of the best facilities in Oklahoma for alcohol and drug abuse treatment.
Helen Cravatt James passed away in October of 1991. She was honored posthumously for her efforts and dedication to helping those who struggled with alcohol and drug addiction. The rehabilitation center was renamed the "Helen Cravatt James Center" to pay tribute to James on April 22, 1992. Those who knew her personally expressed that she was an optimistic and motivating individual. James inspired all of her counselors and employees to share her passion of healing people and making patients feel whole again.