Christmas Letter from the Board of Directors

christmasgiftclipartEight children spent the holidays with us last year in our emergency shelter. By “us” I mean Youth & Family Services, where I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors.  Some had been removed from abusive homes, and… Read more

Suicide Prevention Education

  What is QPR? QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of… Read more

Counseling Success Stories


Annie is a 12 year old girl that was referred to YFS for counseling.  Annie was having behavior problems at school and shutting down with her school work.  Annie had problems socializing with friends.  She would emphasis on a… Read more

YFS 40th Anniversary Party!

Anniversary-Party-Slide Youth & Family Services, Inc. is celebrating its 40th anniversary! To express our gratitude to all the friends and family who have helped us along the way, we’re throwing a party! From our humble beginning, you’ve seen us through thick… Read more

YFS to Receive Grant from Young Leaders

YFS-Slide-YLX Youth & Family Services, Inc. to Receive Grant of $10,000 from Young Leaders Youth & Family Services, Inc. has been chosen by Leadership Oklahoma City’s young leaders program, Youth Leadership Exchange, to receive annual grant of at least $10,000. The… Read more

Foster Care Spotlight: The Arbetellos

Walking through the mall with Kathryn Elizabeth Arbetello is like walking down the red carpet with a movie star.  Whatever star power is – she’s got it!  People love to stop and talk to her, comment on her pretty curly… Read more