Holiday Food Drive 2015

Starting Monday, October 26th YFS will be collecting canned foods for the first ever Holiday Food Drive. All canned foods will benefit children, youth, and families within the care of YFS services, this includes children and youth within our transitional… Read more

Back to School: Giving Kids the Supplies They Need to Succeed

We worked throughout August to collect school supplies for children within the care of YFS’ emergency shelter, counseling services, and foster care program. Our goal was to collect enough school supplies to help 150 children start this school year with… Read more

YFS to Assist in International Counseling Program Development

YFS will be assisting in the development of an international counseling program specifically for teens. The program is called Teen Journey of Hope, a psychosocial support program of Save the Children, and focuses on youth grades 9-12 with an emphasis… Read more

The Big Swanky Art Show 2015

Youth & Family Services, Inc. (YFS), in partnership with AutismOklahoma, to sponsor The Big Swanky Art Show, a collaborative art show for artists with autism. The show will feature the work of 12 emerging artists from the autism community. The… Read more

School Supply Drive 2015

Youth & Family Services, Inc. (YFS) of Canadian, Blaine, and Kingfisher counties is working throughout August to collect school supplies for children within the care of YFS’ emergency shelter, counseling services, and foster care program. The organization’s goal this year… Read more

Foster Care Model to be Replicated Statewide

Youth & Family Services, Inc. (YFS) in partnership with the Oklahoma Association of Youth Services (OAYS) will be replicating its unique model of foster care throughout the state of Oklahoma. The replication is part of a contract between the Department… Read more

Damage at YFS

damageIMG_3874Keep praying and sending your love for all those affected by these storms.

Read more

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

Foster Care Spotlight: The Lenharts

Tiffanie Lenhart says this quote from faith leader and orphan advocate David Platt sums up her journey toward foster care: “Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. Read more