Care. Hope. Mend.

Upcoming Events

NO EVENTS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. COMING SOON!

Diaper Drive
October 1st
Help us gather supplies to help children in all of our programs.
Archery Shoot
October 26th | 9AM
Come take your best shot! Doors open at 9AM.
Trunk or Treat NOV 2nd
November 2nd | 5:30PM-7:30PM
Enjoy a night of festivities and candy.

Services & Programs

Emergency Shelter by YFSOK, Youth and Family Services
Children’s Emergency Shelter
Provides temporary and emergency shelter to abused and homeless youth ages 0 to 18 that are in DHS or OJA custody, or to families experiencing crisis
Independent Living by YFSOK, Youth and Family Services
Independent Living
Provides services for youth ages 18-21, including life-skills training and housing, to assist them in a successful transition to adulthood
Forest Care by YFSOK, Youth and Family Services
Foster Care
Supporting foster families with a continuum model that gives homeless, neglected and abused children improved opportunities for stability
Youth Counseling Services by YFSOK, Youth and Family Services
Counseling
Works within individual, family and group settings using a strength based prevention model to address co-occurring disorders, trauma, crisis intervention, substance abuse, social skills and positive relationships

Become a Friend

Caring Today for Better Tomorrows

Friends of YFS
Brighten a child’s future in times of crisis by generously donating items from the YFS Wish List! Your donations empower us to provide even better care and support to the young individuals participating in our programs, fostering hope and peace in their lives. We gratefully welcome new or gently used clothing and household items, as well as new hygiene products and undergarments.
Wish List
Brighten a child’s future in times of crisis by generously donating items from the YFS Wish List! Your donations empower us to provide even better care and support to the young individuals participating in our programs, fostering hope and peace in their lives. We gratefully welcome new or gently used clothing and household items, as well as new hygiene products and undergarments.
Foster a Child
We value foster families and understand the commitment that is needed to make a difference in the life of a child. YFS provides support that helps foster children feel loved throughout their foster care experience. We want to help children in our community – stay in their community, so children are matched to a loving foster family in the community!
Volunteer
Volunteering at Youth and Family Services, Inc. is an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of young individuals and families. Support our mission by contributing your time to create positive change and support the well-being of our community.

Short-Term Family Solutions

Parents in Canadian County may utilize the Caring Center Emergency Shelter for up to 48 hours in a crisis situation. This can often provide the parent and child with the critical time they need to de-escalate and gain a new perspective on a difficult situation.

For further help, please contact:

Shelter Director

(405) 262-6555


Emergency Shelter

Our Caring Center Emergency Shelter provides short-term care in a family like setting for children ages 0-18. On average, the Caring Center supports 100 children each year. These children are offered a place of safety during uncertain and turbulent times. Additionally, counseling services within Youth & Family Services, Inc. may be accessed as necessary, making a difference in assisting these children on their path to healing and recovery.  We are also a designated runaway Basic Center. The Caring Center offers a homelike setting, with plenty of recreational opportunities, in a healthy environment.

For further help, please contact:

Shelter Director

(405) 262-6555

Intergenerational at Intrada

Structured, intentional opportunities for low-income seniors, other vulnerable adults, youth and young adults to connect and bond through shared social, recreational, educational, and volunteer activities.

For further help, please contact:

Youth and Family Services

(405) 262-6555

Transitional Living

The Transitional Living Program provides services for young adults between the ages of 16 – 21 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, including pregnant and young adult parents with their children. The program provides counseling, life skills, education, and mentoring to enable young adults to become more self-sufficient.

 

25 young adults were served through the Transitional Living Programs this past year, and provided with supportive services and long-term housing (18 months). 118 young adults received short-term support including groceries, clothing, transportation, utilities, rent, deposits, mentoring, counseling, life skill classes, and referrals.

For further help, please contact:

Youth & Family Services

(405) 262-6555

Street Outreach

The Street Outreach program provides help for homeless teens and young adults who may not be ready for the structure of a live-in program. Street Outreach provides a place to get a meal, do laundry, take a shower or access a computer.

For further help, please contact:

Youth & Family Services

(405) 262-6555

Respite and Emergency Placements

As a YFS foster family, you can help to provide a temporary home for children between placements or provide respite for other YFS foster families as needed. This additional support for children and foster families leads to better placement stability and successful outcomes for children in care.

For further help, please contact:

Foster Care Staff

(405) 262-6555

fostercare@yfsok.org

Foster Care

As a YFS foster family, you can help to provide a temporary home for children between placements or provide respite for other YFS foster families as needed. This additional support for children and foster families leads to better placement stability and successful outcomes for children in care.

For further help, please contact:

Foster Care Staff 

(405) 262-6555

fostercare@yfsok.org

Outreach Counseling

Outreach counselors move from school to school reaching children and adolescents in three counties with crisis intervention, individual counseling, group counseling, and educational programs. Behavior management consultation is also made available to school personnel. 

 

The Journey of Hope program uses a youth-centered, strengths-based approach to provide young people with positive resources to understand and cope with emotions caused by traumatic situations in a group setting. This program gives young people the opportunity to normalize their emotions and develop positive coping strategies through cooperative play, creative arts and literature.

 

School systems served are Canadian Blaine and Kingfisher counties. 

For further help, please contact:

(405) 262-6555

counseling@yfsok.org

Individual Counseling

YFS’ counseling service is a compassionate haven for individuals seeking support and healing. Specializing in trauma, crisis intervention, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, social skills development, and positive relationship building, we are dedicated to helping youth navigate life’s challenges with resilience and hope. Our counseling provide a safe and understanding environment, guiding troubled youth towards recovery and personal growth.

For further help, please contact:

counseling@yfsok.org

(405) 262-6555

Emergency Shelter by YFSOK, Youth and Family Services
Children’s Emergency Shelter
Provides temporary and emergency shelter to abused and homeless youth ages 0 to 18 that are in DHS or OJA custody, or to families experiencing crisis
Independent Living by YFSOK, Youth and Family Services
Independent Living
Provides services for youth ages 18-21, including life-skills training and housing, to assist them in a successful transition to adulthood
Forest Care by YFSOK, Youth and Family Services
Foster Care
Supporting foster families with a continuum model that gives homeless, neglected and abused children improved opportunities for stability
Youth Counseling Services by YFSOK, Youth and Family Services
Counseling
Works within individual, family and group settings using a strength based prevention model to address co-occurring disorders, trauma, crisis intervention, substance abuse, social skills and positive relationships