Payne County Youth Services
Payne County Youth Services, Inc. is a private, non-profit outpatient community-based and substance abuse treatment provider, emergency shelter, transitional living, prevention, and crisis services.  Programming is designed to assist children, youth, young adults, and families to improve their overall quality of life.

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Getting Involved

It’s All for the Kids

Making a Donation

PCYS offers multiple ways for those that believe in our mission to provide support through the donation of time, talent, and treasure.  These opportunities include:

  • Cash donation to general fund
  • Endowment fund contribution through Tulsa Community Foundation
  • Donation to Friends of the Shelter
  • Memorial/Honorarium Gifts
  • Sponsorship and reservations to annual gala, An Evening to Remember
  • Periodic bank drafts
  • Legacy/planned giving
  • Designation of stocks, bonds, art, insurance policy, etc. (evaluated on a case-by-case basis)
What we do

Our Services

Transitional Living Program

18-22 years of age

Prevention and Early Intervention

  • Life skills
  • Parenting life skills group
  • 24/7 Dad group
  • Art, poetry, and photography contest
  • Safe Place
  • Safe Sitter / Safe@Home

Emergency Youth Shelter

7-17 years of age

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling

  • Community At-Risk Services (OJA)
  • Victims of Crime Services (VOCA)
  • Outpatient
  • School-based

Building a Competent Community for Suicide Prevention

  • Businesses
  • Civic clubs
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Community individuals
  • First responders
  • Adult and Youth 6-12 grades
What Drives Us

Our Mission

Payne County Youth Services, Inc. is dedicated to providing free quality services for the positive development and recovery of children, youth, and families.

Get Involved

Volunteers are proof to our youth that someone cares.  There are many ways to volunteer at PCYS. Learn more by clicking the button below.

PCYS is always in need of volunteer individuals and groups for a multitude of tasks including virtual tutoring, outdoor lawn and property care at the shelter and administrative office, fundraising, administrative duties, and so much more. Contact Sheri Gray at for more information on how you can make a difference in the lives of our youth.

Upcoming Events

February 19: outpatient offices closed in observance of president's day

April 6: 16th Annual "an evening to remember" fundraising gala

Voices of today art contest is in the judging stage

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