We Are Here For You!

PCYS is continuing our 48-year tradition of free, high-quality services as we all adapt to the current national emergency. Our counseling services are continuing without interruption through telehealth and through limited in person services to both current and future clients. School-based services have been adapted for life skills, counseling, suicide prevention and others to be provided via telehealth and in person services when all parties can be masked and socially distanced. Our offices are open limited hours and by appointment only, however full staff are available for all services via phone, text, email, social media and other electronic sources. Our shelter remains open for abused and homeless children and youth and Safe Place continues to operate. Heightened precautions and policies are in place to protect our residents, clients, and staff.


Working with community partners, PCYS is standing up adapted programming via multiple social media platforms to reach children, youth, parents, and the public, including stress management, emotions management, grief, support for medical personnel, first responders and their families, child abuse prevention, activities, suicide prevention, parenting, and other aides for this unique time. Our Transitional Living Program for youth age 18-22, has seen a significant increase in homeless youth in need of housing and related services and continues to accept new clients.


It is our goal to continue reaching out to our children, youth, and community in a manner that meets them where they are, to serve emerging needs, and to normalize ongoing concerns as we all move through this critical time together. 


We ask that the public and our supporters spread the word about our services, call us if you need us, and continue to provide financial support to our programming. Our volunteers are currently restricted to socially distanced, electronic, or outside opportunities. Tutors are needed to assist our distance learners in the shelter and through Zoom opportunities for the community. Additional ways to support our services include restaurant gift cards or new games and activities for use at the shelter. PCYS is a 501(c)3 organization, with both cash and in-kind donations being tax-deductible.  


PCYS continues to lead the community in treatment, prevention, shelter, and transitional living programs for children, youth, and young adults.  Please help us by making your tax deductible donation on our website, through Facebook, check, bank draft, donating to our Endowment Fund at Tulsa Communities Foundation, or to the Friends of the Shelter. 

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 Programs

  • Life skills
  • Parenting
  • Art, poetry, and photography contest
  • Safe Place

Emergency Youth Shelter

7-17 years of age

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling

  • Community At-Risk Services (OJA)
  • Outpatient
  • School-based

Building a Competent Community for Suicide Prevention

  • Businesses
  • Civic clubs
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Community individuals
  • First responders
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.

Upcoming Online Events

Tuesdays - Coffee with a Counselor-Teen Edition

5:00pm Facebook Live – Join PCYS Clinician, Alicia, for an open chat on topics of self-care, staying connected, emotions, and so much more while enjoying a cup of java.

Thursdays - Coffee with a Counselor

8:30am Facebook Live – Join PCYS Clinician, Alicia, for coffee and discussions on topics of self-care, routines, conflict resolution, and other relatable topics and what PCYS can do for you!

Thursdays - The Many Faces of Grief Group

10:30am Zoom – Join PCYS Clinician, Laura, in open discussion of different topic points each week, tailored to each individual’s unique grief. We will always be here for you!

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