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
  • 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 Britney Hardin at for more information on how you can make a difference in the lives of our youth.

Upcoming Events

February 25th - Auditions Close

Don’t miss your chance to perform at the beautiful McKnight Center. Submit your auditions today using the link at the top of this page.

March 1st - Community Voting Opens

Now it is your turn Payne County community! Vote on your favorite talent using the link at the top of this page. $1 per vote with all proceeds going to PCYS services.

March 15th - Community Voting Closing

Time to tally up your votes! Watch for the top 10 winners and see if your favorite(s) won.

April 1st - An Evening to Remember: Let Your Talent Shine!

6:00pm Get ready for a beautiful gala at the gorgeous McKnight Center. Secure your sponsorship and reservations now using the link at the top of this page.

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