At Community Youth Services, we strive to provide refuge and healing for youth and families. We accomplish this by providing a safe place to live for homeless youth and providing counseling for any child at no cost to the child or family.
We are a 24-hour, temporary residential safe place for up to ten children from birth through 18 years of age who are in need of supervision or are at risk and need refuge due to neglect, abandonment, or abuse. Additionally, our agency provides outpatient mental health services and is one of the few Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) providers in Southern Oklahoma.
There are no fees for services received at Community Youth Services.
Business offices are open 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Shelter and crisis intervention services are available 24 hours a day by calling 580-226-1838. Counseling services are available after hours by prior arrangement.
Featuring the Executive Director, Kaylyn Weldon-Gary and Shelter Director, Brandi Pierce
Videographer: K. Lornes Media
Assistant CERC/Shelter Director
Morgan Chapman, President | Chapman Ranch
Darcy Jordan, Vice President | Valero
Jessie Nance, Secretary | Quien Sabe Corporation
Billy Wallace, Treasurer | Shelter Insurance
Chris Bryant | Sheriff, Carter County
Jonathan Clubb | Small business owner
Melissa Handke | Asst. District Attorney
Sarah Hostetler | Real Estate Agent
Jan Shores | Mercy Hospital Ardmore
Cedric Bailey | Public Figure
Vanessa Wright | Dollar Tree Warehouse
Renita Dotson | Nurse, Ardmore Public Schools
The children and families of Community Youth Services sincerely appreciate the dedication of our board members. Minutes from board meetings are made available to the public, in the public information section. For questions or more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org