Why Youth Services of Tulsa? The short answer is Tulsa's youth need our help. They need your help.
In 2015, more than 17,000 at-risk and homeless youth and their families came to YST for assistance. Through programs in four main areas -- Runaway and Homeless Services, Counseling, Delinquency Prevention, and Youth Development -- YST provides the resources our community's youth need to overcome the hardships and trials some adolescents face. YST meets them where they are and provides help when they need it most.
Last year looked a bit like this:
501 youth stayed in our Emergency Shelter for a total of 4,282 nights
55 previously homeless youth received housing in our Transitional Living program
590 youth earned a dismissal of charges by participating in our First Offender Program
YST counselors provided more than 8,600 hours of counseling to youth and their families
More than 2,500 youth completed PregNot courses
617 homeless youth received services at The Station, YST's Street Outreach facility
Those numbers are just a glimpse into what's going on with Tulsa's youth.
Maybe you're one of these young people. Maybe you need help. If you do, our contact information is all over this website. We have compassionate staff ready to listen and ready to help. We're here for you.
Maybe you want to help. if so, we have a number of ways you can make a difference. We can't do what we do without you. Because of you, we're making a difference in Tulsa. Thank you for your continued support of YST.