Established in 1972, Pivot, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that advocates, educates, intervenes and counsels youth and families to make a positive difference in their lives.

  • The Challenge

    There are youth in our community who lack the building blocks to help them succeed. This puts them at risk for becoming homeless, unemployed, engaging in alcohol and drug abuse, unplanned pregnancies, as well as untreated mental health issues. The more life skills, resources and support young people have, the more likely they are to become self-sufficient adults.

  • Who We Serve

    Pivot works with young people lacking stability in their lives. They are sometimes homeless or couch homeless, alone or disengaged. Many live with damaging labels and shame. Almost all are ages 12 to 21 and have overwhelming barriers in their lives without the resources to overcome them and successfully transition into self-reliant adults.

  • The Solution

    Pivot provides programs and services that focus on meeting housing and basic needs; education and job assistance; mentoring and life skills development; prevention and intervention services; and therapeutic care. Pivot takes a youth-driven, strengths based, trauma responsive approach to empowering youth to transition into self-sufficient adults. We are a turning point for youth.

How Your Donation Helps

  • $5K

    Helps Fund Educational Opportunities for a Teen 

    Help young people realize their dreams
  • $1K

    Keeps Services Active for Teens in Your Community

    Give young people the best possible chance for success
  • $500

    Funds Living Expenses for Teens with no Support

    Provide safe, stable housing for youth in need
  • $250

    Sends a Teen to the Prom

    Provide a lifetime of memories for one of our teens
  • $100

    Helps Pay Graduation Expenses

    Fund a student's cap and gown costs
  • $50

    Purchases Groceries for a Struggling Youth

    Feed a Hungry Teen

News & Events

  • Pivot Names Director of Emergency Services, Increasing Support to Homeless Youth

    Pivot Names Director of Emergency Services, Increasing Support to Homeless Youth

    Pivot, A Turning Point for Youth, welcomes Lindsay Cates as a new team leader to continue improving outreach to and outcomes for transition age youth facing homelessness in Oklahoma City.

    “We are excited to welcome Lindsay and her passion for youth to Pivot,” Jennifer Goodrich, Pivot president and CEO said. “Her experience working with youth and marginalized citizens is impressive and her knowledge and compassion will help us continue to adapt and meet the growing needs of teens who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.”

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  • From Risk to Opportunity - Tabitha

    From Risk to Opportunity - Tabitha

    “Tabitha was knocked down a lot, but she always got back up,” said Jennifer Goodrich.

    Tabitha came through Pivot’s doors when she was 16 years old and two years behind in school. She's now completed her course work and will walk this May, earning her high school diploma at 22-years-old. 
    It’s easy to lose motivation the further we get away from our goals. It takes courage to keep moving forward every time we hit a bump, and these kids face some huge challenges. What keeps us inspired at Pivot is the resilience of the youth we serve. They have grit – “a special blend of persistence and passion.”

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  • From Risk to Opportunity - Marrell

    From Risk to Opportunity - Marrell

    Marrell was 17 when he first came through Pivot’s doors. Now, only 5 years later, he’s a college graduate, a young professional and thoughtful with his words. Marrell works full-time in Oklahoma City’s booming hospitality industry. He aspires to one day have a career that allows him to invest in young people like him.


    Learn how your support of Pivot, A Turning Point for Youth, provided Marrell with the stability, life skills and mentoring he needed to transition into an independent, confident adult.

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Pivot Brand Reveal

A Turning Point

A Turning Point for Youth