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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 and support 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. 

  • 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


  • Helping Make the Holidays Bright for Youth

    Helping Make the Holidays Bright for Youth

    Each year, Pivot hosts a holiday party for our clients. We know that because of circumstances in their lives, this may be the only party many of them attend or the only opportunity they have to receive gifts.

    Many of the youth we serve don’t have happy memories of the holidays or family traditions they look forward to each year. They may spend these significant days alone or feeling they have nothing to celebrate.

    We believe they can find joy in the holidays and we plan a party each year to help them relax and enjoy some of the season for at least an afternoon. Pivot team members work for weeks planning every detail of the event to ensure it’s a wonderful experience for all who attend.



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  • Pivot Chosen as Finalist for the 13th  Annual Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards

    Pivot Chosen as Finalist for the 13th Annual Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards

    Pivot is one of twenty-one Oklahoma organizations that are now finalists for a $10,000 award and the title of the state’s top nonprofit, thanks to the prestigious OklahomaNonprofit Excellence (ONE) Awards, presented annually by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits.

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  • 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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Pivot Brand Reveal

A Turning Point

A Turning Point for Youth