History

Established in 1972 by a group of visionary leaders, Pivot’s original services included crisis intervention, individual and family counseling and referrals.

In addition to our founding services, programs and services now include an emergency shelter for homeless or displaced youth, independent living services, education support and job assistance, life skills training and practice, mentoring, as well as prevention and intervention programs for youth and families.

Pivot is adaptive to the needs of youth and responds with new programs and services.

From partnering with law enforcement throught the Community Intervention Center (CIC) to building tiny homes for transition-age youth, Pivot is innovative in our approach and continues to develop ways to support youth.

in 2018, we changed our name from Youth Services of Oklahoma County to Pivot, a Turning Point for Youth. As we focus on youth and their needs, we need to be responsive to where and how they seek assistance. We believe the change better relects the work we do and is more welcoming to youth.