Youth & Family Services Inc.
7565 East Highway 66
PO Box 1207
El Reno OK 73036
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement To provide, promote, assist and facilitate a community-based, structured process of counseling, socialization, recreation, educational assistance and an emergency youth shelter for youth and their families who have been identified as in need of assistance.
YFS Facility
Contact Information
Contact Name John Schneider
Contact email
Address 7565 East Highway 66
PO Box 1207
El Reno, OK 73036
Phone (405) 262-6555
Fax 405-262-6557
County Canadian County
Alternate Address 120 W 1st
Watonga OK
How to Give
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Donations of all kinds are appreciated - cash, check or credit cards, various gift cards and in-kind.  There are lots of things you can provide such as clothing, games, art supplies, sporting goods, strollers, cribs, hygiene items, backpacks, bikes, movies, school supplies, kitchen items and more. For a complete list of items needed, visit our wish list at
Volunteer opportunities include:
Shelter - bake cookies, do crafts, play games, help with outings
Counseling - mentor a child
Foster Care - Help with event or outing, provide respite care for foster family, become a foster parent
Smart Start - help with support group, read to child, provide snacks, assist with scrapbook
Transitional living - mentor young adult
Maternity Group Home - mentor young mothers and their children, provide respite care
Street Outreach (El Reno or Kingfisher) - assist and support homeless youth, coordinate with local businesses
The Spot (Watonga) - assist and support rural youth (weekly meetings) 
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $2,187,900.00
Projected Expenses $2,186,700.00
History and Background
Former Names
Youth Services of Canadian County1985
Year Founded 1974
IRS Ruling Year 1976
State Registration Expiration Mar 2015
Mission To provide, promote, assist and facilitate a community-based, structured process of counseling, socialization, recreation, educational assistance and an emergency youth shelter for youth and their families who have been identified as in need of assistance.
We've been providing hope for children with broken hearts for over 35 years.  Youth & Family Services is a 501(c)3 private, non-profit, community based charitable organization formed in 1974 to meet a critical community need for emergency shelter for children and youth. Prior to this, they were sometimes taken to the county jail because there was no temporary housing available.
The need was great, and our original, small emergency shelter in downtown El Reno filled up quickly.  YFS relocated to an abandoned nursing home. At this time, we were focused not only on caring for children, but also on the significant need for a better facility.  Over time, we have added several programs and we continue to see explosive growth. A pivotal event was the building of the Donald W. Reynolds Caring Center in 2007 - it has transformed our agency.  We now have a Family Services Center and the Emergency Youth Shelter.  
Youth & Family Services is now the largest social services nonprofit in our community. We have over 10 programs serving Canadian, Blaine, Kingfisher and Oklahoma counties as well as several surrounding counties. In addition, to our emergency youth shelter, programs include: counseling, school consultation, Youth GED/educational services, mentoring, tutoring, independent living, youth employment services, parent training courses, drug and alcohol education and first-offender programs. The programs serve the community providing care, facilitating hope and mending broken lives.
More than 2,600 individuals receive help from Youth & Family Services annually. With the number of juvenile crime arrests and confirmed child abuse cases rising in Oklahoma, the need for counseling and shelter services is growing. Divorce, drug and alcohol abuse, teen pregnancy and school dropout are all problems that affect youth and families daily.
Impact Youth & Family Services - Uniting Our Families

Primary Service Area:
  Canadian Co. and Oklahoma Co.

8 children adopted, 4 in progress
2 waiting on parental rights to be terminated
Total of 14 expected by end of year
Shelter has 10 beds and each served approximately 20 children last year. Always willing to fill empty beds; accepted children from 19 counties to help relieve statewide need. On average turn away 40 children each month.

Current Foster Placement Availability:

20 approved families in our network
12 children in contracted foster care (CFC)
6 children in non-funded CFC.

Recruitment Goals:

Families are recruited from within a 40 mile radius of our agency.
By August 1 - 25 families with 30 beds.
By December 1 - 30 families with 38 beds.
We will consider adding more after that time.

Success of Foster Families
ZERO placement disruptions to outside our network of families since the program began (3 years) and all 64 children that have come into the program have had stable care while in the program. No turnover in foster care families that have completed their initiation into our program.
Needs Our most pressing need is foster families and funding for this program and our Emergency Youth Shelter.

Stats from DHS Statewide 2012 Annual Report:
9842 substantiated victims of child abuse and neglect
9132 in custody at end of fiscal year
1430 were adopted out of foster care system – twice the national average
Most are reunited with family.
61.81% victims of neglect
34.45% victims of abuse
25.94% failure to protect
24.16% exposed to domestic violence
28.95% age 3-6 years
23.07% age 7-11 years

Canadian Co.-

914 investigated cases
176 assessed
395 substantiated

Misc. Info-

Statewide Supply vs. Need for homes-

2011 – 8,000 in out of home care vs. 3,000 foster families
2012 – 9,000 in out of home care with goal of 1500 new foster families
2013 – 10,009 in system to date with 5,000 foster homes; goal of 2,000 new foster families with 640 to date.
Pinnacle Plan
Total cost of $100 million
$25 million from State for year 1 (last year)
Want all under 6 years of age to go directly to a family.
This year’s contract recalled and still pending.
Major component is engaging local communities and agencies.
CEO/Executive Director Statement From the desk of the Executive Director:

We are coming up on five years in our new facility, the Donald W. Reynolds Caring Center. It won't be long until we will be celebrating our 40 year anniversary of services. A lot has changed over this time, as we have become more visible to our community. It's hard to miss us now! But, we still struggle with the misconception that we are a part of the local government. We are, as always, a non-profit, that is here in the community to try and help when and where we can.

As you can imagine, we get many, many requests for services. Within the limits of our resources, we help as many as we can. But to us, it's not about quantity of services, but rather quality. We take great pride in providing quality, innovative programs that are showing real outcomes for children and youth. We scrape together our funding anyway that we can, from private sources like foundations and public sources through contracts, but what we need the most is support and assistance from our community members.

We have a great Friends of YFS group that helps us in a variety of ways. Our friends are local people, Churches and businesses who see our vision of helping others. Our website is a great source of information about our services, our success stories, and all our current work.

We look forward to providing many more years of service to our community!

Board Chair Statement
To quote John Donne, “No man is an island” and someone has helped us all achieve what we have achieved.  I am committed to helping YFS ensure that these children receive the gift of a year full of possibilities.  Last year our annual request raised $15,000, which enabled us to provide toys, literacy materials, baby necessities and food throughout the year to 200 children in our shelter and 25 children in foster care.  This year our goal is $25,000, which will allow us to serve even more children.  With your help, we will grow our network of foster families and help more than 40 children placed in their care. 
Investing in YFS is investing in your community. Our youth are the future and they all deserve better.  Through your investment we can feed the hungry, house the homeless and provide so much more. 
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma
Canadian, Blaine, Kingfisher and Oklahoma counties
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Human Services/Foster Care
Tertiary Organizational Category Human Services/Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations

Our Donald W. Reynolds Caring Center provides temporary and emergency shelter to abused and homeless youth that are in DHS or OJA custody.  Each of our 10 beds serves an average of 20 children each year.  The maximum stay is 30 days. 

 169 youth ranging in ages from infancy through 17 years old resided in our shelter last year. In addition to safety, security and food, they receive health screenings, counseling, academic and living skills education and recreational opportunities. We operate at capacity and on average turn away 40 children each month. Empty beds have help alleviate statewide need and have housed children from 19 counties.

In a crisis situation, parents may utilize the shelter for their children for up to 48 hours which can be the critical time they need to gain a new perspective. We are also a designated runaway center.  Our counseling services can be accessed as necessary and often make the difference on the path to healing and recovery.
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families

Our Foster Care program started 3 years ago and has been a huge success.  While it is common for children in the system to be moved to multiple homes,Youth & Family Services has a 93% success rate, which includes no disruptions for children until reunited with a family member or adopted. 
And 100% of our foster families say they feel supported and are happy with the services they receive.

Our vision is that all children who leave our shelter are matched with a loving family and feel loved and supported throughout their experience.  Our groundbreaking continuum model serves homeless, neglected and abused children.  Foster Parents are given the opportunity to volunteer in our Emergency Shelter or provide a traditional, respite or shelter host home.  Our success is a result of the seamless connections we make between the shelter and the loving environment provided by our foster families. Families are recruited from within a 40 mile radius of our agency.

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Homeless Families

82% of our clients report an improved ability to deal with problems more effectively and 88% say life has been better since beginning services at YFS. This department provides person-centered counseling and mentoring for ages 3 through 21.  The focus is on individual and family strengths and addresses co-occurring disorders, trauma, crisis intervention, substance abuse, social skills and relationships.  The goal is to improve parent/child relationships and problem resolution.

Services include:
Outpatient Counseling

·     Outreach School based counseling, with behavior management also available for school personnel.

·     Family Counseling

·     Drug and Alcohol Education – Support Groups are free and assessments are available for a nominal fee. Since 2010, over 600 students have been served and 98% were successfully integrated back into schools.

·     Community At-Risk (CARS)

·     Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

·     First Offender Program

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families Alcohol, Drug, Substance Abusers

We provide tutoring, study skills and job training, mentoring, leadership development and follow-up services for low-income youth ages 14 to 21 in Canadian, Blaine, Oklahoma and Kingfisher Counties.

Programs include:

·     Bridge to Independence Network - serves rural homeless and runaway youth 16 to 21 years old with few/no connections to a supportive family.  “The Spot” – a recreational meeting place in Watonga started in 2010 by local youth based on the concept of spotting while lifting weights - has a focus of overall health, wellness and being a “place of positivity”. Each room serves a purpose. Computer  – educational opportunities and tutoring; Fitness  – physical health and self-esteem; Dining/Game  – Foosball, Air Hockey and Pool tables; Full Kitchen – cooking classes and healthy snacks; and Laundry. 

·     Maternity Group Home

·     Street Outreach

·     Transitional Living

Population Served At-Risk Populations Homeless Infants to Preschool (under age 5)

Bee’s Knees is cosponsored by Youth & Family Services, Inc. and, 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit, community-based, charitable organizations.

Bee’s Knees promotes self-sufficiency for young adults with developmental disabilities through entrepreneurship.

Bee’s Knees functions as a small business. The entrepreneurs of Bee’s Knees create handmade functional products and original one-of-a-kind masterpieces and sell them online and at various exhibits and events.

Population Served People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities Adults Other Health/Disability
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Dee Blose
Start Date Aug 1993

 Dee Blose, YFS Executive Director, has been with the agency for 20 years.  She has a Masters Degree in Education and is a Certified Public Accountant.  She is known for development of innovative and creative programs that provide solutions to some of our community’s social problems.  She has specialized knowledge in community-based youth services; fundraising and fund braiding of YFS programs to include federal, state, local and private funds; and children and young adults with special needs.

Senior Staff
Latiusha DavisShelter Coordinator
Donna Davis
Curtis DrewFinance Director
Mary JonesOperations Director
Ronda MossTransitional Programs Director
John SchneiderCommunity Development Director
Number of Full-time Staff 51
Number of Part-time Staff 1
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 77
Staff Retention Rate 65
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 48
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 1
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 43
Not Specified 0
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted 2013
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Canadian County Coalition for Children & Families - provides information/resources to promote healthy families.  Primary function is to provide networking for programs serving children, with a focus on child abuse, health & substance abuse education & prevention.  
Gary E. Miller Canadian County Children's Justice Center - comprehensive center for youth services.  Includes Juvenile Bureau, Detention Center, Behavioral Health, CHBS, Alternative School, residential drug program and the local OJA office.  Also contains courtroom for juvenile related hearing/trials.  YFS serves youth through CARS & receives referrals for Independent Living Program.
Area Schools - Canadian, Blaine & Kingfisher Counties.  YFS provides fun activities (social skills for young children), drug & alcohol ed, anger management groups, self-esteem groups, first-time offender programs & crisis counseling.
AutismOklahoma.Org - parent-run non-profit working to improve lives of families/children affected by autism.  YFS helps with Bee's Knees (art social club for young adults) & wide variety of children's summer camps.  
Okla. Assoc. of Youth Services - group for designated youth service providers. Allows us to share resources & talents, & keep abreast of current state and national issues effecting our programs.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Behavioral Health - 3 Year Accreditation2013
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? Yes
Other Documents
Board Chair
Name Ms. Terry Corbett
Company Affiliation Redlands
Term June 2014 to July 2017
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
Ms. Jamie Allison, Vice President Express PersonnelVoting
Ms. Dee Blose, Executive Director Voting
Ms. Terry Corbett, President Redlands Community CollegeVoting
Mr. John Gooden SculptorVoting
Mr. Phil Haberzettle Youth PasterVoting
Ms. Judy Johnson Johnsons of KingfisherVoting
Marquia Johnson Voting
Mr. Kevin Lafferty Devon EnergyVoting
Craig McVay Voting
Mr. Nathan Richter Denton Law Firm
Tim Rooney Voting
Mr. Stan Steffen Landmark ConstructionVoting
Greg Taylor Voting
Ms. Karen Tibbetts Frates InsuranceVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 5
Not specified 0
Board Term Lengths 2 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2016-June 30, 2017
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $2,187,900
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $2,186,700
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Revenue$2,154,515$3,232,934$3,883,873
Total Expenses$2,591,974$2,606,564$3,848,593
Revenue Less Expenses($437,459)$626,370$35,280
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$36,416$40,609$143,260
Individual Contributions$190,139$181,257$194,050
Investment Income, Net of Losses$831$990$16,808
Unrealized Gain/Loss($33,273)($21,575)$241,003
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$2,076,374$2,173,577$2,260,477
Administration Expense$515,600$432,987$552,248
Fundraising Expense------
Payments to Affiliates----$1,035,868
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.831.241.01
Program Expense/Total Expenses80%83%59%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$8,138,238$8,568,954$8,907,503
Current Assets$1,593,597$1,788,540$1,726,010
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$80,076$73,333$1,038,252
Total Net Assets$8,058,162$8,495,621$7,869,251
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities19.9024.391.66
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporations $1,871,102Foundation & Corporations $2,065,317Foundation & Corporations $2,116,741
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $190,139Other $876,616Other - Tornado Insurance & Other Related Items $1,083,790
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndirect Public Support $87,832Individuals $181,257Realized & Unrealized $241,003
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from audited financial statements.
FY2015 had a prior period adjustment of $854,496, which is included in the Other Revenue.
FY2014. Per audited financial statement Note: J Natural Disaster on page 12.  Youth & Family Services had tornado damage in Summer 2013. The above financials include the extraordinary income and expenses.
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Address 7565 East Highway 66
PO Box 1207
El Reno, OK 73036
Primary Phone 405 262-6555
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Dee Blose
Board Chair Ms. Terry Corbett
Board Chair Company Affiliation Redlands


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