MYFS was founded in 1971 and incorporated in 1975. The administrative and service offices are presently located at 624 North West 5th street in the city of Moore. The agency was founded to meet the needs of the rapidly growing area of Northern Cleveland County and Southern Oklahoma County. This area has been known for the large number of at-risk youth and families with needs for community-based services. The Moore School System remains one of the largest in the State.
MYFS was issued a Not-for-Profit Certificate of Incorporation from the State of Oklahoma on January 30, 1975. The agency federal identification number is 73-097-7144. The corporation received the recognition of exemption and was determined to be exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code on June 3, 1977. Management of the Corporation is vested in the Board of Directors, made up of from 8 to 12 concerned community citizens elected annually in a public forum. The Executive Director and administrative staff are responsible for agency operations, maintaining income through various contracts and fee systems and insuring quality service delivery through effective and efficient program management. The agency’s operating budget for fiscal year 2012 – 2013 was over nine hundred thousand dollars with a staff of over 31 fulltime and contract employees. The agency is currently certified by DMHSAS as a certified substance abuse and mental health service agency, the Office of Juvenile Affairs, the Oklahoma Association of Youth Services, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority and has received an International three-year certification by CARF.
This area is rated as one of the fastest growing areas in the state. The agency is supported by the community through active participation and contributions. Primary funding sources for operations are the United Way, Office of Juvenile Affairs, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Medicaid fees, the District Attorney's Council, City of Moore Block grant, local fund drives, and contributions.
The purpose of MYFS is to provide needed services, and facilitate a community-based process of counseling, socialization, recreation, and educational assistance to youth and their families with problems. Agency objectives emphasize enhancing or bringing into being, behavior that is within the bounds of social appropriateness. It is felt that counseling and support from the agency and increased self and interpersonal awareness on the part of the client will allow successful resolution of problems
The majority of agency clients come from the Northern half of Cleveland County and Southern Oklahoma County. However, referrals are accepted from any area as long as service delivery is practical. The population of this area is estimated from census track information as over 195,000.
We believe that through a mission-minded staff we can provide these services. Our core values are:
· Respect for the dignity of every individual
· Caring, compassion and support for individuals and families
· A focus on the enhancement of well being for all individuals served
· A level of service that exceeds expectations
The agency emphasizes the provision of a variety of outpatient diagnostic and treatment services to clients suffering from alcohol and/or drug abuse and its concomitant emotional, physical, social, and spiritual problems. These services are intended for the Moore community and the surrounding areas; they include primary treatment for both the substance abuser and for his/her family members, including parents, spouses, children, and significant others.
In order to enhance service delivery, MYFS establishes appropriate linkages with schools, courts, probation and parole services, medical services, social service agencies, hospital-based inpatient units, and residential alcohol/drug treatment centers. MYFS treats any person based solely on need for care without regard to economic status, ability to pay, race, ethnic origin, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, place and duration of residence, or physical or mental handicap.
A Community Needs Assessment is conducted each year in order to identify the needs of the community and help determine the service program emphasis of the agency. Representatives from law enforcement, schools, the Department of Human Services, Juvenile Service Units, Chamber of Commerce, the judicial system and the community at large are surveyed and asked to rate community needs. The Agency participates in peer review and other monitoring visits where agency activities, the relationship between agencies, most pressing unmet community needs, and probable solutions to agency and community needs are identified. After identifying the major community issues, the agency works with all the local service providers to develop positive responses to the needs identified. These activities are reflected in the agency operations.
SCHOOL SITES: School-Based Services provides Early Intervention Services to all secondary schools of the Moore Public School System. They are Brink Junior High, Central Junior High, Highland East Junior High, Highland West Junior High, Moore West Junior High, Moore High School, Southmoore High School, and Westmoore High School. This represents more than ninety-six hundred (9,600) students for whom a variety of services are available.
SERVICES: The following services are provided to at risk students:
Early Intervention Screening
Supportive Educational Groups
Individual Student Support
Parent Support and/or Referral
School Counselor/Teacher Support and Linkage
Student Referral for higher level of care to other services
Student Program Evaluation
Total Students Served
# Students remaining in School
# of Students dropped out
# Students leaving for other reason
2011 - 2012
Individual counseling is a method of treating mental health and/or substance abuse disorders using face-to-face, one on one interaction between a Behavioral health professional and a Client/Consumer to promote emotional or psychological change to alleviate disorders.
Family counseling is a face-to-face interaction between a behavioral health professional and family members to facilitate emotional, psychological or behavioral changes and promote successful communication and understanding.
Group counseling is a method of treating mental health and/or substance abuse disorders using the interaction between a behavioral health professional and two or more Client/Consumers to promote emotional or behavioral change.
The primary focus of our plan is to provide services to the children and caregivers in the Moore Public School (MPS) District. This plan involves a partnership among several agencies. These agencies are MPS, Sunbeam Family Services, Save the Children, and Moore Youth and Family Services (MYFS). Funding has been made available by both Oklahoma City Community Foundation and Save the Children. These services include facilitating groups to the students in the MPS utilizing a curriculum and training provided by Save the Children. This involves pairing of a Mental Health Professional from Sunbeam Family Services or MYFS with a MPS counselor to facilitate these groups. Our goal is to provide services to all of the MPS.
Other services include providing emotional support services to the MPS personnel including the administration. Our goal is to have Mental Health Professionals in each of the schools and at the administration building to provide this service.
MYFS has agreed to be the contract agency for Save the Children and will subcontract with Sunbeam Family Services.
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