YWCA of Oklahoma City
2460 NW 39th Street
Oklahoma City OK 73112-8956
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
YWCA Oklahoma City
Young Women's Christian Association
Mission Statement

The YWCA Oklahoma City is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We embody this mission by providing help and hope to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in central Oklahoma.

YWCA Thelma Gaylord Emergency Shelter
Contact Information
Contact Name Janet Peery
Contact email jpeery@ywcaokc.org
Address 2460 NW 39th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73112 8956
Phone (405) 948-1770
Fax 405-943-7177
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Phone 405 424-4623
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://www.ywcaokc.org
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/ywca/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer

YWCA Oklahoma City provides healing and hope to domestic and sexual violence clients and their children. We could not provide these services without the generous support of donors, volunteers and our community partners. One-time or monthly donations can be made on our secure website at ywcaokc.org/donate or mailed to YWCA Oklahoma City, 2460 NW 39th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73112. 

 YWCA OKC’s resale shop Our Sisters' Closet provides clothing and household goods for the women, children and men in our emergency shelter. Donations of gently-used household or clothing items are greatly appreciated. Find us at oursistersclosetokc.com! 
YWCA OKC hosts five special events every year: Galentine's Day Brunch, Reduce the Odds Casino Night, Purple Sash Gala, Engaging Men Luncheon and Women Who Care Share Luncheon. To attend or receive information about event sponsorship opportunities please contact Sami Grega at (405) 951-3333 or visit us at ywcaokc.org/events.
Volunteers provide a wide range of essential skilled services and overall support for YWCA OKC. More than 500 people volunteered at YWCA in FY17 providing thousands of hours of service to our client and programs. And we could always use more help!! If you are interested in volunteer opportunities please call (405) 951-3388 or visit ywcaokc.org/volunteer. 
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $4,207,638.00
Projected Expenses $4,207,638.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 1907
IRS Ruling Year 1964
State Registration Expiration July 2019

The YWCA Oklahoma City is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We embody this mission by providing help and hope to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in central Oklahoma.

Founded in 1907, the YWCA Oklahoma City (YWCA OKC) has provided domestic violence and sexual assault crisis services for the women, children and men in Oklahoma County and surrounding areas for over 35 years. Services are certified by the OK Office of the Attorney General and YWCA OKC is a member in good standing with the OK Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (OCADVSA). YWCA OKC has proudly maintained accreditation by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) since 2008 for the Children’s Domestic Violence Trauma Counseling Program ensuring adherence to best practice standards and positive outcomes for children. 
YWCA OKC operates the only emergency shelter in OK County exclusively serving adult and child victims of domestic violence. We are one of only two Transitional Housing Programs in OK County specific to the needs of victims of domestic violence; the other program serves the Hispanic population exclusively.
YWCA OKC programs respond to the safety, trauma, housing and economic needs of victims impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking across a continuum of wrap-around residential and non-residential services. Additional programs include case management, court and legal assistance, economic empowerment (job skills training, job placement and financial literacy), trauma counseling for adults and children, education and support groups, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program in local hospitals, sexual assault services, childcare and prevention education in local schools and colleges.
A coordinated community response is the best way to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault in our community; to this end, we maintain strong, collaborative relationships with critical partners including the Oklahoma City Police Department, Midwest City Police Department, Edmond Police Department, OK County Sheriff, OK County District Attorney’s Office, OK State Department of Health, local colleges and universities, and other human services agencies.
The YWCA operates with strong oversight, transparency and accountability and programs are routinely evaluated for efficiency and efficacy. We maintain an integrated quality improvement process throughout all programs in the agency, allowing for organized collection and analysis of data and outcomes which are routinely reported to stakeholders.

YWCA proudly opened the new Thelma Gaylord Emergency Shelter in 2015. This state-of-the-art building provides safety, care and clinical services to women and children as they rebuild their lives and work toward regaining their freedom from violence. The 27,000 square-foot shelter has 35 rooms, therapeutic facilities for adults and children, modern food service facilities and family rooms that provide full-service care to between 75 and 95 people every day. With the opening of the new emergency shelter, we were able to significantly increase the number of people we were able to help, saving lives and reducing domestic violence crimes in our community.

YWCA OKC has a history of successful outcomes for programs that serve victims of crime. This is evidenced by certification with commendation from the Office of the Attorney General and our certification through CARF (Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). We are frequently asked to share our expertise with intersecting agencies such as DHS, law enforcement, medical facilities, hospitals, which in turn creates systemic change for victims. 
Our community outreach events continue to grow in attendance and raise money for those in need. We also were able to provide information to 89,991 individuals through outreach events, media, training, and special events as we educate our community about domestic violence and how they can donate, volunteer or seek services if they are in need.

Our goals for the future include increasing grant funding and development efforts to meet the financial needs incurred with the opening of the new shelter. We also have new website, mobile app and texting technology in development now to increase our ability to communicate with domestic and sexual violence victims and provide easy access to those wishing to donate or volunteer.

The women, children and men we serve often come to us with just the clothes on their backs. We provide food, clothing, shelter, programs and services at no charge to the client.

Our most asked for items include:
  • New twin sized sheets
  • New towels
  • Travel & full size toiletries (Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, etc.)
  • Ethnic Hair Care Products (Gel, scarves, curl cream, leave-in conditioner, etc.) 
  • Pants with elastic waist bands (sweatpants/leggings)
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Protecting Oklahoma City families and reducing violence in our community are more than just a vision for our organization, These themes are woven through the work we do 24-hours a day. By serving domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking victims, we break the cycle that perpetrates violence, and empower new beginnings for women, children and men.

YWCA is the lifeline that guides victims out of dangerous situations and toward hope and safety. In 2016, YWCA provided direct services to 4,131 women, men and children, and reached an additional 135,926 individuals through outreach, special events, prevention education and crisis hotlines.
YWCA Oklahoma City staff, board of directors and our many supporters saw their vision for a new safe haven become a reality in 2015 with the completion of the Thelma Gaylord Emergency Shelter. This new 27,000 square-foot facility has elevated our ability to provide emergency services and has energized our entire agency. We created a new community that is violence-free and where racial and gender injustice is more balanced. A shelter where people can find safety and hope.This new emergency shelter provided safety and hope to 653 people in FY16, a significant increase in the number of people helped in previous years.

YWCA employees are uniquely qualified to provide the services domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking victims need. As we continue the daily pursuit to deliver this care and fulfill our ever-relevant mission, ‘eliminating racism, empowering women’, we know we are saving lives.

Because of the enduring support of our community partners, and the hard work of our board and staff, we are reaching new heights and meeting the needs of our community.

Thank you,

Janet L. Peery

Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma County
Central Oklahoma
Nichols Hills
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City - downtown
Oklahoma City - East
Oklahoma City - North
Oklahoma City - NE
Oklahoma City - NW
Oklahoma City - South
Oklahoma City - SE
Oklahoma City - SW
Oklahoma City - West
The Village
Warr Acres
Midwest City/Del City
YWCA Oklahoma City is the only certified emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in Oklahoma County. Oklahoma County is located in the central part of Oklahoma and is home to over 700,000 people, making it the most populous county in Oklahoma.
We also run the 24-hour State Safeline at 1-800-522-7233 answering crisis calls from across the state and connecting victims with resources near them. 
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Human Services/Family Violence Shelters and Services
Tertiary Organizational Category Crime & Legal - Related/Protection Against Abuse

YWCA Domestic Violence Crisis Services programs provide residential services, together with a wide array of wrap-around, multiculturally competent and trauma-informed supportive services for victims of domestic violence and their children. Supportive services include crisis intervention, safety planning, case management/advocacy, educational and support groups and individual trauma counseling. Programs include emergency domestic violence shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, trauma counseling, education and support groups, court advocacy and community outreach. Programs are certified by the Office of the Attorney General.

Population Served Victims

YWCA Oklahoma City Sexual Assault Services programs include: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE) which provides forensic examinations following a sexual assault; sexual assault advocacy program; sexual assault support groups; and the sexual assault trauma counseling program.  All programs are certified by the Office of the Attorney General.

Population Served Victims

YWCA Oklahoma City non-crisis services include: the Social and Economic Justice Department, which provides job skills training, financial literacy job search assistance and the Prevention Education Program, which provides dating violence/rape prevention education in local schools.

Population Served Victims
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Domestic violence and sexual assault are epidemics plaguing the United States and our local community. These crimes impact public safety, intrude on the right to feel safe, and bring a long list of negative effects. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) women are disproportionately affected by the crimes of intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking. Findings are that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.

Oklahomans know this violence all too well. The CDC cites the lifetime prevalence of rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner is greater for Oklahoma women than in any other state. Regarding sexual violence, the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) found that 25% of Oklahoma women experience rape in their lifetime and 48% of Oklahoma women have experienced other sexual violence. Sadly, the Violence Policy Center ranks Oklahoma 4th in the nation for women killed by men in single offender, single incident homicides. According to the 2015 Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board (DVFRB) report, Oklahoma experienced the tragic and unnecessary loss of 93 women, men and children to domestic violence, 15 of whom lived in Oklahoma County.

Adults and children who experience the trauma of domestic violence and/or sexual assault suffer negative physical and psychological consequences. This can include repeating the cycle of violence as a victim or perpetrator; pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections; drug or substance abuse problems/addictions to cope; inability to focus; and unaddressed trauma symptoms, such as depression and anxiety. Research shows that without appropriate domestic violence and sexual assault services, adults and children will continue to live in fear. This creates the unfortunate opportunity for future generations to be exposed to the cycle of violence.

YWCA considers it an honor to provide critical, life-saving services in our community and strives daily in to reduce these horrific statistics. Domestic and sexual violence will stop when we, as a community, decide we will not tolerate these crimes any longer and we demand perpetrators be held accountable. Until that time comes, we will provide the services our women, children and men need to escape violence.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Janet L. Peery
Start Date Mar 2004
Email jpeery@ywcaokc.org

Janet L. Peery serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the YWCA Oklahoma City, where she has provided leadership for the past nineteen years. She is a Certified Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Professional (CDSVRP), and has been instrumental in establishing the YWCA as a leading provider of domestic violence and sexual assault services in Oklahoma. 

During her tenure, “Jan” established the YWCA SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) program, paving the way for the SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) for Oklahoma County. She helped establish the YWCA’s Dating Violence Prevention Education Program, Domestic Violence Education for Incarcerated Women, and the Oklahoma County Task Force for the Prevention of Family Violence.

Jan is a founding member of the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women, OCU Meinders School of Business, the Governor’s State Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, Legislative Co-Chair for the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, member of the Board of Directors for Mount Saint Mary High School and Co-Chair for the Jim Thorpe Patient Advisory Council. She has served on the Board for the Homeless Alliance and various regional and national committees. She is a proud member of LOKC Class XXIV and Rotary Club 29. 

Jan’s ability to work collaboratively with the District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Corrections, medical and forensic agencies and local and state law enforcement agencies, helping to establish programs and services vital to the community and to the safety of women and children, has earned her numerous awards and recognitions.

Of all her accomplishments, Jan is most proud of her family: Husband, Greg; their four children, Mark, Chad (deceased), Jill and Samantha; and their eight grandchildren. 

Senior Staff
Karla DoctorSenior Director of Sexual Assault Services
Gwen LangChief Financial Office
Kim MoyerSenior Director, Communications and Public Relations
Brandon Pasley
Sarah Spinks
Jennifer Thomas
Thala WilsonChief Financial Officer
Number of Full-time Staff 58
Number of Part-time Staff 12
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 432
Staff Retention Rate 68
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 1
Caucasian 54
Hispanic/Latino 6
Native American/American Indian 4
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 65
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 July 2016
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? Yes
Board Chair
Name Fawn Sachleben
Company Affiliation Citizens Bank of Edmond
Term July 2018 to June 2019
Board of Directors
List Current as of Aug 01, 2018
Board of Directors List
Cinthya AllenVoting
Janie AxtonVoting
Michael BrownExofficio
Jenny ByrnesVoting
Ruth CareyVoting
Carla ChownVoting
Samantha DavidsonVoting
Lysbeth GeorgeVoting
Debra HandyVoting
Heather HenshallVoting
Brenda HernandezVoting
Vicki HowardVoting
Nancy HydeVoting
Peggy KatesVoting
Tom LippertExofficio
Marchi McCartneyVoting
Lindsey MilesVoting
Jan PeeryExofficio
Tammy PowellVoting
Diana RawdonVoting
Fawn SachlebenVoting
Christy SimmonsVoting
Kara SmithVoting
Melanie Thompson StillingerVoting
Viki TraceyVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 22
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 2
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 24
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 74 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Human Resources / Personnel
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Board Governance
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2018-June 30, 2019
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $4,207,638
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $4,207,638
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 Year201720162015
Total Revenue$3,765,080$3,579,818$3,647,825
Total Expenses$3,973,940$4,362,777$3,438,722
Revenue Less Expenses($208,860)($782,959)$209,103
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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,463,831$1,136,628$859,592
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$66,011$51,536$117,056
Unrealized Gain/Loss$20,099($17,658)($27,993)
Membership Dues------
Special Events$439,443$392,820$392,631
Revenue In-Kind----$203,441
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$3,462,351$3,744,753$2,829,260
Administration Expense$234,874$341,436$385,720
Fundraising Expense$276,715$276,588$223,742
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.950.821.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses87%86%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue39%33%21%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$15,943,186$16,224,330$17,264,079
Current Assets$685,054$601,139$350,780
Long-Term Liabilities$111,450$150,585$129,348
Current Liabilities$147,064$180,213$458,240
Total Net Assets$15,684,672$15,893,532$16,676,491
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities4.663.340.77
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%1%1%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $1,463,831Govt - Unspecified $1,136,628Contributions $1,065,466
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndirect Public Support $857,052Indirect Public Support $866,994Govt - Unspecified $859,592
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $702,325Contributions $845,743Indirect Public Support $802,691
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
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 the IRS Form 990s.
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Address 2460 NW 39th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73112 8956
Primary Phone 405 948-1770
Contact Email jpeery@ywcaokc.org
Give with Credit Card https://www.ywcaokc.org
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/ywca/
CEO/Executive Director Janet L. Peery
Board Chair Fawn Sachleben
Board Chair Company Affiliation Citizens Bank of Edmond