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 http://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. If you are interested in future donations through planned giving, we can help you there as well. Donations also can be mailed to YWCA Oklahoma City, 2460 NW 39th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73112.  YWCA’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. YWCA hosts four special events every year: Purple Sash Gala, Women Who Care Share Luncheon, Engaging Men Breakfast and the 2 Minute 5k Run to raise awareness about sexual assault. To attend or receive information about event sponsorship opportunities please contact Sami Grega at (405) 951-3333. Volunteers provide a wide range of essential skilled services and overall support for YWCA. More than 400 people volunteered at YWCA in FY16 providing more than 35,000 hours of service to our client and programs. We could always use more help. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities please call (405) 951-3388.

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 Jan 2015

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) 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 is a member in good standing with the OK Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (OCADVSA). YWCA 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. 
The YWCA 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 programs respond to the safety, trauma, housing and economic needs of women and children 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. Our events include, 2 Minute 5k, Our annual Purple Sash Gala, the Engaging Men breakfast, and our Women Who Care Share Luncheon. We also were able to provide information to 135,926 individuals through outreach events, media, trainings 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. These needs, and all operational costs have increased threefold with the opening of our new emergency shelter because we are offering emergency services to a significantly larger number of people. We rely on the support of governmental grants, organizational grants as well as donations of our community to continue operating. Because of the downturn in the energy industry, one of the largest industries in Oklahoma, the local economy has also seen a sustained slump. This significantly impacts local philanthropy on corporate and individual levels causing our organization to see a significant reduction in donations. To adjust to this financial reality, YWCA has worked to increase event attendance; targeted donation drives in new areas; and increase donor and community engagement to attract a larger pool of support. Without the constant support of the community and grants received through monetary donations we would not be able to continue providing the life saving services that are desperately needed.

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
The YWCA Oklahoma City is the only certified shelter for battered women, children and men in Oklahoma County.  We administer six different crisis services hotlines including the Oklahoma State SafeLine, a 1-800 statewide hotline number that provides crisis intervention, danger and lethality assessment, safety planning, access to shelter and safe transportation to and from different counties for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Victims call in from all over the state of Oklahoma.
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 economic empowerment program, which provides job skills training, financial literacy job search assistance and 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 Debra Handy
Company Affiliation Intrust Bank
Term July 2016 to June 2017
Email Debra.Handy@Intrustbank.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of July 01, 2016
Board of Directors List
Cinthya Allen
Janie Axton
Christy Baker-Simmons Voting
Cheryl Borelli Voting
Ruth Carey Voting
Marilyn Chambers Voting
Colleen Dame Exofficio
Robyn Elliott-Scribner Voting
Jacque Fiegel Voting
Russ Florence Exofficio
Debra Handy Voting
Brenda Hernandez Voting
Vicki Howard
Danne Johnson Voting
Cece Jones Davis
Peggy Kates
Tom Lippert Lippert Brothers ConstructionExofficio
Karen Mather Exofficio
Marchi McCartney Oklahoma Corporation CommissionVoting
Donna Miller Chaparral EnergyVoting
Janet Peery YWCA Oklahoma CityExofficio
Steve Rasmissan Exofficio
Diana Rawdon
Fawn Sachleben Voting
Debbie Schramm SaxumVoting
Kara Smith Voting
Melanie Thompson Stillinger
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, 2016-June 30, 2017
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 Year201620152014
Total Revenue$3,889,579$3,870,525$5,447,992
Total Expenses$4,672,538$3,661,421$4,047,438
Revenue Less Expenses($782,959)$209,104$1,400,554
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$1,136,628$859,592$856,933
Individual Contributions$626,243$726,704$1,873,348
Investment Income, Net of Losses$84,847$117,056$96,022
Unrealized Gain/Loss($17,658)($27,992)$8,192
Membership Dues------
Special Events$590,977$578,805$514,657
Revenue In-Kind$163,356$376,707$413,466
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$3,890,175$2,947,628$3,224,040
Administration Expense$310,821$379,399$507,764
Fundraising Expense$471,542$334,394$315,634
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.831.061.35
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%81%80%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue14%11%7%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$16,224,330$17,264,079$16,915,232
Current Assets$90,720$160,870$129,662
Long-Term Liabilities$150,585$129,348$14,694
Current Liabilities$180,213$458,240$433,151
Total Net Assets$15,893,532$16,676,491$16,467,387
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.500.350.30
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets1%1%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $1,136,628Govt - Unspecified $859,592Individuals $1,873,348
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndirect Public Support $866,991Indirect Public Support $802,691Govt - Unspecified $856,933
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $626,243Individuals $726,704Indirect Public Support $805,337
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.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
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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 http://www.ywcaokc.org
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/ywca/
CEO/Executive Director Janet L. Peery
Board Chair Debra Handy
Board Chair Company Affiliation Intrust Bank


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