What We Do
Meet Housing & Basic Needs
There are many young people in our community who need a safe, secure place to stay as well as access to basic necessities like food, personal hygiene items and clothing. Pivot offers support and resources through our food pantry and closets (clothing, household items and educational supplies), as well as short and long-term housing solutions on our property or with partners. Whether in the child welfare system, living on their own without parental support, formerly juvenile justice involved or runaway—we can provide safe, stable housing.
Provide Education & Job Assistance
We believe regardless of where a child is from or the barriers they face, they are worthy of having success in education, finding a job and planning for a career in the field they choose. At Pivot, part of each young person’s experience includes the opportunity to graduate from high school, further their education, gain vital life skills and achieve job readiness.
Prevention & Intervention
Bad decisions, environmental factors, addiction, unidentified trauma, lack of supervision and undiagnosed mental health disorders can lead youth down the wrong path. By addressing basic needs and housing stability, education and employment and providing mental health and life skill sessions — true prevention and intervention can happen. Through Pivot, youth are equipped to dramatically change the trajectory of their lives — helping them set their course for an empowered future.
Pivot strives to address the root cause of behaviors, circumstances and barriers the youth we serve face. Our licensed therapists, youth advocates and specialists are trained to identify adverse childhood experiences and trauma ranging from physical, emotional or sexual abuse, to community violence, parental divorce or the incarceration of a parent or guardian. Each young person who comes to Pivot has access to resources and services that address their physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health needs. Pivot can also help with depression, poor nutrition, high risk behaviors, substance abuse, anxiety, unlawful actions and grief.
To refer a youth to Pivot or request help for yourself, click here.
Pivot is proud to partner with Safe Place. If a youth under 18 needs help, they can visit any OKC Fire Station or OnCue Express in Oklahoma county for assistance.
Youth can also text the word SAFE to 4HELP (44357) to find the closest location.