A Community that serves

Story provided by Payne County Youth Services

Payne County Youth Services is grateful to the Chinese Community in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Through a joint effort with OSU Chinese Visiting Scholar Association, OSU Faculty and Staff Association, and the Stillwater Chinese Baptist Church, these amazingly caring people were able to order high-quality masks through personal connections early in the development of the COVID-19 crisis. They have been actively donating the masks to organizations that serve vulnerable populations ever since. 

PCYS Executive Director Janet Fultz wears one of the donated masks.

PCYS will use these masks for the Emergency Youth Shelter, Transitional Living Program clients, and the staff who serve them. Janet Fultz, Executive Director at PCYS, said, “While it appears we can use cloth masks right now, having these higher-level safety masks on hand will allow us to respond immediately and properly should the COVID-19 spread in our area become worse. We are honored to have been included in the distribution of these potentially life-saving masks.”  

About Payne County Youth Services

Payne County Youth Services, Inc. (PCYS) is a private, non-profit (501(c)3) agency designed to aid children and youth, ages birth-22, and their families, who are in crisis or who are seeking preventative and transitional services, and request the assistance of counselors, our shelter, transitional living, psycho-educators, or support groups. PCYS provides exemplary local, 24/7 support to families. There is no charge for services.

Mission

“Payne County Youth Services, Inc., is dedicated to providing free quality services for the positive development and recovery of children, youth, and families.”