Northern Oklahoma Youth Services
Northern Oklahoma Youth Services

About Us

Northern Oklahoma Youth Services (NOYS) has been in continuous operation in Kay County since 1972. Over this forty year period we have operated an emergency youth shelter and dozens of preventive programs designed to support families and children by decreasing the occurrence of child abuse and neglect, family violence, teen pregnancy and juvenile delinquency.


NOYS' primary service area is Kay, Noble, and Pawnee Counties, with the primary facility and youth shelter located in Ponca City, Ok. Services are provided free of charge to our clients. Local funding is used to match and enhance State grants and contracts that supply major funding for our programs.



James Carter, LPC

Executive Director


Bonnie Kelly

Administrative Assistant

April Goodwin

Financial Officer



Jennifer Haney

Shelter & Housing Coordinator

Emergency Solutions Grant/HMIS Coordinator


I am also an active board member of: 

Save the Kids Blackwell, Systems of Care- Kay County, Continuum of Care- County Partnership, FRICH, and Elevated Staffing fo Shelter Youth 


Tammy Mayden, LPC

Youth & Family Counselor II


Jill Valgora, MSW

Youth & Family Counselor II


I provide individual and family counseling services. I also co-facilitate SFP classes and attend juvenile municipal court. 

Sharon Macobee-Sisco

CASA Director

Kelli Morgan

Advocate Coordinator

CASA Kay & Noble County

Melanie Gartside

Youth and Family Counselor


I graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in Psychology and Minor in Child Development. I currently attend Wichita State University pursuing my Masters In Clinical Mental                                          Health Counseling. I co-facilitate First Time Offenders Program and Life Management Classes. I                                        facilitate BOTVIN life skills. I also do the observation/interaction visits for our PAC program. I am                                        an active CASA volunteer for Kay Co. and a Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager II. 

Kyrie Crippen, LPC

Youth & Family Counselor II

I am a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State University where I obtained my Masters of Counseling Psychology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and have extensive history working with children, adolescents and families. 

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