About Us

Wendy Swatek
Wendy Swatek, MPA, J.D. 
Executive Director

2022 Board of Directors

Clent Stewart




Lori Thrower

Vice Chair



Sharon Pyeatt




Phyllis Weaver




H. Gerald Murray

Past Chair



​Rhonda weber



Dana Moore



Becky Tannery



Golda Slawinski, J.D.



Joseph Blanchard



LeAnne Pence, CPA



Leroy Giles



Destiny (PC Liaison)

Director's Welcome

Welcome to Crossroads Youth & Family Services, Inc. We are so glad you decided to visit us. Our number one priority is to provide the best, most effective, and most enjoyable programs and services for our growing community. That means that YOU are our first priority!

Serving Cleveland and surrounding counties for over fifty years, our Emergency Youth Shelter first opened in 1969 for runaway and homeless youth. Now, we are a multifaceted agency with two major program divisions: Youth Services includes today's Emergency Youth Shelter. and Head Start/Early Head Start provides quality early childhood education for children from six weeks to five years old. Our shelter and counseling center are located in Norman, Oklahoma. While our Head Start Program is available in Comanche, Cleveland, and Pottawatomie Counties. Early Head Start is also available in Seminole County.

Our Emergency Youth Shelter, the sole youth shelter in Cleveland County, not only serves runaway and homeless youth but also clients referred to us by the Department of Human Services as a result of alleged abuse and/or neglect. Most of them suffer trauma as a result of their adverse childhood experiences. Therefore, we are always about the business of finding ways to help them feel safe, comforted, and empowered. Our Shelter certainly provides important services to children who are most in need.

Our Youth and Family Counseling Program offers quality outpatient mental health services for children and their family members. We also offer marital counseling to couples with children. These services are fully accredited by CARF International, an organization that oversees the quality of care offered by providers of behavioral services to adults and children. 

Our Head Start/Early Head Start Program rejoined the Oklahoma Early Childhood Program (OECP) in Lawton which provides heightened levels of coordination beyond traditional programs. This coordination occurs with an external organization, CAP Tulsa, which provides consultation, ideas for training events, and other important resources to our program here at Crossroads.

Thank you very much for your support in our work with vulnerable children and families. We appreciate your help with volunteering, donating, and spreading the word about the Youth Services we offer.

We've been seeing Oklahoma's children and families for over 50 years, but every new child and family we serve is a new friend to us! Visit us on Facebook to stay connected. 


Our Start

All Roads Lead to Home -Paving the Way for Healthy Lifestyles, Strong Families, and Caring Communities

We are committed to promoting achievement and success for the children and families whose lives we touch and who touch ours. 


Reports and Public Information

Every year, Crossroads YFS produces the ANNUAL MANAGEMENT REPORT that contains extensive information about each child and family support service provided by the agency, including Program Outcomes.

This Report also includes the following information as it relates to the Head Start program:

  • The total number of children and families served, the average monthly enrollment and the percentage of eligible children served;

  • The results of the most recent Head Start Monitoring Review;

  • The percentage of enrolled children that received medical and dental exams;

  • Information about parent involvement activities;

  • The agency’s efforts to prepare children for kindergarten.

  • The annual budget.

Crossroads’ most recent independent financial audit is located HERE, pertinent financial information from the Annual Mgmt Report is HERE, and the Strategic Organizational Plan is HERE.



Independent Financial Audit                 Annual Management Report                       Strategic Organizational Plan                                                2018                                                             2018                                                              2018  

                2019                                                             2019                                                              2019

                2020                                                             2020                                                              2020

                2021                                                             2021                                                              2021



Community Needs Assessment            Head Start Monitoring Review                      CARF Report 


                 2019                                                           2019


                 2021                                                           2020

                 2022     Presentation View

Accessibility Plan


Audio files for visually impaired available upon request. 

Archived records available upon request. 

To request past record or for additional inquiries, please contact us at info@crossroadsyfs.com


Our Vision

Our Services


Counseling [Directions in Divorce; Child and Family Support Services, Teens & Parents in Partnership (First Offender); Community At-Risk (CARS) Services; and Youth and Family Counseling]

Crossroads Youth & Family Services, Counseling Offices
1650 W. Tecumseh Road, Suite 500
Norman, OK 73069
(405) 321-0240

Emergency Youth Shelter

Emergency Youth Shelter
1650 W. Tecumseh Road, Suite 500
Norman, OK 73069
(405) 321-0240

Head Start/Early Head Start

Head Start/Early Head Start Program
Crossroads Youth & Family Services
1333 W. Main Street
Norman, OK 73069
(405) 292-6440

Head Start and Early Head Start SITES

Volunteer Program

Volunteer Program
Crossroads Youth & Family Services
1333 W. Main Street
Norman, OK 73069
(405) 321-0240 ext. 315

Administrative Offices [Executive Director, Head Start Director, Human Resources, Finance, Press Relations, Child Care Subsidy, Purchasing ]

Crossroads Youth & Family Services
1333 W. Main Street
Norman, OK 73069
(405) 292-6440

We Need Your Support Today!