Pauline E. Mayer Shelter offers a range of care services for children up to the age of 18 who have been removed from their homes due to allegations of abuse and neglect. It serves children with physical and mental disabilities, as well as emotional and behavioral problems. Pauline E. Mayer Shelter provides direct care services for children through its temporary and full-time staff members. The shelter maintains 24-hour operations. It is operated by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), which offers a range of youth, community, family, and business and employer services. The Oklahoma Department of Human Services provides adoption assistance and permanency planning services for adults.