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Archive for — June, 2014

Congratulations to the 12th Graduating Class of Women in Recovery

Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) and the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) congratulated the 12th graduating class of Women in Recovery (WIR) during a special event at Aloft Tulsa Downtown today. Twenty-two women graduated from the alternative to incarceration program. This class brings the total number of Women in Recovery graduates to 168 since the
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Governor Fallin Signs Criminal Justice Reform Bill

Governor Fallin held a ceremonial bill signing for Senate Bill 1278 on Thursday, June 19 in the Blue Room at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Representative Leslie Osborn, Senator Kim David and participants of the Women in Recovery program joined the governor as she signed the bill into law. SB 1278 is legislation that allows the
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Early Childhood Program – Providing Family Support Since 1998

Family & Children’s Services Early Childhood Programs are embedded in 13 Community Action Project (CAP) sites as well as working with the Hutcherson YMCA, Oklahoma Parents As Teachers, and Rosa Parks Early Childhood Center. The highly trained and professional staff provide family support and mental health services to families. The ECP family support team delivers a
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Thousands Attend Early Childhood Program’s 4th Annual Zoo Day

The 4th Annual Community Action Project Zoo Day was held on Saturday, June 14th. All families receiving services from Family & Children’s Services Early Childhood Program were invited to the event which included free admission to the Tulsa Zoo, free parking and free lunch. This year, 3,964 children along with family members attended. The day
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Donation Gives Hope to CrisisCare Center Clients

This week, every CrisisCare Center client leaving to go home will do so carrying a beautiful hand-made bag.  These bags were generously donated to Family & Children’s Services all the way from Honduras.  Mi Esperanza is a non-profit located  in Tegucigalpa. Mi Esperanza, meaning “My Hope”, began in 2002.  Their mission is to provide assistance to the women in Tegucigalpa who
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Family & Children’s Services Selected to Attend Zero Suicide Academy

Ann Jenkins, Family & Children’s Services associate program officer of crisis services, was chosen by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) to attend the Zero Suicide Academy in Washington D.C. in June. The Zero Suicide Academy will be hosted by The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. The Action Alliance
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Nothing Grey About The White Party’s Success

On May 2, more than 600 White Party guests — dressed in white from head to toe — danced the night away atop downtown’s The Vault. The seventh annual event included nightlife awards, craft cocktails and music and, most importantly, raised $60,000 for Family & Children’s Services. For those who attended, news of the party’s success
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Brainiac Ball 2014 Raises $550,000 To Support Life-Changing Services in Tulsa

The 2014 Brainiac Ball retrospective brings to mind many things. More than 600 guests came together to have fun and raise funds to support all the life-changing services Family & Children’s Services has to offer. The night was magical – people played games to win wine, bought raffle tickets to win a $3,000 Moody’s gift
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Southwood’s Party on the Patio Benefits Family & Children’s Services

The evening was ideal at Southwood Landscape & Garden Center on Thursday, June 5. More than 200 guests enjoyed the Party on the Patio which featured live music, food and drinks and great giveaways. Guests mixed and mingled while sampling delicious bites and shopping Southwood’s gorgeous grounds. Family & Children’s Services Director of Development Susan
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Governor Fallin Signs Divorce Bill Into Law

This week, Governor Fallin signed a bill into law requiring Oklahoma couples with minor children filing for divorce to attend an education program.  The program will cover the impacts of divorce on children. What you may not know is that Family & Children’s Services has been offering this program to our community since the mid-1990’s.  The program
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