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Caring for a Cause: Melissa Siemens Chairs Care Card 2015

Family & Children’s Services volunteer, Melissa Siemens, shares why she is serving as the Care Card 2015 chair. Read entire Tulsa Kids magazine article here.    

Gail Lapidus talks F&CS 90th anniversary with TulsaPeople magazine

CEO Gail Lapidus shares how Family & Children’s Services has strived to care for our community over the past 90 years. Read the entire TulsaPeople magazine article here.

WIR Wins Champions of Health Award

Women in Recovery is honored at the 12th year annual Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Champions of Health gala and awarded the highest honor, the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health award. Champions of Health honors individuals and organizations that are making a positive impact on the health of Oklahomans
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F&CS drug and mental health court succeeds

Family & Children’s Services drug and mental health court programs have something about which to crow.

Clients from F&CS, one of the treatment providers for Tulsa County’s mental health and drug court programs, made up nearly 100 percent of the summer’s graduating classes for the prison diversion programs, available to non-violent offenders determined to have significant mental health and drug addiction issues.

F&CS thanks all who joined us for Day of Caring 2015

TULSA, Okla. — Family & Children’s Services thanks each of the 70 volunteers who pitched in for Day of Caring on Friday.

The day started around 8:30 a.m. with volunteers from AstraZeneca, Tulsa Community College, PennWell Corp. and LeadersLife Worksite Benefits assembling at F&CS central office, 650 S. Peoria Ave., for snacks, a send-off and assignments for the day.

F&CS welcomes Child Protection Coalition new executive director

Family & Children’s Services welcomes the Tulsa County Child Protection Coalition’s new executive director, Kristine Bridges.

Outrage misplaced in famed lion’s death, F&CS therapists say

The recent death of a lion in Africa at the hands of a Minnesota dentist brought an outpouring of grief, anger and calls for greater efforts to fight trophy hunting.

That furor over Cecil the Lion’s death in July resounded in a traditional and social media firestorm. It even prompted public statements from celebrities expressing outrage over the hunt that led to the death, eventually culminating in the dentist, Dr. Walter Palmer, temporarily closing his office in August.

F&CS closed on Labor Day

All F&CS offices, with the exception of the CrisisCare Center, are closed Monday in observance of Labor Day. The locations will re-open Tuesday. Call 918-587-9471 for more information or in case of emergency.

F&CS expands school-based counselor program

As Tulsa-area parents take their kids back to school this week, Family & Children’s Services is expanding its much-needed school-based counselor program, adding two schools to its now 35-school operation.

The new schools, Broken Arrow’s Oliver Middle School and Tulsa’s McLain Seventh Grade Academy, respectively, join others in the Tulsa, Jenks, Broken Arrow and Union school districts this fall semester. F&CS also has counselors at 13 Head Start programs in the area.

The first day of school is over. Now what?

The first day of school is in the books for your little guy or girl.

You’ve prepared them for the day. You dropped them off. Despite much apprehension, no doubt, new friends have been made and new teachers discovered. Now, they’re home.