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Problem gambling similar to substance addiction

  Gambling is big business in Oklahoma, generating about $3.8 billion in revenue in the state in 2014. Oklahoma has a lottery, three horse tracks, 115 Indian casinos and more than 64,000 electronic gaming machines. Plus, due to technological advances, gambling has spread online and to smartphones. Games such as Candy Crush are known to
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F&CS Central Office closing early – 5 p.m. Thursday, July 2

Family & Children’s Services central location at 650 S. Peoria Ave. will close Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day.

F&CS in effort to end homelessness

TULSA, Okla. – Family & Children’s Services is part of a collaboration of 24 Tulsa organizations to end homelessness among veterans by Dec. 31, 2015, an effort which kicked off this month.

Women in Recovery – 16 women graduate

She can look herself in the mirror and like the woman she sees.

F&CS thanks Adam Robinson for 10 years’ service on board of directors

Family & Children’s Services thanks Adam Robinson for his 10 years service on our board of directors. Robinson, who stepped down at last week’s board meeting, received a child’s painting as a token of F&CS’ gratitude. Thank you, Adam, for all you do and continue to do for F&CS.

Recovery for a lifetime thanks to F&CS and TCC

Women in Recovery participants don’t just recover from substance abuse. They also gain skills that will help them land jobs once they graduate. That’s why Women in Recovery, operated by Family & Children’s Services in partnership with the George Kaiser Family Foundation, wouldn’t be complete without a job training partnership with Tulsa Community College. Heather
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Brainiac Ball’s record night makes Tulsa World’s People & Places

Family & Children’s Services Brainiac Ball trivia night, auction and fundraiser made the Tulsa World Sunday. Click below to read the coverage. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event at success. http://tinyurl.com/oxs9acb    

Men: Take part in a child’s life this Father’s Day, every day

Did you know children who grow up with a father figure have better abilities to reason, plan and remember? While women play unique vital roles in child development, research shows fathers, or father figures, such as an uncle, family friend or role model, play an important role in helping kids develop such abilities later in
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Brainiac Ball raises record amount for Family & Children’s Services

  TULSA, Okla. – Family & Children’s Services trivia and auction night, Brainiac Ball, raised more than a half million dollars for Tulsans in need, a record amount in the event’s 12-year history. (CLICK HERE TO VIEW EVENT PHOTOS) The ball, which took place May 30 at the Cox Business Center in downtown, raised $611,965,
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Child Abuse Warning Signs

Child Abuse & Trauma Services Program Director Christine Marsh explains why “No. Go. Tell.” are the three words every child should know to stay safe from predators. Watch the Channel 8 interview here