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Bama CEO meets with potential WIR employers

Bama Companies CEO Paula Marshall hosted Tulsa area manufacturers and nonprofits at our Women in Recovery program last Wednesday, one of several she has hosted to encourage more employers to hire program graduates.

Oklahoma Department of Human Services lauds F&CS child support program

TULSA, Okla. – The Oklahoma Department of Human Services honored Family & Children’s Services this week with a State Coordinator’s Award for its efforts helping parents stay connected to their children after divorce or an ended relationship.

DHS praised F&CS’ Parent Connections program, which F&CS contracts with DHS to provide, as the model for the state, crediting it with numerous advancements among its Child Support Services clients in the Tulsa area.

5 ways you can volunteer in the Tulsa area

Ever feel like you’re just spinning your wheels?

You know the feeling. At the end of the day, it’s the feeling like you’re just going through the motions. Each bit of free time you have is just time in between stints at work, time filled with TV, Netflix binges or hours spent online.

F&CS’ Women in Recovery, incarceration alternatives discussed on MSNBC during Obama visit

Women in Recovery and, more importantly, alternatives to incarceration, got some increased air time last week thanks to President Obama’s stay in Oklahoma.

Former Chicago police officer helps crime victims in Broken Arrow

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Victims of crime in Broken Arrow have an advocate in their corner, and she’s a former police officer dedicated to help victims get the help and services they need. Barbara Jones, Family & Children’s Services’ victims of crime advocate embedded at the Police Department’s justice complex at 1101 N. Sixth St.,
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F&CS Care Card nears merchant deadline

TULSA, Okla. – The deadline for Tulsa merchants to participate in Family & Children’s Services Care Card is July 31.

Care Card, which shoppers can buy online or in stores, gives cardholders up to 20 percent off at participating retailers. The promotion runs from Oct. 30 to Nov. 8. Customers can buy the cards in stores during that time, but online sales end Oct. 16.

F&CS Women in Recovery wins top state health award

Family & Children’s Services Women in Recovery has won the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health, the highest honor of the Champions of Health awards given out each year by a large group of state health organizations.

How to kick the summertime blues

Sun’s out. School’s out. Birds are singing. You’re not feeling it.

Despite that it may seem improbable for the time of year, a few people get depressed each summer.

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.