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Tulsa Area United Way Honors Ruth Nelson

Groundbreaking female community leader and longtime supporter of Family & Children’s Services, Ruth Nelson, was honored Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the annual Tulsa Area United Way luncheon. Kaiser was awarded the 2015 Tulsa Area United Way Clydella Hentschel Award for decades of service to the Tulsa community. Gail Lapidus, CEO of Family and Children’s
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OU College of Arts and Sciences Honors F&CS CEO Gail Lapidus

Three University of Oklahoma alumni, including Family & Children’s Services CEO Gail Lapidus, will be recognized for their accomplishments by the university’s largest college, the College of Arts and Sciences. Gail P. Lapidus, ’79 MSW, is the executive director and chief executive officer of Family and Children’s Services, a human services provider in the Tulsa,
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Family & Children’s Services Providing Parenting Classes in Jail

Three times a week, like clockwork, 15 female inmates file into the library at the David L. Moss Correction Center. As the women take their seats, conversation turns to their children. Although many of the mothers have not seen or held their kids for months, they say their children are always on their minds. The
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George Kaiser Family Foundation Announces $460,000 Grant to Family & Children’s Services

The George Kaiser Family Foundation has announced $6.3 million in grants to nearly 80 Tulsa-area agencies, including a $460,000 grant for The Children’s Center at Family & Children’s Services. The Children’s Center at Family & Children’s Services works tirelessly to assure that every at-risk, underserved child suffering from mental, emotional and behavioral disorders has the
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Donate Items, Help Family & Children’s Services

Value Thrift Store, located at 11th and Memorial in Tulsa, has partnered with Family & Children’s Services to financially support its services and programs. Your donations will, in turn, help F&CS clients. Your donations can be picked up at your doorstep. A tax receipt is given for all donated items, and F&CS receives a flat
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Early Closing December 23- Offices Closed December 24 & 25

Please note, Family & Children’s Services will close at 5pm on Tuesday, December 23. This means there will be no evening classes. Family & Children’s Services offices will be closed December 24 and December 25. For emergencies and office closing information, please call 918-587-9471.

Bikes for Tykes Donates 250 Bicycles to Family & Children’s Services

A Christmas giveaway of bicycles to Family and Children’s Services has grown ten-times over the last seven years. Yesterday, Humble Sons Bike Company donated 250 bikes and helmets to Family & Children’s Services’ clients this Christmas.  Two Men and a Truck handled much of the heavy lifting and delivered the three trucks full of bicycles.
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WIR Graduate Opens New Door Thanks to Habitat for Humanity

Watch this News on 6 story as Women in Recovery graduate Crystal Kravis and her family enter their new Habitat for Humanity home for the first time. There was a time happiness and bright future seemed far away. Crystal’s family was broken by hopelessness and drug addiction. Crystal was in despair and facing incarceration and
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8-Year-Old Donates Birthday Presents to Family & Children’s Services

We salute 8 year old Liam Workman! His generous spirit and kind heart show us that kids really care. In lieu or presents, this little guy decided that for his 8th birthday he would like to collect donations for Family & Children’s Services. His invitation noted that Family & Children’s Services was in need of
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WinterFest Breakfast with Santa Benefits F&CS

Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa at Arvest WinterFest brought a a taste of the North Pole to Tulsa. Guests enjoyed a delicious breakfast, visits with Santa, face painting and more. This year’s Breakfast with Santa was presented by BlueStone Natural Resources, a proud partner of Family & Children’s Services. Bluestone encouraged all guests to bring a
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