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Red Bud Cup Golf Tournament Benefits Family & Children’s Services

Even though the day was stormy on Thursday July 10th, dozens of golfers turned out for the annual Red Bud Cup. The tournament was held at Cedar Ridge Golf Club in Broken Arrow and proceeds of the fundraising efforts went to support Family & Children’s Services.  Community Relations Manager Carrie Little was on hand to thank
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F&CS Employees Honored as Tulsa YWCA’s 100 Women of Moxie

Family & Children’s Services is proud to announce that our CEO Gail Lapidus and our Early Childhood Program Family Support Specialist Kasey Hughart have been honored as two of Tulsa YWCA’s 100 Women of Moxie! YWCA Tulsa says this about the list, “Since 1914, the YWCA has led the charge for inclusion and empowerment in
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Women in Recovery Receives National Recognition in The New Yorker

The June 23rd issue of The New Yorker featured an article named Get Out of Jail, Inc. The article’s author, Sarah Stillman, highlighted profound issues surrounding our country’s incarceration rate and alternatives to incarceration such as for-profit probation services. Stillman follows a woman in Alabama who struggles in a seemingly endless cycle of overdue and
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Rollercoasters – Helping Kids Cope with Family Change

Since the early 1990′s, Family & Children’s Services has worked diligently with the community to make difficult life transitions easier for families. We recognize that divorce is very common in Oklahoma and can also be incredibly traumatic for parents and kids. We were among the first in the state to offer a class specifically addressing
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Women in Recovery Staff Named American Bar Association’s Reunification Hero

This month’s American Bar Association’s New Hero Profile is Sara Cherry of Women in Recovery. The article reads: Sara Cherry is described as being “a strong advocate for parents who feel like they have no voice due to their prior criminal history.” Her clients serve as her inspiration and she works relentlessly to get the
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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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Expanded Grant Allows For Full-Time Case Worker in Tulsa City-County Libraries

Family & Children’s Services reaches out to assist mentally ill homeless individuals and their families. We offer mental health care, substance abuse treatment and linkages to housing and other community resources. To best serve the homeless population in Tulsa, Family & Children’s Services’ staff work in the community and actively seek out individuals who might need
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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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