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Breaking News: Capital Campaign Goal Reached

We’re excited to announce that we’ve just reached the CrisisCare Center Capital Campaign’s $6.5 million goal. As many of you know, we opened the doors to the first floor CrisisCare Center last October and have already cared for more than 1,220 Tulsans in crisis. Soon we begin phase two, remodeling the second floor and creating
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Family & Children’s Services Meets Planned Giving Challenge

  Family & Children’s Services has successfully met our Tulsa Community Foundation  Planned Giving Challenge goal. Family& Children’s Services was rewarded with a $20,000 grant which will be added to our endowment for surpassing our goal. Family & Children’s Services is one of 43 area nonprofit agencies who participated in the challenge grant program.  Since February, 2012,
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The Myths and Facts of Gambling Addiction

Since 2008, the F&CS Gambling Program has helped hundreds of individuals find the path to recovery and hope. How much do you know about this “hidden illness?” Here are some myths and facts about the disease: MYTH: You have to gamble every day to be a problem gambler. FACT: A problem gambler may gamble frequently
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Fleet Feet Presents Donation to WIR

The folks at Fleet Feet sure know how to shake a tail feather! Monday evening, Tim Dreiling, Fleet Feet owner, presented a $2500 donation to Women in Recovery Executive Senior Program Director Mimi Tarrasch.  The donation represents the money raised from last November’s Turkey Trot race. The Turkey Trot race, which includes a 5K and
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Rally at Oklahoma State Capitol Focused on Mental Health Funding

Yesterday, a tour bus full of F&CS staff, consumers, and community partners made the trek to Oklahoma City for the My Mind Matters Day at the Capitol 2014.   Mental health providers, families and individuals concerned about mental health and substance abuse services attended a full day of activities  to advocate for full funding of
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CATS Home Based Services Break Down Barriers To Treatment

Let us introduce you to the CATS (Child Abuse Trauma Services) Home Based Services.  Our home based services team began taking cases in January of 2013.  Four specially trained therapists and one case manager have seen a total of 61 cases at last report.  Home-based services are designed for families that have barriers – such
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How You Can Make a Difference in a Child’s Life – Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is Child Abuse Prevention month and there are many ways you can make a difference in a child’s life.   Download 101 Ways to Praise a Child by clicking here.  Your words matter, and telling the important kids in your life that they are special is a great place to start.  Share the download with
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F&CS Strives To Hire ALL Internship and Practicum Students Trained In Our Programs

At F&CS we strive to employ the interns we train extensively in our programs. F&CS hiring managers, our Human Resource Department, and our Students Services team partnered today to hold the very first F&CS Intern Job Fair. The fair was open to all graduating interns eligible for hire.  Ten students attended, along with twelve program hiring managers.
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5-Year-Old Helps Homeless, Changes Lives with Spare Change

When a five year old provides a teaching moment, it’s time to take notice.  The following story of kindness and generosity was recounted by Senior Program Director for Homeless Services Greer Fites. “We had a very touching event at the Salvation Army office recently. A grandmother came in to the Salvation Army office lobby with
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New Pharmacy Hours at Graves Center Effective March 24, 2014

    Beginning Monday, March 24, 2014 the Family & Children’s Services Pharmacy at the Graves Center, 2325 South Harvard Avenue Suite 400, will have new operating hours. This pharmacy is a “closed retail pharmacy” that only serves agency clients. New Pharmacy Hours Effective March 24, 2014 Monday 8:30am- 4:45pm Tuesday 8:30am- 4:45pm Wednesday 8:30am-
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