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F&CS Staff, Clients Attend My Mind Matters Mental Health and Substance Abuse Rally at State Capitol

Facing devastating funding cuts, Family & Children’s Services staff and clients joined hundreds of mental health advocates for the “My Mind Matters” rally at the Capitol on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Terri White, Commissioner of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS), called on attendees to make their voices heard and
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Boy Scouts Honors F&CS with Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award

The Indian Nations Council, Boy Scouts of America honored Family & Children’s Services with the prestigious Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Thursday, April 14, 2016 at The Mayo Hotel, 115 W. 5th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma. The mission of the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Luncheon is to celebrate community resources in support of
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Your Chance to Participate in Homelessness in Tulsa Survey

23 agencies in Tulsa, including Family & Children’s Services, have a goal to end chronic homelessness. Together we are working to make homelessness rare, brief and non-recurring. There are hundreds of situations that lead to people becoming homelessness. Some situations can be remedied fairly quickly, perhaps with a job, rent assistance, or help getting into
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Family & Children’s Services CEO Honored by League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa honored 34 women, including Family & Children’s Services CEO Gail Lapidus, at the annual Madam President event. The evening, billed as “A Night to Honor Women Who Could Be President”, was held at the Center for Creativity at Tulsa Community College, 909 S. Boston Avenue, Tulsa. The
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F&CS Participates in Community Forum on Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and  tomorrow’s free community forum, hosted by the Child Protection Coalition, will focus on prevention and offer insight into the changing landscape of child protection in Tulsa County. The two-hour seminar on Tuesday, April 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., will be in the Price Turpen Courtroom at
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F&CS Job Fair with Onsite Interviews Scheduled March 24

Family & Children’s Services is hosting a job fair on Thursday, March 24 from 2:30-4:30pm at the Central Office, 650 South Peoria, Tulsa, OK 74120. The job fair will feature onsite interviews with representatives from the following programs in attendance. Child Family Strengthening Center (Child & Adult) Early Childhood Program Health Home Child Abuse &
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OSU Center for Health Sciences to begin psychiatric residency program

Family & Children’s Services CEO Gail Lapidus addresses the shortage of psychiatrists in Tulsa which hampers mental health access. She praises Oklahoma State University’s bold initiative to establish a psychiatry residency will ultimately result in a significant increase of psychiatrists in our state — a critical factor to improving access to care in Oklahoma. Read
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‘Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform’ Kick Off Statewide Effort to Collect Signatures for Ballot Initiative

TULSA, Okla. – Oklahomans for Criminal Justice Reform officially kicked off its effort to collect more than 65,000 petition signatures needed to qualify its two state questions for the November ballot. State questions 780 and 781 – which would reduce the prison population, redirect savings toward addressing the root causes of crime, and help low-level
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Tulsa Area United Way Honors FCS with Illuminator Award

A celebration of last year’s United Way campaign, awards for the top employee campaigns at area companies and organizations and an honor for longtime community volunteer Becky Frank highlighted the Annual Live United Awards and Luncheon, presented on Tuesday, Feb. 16, by the Tulsa Area United Way. Nearly 1,000 guests representing the corporate, philanthropic and
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