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Comprehensive Home-Based Services – Working To Prevent Child Abuse Since the 1980′s

Our Comprehensive Home-Based Services program has grown exponentially since it began in the 1980′s. F&CS receives funding from the Department of Human Services, and we have gone from being the primary contractor for 4 counties to being the primary contractor for THIRTY counties in the state of Oklahoma. This equates to our serving more than 800 families
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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 multiple ways you can make a difference.   Download 101 Ways to Praise a Child by clicking here. Your words matter, and telling the important kids in your life they are special is a great place to start. Share the download with all your friends and
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Boy Scout Gifts F&CS Treasure of Hope Chests

Last year, more than 8,100 children and their families walked through the doors of Family & Children’s Services for Child Abuse & Trauma Services (CATS). The program’s nationally-recognized team of professionals continues to offer hope and recovery to children and their families in a healing, child-friendly environment. Evidence-based treatment models are utilized that often involve
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Happy Campers Academy Raises $1500 to Support F&CS Programs

During a recent bike-a-thon, these Happy Campers raised $1,500 to support F&CS services. Their generosity and kindness will help kids who receive services from F&CS in a variety of ways. Upon receipt of the donation, one F&CS staffer asked the kids what it feels like to be such great helpers. Once child answered, “It makes me feel
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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 successfully met and surpassed our Tulsa Community Foundation Planned Giving Challenge goal and were rewarded with a $20,000 grant which will be added to our endowment. Criterion for meeting our goal was to secure at least three donors and raise $100,000 in future gifts that will ultimately benefit Family & Children’s
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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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