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Tickets on Sale for F&CS Abersons & Friends Warehouse Sale Preview Party

Shopping for a good cause has never been so much fun. Today’s Tulsa World Style Scene  featured the Family & Children’s Services Abersons & Friends warehouse sale Feb. 24-26 at Family & Children’s Services, 650 S. Peoria Ave. The event benefits the agency’s life-changing programs. A preview sale will be held 4-7 p.m. Feb. 24.
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Oklahoma Department of Human Services and F&CS partnership helps foster children

An innovative partnership begun last year between Family & Children’s Services and Oklahoma Department of Human Services is helping foster children with a unique set of needs that can lead to them falling through the cracks.

My Fit Foods’ F&CS donation provides 20 meals daily

TULSA, Okla. – Family & Children’s Services has partnered with a Midtown Tulsa health food retailer that’s benefiting clients in need.

The partnership with My Fit Foods, a Houston-based chain with more than 50 locations in five states, provides F&CS Early Childhood Program clients about 20 free healthy meals – packed with vegetables and other fresh ingredients – per day.

F&CS fetes Care Card participating merchants

  We had a lot of fun at our #CareCardOK merchant kickoff at Utica Square. It was a beautiful fall morning, and tons of… Posted by Family & Children’s Services Care Card on Thursday, October 15, 2015 Family & Children’s Services hosted its Care Card participating merchants last week at Utica Square to kick off the
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Gail Lapidus talks F&CS 90th anniversary with TulsaPeople magazine

CEO Gail Lapidus shares how Family & Children’s Services has strived to care for our community over the past 90 years. Read the entire TulsaPeople magazine article here.

F&CS thanks all who joined us for Day of Caring 2015

TULSA, Okla. — Family & Children’s Services thanks each of the 70 volunteers who pitched in for Day of Caring on Friday.

The day started around 8:30 a.m. with volunteers from AstraZeneca, Tulsa Community College, PennWell Corp. and LeadersLife Worksite Benefits assembling at F&CS central office, 650 S. Peoria Ave., for snacks, a send-off and assignments for the day.

Outrage misplaced in famed lion’s death, F&CS therapists say

The recent death of a lion in Africa at the hands of a Minnesota dentist brought an outpouring of grief, anger and calls for greater efforts to fight trophy hunting.

That furor over Cecil the Lion’s death in July resounded in a traditional and social media firestorm. It even prompted public statements from celebrities expressing outrage over the hunt that led to the death, eventually culminating in the dentist, Dr. Walter Palmer, temporarily closing his office in August.

Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors Backpack Party a success, benefits F&CS clients

TULSA, Okla. – 350 kids received new backpacks chock full off essentials for the start of the new school year last week, thanks to the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors Backpacks for Kids event. The children attended with their parents and enjoyed face painting, pizza, free haircuts from a Tulsa salon, and the Wild Weather
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State Farm blog features Women in Recovery

State Farm’s Good Neighbors blog recently featured a graduate of Family & Children’s Services Women in Recovery, a program that helps women accused of non-violent offenses and facing long prison terms conquer drug addiction, recover from trauma and become self sufficient.

Bama CEO meets with potential WIR employers

Bama Companies CEO Paula Marshall hosted Tulsa area manufacturers and nonprofits at our Women in Recovery program last Wednesday, one of several she has hosted to encourage more employers to hire program graduates.