Natalie’s Story

This is the story of Natalie Dolan, an adoptive parent in Oklahoma who has taken in two children in need. Their lives have been changed for the better thanks to Family & Children’s Services’ child abuse and trauma services. Produced by Rough House Creative Producer/Director – Christopher Long Cinematographer – Charles Elmore Additional Footage –…

Lapidus celebrates 30 years as CEO

Twenty years ago, there were no female CEOs on the Fortune 500 list. Thirty years ago Gail Lapidus broke through the ranks of male applicants to become CEO of F&CS. Lapidus has held her CEO position since 1986.  Since that time, the agency has grown significantly and operates over 50 programs with a budget of…

F&CS Media Links

When Family & Children’s Services makes the news, we share it with you. December 2021 OKC Fox 25: Oklahoma Human Services invests $27 million to aid low income families Tulsa World: Oklahoma Human Services announces new TANF investments aimed at improving outcomes for Oklahoma families KOTV News on 6: Watch: Dr. Steven Lahr Explains How…

White Party No. 10: Morocco

Last year, White Party No. 9 raised $150,000 for Family & Children’s Services, the most successful in the event’s history with more than 50 sponsors, 800+ attendees. White Party No. 10 will be held Friday, May 12, 2017, on the rooftop of The Vault. Sponsors and guests don all-white attire to dine and dance the…

Hope matters. Hope is real. Hope is powerful.

The start of a new year is naturally filled with hope – the phrase “Happy New Year” is optimistic. Making New Year’s resolutions is a hopeful act denoting change is possible (even if we didn’t keep last year’s resolutions). We hope you like this updated newsletter format called FCS.TODAY. Our goal is to better communicate…