Client finds stability thanks to F&CS Homeless Outreach team

Sam’s options had run out just as he managed to find a bed for the night at the local shelter. After speaking to a case worker, the next day, Sam obtains help from the Family & Children’s Services Homeless Outreach program just as the pandemic begins in March.  Although Sam feels reassured with his therapy, he still longs to find a place to call home. His case worker Don reaches out to other community organizations and essentially finds an…

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Grant to help at-risk families with technology access

Telehealth has helped our clients stay connected and supported during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many families in F&CS’s Comprehensive Home-Based Services (CHBS) and Intensive Safety Services (ISS) programs — which help children most at risk for safety threats, maltreatment, abuse, neglect and out-of-home placement — live in rural communities where technology isn’t easily accessible. Services…

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F&CS awarded second $4M federal grant for CCBHC

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced that Family & Children’s Services (F&CS), the largest Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) in Oklahoma, will continue as a CCBHC (Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic). Grants will fund increased access, high-quality community behavioral health services and advanced integration with physical health care for Tulsa’s under-served…

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ICYMI: Mental Health Weekly with F&CS CEO

F&CS Editor’s Note: The week before Tulsans were issued the “shelter in place” order, Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) had already deployed remote operations, providing care and treatment for patients with mental illness. In addition, F&CS had supplied crisis and medical staff with personal protective equipment. That same week, Mental Health Weekly interviewed F&CS’s CEO…

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