COVID-19 hasn’t been easy for Annie, who has been homeless for quite some time. Harsh weather conditions and other circumstances forced her to move from an encampment and her whereabouts were unknown prior to being temporarily housed at the hotel in February. Because of local community partners, she is thriving and maintains sobriety. Annie has also connected with resources she otherwise would not have been able to have: access to daily showers, hygiene products, daily…Details
Published in March 2021 by The Tulsa World. View here. By Gail Lapidus and Terri White Editor’s Note: The Tulsa World sent questions about youth mental health during the pandemic to two experienced advocates: Gail Lapidus, executive director of Family and Children’s Services, and Terri White, executive director of Mental Health Association Oklahoma. Here are…Details
Be the eyes and ears watching over our most vulnerable population. You don’t need proof, and you can report anonymously. Oklahoma Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-522-3511Signs a child may be at risk of abuse or neglect: Unexplained bruising or injuries on the child. Parents or caregivers arguing or fighting. Child reporting not having food or being…Details
Family & Children’s Services’ Women in Recovery joined the University of Oklahoma Women and Gender Studies, Tulsa YWCA Immigrant & Refugee Services, and Still She Rises for a lunch discussion on Women and Incarceration on March 25, 2021. The panelists discussed not only the issues, but also possible solutions and hope.
The Child Abuse Network, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Parent Child Center and Family and Children’s Services are using their collective voice to bring attention to April’s designation as National Child Abuse Prevention Month and urging the community to recognize and report, as well as take measures to prevent, child abuse and neglect. In recognition…Details