Jennie celebrates sobriety thanks to teletherapy

COVID-19 is the enemy, which makes Jennie’s recovery more precarious. There are hurdles that make getting counseling harder, make getting human contact harder and make getting food, clothing and shelter harder.  But conquering hurdles is nothing new for Jennie. As a child, she witnesses the spiral downturn of her parents, who were drug addicts. Adverse childhood experiences essentially led Jennie to opioid addiction. Within a couple of months, she was…

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…

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…

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…