Home-based older adults receive essential care during pandemic

Leah, once homeless, obtains an apartment through a local housing program and lives independently. It hasn’t always been easy. Melody, Leah’s Family & Children’s Services Tulsa Housing and Recovery Program (THARP) therapist, has helped her through some challenging times. Her home visits and other local services have provided the support Leah needs.  For example, after obtaining medical care, Leah has hip surgery. As she undergoes rehabilitation, Leah’s apartment is reconfigured to handicap accessible to help her get around…

Important Election Dates & Deadlines in Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Primary Election – June 30, 2020Get Election Reminders Early Voting: Jun 25, 2020 – Jun 27, 2020 (In-Person Absentee Voting: Not available) The BallotSee Ballot Sample Voting Absentee?1. Apply for Absentee Ballot Applications can also be downloaded from the State Election Board website at elections.ok.gov. Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot: Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:00PM…

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…