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…

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…

Women in Recovery’s Remote Microcosm

On March 28, Mayor G.T. Bynam issued a “shelter in place” order for Tulsans to stop the spread of COVID-19. The week prior, Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) had already transitioned most programs to remote services including telephonic and teletherapy. For F&CS’s Women in Recovery (WIR), an alternative to incarceration program, eliminating face-to-face contact for…