F&CS receives $50,000 grant for COPES 911

COPES 911, a program of Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) has received a $50,000 grant from Telligen Community Initiative (TCI), a private, Iowa-based charitable foundation. This grant was one of only 15 grants selected for TCI’s 2021 Iowa and Oklahoma-based funding cycle, which awarded a total of $676,430 in grants to nonprofit organizations in these…

Mental Health Crisis Experts Join City of Tulsa 911 Dispatch Team to Immediately Connect Callers in Psychiatric Crisis to Specialized Help

Launched September 3, the City of Tulsa 911 Mental Health Collaborative is a new initiative that quickly connects non-emergent mental health-related 911 calls to a new member of the 911 dispatch center team – a mental health crisis expert. 911 callers in psychiatric distress can be complex and draining on first responder resources. Diverting these…