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…

Vibrant Emotional Health Provides F&CS with 988 State Planning Grant

Grant Monies Will Be Used to Prepare Tulsa for National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s 988 Dialing Code, Effective July 2022. Family & Children’s Services is pleased to announce it has received the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s 988 State Planning Grant through Vibrant Emotional Health, the nonprofit administrator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline). Through the…

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…