F&CS receives $5,000 donation from Cox Communications

Cox Communications hosted an internal campaign in July called “Cox Connecting Through Kindness,” which encourages employees to find small acts of kindness to share with several partner nonprofit agencies that make a big difference to colleagues, neighbors and strangers in the Tulsa community. After careful consideration, Family & Children’s Services was chosen by company employees,…

WIR zooming through graduation

COVID-19 can’t stop a WIR graduation Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) Women in Recovery (WIR) is an outpatient alternative to incarceration program. WIR participants have strict weekly structured agendas that include addiction and trauma treatment, parent education, job readiness training, GED and other education groups and recovery support. Due to COVID-19, face-to-face contact was replaced…

Safe vacations during pandemic could benefit mental health

This summer, road trips surge amid a worldwide pandemic. Studies have shown that taking vacations is good for one’s mental health. According to CNBC, this year, 46 million Americans say they plan to hit the open road in a recreational vehicle (RV), up from 25 million in 2019, as coronavirus lockdowns force travel lovers to look closer to home for their summer getaway.  …

Reaching families in rural communities, one iPad at a time

Michael and his family live in a rural northeast Oklahoma community. Due to the pandemic, his family had lost touch with Rose, a Family & Children’s Services specialist who had only been speaking to his parents via telephone. Because of the interruption, they are only able to complete half of their assessment required to start therapy.  But one day, the postal carrier delivers a pleasant surprise – an iPad from Family & Children’s Services. For the…