Joelle’s Story

The bald spots dotting Joelle’s* head were an outward sign of her inner turmoil. Sixteen-year-old Joelle was so wracked with anxiety, she’d taken to pulling out her hair by the handful. Joelle’s mother left Oklahoma to find work; her father was in and out of jail. Joelle moved in with her great aunt, but couldn’t keep…

Marilyn’s Story

Marilyn* was 53 years old when we first got to know her. Marilyn was single and unemployed, but her biggest concern was her 32-year-old son, Jason. Jason had a serious medical condition and a mountain of medical bills. Marilyn, though, had a sure-fire plan to get Jason out of debt. She’d kill herself. You see,…

Geana, A Woman in Recovery

Even when cooking eight batches of meth a day, there never seemed to be enough to feed Geana Hill’s addiction. ”I was slowly dying,” she said. One of Geana’s most shameful moments —an arrest and possible 10-year prison sentence—ended with a life-changing placement in Women in Recovery (WIR), a Family & Children’s Services program operated…

Kappa Delta helps prevent child abuse

The Kappa Delta Foundation’s 2016 KiDs Grant was given to Family & Children’s Services. The $2,500 gift benefited our Child Abuse and Trauma Service program with toys and two-way communication systems for parent-child interaction therapy. The Kappa Delta Foundation KiDs Grants fund nonprofits that help children and families. These grants are designed to allow Kappa…

Family & Children’s Services achieves national accreditation

Family & Children’s Services (FCS) has achieved national accreditation through the New York-based Council on Accreditation (COA). COA accreditation involved a review and analysis of administration, management, and service delivery functions against international standards of best practices. FCS was praised for its high quality delivery of innovative, evidence-based programs and integrity of services and administrative…