Program offers F&CS clients reentry support during COVID-19

The Returning Citizens Stimulus (RCS), a new program through the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), supports 32 Tulsans who have been released from incarceration in the past 12 months and are unemployed or underemployed. The program started in April as a result of COVID-19. The Family & Children’s Services Women’s Justice Team (housed within the Women in Recovery – WIR – program)…

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…

Jennie celebrates sobriety thanks to teletherapy

COVID-19 is the enemy, which makes Jennie’s recovery more precarious. There are hurdles that make getting counseling harder, make getting human contact harder and make getting food, clothing and shelter harder.  But conquering hurdles is nothing new for Jennie. As a child, she witnesses the spiral downturn of her parents, who were drug addicts. Adverse childhood experiences essentially led Jennie to opioid addiction. Within a couple of months, she was…