COVID-19 procedures ensure safety of Community Response Team

After a brief hiatus due to the pandemic, the Community Response Team (CRT) has resumed services in Tulsa. CRT is an integral part of the City of Tulsa’s Community Policing program. This 3-person co-responder model consisting of Tulsa Police Department (TPD), Tulsa Fire Department (TFD) and Family & Children’s Services Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services (COPES) responds…

F&CS Gives Back to Tulsa Police Department

On June 27, Family & Children’s Services participated in an outreach event to thank the Tulsa Police Department (TPD) and the dispatch team for all the work they do for the Crisis Care Center and the community.   “Crisis Care Center truly appreciates everything the Tulsa Police Department not only does for our agency but also our community,” said Katherine Ronnow of Family &…

The CRT is saving lives

How the CRT helped prevent a suicide (News on 6) Tulsa is losing precious lives to suicide and untreated mental illness. We have one of the nation’s highest rates of mental illness and rank 15th for suicide.  State funding for mental healthcare has declined resulting in under-resourced early intervention and treatment options. The launch of…

Homeless in Tulsa: The Point-in-Time Count

On January 26, Family & Children’s Services (FCS), along with the Tulsa Police Department and volunteers, conducted a point-in-time survey of homeless and formerly homeless to help determine an accurate count of homeless individuals in Tulsa County.  The Point-in-Time (PIT) count happens once a year all over the country and is one of the best methods of…