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…

Women in Recovery’s Remote Microcosm

On March 28, Mayor G.T. Bynam issued a “shelter in place” order for Tulsans to stop the spread of COVID-19. The week prior, Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) had already transitioned most programs to remote services including telephonic and teletherapy. For F&CS’s Women in Recovery (WIR), an alternative to incarceration program, eliminating face-to-face contact for…