Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services (COPES), through Family and Children’s Services, is a mobile crisis service available to families experiencing an emergency due to a severe emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric disturbance. COPES will assess the level of risk and provide support by phone. If necessary, a COPES team is available go directly to the place of the crisis to intervene and stabilize the situation.
COPES is free, confidential, and available 24/7 to anyone in Tulsa County by calling 918-744-4800.
Visit the Family and Children’s Services website to learn more about situations where COPES may be utilized.
James Mission provides resources, encouragement, and support to families and children in need. At the James Mission Resource Center, foster parents may schedule an appointment to visit the center and pick out clothes for children of all ages. James Mission’s Loads of Love program is an “on-call” delivery of filled bags for children who are newly placed into Emergency Foster Care with few belongings and essentials. James Mission also offers visitation rooms designed to give biological parents and their children a safe and family friendly environment for their visits together.
Visit their website to learn more about services offered, to schedule an appointment, or to find out how to become a volunteer.
Legacy Family Network
The Legacy Family Network offers a foster family support group on the first Monday of each month. Dinner and childcare are provided. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other families who can truly say, “I understand,” learn from other foster parents and experts in related fields, and safely ask questions while your children are loved on by Legacy’s many volunteers.
The Legacy Family Network hosts Kids Night Out and Family Fun Events throughout the year. These events are designed to strengthen families and create fun memories!
Visit their website to learn more about these events!
The Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children (TAPC) Foster Family Resource Center is designed to meet the immediate and ongoing needs of children in foster care. The Resource Center provides access to basic needs including clothing, diapers, car seats, school supplies, and other items at initial placement and continued monthly support as needed.
TAPC also offers tickets and passes to local events and attractions such as the Tulsa Drillers, the Tulsa Air and Space Museum, the Tulsa Zoo, and Safari Joes.
At Christmastime, TAPC partners with OKDHS to provide personalized Christmas presents as needed for children in foster care in Tulsa County.
Visit their website to learn more about services offered and how to become a volunteer.
theMISSION is this: “Connecting people who have things with people who need things while sharing the love of Jesus.” Through First Baptist Owasso, theMISSION is a ministry serving those in the community who find themselves in need. Children in foster care may be blessed by the resources they offer, including personal care products, clothing, shoes, and diapers.
Visit their website to learn more about their ministry and how you can get involved.
The Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program issues WIC cards that can be used at various grocery stores for health foods such as milk, cheese, eggs, fruits, vegetables, beans, peanut butter, infant foods and formula, juice, and cereal. All foster families with children under the age of 5 years old qualify for WIC cards.
Visit the Tulsa Health Department website for a list of WIC office locations in the Tulsa area.