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Sponsored by the South Sound Reading Foundation and the Children’s Reading Foundation.  Click here for info and tickets!

Books by the Bay

Sponsored by the South Sound Reading Foundation and the Children’s Reading Foundation.  Click here for info and tickets!

Click on the titles to learn more about the classes being presented at the Centralia College this Summer. Incredible Years Learning with Infants & Toddlers Parenting in Recovery

Summer Parenting Classes at Centralia College

Click on the titles to learn more about the classes being presented at the Centralia College this Summer. Incredible Years Learning with Infants & Toddlers Parenting in Recovery

Scroll down to click on Season 1, Episode 18: Poverty in Childhood and for other podcasts.

Washington State Combined Fund Drive Podcast

Scroll down to click on Season 1, Episode 18: Poverty in Childhood and for other podcasts.

The Parenting Inside Out Program has a proven impact on reducing recidivism, improving family relationships, parenting skills and supporting family reunification.  Classes begin soon!  Please click here for more info!

Parenting Inside Out

The Parenting Inside Out Program has a proven impact on reducing recidivism, improving family relationships, parenting skills and supporting family reunification.  Classes begin soon!  Please click here for more info!

Kinship Navigator Lynn Urvina is the 2018 winner of this prestigious award!  Please check out the video and the award letter under the “FESS Videos/Stories” tab.  Congratulations!

Casey Excellence for Children Award Winner Lynn Urvina

Kinship Navigator Lynn Urvina is the 2018 winner of this prestigious award!  Please check out the video and the award letter under the “FESS Videos/Stories” tab.  Congratulations!

Find out what is happening at FESS!  Older newsletters can be located under the “About FESS” tab!

FESS 2017-18 Newsletter

Find out what is happening at FESS!  Older newsletters can be located under the “About FESS” tab!

A compilation of poems, essays, and drawings submitted by children living in Washington State to the 2017 Voices of Children Raised by Grandparents and Other Relatives Contest.  

Voices of Children 2017 Booklet!

A compilation of poems, essays, and drawings submitted by children living in Washington State to the 2017 Voices of Children Raised by Grandparents and Other Relatives Contest.  

Continual Education classes available for foster/adoptive parents and relative caregivers.  Please check out the class flyers listed below for dates, time and locations available. For more information about The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence, […]

Continuing Education for Foster/Adoptive/Kinship Caregivers

Continual Education classes available for foster/adoptive parents and relative caregivers.  Please check out the class flyers listed below for dates, time and locations available. For more information about The Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence, […]

During the summer June to September, please join us in Zumba in the Park Olympia/Lacey. It is free and open to public. We will be dancing in different locations in […]

Zumba & Cardio Dance Classes in Shelton & Olympia – Check Summer Hours!

During the summer June to September, please join us in Zumba in the Park Olympia/Lacey. It is free and open to public. We will be dancing in different locations in […]

Rebuilding lives, reclaiming futures & reuniting families! Since 2000, FRC has been helping parents get treatment, learn parenting skills, and reunite with their children.  Click here for more info.

Thurston County Family Recovery Court

Rebuilding lives, reclaiming futures & reuniting families! Since 2000, FRC has been helping parents get treatment, learn parenting skills, and reunite with their children.  Click here for more info.

The Little Red Schoolhouse Project was founded in 1991 in response to this need. Our goal is to see every child start school with basic school supplies, a backpack, new […]

Little Red Schoolhouse Project

The Little Red Schoolhouse Project was founded in 1991 in response to this need. Our goal is to see every child start school with basic school supplies, a backpack, new […]

Finding YES at FESS! You may have noticed additions here at Family Education and Support Services, but nothing has changed in our approach to serving families, connecting you to resources, and helping you […]

About Family Education and Support Services

Finding YES at FESS! You may have noticed additions here at Family Education and Support Services, but nothing has changed in our approach to serving families, connecting you to resources, and helping you […]

Our new Office at Mason Transit Center, 601 W Franklin Street on the 2nd floor.  Please click here for calendar of events and classes!  We invite you to visit us for “One Stop Services” as we provide our established […]

Shelton FESS Office Open from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Every Wednesday!

Our new Office at Mason Transit Center, 601 W Franklin Street on the 2nd floor.  Please click here for calendar of events and classes!  We invite you to visit us for “One Stop Services” as we provide our established […]

Family Education and Support Services is honored to bring PCAP to the community.  It is housed at our FESS office located at 1202 Black Lake Blvd Suite B Olympia, WA […]

Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP)

Family Education and Support Services is honored to bring PCAP to the community.  It is housed at our FESS office located at 1202 Black Lake Blvd Suite B Olympia, WA […]

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“Kinship Care in Washington State” Video

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Thurston CO FESS Calendar & Community Partnering

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Dynamic Dad’s 12 week seminar is starting soon.  If you would like register, go to the “Class Registration” tab and scroll down to Dynamic Dad’s Seminar and hit “click to register” and fill out the […]

Dynamic Dad’s Seminar Thurston, Mason & Lewis County 2018

Dynamic Dad’s 12 week seminar is starting soon.  If you would like register, go to the “Class Registration” tab and scroll down to Dynamic Dad’s Seminar and hit “click to register” and fill out the […]

Click on the Icon to view the  Court Navigation Kiosk for Kinship Families

Navigating the Legal System

Click on the Icon to view the  Court Navigation Kiosk for Kinship Families

This 4-hour class is designed to assist parents in supporting children who have witnessed, or have been affected by domestic violence.  Click below for information and registration. Impact of Domestic […]

Impact of Domestic Violence on Children Seminar

This 4-hour class is designed to assist parents in supporting children who have witnessed, or have been affected by domestic violence.  Click below for information and registration. Impact of Domestic […]

Click here to sign up for classes offered by Family Education & Support. We have many to offer so check back often for updates.

Sign up for Classes!

Click here to sign up for classes offered by Family Education & Support. We have many to offer so check back often for updates.