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One of our fundraisers this holiday season is on “Resilience”.  Available for purchase are these great looking Votives for various uses (Candles, Flowers, Crystals/Rocks, Etc) at our Family Education and Support Services […]

Votives on Sale at FESS

One of our fundraisers this holiday season is on “Resilience”.  Available for purchase are these great looking Votives for various uses (Candles, Flowers, Crystals/Rocks, Etc) at our Family Education and Support Services […]

Become A Part of the FESS #GivingTuesday Challenge!  Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On Tuesday, November 28th 2017 you’ll have the chance to join people from around […]

FESS Giving Tuesday Fundraiser Challenge

Become A Part of the FESS #GivingTuesday Challenge!  Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving back. On Tuesday, November 28th 2017 you’ll have the chance to join people from around […]

With weather changes soon approaching, please contact our office for any rescheduling or cancellations of classes!  If you are enrolled in a class, and we have e-mail or phone number […]

Inclement Weather for Classes 2017-18

With weather changes soon approaching, please contact our office for any rescheduling or cancellations of classes!  If you are enrolled in a class, and we have e-mail or phone number […]

Join us Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the FESS Office in Shelton for our FREE community reading event!  Click here for more information.

Story Time Wednesdays – Bonding Through Books

Join us Wednesdays from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the FESS Office in Shelton for our FREE community reading event!  Click here for more information.

Free Parent Education Classes for Parents of Elementary and Middle School Students — 2017-18 School Year.  Click here for dates, times, location and topics!  Presenter is Candyce Lund-Bollinger and sponsored […]

Tumwater School District Presents Topical Parenting Classes

Free Parent Education Classes for Parents of Elementary and Middle School Students — 2017-18 School Year.  Click here for dates, times, location and topics!  Presenter is Candyce Lund-Bollinger and sponsored […]

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.  

Please click here to view some information about what we do in the community and people that have been impacted by our services!

FESS – Strengthening Families Video

Please click here to view some information about what we do in the community and people that have been impacted by our services!

Continuing 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

Continuing 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, […]

Zumba in Shelton starts Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Mason Transit Center.  Click here for all details. Zgold flyer Shelton MTA Cardio Dance Class starting in September […]

Zumba & Cardio Dance Classes in Shelton & Olympia

Zumba in Shelton starts Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at the Mason Transit Center.  Click here for all details. Zgold flyer Shelton MTA Cardio Dance Class starting in September […]

Rebuilding lives, reclaiming futures & reuniting families! Since 2000, FRC has been helping parents get treatment, learn parenting skills, and reunite with their children.  Please click on the flyer to […]

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.  Please click on the flyer to […]

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 […]

A FREE clinic offering legal assistance will be available by “appointment only” on Thursdays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact […]

FREE Legal Clinics by Appointment at FESS!

A FREE clinic offering legal assistance will be available by “appointment only” on Thursdays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.  For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact […]

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 buy Stop Services” as […]

Shelton FESS Office Now open! Staff available from 9:00 am to 12:00 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 buy Stop Services” as […]

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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Inscripciones abiertas para el seminario de Padres Dinámicos en 2017!   El seminario de Padres Dinámicos va a empezar en 2017. Si desea registrarse vaya a “Class  Registration” de clic y luego […]

Inscripciones abiertas para el seminario de Padres Dinámicos 2017

Inscripciones abiertas para el seminario de Padres Dinámicos en 2017!   El seminario de Padres Dinámicos va a empezar en 2017. Si desea registrarse vaya a “Class  Registration” de clic y luego […]

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 2017

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