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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, […]

A NEW Dance Class starting in April!  Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Zumba Room at FESS. Click below for more details: Cardio Dance Fitness Flyer

Cardio Dance Fitness Combo Class

A NEW Dance Class starting in April!  Tuesdays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Zumba Room at FESS. Click below for more details: Cardio Dance Fitness Flyer

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 […]

Looking for fun, inexpensive places to go with your children for dinner?  Check out this list!  We’ve compiled this to make your search a little easier!   Eat Out List […]

“Places in Thurston County where Kids can eat for Reduced Prices”

Looking for fun, inexpensive places to go with your children for dinner?  Check out this list!  We’ve compiled this to make your search a little easier!   Eat Out List […]

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

FESS Has a New Home at the Transit Community Center in Shelton.  Please click this icon for directions, calendar of events, and more! Along with our West Olympia office, Family Education […]

FESS 2.0!

FESS Has a New Home at the Transit Community Center in Shelton.  Please click this icon for directions, calendar of events, and more! Along with our West Olympia office, Family Education […]

Connie Thompson from KOMO News 4 Problem Solvers reports on the Olympia recipients of a donated van for their child. Click here for the full story!

Komo 4 Problem Solvers: Olympia Family Receives Van Donation through Collaboration

Connie Thompson from KOMO News 4 Problem Solvers reports on the Olympia recipients of a donated van for their child. Click here for the full story!

 Click here to view the: VOC 2016 Book

Voices of Children Book 2016

 Click here to view the: VOC 2016 Book

Click here to view the Summer Zumba schedule!  They will be enjoying the outdoors and will not be at FESS Zumba Room during this time.

Zumba Summer Schedule 2017

Click here to view the Summer Zumba schedule!  They will be enjoying the outdoors and will not be at FESS Zumba Room during this time.

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

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 […]