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This training is located at the Red Wind Casino in Yelm and is open to all Washington State Kinship/Tribal Navigators/AAA Kinship Care Caregivers. Click here for the detailed Flyer:  Navigator Training

Kinship/Tribal Navigators Training October 17th & 18th 2018

This training is located at the Red Wind Casino in Yelm and is open to all Washington State Kinship/Tribal Navigators/AAA Kinship Care Caregivers. Click here for the detailed Flyer:  Navigator Training

Because of the opioid epidemic, grandparents are stepping in to raise their grandkids — and seeking support as they become parents once again.

Relative Care: Dealing with the Opioid Epidemic

Because of the opioid epidemic, grandparents are stepping in to raise their grandkids — and seeking support as they become parents once again.

Click here for the 2018 Voices of Children Booklet! Thank you to all the Participants, Judges, Donors, and Staff who made the 15th Annual Voices of Children a huge success again! […]

15th Annual Voices of Children Booklet 2018

Click here for the 2018 Voices of Children Booklet! Thank you to all the Participants, Judges, Donors, and Staff who made the 15th Annual Voices of Children a huge success again! […]

Join us September 13th, 2018 as we create public awareness of the important role fathers play in the live of their children and ensure that fathers receive the support, skills […]

Faces of Fatherhood Strengthening Families Luncheon

Join us September 13th, 2018 as we create public awareness of the important role fathers play in the live of their children and ensure that fathers receive the support, skills […]

October 16th 2018, FESS will be collaborating with the Tumwater School District to provide our Winning at Parenting Seminar. This 6-week class will be held at:  Michael T Simmons Elementary School For more details and […]

Winning at Parenting at Michael T Simmons

October 16th 2018, FESS will be collaborating with the Tumwater School District to provide our Winning at Parenting Seminar. This 6-week class will be held at:  Michael T Simmons Elementary School For more details and […]

We are starting up our GGC Seminar at Timberland Regional Library in Shelton, addressing how parents can positively talk react to their children about drugs and alcohol.  This 5-week session is FREE!  Click below for […]

Guiding Good Choices at Shelton Timberland Library 9/27/18

We are starting up our GGC Seminar at Timberland Regional Library in Shelton, addressing how parents can positively talk react to their children about drugs and alcohol.  This 5-week session is FREE!  Click below for […]

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!

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, […]

Cardio Dance Class starting in September on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Zumba Room at FESS. Zgold flyer Shelton MTA

Zumba & Cardio Dance Classes in Shelton & Olympia

Cardio Dance Class starting in September on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the Zumba Room at FESS. Zgold flyer Shelton MTA

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 […]

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 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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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