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Free Parenting class in Belfair, starting August 17th. If you are interested in taking the parenting class, please take a look at this flyer. Belfair Parenting Class flyer.

Free Parenting Class in Belfair!

Free Parenting class in Belfair, starting August 17th. If you are interested in taking the parenting class, please take a look at this flyer. Belfair Parenting Class flyer.

Find out why sleep is so important for your mental health and ways to get better sleep. Written by Stephanie James

Article: Why Sleep is So Important to Your Mental Health

Find out why sleep is so important for your mental health and ways to get better sleep. Written by Stephanie James

Join your community Kinship families for a fun day of food, yard games and activities.

Healthy Kinship Family Day & Picnic

Join your community Kinship families for a fun day of food, yard games and activities.

Join us for Reunification Day in Thurston, Mason and Lewis Counties. Thurston County Reunification Day flyer Mason County Reunification Day Flyer Lewis County Reunification Day Flyer

Join us for Reunification Day!

Join us for Reunification Day in Thurston, Mason and Lewis Counties. Thurston County Reunification Day flyer Mason County Reunification Day Flyer Lewis County Reunification Day Flyer

Here are some map links to several of our locations for class.  Hope this helps you find your way! Family Education & Support Services Tacoma Housing Authority – FIC Building […]

Need Directions to Class?

Here are some map links to several of our locations for class.  Hope this helps you find your way! Family Education & Support Services Tacoma Housing Authority – FIC Building […]

We’ve grown out of our space and have moved to a bigger and better location in Tumwater recognized as The Regional Resilience Center.  The Family Education And Support Services Resilience Center […]

Thurston CO FESS Office has Moved! Come visit us!!

We’ve grown out of our space and have moved to a bigger and better location in Tumwater recognized as The Regional Resilience Center.  The Family Education And Support Services Resilience Center […]

Finding the time for anything can be challenging as a single parent.  Here are some ways to plan for it!  Written By Alexis Hall 

Article: Make the time: Exercise for busy single parents!

Finding the time for anything can be challenging as a single parent.  Here are some ways to plan for it!  Written By Alexis Hall 

New at FESS!  Are you seeking employment and between the ages of 16-24?  We can help!  We offer Guidance, Support Services, Work Experience & Job Placement.  Click Here for more!   […]

OURR Alliance & Employment Program

New at FESS!  Are you seeking employment and between the ages of 16-24?  We can help!  We offer Guidance, Support Services, Work Experience & Job Placement.  Click Here for more!   […]

This FREE GGC Seminar at FESS in Shelton, will be starting on May 30th for 6 weeks.  This class addresses how parents can positively talk react to their children about […]

Guiding Good Choices at Squaxin Island

This FREE GGC Seminar at FESS in Shelton, will be starting on May 30th for 6 weeks.  This class addresses how parents can positively talk react to their children about […]

Click here for more of the extensive article from the Daily Olympian newspaper from January 2, 2019.

Kinship/Foster Care saves states billions but leaves grandparents struggling

Click here for more of the extensive article from the Daily Olympian newspaper from January 2, 2019.

Please welcome Lance Benson, President/Director of Dry Tikes & Wet Wipes to our FESS family! The hours of business for DT&WW are 11:00 am to 4:00 pm M-F. Click here […]

Dry Tikes & Wet Wipe’s & Clothing Closet

Please welcome Lance Benson, President/Director of Dry Tikes & Wet Wipes to our FESS family! The hours of business for DT&WW are 11:00 am to 4:00 pm M-F. Click here […]

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, […]

Alliance Trainings for Foster Care and 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, […]

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 […]

Please visit our office at the Mason Transit Center, 601 W Franklin Street on the 2nd floor for One Stop Services!  Click here for Shelton calendar of events!  providing established assistance and parenting classes to […]

Shelton Office Open Monday – Wednesday 9 am-2 pm! View our Events Calendar

Please visit our office at the Mason Transit Center, 601 W Franklin Street on the 2nd floor for One Stop Services!  Click here for Shelton calendar of events!  providing established assistance and parenting classes to […]

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 2019

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 […]