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ACE’s, Resiliency and the Science of Hope!  Click here for more details! Trauma Informed Care June 15 Register Here!

Trauma Informed Care in Early Learning – Shelton, June 15th

ACE’s, Resiliency and the Science of Hope!  Click here for more details! Trauma Informed Care June 15 Register Here!

This workshop is designed for professionals who serve and work directly with linguistically and culturally diverse families who have children with Autism and other developmental/intellectual disabilities. Click here for details. […]

Effectively Partnering with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families; Shelton 6/14

This workshop is designed for professionals who serve and work directly with linguistically and culturally diverse families who have children with Autism and other developmental/intellectual disabilities. Click here for details. […]

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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!

Free Parent Education Classes for Parents of Elementary and Middle School Students — 2018 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 — 2018 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.  

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, […]

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.  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 […]

Hurry to get your entry forms in for VOC by April 1st!!  The 15th Annual “Voices of Children” contest entry forms for 2018 are here!  All entries must be submitted or postmarked […]

15th Annual Voices of Children Contest 2018

Hurry to get your entry forms in for VOC by April 1st!!  The 15th Annual “Voices of Children” contest entry forms for 2018 are here!  All entries must be submitted or postmarked […]

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 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