Join us for one of our annual events and help us stop child abuse in Washington State’s South Sound Region!

Family Education & Support Services’ special events help raise much-needed funds that support our vital programs and services, and increase our exposure to the community, to educate and promote the valuable work we do.

Fall Carnivalesque Gala
Carnivalesque is not your neighborhood big top. Be ready to be transported to a joyful connection of many elements and layers as we peel away over time and tease out all the fantastical things to look forward to! Dress to impress for the gala. Indulge yourself with gourmet food, satisfying drinks, indulgent chocolates and desserts, wine, and spirits. Enjoy a night filled with live entertainment and fun games. The charity event is being held to raise awareness and funds for Family Education & Support Services which works hand-in-hand with many partners to provide quality services that help children and families thrive. Learn More

Strengthening Families Conference
Washington State’s South Puget Sound’s premier family support training conference will be on Friday, September 24, 2021! Learn from top experts in the field, meet colleagues from all over the region, earn Social Work and Early Childhood CEUs, and enjoy a community resource fair. Learn More

Pinwheels for Prevention
Each April, we plant Pinwheels for Prevention to recognize Child Abuse Prevention month. This year, we are encouraging our supporters to come together across Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties as we plant Pinwheels for Hope to show our community’s commitment and dedication to this issue.

Join US!
We love our sponsors and volunteers! If you would like to volunteer at or sponsor an upcoming event, please contact Heather Antanaitis at