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

If you would like to be a sponsor for this event, you can learn more here

 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

Vaccination Clinics

For info on upcoming vaccine clinics and where to find them you can learn more here

Carrell was one of the founding employees at Family Education & Support Services over 21 years ago. As the organization grew, she became the office manager, greeting people at the front desk and facilitating a parent support group. Often when talking with parents Carrell would reach into her own pocket to help to cover court fees, grocery and gas money. More than that she showed that someone was there who cared and gave hope. When she passed away in December 2021 the community rallied to continue her legacy of hope and compassion by creating the Carrell Simmons Hope Fund. Learn More


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Whether  you’re able to make a financial contribution or attend an event, your investment in Family Education & Support Services helps ensure the long-term well-being of Washington children, including improvements in health, education, and social outcomes. 



Donate by mail
Please send a check payable to: Family Education & Support Services
P.O. Box 14907
Tumwater, WA 98511

Donate by phone

Corporate matching gifts
If you’re affiliated with a company that matches gifts, you may be able to double or triple your impact. Ask your employer

Washington State Combined Fund Drive
CFD# 0506901

Family Education & Support Services is a 501(c)(3) organization. Your gift is tax deductible to the full extent provided by the law.