TULSA, Okla. — Two organizations that help both children and adults in domestic violence situations are preparing to join forces under one new roof in the next two years.
Designs for the new Family Safety Center that will be built on East 28th and South Sheridan and open in the summer 2023 were unveiled Monday to the public.
Currently, the Child Abuse Network and the Family Safety Center operate out of two different locations, the FSC in the lower level of the downtown Tulsa police station spread out over multiple rooms.
“We are grateful for the City of Tulsa providing the space we’ve been in since 2013, but we have outgrown it,” FSC Director Suzann Steward told FOX23. “We feel if we can move more out into the community instead of having people come to us downtown, we can be an even better resource to those who need us.”
CAN and the FSC handle many similar cases. In many cases, CAN will take up the needs of the child while FSC will handle the needs of the parent. Being under the same roof, they hope to streamline their operations and even double the services and number of people they can help.
Money is still being raised to help complete the final building, but things are moving forward so they can eventually handle multiple things on site, even have a courtroom in the building for protective orders and family matters.