Family Support Services
PLEASE NOTE: ANY CONCERNS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ABUSE, AND OR NEGLECT MUST BE IMMEDIATLEY REPORTED TO DHS AT: 1-800-522-3511.
We are here to help connect you to local resources that can offer help and hope.
Consider a time in your life when you were really hungry. At that moment, it was likely difficult for you to focus on anything else but your hunger. Think about a time when you arrived at work with little sleep. Chances are you made mistakes and just generally struggled. Now consider being a child who is coming to school hungry and exhausted and how that impacts that child’s ability to learn, grow, play, and make friends. Imagine doing that every day and also arriving with holes in your shoes or not having access to a winter coat.
Across the country, we have students struggling with exactly these issues and SPS is no exception. In 1943, psychologist Abraham Maslow published a paper in which he proposed a hierarchy of needs, which we now know as “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs”. The needs identified at the bottom of the pyramid must be met before one can achieve growth to the top which is self-actualization.
We are fortunate to have a school district that recognizes the need to assist with these basic needs. In response, SPS employs social workers who strive to address these needs. While we are not able to solve the macro issues (homelessness, poverty, oppression, job insecurity) we can assist and provide support by linking families with resources and providing available resources.
FSS Operation and Programs
In order to address these needs, we rely on grants, donations, and community support. How can you or your business help? We have organized each of the needs we address into different operations in which you can donate directly.
You are also welcome to donate directly to the Family Support Services (FSS) department and the funds will be directed to one of these operations. To donate directly to the FSS department:
Checks can be made out to:
Stillwater Public Schools (Please list "Family Support Services" on the memo line.)
400 S. Drury Lane Stillwater, OK 74074