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Technology Advancement

Panhandle Services for Children

Award Date: May 1, 2020
Awarded: $10,000

Panhandle Services for Children is a nonprofit youth and family services agency providing mental health, prevention, education, foster care and host homes for youth and families throughout the Oklahoma Panhandle. Technology advancement will replace outdated equipment and allow the organization to effectively connect with youth, parents, foster parents, OKDHS case workers and juvenile justice probation officers to ensure a continuity of care and quality service provision. Outdated technology has limited videoconference and teleconference solutions and caused barriers to providing service to all clients/customers. The service array includes mental health services, foster parent recruitment, certification, and support, as well as prevention and diversion programs for the community and those involved in either the juvenile justice system or Department of Human Services. Programs such as parenting classes, anger management, drug and alcohol prevention, life skills, support for teen parents and more will be implemented using the upgraded technology.