Grants totaling $100,000 to Tulsa’s Family Safety Center were recently announced by Public Service Company of Oklahoma and the American Electric Power Foundation.
A PSO announcement stated the grants will be a lead investment to construction a new $27 million, 65,000-square-foot FSC facility serving Tulsa County
Groundbreaking for the facility at 28th Street and Sheridan Road is planned for this winter or spring. The Family Safety Center facility will bring additional investigators, attorneys, medical
personnel, tribal services, and case managers to local victims of intimate and domestic violence.
It also will feature a courtroom to host protective order hearings in a safe, secure environment. Some 30,000 people a year are expected to use the facility, enhancing safety, increasing hope,
and reducing violence.
“PSO recognizes the critical mission of Family Safety Center and is proud to join with the AEP Foundation in supporting this important project,” said PSO President and Chief Operating
Officer Leigh Anne Strahler. “These grants will not only build a new facility, but also hope for the victims of domestic violence and a greater sense of security for our community.”
The funding includes a $50,000 grant from the AEP Foundation and a $50,000 grant from PSO through the Tulsa Community Foundation.
“Family Safety Center’s mission concludes with these words, ‘One hope, one place, where family comes first,'” said Suzann Stewart, executive director of Family Safety Center.
“These grants from PSO and the AEP Foundation will be incredibly important in making that vision a reality for Tulsa County’s victims of domestic violence. We thank PSO and the AEP Foundation for their vision and their generosity.”