Home-Based Parenting Programs

Children First, Oklahoma’s Nurse-Family Partnership

Voluntary family support program that offers home visitation services to mothers expecting their first child. A public health nurse works with mother to increase her chances of delivering a healthy baby, as well as work on child safety and development

Address: Caddo County Health Department 216 West Broadway Anadarko, OK 73005

Contact: Jennifer England, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (405) 247-2507

Fax: (405) 247-9503

Website: http://www.ok.gov/health

Enrollment Criteria: The new mother must be less than 29 weeks pregnant, be expecting her first child and meet the same income eligibility criteria as WIC and Medicaid. 


Other services for young children in your community

SoonerStart Early Intervention

Services include evaluation services, case management, family training, counseling, and home visits, certain health services, nursing & nutrition services, occupational, physical, and speech-language therapy, and special instruction. Can be provided in home or at daycare.

Address: Comanche County Health Department - SoonerStart 1010 South Sheridan Road Lawton, OK 73501

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (580) 585-6610

Fax: (580) 585-6635

Website: http://ok.gov/sde/soonerstart

State Lead: Mark Sharp, Executive Director, Special Education Services

Qualification Criteria: Developmentally delayed infants and toddlers birth – 36 months. 


Washita Valley Community Action Council

Address: 205 W. Chickasha Avenue P.O. Box 747 Chickasha, OK 73018

Contact: Liane Verhines

Telephone: (405) 224-5831

Fax: (405) 222-4303

Website: Washitavalleycac.com

Enrollment Criteria: Family with child age birth to three and living at or below 100% of the federal poverty line; or child age birth to three with disability, of homeless family or of family receiving public assistance.