Home-Based Parenting Programs

Cherokee PARENTS

In home parent support program using the SafeCare curriculum. This curriculum is desgined to empower parents. Learning modules are focused on parent-child interactions, home safety, and health. Familes earn incentives upon completion of each module

Address: PO Box 948

Contact Person: Amy Thilges

Phone: 918-453-5049

Fax: 918-458-4165

Website: www.cherokee.org

Enrollment Criteria: birth through 5 years; Familes cannot have an open CPS or ICW Case

amy-thilges@cherokee.org

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: Cherokee County Health Department 912 South College Tahlequah, OK 74464

Contact: Michele Wilson, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (918) 456-8826

Fax: (918) 456-6533

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.

MicheleW@health.ok.gov

Help-In-Crisis, Inc. – Helping U Grow (HUG) parentPRO-Parents as Teachers

Get connected with a family support program staffed by specially trained professionals who teach parenting skills and child developments, as well as ways to reduce stress and nurture your child. We can connect you to other resources in your community in order to meet your family's needs.

Address: 205 North College Avenue Tahlequah, OK 74464-2735

Contact: Sarah Franke

Telephone: (918) 456-0673

Fax: (918) 456-1868

Website: http://fsps.health.ok.gov http://www.helpincrisisinc.org

Enrollment Criteria: Pregnant women, moms, dads, and guardians of young children birth to kindergarten.

hugcoor@helpincrisisinc.org

Other services for young children in your community

Cherokee Nation Head Start/Early Head Start

Children in Head Start/Early Head Start take part in a variety of activities that help them grow mentally, socially, physically, and emotionally. The children get free health care, including medical and dental exams and immunizations, as well as healthy meals and snacks. They offer a wide range of educational & social services.

Address: P.O. Box 948 Tahlequah, OK 74465

Contact: Verna Thompson Sheryl McMahan Thompson

Telephone: (918) 453-5757 Ext. 5717

Fax: (918) 458-5799

Website: www.Cherokee.org

Enrollment Criteria: Family with child age prenatal to three and/or age 3-5 living at or below 100% of the federal poverty line; or child age prenatal to 3 and/or age 3-5 with disability, of homeless family or of family receiving public assistance.

headstart@cherokee.org

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: Cherokee County Health Department - SoonerStart 912 South College Tahlequah, OK 74464

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (918) 458-6577

Fax: (918) 458-6592

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.

Mark.Sharp@sde.ok.gov