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: Delaware County Health Department Highway 59 West P.O. Drawer 370 Jay, OK 74346

Contact: Michele Wilson, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (918) 253-4511 ext. 211

Fax: (918) 253-8419

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

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: Delaware County Health Department Highway 59 West P.O. Drawer 370 Jay, OK 74346

Contact: Verna Thompson Sheryl McMahan- Thompson

Telephone: (918) 253-4511 ext. 211

Fax: (918) 253-8419

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

Northeast Oklahoma Community Action Agency

Address: 856 East Melton Drive, Suite C. P.O. Box 603 Jay, OK 74346

Contact: Doug Spillman

Telephone: (918) 253-4683

Fax: (918) 253-6059

Website: www.neocaa.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.

dspillman@neocaa.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: Craig County Health Department - SoonerStart 115 East Delaware Vinita, OK 74301

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (918) 256-7531

Fax: (918) 256-3823

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

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

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

Mark.Sharp@sde.ok.gov

SoonerSUCCESS

Helps families in locating and navigating appropriate resources regarding health, social, and educational services for children and youth with special needs within their community.

 

State Office: 1100 NE 13th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Address: Staff are home-based, Address unavailable

Contact: Lisa Debolt

Telephone: (918) 299-0941 / 1(877) 441-0434

Website: http://oumedicine.com/soonersuccess

Enrollment Criteria: Serving families who have children with special needs, birth to 21 years of age, with free resource and referral information. No diagonostic criteria or income requirements. Any family with a child having developmental disabilities, chronic medical or mental health or those at risk for abuse and neglect will be assisted.