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: Greer County Health Department P.O. Box 1 2100 North Louis Tittle Mangum, OK 73554

Contact: Janene Atchley (Interim)

Telephone: (580) 782-5531

Fax: (580) 782-5483

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.

KathyAJ@health.ok.gov

Great Plains Youth & Family Services, Inc. – Growing in Family Training (GIFT) – parentPRO- Parents as Teachers

Get connected witha  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: 901 South Broadway Hobart, OK 73651

Contact: Emma Shandor

Telephone: (580) 726-3383

Fax: (580) 726-3384

Website: http://www.gpccrr.org/

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

emma@gpyfs.org

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: Jackson County Health Department - SoonerStart 401 West Tamarack Road Altus, OK 73521-1599

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (580) 482-7308

Fax: (580) 477-2763

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

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

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

Mark.Sharp@sde.ok.gov

Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group

Address: 900 south Carver Road P.O. Drawer 1088 Altus, OK 73521

Contact: Sheila Clark

Telephone: (580) 482-5040

Fax: (580) 482-5433

Website: www.swoklahomacommunityaction.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.

Sclark_socag@swbell.net