Home-Based Parenting Programs

Great Plains Youth & Family Services, Inc. – Growing in Family Training (GIFT) – Start Right Program

Program teaches positive parenting skills and connect families with resources that help reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect. They provide home visits by support workers, child development screenings, center-based parent education and support groups, and community resources and referrals.

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: The Start Right home visitation and community-based services program serves expectant parents after the 29th week of pregnancy and at any time during pregnancy for subsequent births. A family may enroll in the program before the child turns 12 months and participate in the program up to the child’s 6th birthday.

emma@gpyfs.org

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

Contact: Kim Rumschlag

Telephone: (580) 482-7308

Fax: (580) 477-2763

Website: www.parentpro.org

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

KimAH@health.ok.gov

Other services for young children in your community

Altus AFB New Parent Support Program

Address: 97th Medical Group 301 North 1st Altus AFB, OK 73523

Contact: Family Advocacy

Telephone: (580) 481-5376

Fax: (580) 481-5374

Website: http://apps.mhf.dod.mil

Enrollment Criteria: Military service members and their family members who are eligible for medical care including those who are pregnant or have a child under age 3.

Elaine.Arnold@altus.af.mil

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

Qualificaiton 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