Home-Based Parenting Programs

Cherokee PARENTS

In home parent support program using the SafeCare curriculum. This curriculum is designed to empower parents. Learning modules are focused on parent-child interaction, home safety, and health. Families earn incentives upon complettion 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: Mayes County Health Department 111 Northeast First Pryor, OK 74361

Contact: Michele Wilson, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (918) 825-4224

Fax: (918) 825-3817

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: P.O. Box 948 Tahlequah, OK 74465

Contact: Verna Thompson

Telephone: (918) 453-5757

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

Community Action Resource & Development, Inc.

Address: 522 West Will Rogers Boulevard P.O. Box 947 Claremore, OK 74018

Contact: Kathy

Telephone: (918) 341-5000

Fax: (918) 343-3663

Website: www.cardcaa.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.

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

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

SoonerSUCCESS

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

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

Address: Staff are home-based, Address unavailable

Contact: Lisa Debolt

Telephone: (405) 584-1184 (mobile)

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.

lisa-debolt@ouhsc.edu