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: Oklahoma City-County Health Department Children First 2600 NE 63rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Contact: Denise Howard, (405) 419-4096 Children First Program Manager

Telephone: (405) 419-4096

Fax: (405) 425-4413

Website: www.occhd.org

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.

Denise_Howard@occhd.org

Latino Community Development Agency – Familias Seguras – SAFE CARE PROGRAM

The program offers home-based, center-based, and community-based services that are prevention-
oriented, child-centered, and family-focused. LCDA enhances family functioning, promotes positive parent-child interaction, and healthy childhood growth and development.

Address: 420 Southwest 10th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73109

Contact: Patty DeMoraes- Huffine

Telephone: (405) 236-0701 ext. 126

Fax: (405) 236-2802

Website: latinoagencyokc.org

Enrollment Criteria: Families have at least one child five years or younger, live in Oklahoma County and not have an open child welfare case.

ocap@latinoagencyokc.org

Latino Community Development Agency – Nuestras Familias – parentPRO-Parents as Teachers

Get connected with a family support program staffed by a specially trained professional 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: 420 Southwest 10th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73109

Contact: Monica Inciarte

Telephone: (405) 236-0701

Fax: (405) 236-2802

Website: latinoagencyokc.org

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

fsw-mi@latinoagencyokc.org

Parent Promise - 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:  PO Box 656 Street Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Contact: Shawna Norman

Telephone: (405) 232-2500

Fax: (405) 232-0050

Website: http://fsps.health.ok.gov

http://www.parentpromise.org

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

shawna.norman@parentpromise.org

Parents as Teachers – Oklahoma City District

A free, voluntary parent education program designed to foster early partnership between home and school by providing personalized home visits, parent group meetings, resources and referrals, and developmental screenings.

OKLAHOMA CITY DISTRICT

Address: 1501 NE 30th Room F 104 Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Contact: Pam Hibbs

Telephone: (405) 587-0360 (405) 587-0363 (405) 587-0362

Enrollment Criteria: PAT is a free program for families of children birth to age three through your local public school district.

pnhibbs@okcps.org

Parents as Teachers – PAT (MIECHV) LCDA

A free, voluntary parent education program designed to foster early partnership between home and school by providing personalized home visits, parent group meetings, resources and referrals, and developmental screenings.

PAT (MIECHV) LCDA

Address: 420 SW 10th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73109

Contact: Patty Demoraes- Huffine

Enrollment Criteria: PAT is a free program for families of children birth to Kindergarten through your local public school district.

ocap@latinoagencyokc.org

Parents as Teachers- Bethany Public Schools

A free, voluntary parent education program designed to foster early partnership between home and school by providing personalized home visits, parent group meetings, resources and referrals, and developmental screenings.

BETHANY CITY DISTRICT

Address: 6721 NW 42nd Street Bethany, OK 73008

Contact: Mindy Turner

Telephone: (405) 210-4038

Enrollment Criteria: PAT is a free program for families of children birth through Kindergarten through your local public school district.

mturner@bps.k12.ok.us

SafeCare “Partners in Parenting”

Address: North Care 4436 Northwest 50 th Oklahoma City, OK 73112

Contact: Dwan McDonald

Telephone: (405) 858-2797

Fax: (405) 858-2880

Website: www.oklahomatherapy.com

Enrollment Criteria: Help parents reduce stress by providing education, support and resources. Families must have at least one child under the age of 6, live in Oklahoma County, Moore or Norman, and do not have an open child welfare case.

DwanM@NorthCare.com

Other services for young children in your community

Central Oklahoma Healthy Start (COHSI)

Address: 3017 North Martin Luther King Oklahoma City, OK 73111

Contact: Patricia Edmond

Telephone: (405) 427-3218

Fax: 

Website: http://www.chciokc.org http://okh4b.org/

Enrollment Criteria: Expecting mothers and expecting fathers, or have a child under the age of two, and live in the targeted zip code areas. No fee for services.

LOCATIONS SERVED: Oklahoma County with emphasis on targeted zip code areas: 73084, 73105, 73106, 73108, 73109, 73110, 73111, 73114, 73115, 73117, 73119, 73122, 73127, 73129, 73130, 73135

patricia.edmond@chciokc.org

Circle of Parents

Circle of Parents offers the opportunity to participate in weekly, bi-monthly or montly meetings with other parents to exchange ideas, share information, develop and practice new parenting skills, learn about community resources and give and receive support. Groups are parent-led witht he support of a trained group facilitator. They are conducted in a confidential and non-judgemental manner, are free of charge and provide developmentally appropriate children's programs or child care concurrent with the parent group meetings.

Address: 2600 NE 63rd Oklahoma City, OK

Contact Name:Kalyn Murphy

Telephone:405-427-8651

Enrollment Criteria: Anyone acting in a parenting role or as a child's primary caregiver is eligible to participate in Circle of Parents

Circle of Parents: Easter Seals

Circle of Parents offers the opportunity to participate in weekly, bi-weekly or montly meetings with other parents to exchange ideas, share information, develop and practice new parenting skills, learn about community resources and give and receive support. Groups are parent-led with the support of a trained group facilitator. They are conductted in a confidential and non-judgmental manner, are free of charge and provide developmentally appropriate children's programs or child care concurrent with the parent group meetings.

Address: 1100 NE 13th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Contact Name:Robyn Sears

Telephone: 405-271-5700

Enrollment Criteria: Anyone in a parenting role or as a child's primary caregiver is eligible to participate in Circle of Parents.

Community Connector, Smart Start Central Oklahoma

Address: Smart Start Central Oklahoma 2401 NW 115th Terrace Oklahoma City, OK 73120

Contact: Vicki Land, Community Connector

Telephone: (405) 286-2734 Ext. 303

Fax: (405) 286-2367

Website: http://www.smartstartcentraloklahoma.org/

Enrollment Criteria: Family that needs to be connected with home visitation services.

vland@smartstartokc.org

Family Expectations

Address: 3 East Main Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Contact: Family Expectations

Telephone: (405) 639-2054

Fax:

Website: familiesok.org

Enrollment Criteria: For couples who are married or dating; are over the age of 18; are pregnant or the child has not reached 3 months.

Infant Crisis Center

Address: 4224 N. Lincoln Blvd Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Contact: Referrals

Telephone: (405) 528-3663

Fax:

Website: www.infantcrisis.org

Enrollment Criteria: For any parent or guardian that is an emergency situation needing food, diaper, clothes, etc. for children birth to 4 years old. They are only allowed 5 visits per child total.

Oklahoma City County Health Department:Central Oklahoma Fetal and Infant Mortality Review

Address: Oklahoma City-County Health Department 921 Northeast 23rd Street Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Contact: Kelli McNeal

Telephone: (405) 425-4406

Fax: (405) 425-4209

Website: http://www.occhd.org/community/fetal-and-infant-mortality-review

Enrollment Criteria: Recent infant loss; voluntary participation. FIMR attempts to conduct a home interview with all families who have lost an infant.

fimr@occhd.org

Oklahoma Systems of Care

Address: Oklahoma department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services 1200 Northeast 13th P.O. Box 53277 Oklahoma City, OK 73152

Contact: Darlene Bricky

Telephone: (405) 522-4151

Fax: (405) 522-6809

Website: http://ok.gov/odmhsas/

Enrollment Criteria: Kids 0-21 and their families, with a serious emotional disturbance and involved in two or more child serving systems and at risk for out of home placement.

DBricky@odmhsas.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: OSDH Attn: Oklahoma County SoonerStart 1000 Northeast 10th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73117

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (405) 271-9477

Fax: (405) 271-9479

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

Sunbeam Family Services, Early Head Start- Educare

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: 616 Northwest 21st Oklahoma City, OK 73146

Contact: Betty Wilson

Telephone: (405) 605-8232

Fax: (405) 528-0394

Website: www.sunbeamfamilyservices.org

Enrollment Criteria: Children must be 0-3 years old, live within certain areas of Oklahoma City and families must qualify under the federal poverty line.

LOCATIONS SERVED: In Oklahoma City (NW 50th to SW 44th and Meridian to Bryant).

bwilson@sunbeamfamilyservices.org

Tinker Air Force Base New Parent Support Program

Address: 72MDOS/SGOW 5700 Arnold Street Tinker AFB, OK 73145

Contact: Family Advocacy

Telephone: (405) 734-4390

Fax: (405) 734-5399

Website:

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.

LOCATIONS SERVED: Tinker Air Force Base and local area