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: Health Department 539 Leahy, Suite 103 Pawhuska, OK 74056

Contact: Michele Wilson, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (918) 287-3740

Fax: (918) 287-2380

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

Northern Oklahoma Youth Services Family Resource Program-parentPRO-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: 2203 North Ash Ponca City, OK 74601

Contact: Jan Justice

Telephone: (580) 762-8341

Fax: (580) 762-9967

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

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

noysfamilyresources@yahoo.com

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: Rogers County Health Department - SoonerStart 2664 North Highway 88, Unit A Claremore, OK 74017

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (918) 341-3166

Fax: (918) 341-3715

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

United Community Action Program, Inc.

Address: 501 Sixth Street Pawnee, OK 74058

Contact: Kim Rice

Telephone: (918) 762-2561

Fax: (918) 762-3712

Website: www.ucapinc.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.

krice@ucapinc.org