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: Pawnee County Health Department 639 Seventh Street Pawnee, OK 74058

Contact: Melissa Heibel, State Nurse Consultant

Telephone: (918) 762-3643

Fax: (918) 762-3228

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.

MelissaH@health.ok.gov

Other services for young children in your community

SoonerStart Early Intervention

Services include diagnostic and 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: Payne County Health Department - SoonerStart 1321 West 7th Street Stillwater, OK 74074

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (405) 372-8200

Fax: (405) 743-2619

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