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: Wagoner County Health Department 212 North Pierce Wagoner, OK 74467

Contact: Michele Wilson, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (918) 485-3022

Fax: (918) 485-2799

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

Help-In-Crisis, Inc. – Helping U Grow (HUG) 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: 205 North College Avenue Tahlequah, OK 74464-2735

Contact: Sarah Franke

Telephone: (918) 456-0673

Fax: (918) 456-1868

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

http://www.helpincrisisinc.org

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

hugcoor@helpincrisisinc.org

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 Sheryl McMahan- 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: Barbara Hankins

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.

bhankins@cardcaa.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: Muskogee County Health Department - SoonerStart 530 South 34th Street Muskogee, OK 74401

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (918) 683-0321

Fax: (918) 682-4574

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