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You can look through the services listed below and call the agencies directly.

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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: Muskogee County Health Department 530 South 34th Street Muskogee, OK 74401

Contact: Debbie Rowan, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (918) 683-0321

Fax: (918) 683-8053

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.

DebKR@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 Sheryl McMahan- Thompson

Telephone: (918) 453-5757 Ext. 5717

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

Child Guidance Service

Child Guidance staff provides fee-based services that fall inot four general categories: Services to Individual Children and Families, Educational Services to the General Population, Services to professionals, and Community Development.

The program has three professional components designed to interface to provide a continuum of services to build healthy family relationships and enhance child development. These include Behavioral Health Services, Childhood Development and Parent Education Service, and Speech Language Services.

 

Address: 530 South 34th Street Muskogee, OK 74401

Contact Name: Ask for Child Guidance

Telephone: (918) 683-0321

Website: https://www.ok.gov/health/Family_Health/Child_Guidance_Service/index.html

Enrollment Criteria: Child Guidance services are available to families of children birth to age 13. Services are provided on a sliding scale based on income and number of people in the family. Child Guidance services are covered under SooneCare.

Green Country Behavioral Health Services – Muskogee County 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: 619 North Main Muskogee, OK 74401-4431

Contact: Diane Woodard

Telephone: (918) 687-6611

Fax: (918) 682-3559

Website: www.gcbhs.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.

diane.woodard@gcbhs.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

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