parentPRO: parentPRO promotes Oklahoma families with young children by linking you with programs that best fit your family. Many of Oklahoma’s parenting programs can be provided in the convenience of your home. No need to find childcare or transport the family to the clinic.
Safe Kids Oklahoma – Browse this website for a list of ‘car seat events’. Find an event near you; car seats are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Review the details about the event; car seats are given for free at some events, and they are given out for a small cost.
Consumer Affairs – A car seat is one of the most important purchases you will make as a parent or caregiver. Your child will need an age appropriate car seat every time they ride in a car until they are big enough to use an adult seat belt, usually around age 8. Compare car seats here.
Affinity Counseling – Counseling and case management services provided to you in your home. Accepts Medicaid.
Start Your Recovery – A free and confidential tool that helps individuals take steps toward a healthy relationship with drugs and alcohol by linking them to drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in their area.
Sooner Start – If a child is showing signs of a delay, Sooner Start will provide in-depth screening and developmental services to ensure that the child is ready to enter school at grade level.
Metropolitan Library System – Find the library nearest you for fun story times and access to lots of books.
Sooner SUCCESS – Support for families who have a child with a disability.
Early Birds – Parents of young children can sign up for this free one-time class. Participants will receive developmental information along with new books and toys for their children.
Community Action Agency – Head start.
YWCA – Offers a variety of support services for victims of domestic violence, such as counseling for children and adults, emergency shelter, and transitional housing. The 24-hour domestic violence hotline is listed. The domestic violence shelter is a place where parents and their children can stay together.
Oklahoma Safeline – Listed on this website are all domestic violence resources throughout the state and their hotline information.
OCCC Citizenship – Assistance with preparation for the Citizenship test.
Urban League of Greater Oklahoma City – See their website for information regarding job fairs and other assistance regarding finding adequate employment.
Dress for Success – Referral required; women who are referred are given professional attire and coaching regarding resume and interview skills. Must have an interview scheduled to qualify for services.
Suited for Success – Referral required from partner agency; women who are referred are given professional attire; must have an interview scheduled to qualify for services.
SMART (Single Mothers Academic Resource Team) – Assists with resources and guidance for single mothers who are interested in continuing their education.
Variety Care – Must call for appointment; offered on sliding scale; accepts SoonerCare and private insurance.
Oklahoma City-County Health Department – Find the location nearest you on the website, then call that location to ensure that an appointment is not necessary for the service that you are needing.
Planned Parenthood – Accepts SoonerCare and private insurance for a variety of birth control options; locations are listed on website.
Skyline Urban Ministries Food Pantry – Follow link to website for hours of operation. No referral necessary.
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma – Visit this website to find a food pantry near you.
WIC (Women, Infants, Children)
Bethel Foundation – Focused on assisting single mothers with clothing and food and other services aimed at helping single mothers gain stability.
Salvation Army – Community meal.
SNAP (Oklahoma Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
Reaching Our City (ROC)
Hope Chest OKC – Must have referral. This nonprofit provides beds and other household items to families who are in need of furnishings.
Sooner Plan – Family planning coverage for low-income individuals.
Birth Choice – Free pregnancy test and ultrasound. Prenatal care also provided here. May be able to help with diapers and formula; call Birth Choice for more information.
Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline – Ready to quit smoking cigarettes? This hotline will connect you with a ‘Quit Coach’ and gum or lozenges to help you in the quitting process. Coaches are former smokers who are dedicated to helping other people quit smoking.
Crossings Community Clinic – Medical and dental care.
Skyline Urban Ministries – Vision clinic.
Hearts for Hearing – Provides devices and services to help restore hearing to both children and adults. Provided at low cost or free.
Good Samaritan Clinic – Edmond
Good Shepherd Clinic – OKC
Hope Center Clinic – Edmond
Community Action Agency – They offer prescription assistance, sober living and an outpatient substance abuse treatment program.
Neighborhood Services Organization – Transitional housing; this agency also has a WIC and dental clinic.
Catholic Charities – Shelter and case management services for women and their children.
Pivot – For youth 12 to 17.
Community Action Agency – Homebuyer education and housing counseling, assistance for down payments/closing costs, weatherization and emergency home repairs.
Military OneSource – Support for the military community, including spouses, children, and veterans.
Tips for restful sleep during pregnancy – Are some bedding products better for pregnancy? Find out with this free resource from Tuck Sleep.
Online community resource binder – For more resources, follow the link to visit this online resource binder brought to you by one of our community partners, Smart Start of Central Oklahoma.
Healthy sleep for children: what you need to know! – It is widely recognized that sleep is important for children’s health and well-being and that short sleep duration is associated with a wide range of negative health outcomes.
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