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

You can contact us via e-mail or by phone at 1-877-271-7611, and a representative will help you find the services that will best serve you and your family.

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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: LeFlore County Health Department: 1204 Dewey PO Box 37, Poteau, OK 74953

Contact: Lynn Tackett, Children First Lead Nurse

Telephone: (918) 647-8601

Fax: (918) 647-2741


Enrollment Criteria: The new mother must be less than 29 weeks pregnant, be expecting her first child and meet the same income guidelines as WIC and/or Medicaid.

Other services for young children in your community

Child Guidance Program

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: 1204 Dewey Poteau, OK 74953

Contact Name: Ask for Child Guidance

Telephone: (918) 647-8601

Website: Child Guidance Program (

Enrollment Criteria: Child Guidance services are available to families of children birth up 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 SoonerCare.

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: LeFlore County Health Department 1204 Dewey Ave., Poteau, OK 74953

Contact: Please ask for SoonerStart

Telephone: (918) 647-8601

Fax: (405) 271-9479

State Lead: Mark Sharp, Executive Director, Special Education Services

Website: SoonerStart

Qualification Criteria: Developmentally delayed infants and toddlers birth – 36 months.


WIC PLUS+ is a program for families that combines WIC visits with the support of Child Development Specialist and the Parent Line. You will have the chance to ask questions about your child's development, learn about their skills and abilities, understand social emotional development and learn how to promote healthy behaviors that strengthen family relationships

Address: 1212 Reynolds Poteau, OK 74953

Contact Name: Child Development Specialist, Child Guidance

Telephone: 918-647-8601

Fax: 918-647-2741

Enrollment Criteria: Must be enrolled in WIC