Guiding Adolescent Parents (GAP)

Guiding Adolescent Parents (GAP) was established in October 2010.  The project provides comprehensive and integrated services to improve family health, education, social, and safety outcomes for expecting and parenting teens and their babies by providing medically accurate and comprehensive service including linkages to critical resource, ongoing support for health and education, and positive parenting and relationship skills instruction using an evidenced-based nationally-validated model.


  • Participants must be between the age of 13-21
  • Expecting or parenting a Native American infant under the age of 1
  • Participant must live within the 10.5 county service area of Choctaw Nation
  • Participant must be enrolled and attending an educational institution within 90 days of enrollment
 Sr. Director, Angela Dancer

Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

Director, Rebecca Morris

Phone # 580-326-8304 or 877-285-6893

Dewayne Hornbuckle, Fatherhood Support Specialist

Counties: All 10 ½ counties

Phone # 580-775-4964

Ruthie Cannon, GAP Support Specialist

Leflore, Haskell, Latimer

Phone # 580-317-3863

Michelle Holt, GAP Support Specialist

Counties: Pittsburg, Latimer, Hughes

Phone # 580-775-7224

Kerry Partridge, GAP Support Specialist

Counties: Pushmataha, Atoka, Bryan

Phone # 580-372-0628

Shonda Shomo, GAP Support Specialist

Counties: McCurtain and Leflore

Phone # 580-580-372-1341

Tiffany Smith, GAP Support Specialist

Counties: Pushmataha, Pittsburg, Latimer

Phone # 580-317-3445

Ashley Steed, GAP Support Specialist

Counties: Choctaw, Bryan, Atoka

Phone # 580-317-6617