Outreach Services

Outreach Services

Choctaw Nation SMART Program (Set Morales and Resist Temptation)

SMART Overview-

    The OAH Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is a national, evidence-based program that funds diverse organizations that are working to prevent teen pregnancy prevention across the United States.  The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is the only tribe in Oklahoma that received this grant.  The CN SMART Program will be implementing an evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention curriculum in areas with the greatest needs.  The counties of Choctaw, McCurtain, Pittsburg, and Pushmataha counties have some of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the state of Oklahoma.  These four counties will be the focus of this grant.

Eligibility:

Must be enrolled in Public Schools or Alternative Education  (Elementary 5th-6th Grade, Middle School 7th- 8th Grade, High Schools 9th -10th Grade, and/or Alternative Education State Approved School

Must reside in either Pushmataha, Choctaw, McCurtain and/or Pittsburg counties

Must be in a Public School that agreed to accept the CN Smart Program

Must have parental consent to participate in all SMART Classes.

SMART Staff:

Christi Hammons – Director               580-317-3180

David Trusty – Sr. Educator               580-775-5477       Districts:   2,7,8,11

Andi Finch – Educator                        580-775-7455        Districts:  8,11

David Lindly – Educator                     580-775-5147        Districts:  8,11

Melissa Hembree – Educator              580-775-8058        Districts:  7,11

Michael Melton – Educator                 580-775-5714        Districts:  7,11

Angie Hill – Educator                         580-775-8157        Districts:   2,7

Priscilla Harris – Educator                  580-317-7213        Districts:   2,7

Kerry Willis – Educator                      580-775-3046        Districts:    2,7

Guiding Adolescent Parents (GAP)

(Formerly Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens)

GAP Overview-

   Home Visitors will meet with participant in a twice monthly home visit adhering to the PAT evidenced-based curriculum to fidelity.  Home visitors will use family well-being time to set goals with parents around education or employment (required) or other areas of interest of the participants (highly recommended). Home visitors will also focus on family health such as healthy births for prenatal, prevention of secondary pregnancy, and overall health such as dental, hearing and vision screenings of the entire family. 

Eligibility:

Child must be under the age of 1 year and eligible for Choctaw Membership

Parent must be seeking Education or Employment at time of application

Parent must be 24 years of age or younger

Parent must reside in 10 ½ counties of the Choctaw Nation Boundaries

GAP Staff: 

Rebecca (Beckie) Morris, Director      580-317-6364

DeeAnn Ply, Case Manager                580-326-8304 ext 6013

Ruthie Cannon, Home Visitor             918-839-0787     District: 3, 4, 5, 6

Shonda Shomo, Home Visitor            580-372-1341     Districts: 1,2, 3, 7

Ashley Steed, Home Visitor               580-317-6617    Districts: 7, 8, 9, 10

Ariel Anna, Home Visitor                   580-775-1836     Districts: 7, 8, 11, 12

Chahta Vlla Apela

(Tribal Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant)

Vlla Apela Overview-

   The Chahta Vlla Apela Program provides parents the information, encouragement, and support they need to help their children develop during the early years of life.  Home visitors utilize the Parents as Teachers curriculum to provide development and parenting information.  In addition, assessments such as the Keys to Interactive Parenting and Ages and Stages Questionnaires are used to monitor growth and development of the parent and child. 

    Home Visitors see participants twice a month and provide a monthly Group Connection Meetings.  The family centered Group Connections combine Parents as Teachers with the Positive Indian Parent Curriculum and provides families with information on child development, resources for family well-being

Eligibility:

Must be pregnant with a Native American baby or parenting a Native American child under the age of one.

Must be determined to be in an at-risk situation

Must reside in the following counties of the Choctaw Nation: Atoka, Bryan, Coal, Hughes, Haskell and Pittsburg County

Vlla Apela Staff:

Barbara Moffitt, Director                    580-317-7319

Anna Hamilton, Home Visitor            580-775-3708 District: 9, 10, 12

Kerry Partridge, Home Visitor            580-372-0628 District: 5, 11, 12,

Danielle Hill, Home Visitor                580-775-5513 District: 5, 9, 10, 11, 12

Chahta Inchukka

(Tribal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visitation Grant)

Chahta Inchukka Overview -

   The Chahta Vlla Apela Program provides parents the information, encouragement, and support they need to help their children develop during the early years of life.  Home visitors utilize the Parents as Teachers curriculum to provide development and parenting information.  In addition, assessments such as the Keys to Interactive Parenting, Edinburgh Depression Screening and Ages and Stages Questionnaires are used to monitor growth, development and well-being of the parent and child. 

    Home Visitors see participants twice a month and provide a monthly Group Connection.  The family centered Group Connections combine Parents as Teachers with the Positive Indian Parent Curriculum and provides families with information on child development, resources for family well-being and social networking with peers.

Eligibility:

Child must be under the age of 1 year, be CDIB eligible from a Federally Recognized Tribe and reside within the counties of Choctaw, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain or Pushmataha.

Family must meet one of eight federally mandated criteria for eligibility.    

Chahta Inchukka Staff:

Brandi Smallwood, Director                                       580-317-3872

Jessica Allred, Home Visitation Specialist            580-317-5343    Districts 7, 8

Lacey Carpino, Home Visitation Specialist           580-775-0666    Districts 7, 8

Hope Tom, Home Visitation Specialist                 580-372-5732    Districts 1, 2

Tiffany Smith, Home Visitation Specialist            580-317-3445    Districts, 3, 4, 6

Community Health Representatives (CHR) Program

CHR Overview-

     Since 1969 the Choctaw Nation has provided the CHR Program for those Choctaws and other Native American’s residing within the tribal service area of the Choctaw Nation boundaries.  This program is designed to assist Choctaws and other Native Americans maintain the health of themselves and their families.  Services are provided to those individuals who have a CDIB.  There are no income guidelines for eligibility.  The CHR Program can do many things to assist clients such as taking vitals, glucose monitoring for diabetes, hypertension and cholesterol diet education, patient education, maternal and child health, drug and alcohol abuse counseling, patient assessments, medical referral follow-up care, as well as the provision of many other health care services.

CHR Staff:

Oma Clay, Director   Ph: 580-271-1033

Margaret Mckinney, CHR 1   Ph: 580-212-1339   District 1

Linda Wade, CHR 1 Ph. 580-236-1135   District 2           

Darlene Noahubbi, CHR 1   Ph: 580-3175835   District 2

Priscilla Ward, Secretary   Ph: 580-775-4044            

Athena Heaton, CHR 1   Ph: 580-931-7128   District 3

Thelma Hickman, CHR 2   Ph: 918-448-7342   District 3

Yvette Edwards, CHR 1   Ph: 918-4487341   District 4

Denise Sanchez, CHR 1  Ph: 580-775-1649   District 4

Tanya Leach, CHR 1  Ph: 918-448-7328   District 5

Lori Pugh, CHR 1   Ph: 918-448-7340   District 6

Bea Williston, CHR 2  Ph: 580-775-5259  District 7

Angela James, CHR 1  Ph: 580-271-1034  District 7

Glenda Cocke, CHR 1  Ph: 918-448-7345  District 7

Loretta Heuberger, CHR 2   580-212-3087   District 7 

Zazbet Stotts, CHR 1   580-317-5790   District 8

Shirley Peters, CHR 1    580-317-5820 District 8

Lacquita Lewis, Administrative Assistant   Ph: 580-775-0344    

Shirley Anderson, CHR 1  Ph: 580-775-5102   District 9

Angie Hall, CHR 1  Ph: 580-775-5441  District 9

Kathy Moore, CHR 2  Ph: 580-513-5102 District 10

Janice Twist, CHR 2  Ph: 580-775-7713  District 11

Stacy Robertson, CHR 1 Ph: 918-470-1802   District 11

Becky Pickens CHR 1  Ph: 580-258-0258  District 12

Gloria Battiest CHR 1 Ph: 580-612-0172  Districts 2

Choctaw Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Services (CNVR)

VR Overview-

    The CNVR Program provides services that will assist American Indians with disabilities (physical or mental) obtain their goal of gainful employment.  This program is designed to provide services consistent with individual consumer’s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice, so that they may prepare for and engage in gainful employment.  Services include vocational counseling and guidance, assistive devices, training in colleges, vocational schools and on the job training.

Eligibility:

Must have a mental or physical disability which results in a substantial impediment to employment

Requires CNVR services to prepare for, secure, retain or regain gainful employment

Can benefit in terms of an employment outcome from the provision of CNVR services

Be a member of the Choctaw Nation or another federally recognized tribe

Must reside within the Choctaw Nation VR service area which includes the following counties:  Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Coal, Haskell, McCurtain, Latimer, Leflore, Pittsburg, Pushmataha and Southern Hughes

CNVR Staff:

Debbie Davenport, Director                                                                580-326-8304 ext. 6008         

Jennifer Davidson, Assistant Director                                    580-326-8304 ext. 6006

Brittney Jackson, Vocational Rehab Counselor Assistant                   580-326-8304 ext. 6007

Latoya James, Supervising Counselor                                                580-326-8304 ext. 6022   

Counties-Haskell and McCurtain – Districts:  5, 1 and 2

Tim Holt, Senior Vocational Rehab Counselor                                   580-326-8304 ext. 6012         

Counties-Pittsburg and Pushmataha – Districts 11 and 7

Heather Pierce, Vocational Rehab Counselor                          580-326-8304 ext. 6011

Counties- Choctaw, Latimer and Leflore – Districts 8, 6, 3 and 4

Taron Gilpin, Vocational Rehab Counselor                                          580-924-7810 ext: 6010

Counties- Atoka, Bryan, Coal, and Southern Hughes – Districts 10, 9, 12

Jason Wade, Job Consultant                                                               580-326-8304 ext.6009

Counties- 10 ½ counties – All Districts

Executive Director, Randy Hammons  

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

Darcy Wall, Administrative Assistant

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

Chahta Himmak Pila Pehlichi (CHPP) “Choctaw Future Leaders”

CHPP Overview-

Chahta Himmak Pila Pehlichi (CHPP) is a Native Youth initiative for Leadership, Empowerment and Development (I-LEAD) Project and is a 5 year grant offered by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA). 

We offer after school tutoring to students from 14-24 years of age who attend the Battiest, Rattan and Wright City school districts. Tutoring is led by a certified teacher, and students are eligible to receive an incentive for attending tutoring. Special events are also offered to students periodically throughout the school year to provide hands-on, interactive learning.

CHPP also hosts a Summer Leadership Internship in the Battiest, Rattan and Wright City for 10 Native American interns in each area, focusing on Leadership development, Financial management, College and Career preparation, Elder Mentorship, Cultural activities and community service. Each area is also required to design a unique community based project for a chance to earn up to $500 in scholarships.

Hannah Wood, Director        580-326-8304 ext 6073