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Services > Chipota Himmita (Young Child) Program

Chipota Himmita (Young Child) Program

COVID-19 UPDATES

Out of an abundance of caution and to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, or COVID-19, certain Chickasaw Nation events, classes, facilities, etc., will be postponed, canceled or closed. For a complete list of postponements, cancelations or closures, visit the COVID-19 INFORMATION page. We will continue to update the list as the situation progresses.

The Chipota Himmita (Young Child) Program provides child development education and screening, support groups and home visits. The goal of the program is to improve the family support system, teach family members problem-solving skills, promote healthy child growth and development and promote positive parent-child relationships.

Chipota Himmita provides community-based resources and support programs for Native American families in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.

Eligibility

  • Pregnant women (minimum 12 weeks gestation)
  • Newborn babies up to six months (exceptions for babies up to 12 months)

Other Information

The Chipota Himmita program provides an opportunity to teach parents the skills necessary to raise a healthy and happy child. The program is community-based and offers home visitation to families. The program is offered at no cost to the family. Instruction focuses on child health and development, parent-child interaction, parental goal-setting, use of community resources, nutrition, family budgeting and other areas to assist in creating a positive home environment.

Home visits are a key part of the Chipota Himmita program. Family support workers give personal support during pregnancy and up to five years of the child's life. Activities provided by the support worker will involve all who participate in the care of the child. Support workers focus on personal health, environmental health, parenting skills and child development skills. Home visits may be once a week to every three months.

Families who enroll in the Chipota Himmita program will receive the following services at no cost: parenting education, assistance with developing support systems, child development screenings and transportation to center-based services.

Service Area

Chickasaw Nation Residents

This service is available inside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries

Contact Information

Phone:
(580) 310-7900

Mailing Address

1300 Hoppe Blvd., Suite 1
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

Locations

Family Preservation Offices
720 Colony Drive
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 310-7900

Offices for the Chipota Himmita
720 Colony Drive
Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 310-7900