Resident Services For Family
Turning Point, Alcohol and Drug Counseling Services
Operated by Community Action Agency, the center offers daily programs that focus on drug counseling. There are also prevention programs for parents and youth. Specific programs include: Individual, group, and family counseling, special counseling in women's issues and parenting, specialized support group counseling and after care. Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Head Start Daycare
Head Start, operated by Community Action Agency, is a preschool program designed to enrich the child's learning environment and prepare for school. Through the Head Start program children are provided free dental and medical check-ups. Nutritious meals are served daily.
The Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma have committed themselves to developing troops in all five of the Authority's family developments. We see this as a very positive activity for these girls. Girl Scout programs offer girls an opportunity to expand their horizons. The objectives are to "motivate, and educate the girls to develop their self-esteem so that they can become decision making adults." Troops meet weekly.
Parents As Teachers
The ultimate goal of the program is to coordinate services that address an individual's needs in an effort to help our residents become better parents. Parents As Teachers program provided by the Oklahoma City Public School system. Providing an early learning program designed to provide parents with children from birth to five years of age with developmental information to enhance the development of their children:
- Personalized home visits by certified parent educators who are trained in child development, help parents understand what to expect in each stage of their child's development, offer practical tips on ways to encourage learning, manage challenging behavior, and promote strong parent-child relationships;
- Conduct group meetings to provide an opportunity to gain new insights and to share experiences;
- Provide periodic screening of overall development, language, hearing and vision;
- Help families link with special services, if needed, that are beyond the scope of the program.
Drug and Crime Hot-Line
In January, 1989, the Oklahoma City Housing Authority established a special Hot-Line. By calling 232-OCHA, residents may report any resident or unit they believe is involved in any illegal activity. Caller may remain anonymous.
Oklahoma City Housing Authority Protective Services
OCHA recognized the need for a security patrol as a preventative maintenance measure and the OCHA Security Department was established in 1974. Security is provided through uniformed guards who patrol on a regular basis to maintain a safe living environment for adults and children. A centralized phone number will secure assistance at any time, day or night. (405) 232-1041.
Novo facilitates structured opportunities through after-school and summer programming for mentorship, teaching, and life-on-life impact for children ages 4 - 12 years old. Our programs in the family developments include constructive activities, tutoring, mentorship, creative play, and guided learning options.