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A Woman’s Right to Know Resource Directory

How to use this Resource Directory
Statewide Services - Department of Human Services (DHS)
Perinatal Hospice for an Adverse Diagnosis of Fetal Anomaly Incompatible with Life
Toll Free 24 HOUR Hotlines
Oklahoma’s “Safe Haven” Law
Oklahoma Indian Tribes
Statewide Adoption Agencies
Services by County

 
 

How to use this Resource Directory…

  • First, review the services listed below for agencies that might be able to assist you.
  • Second, choose the type of agency that you might need.
  • Third, review the services available in the county in which you live.
  • Fourth, call an agency and tell them what you need. The agency will answer your questions or might be able to advise you who to call for the services you need to assist you through your pregnancy, upon childbirth, and while your child is still dependent.

By calling or visiting the resources listed in this directory, you can find out about public and private agencies that offer medical, financial, and support services which might be available to assist you with expenses such as; housing, food, clothing, health care, legal aid, child care assistance, and educational opportunities. You also will find listings for adoption agencies that offer an alternative choice for unplanned or problematic pregnancies, possibly at no cost to the birth mother. Some agencies have special eligibility requirements, so contact the agency you are interested in to see if you qualify for services.

 

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Statewide Services - Department of Human Services (DHS)

Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS)

OKDHS provides a wide range of assistance programs to help Oklahomans in need including: food benefits (SNAP); temporary cash assistance (TANF); services for persons with developmental disabilities and persons who are aging; adult protective services; child welfare programs; child support services; and child care assistance, licensing and monitoring.  OKDHS also handles applications and eligibility for Sooner Care, the state’s Medicaid program offering health care to families with low incomes. To locate the DHS office in your area and determine your eligibility, look for your county listing or call:
405-521-3646 information and referral line
Or visit the website at: www.okdhs.org
www.okdhs.org/okdhslocal is the link for county offices.

DHS – Adult and Family Services
Adult and Family Services (AFS) staff provide access to programs and services that actively support safety, health, independence and productivity for children, adults, and families at risk or in need.
Or visit the website at: www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/adult/default.htm

SoonerCare and Medicaid
SoonerCare, Oklahoma's Medicaid program, provides health care to children under the age of 19, adults with children under the age of 18, pregnant women and people who are older than 65 or have blindness or another disability.
800-987-7767
Or visit web site at: www.okdhs.org/programandservices/tanf/

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
Cash assistance is available to the family on a time-limited basis through TANF. The purpose of this federal program is to provide temporary support in meeting basic needs, training leading to employment, employment services and childcare assistance for qualified families with children.
866-411-1877 or 405-521-4391 main number
Or visit the web site at: www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/tanf/

DHS - Child Support Services
Our mission at Child Support Services is to promote healthy families by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing reliable support while encouraging self-sufficiency and strengthening relationships.  You may contact the Child Support Enforcement Division by calling:
800-522-2922
OKC - 405-522-2273
Tulsa - 918-295-3500
Or visit the website at: www.okdhs.org

DHS - Child Care Subsidy
The Child Care program helps ensure trained supervision, nutrition and education for children while their parents or caregivers are at work, in training or receiving an education.
405-521-3931
Or visit the website at: www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/cc/

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Child Care Resource & Referral Programs

Licensed Day Care Facilities

You can find a licensed day-care center in your county by calling the Child Care Resource & Referral Program:
1-888-962-2772
Or visit the website at: www.oklahomachildcare.org

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Toll Free 24 HOUR Hotlines

OptionLine call: 1-800-712-HELP (4357)
OptionLine provides information regarding pregnancy options and provides access to community resources that can assist a woman throughout her pregnancy, upon childbirth, and while her child is dependent. Spanish speaking referrals are available upon request.
www.optionline.org or TEXT: 313131

National Helpline for Abortion Recovery call: 866-482-5433
Trained phone consultants assess the caller’s needs and refer to local help centers and provide follow-up if requested.
www.nationalhelpline.org

Statewide 211 Community Resources Information and Referral Line (Bilinqual) call: 211
This community resources information and referral line is available in many Oklahoma counties. Trained volunteers refer you to agencies in your community that can assist you with medical care, legal aid, housing, food, clothing, utilities, maternity and childcare needs, educational/vocational opportunities and more. Look under your county agency listings to see if this 211 service is available in your county.
www.211oklahoma.org

National Suicide Prevention Hotline (Bilinqual) call: 1-800-273-TALK
This service supplies trained crisis counselors.
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

OK Safeline - Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline call: 1-800-522-7233
Safeline will inform you of your rights to assistance as a victim of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. They can instruct you and help by providing emergency shelter, advocacy in obtaining protective orders, and they might be able to assist you in obtaining medical care. It is important that you report a crime against you within 72 hours of the occurrence. Spanish-speaking interpreters are available upon request.

Toll Free DAYTIME ONLY Hotlines

National Hispanic Prenatal Hotline (Bi-lingual) call: 1-800-504-7081 (Daytime Only) www.hispanichealth.org
This helpline is for Spanish-speaking Hispanic expectant mothers or mothers of newborns. They offer confidential information about pregnancy and referrals for prenatal care, maternity and infant clothing, housing, food, diapers, infant formula, and adoption agencies. If called after-hours, can leave a message and they will return call in 24 hours.

National Hispanic Family Health Helpline call: 1-866-783-2645 www.hispanichealth.org
Callers speak to bilingual and culturally proficient information specialists that can make referrals to local health providers, including community and migrant health centers.

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Statewide Services by Geographical Area

By calling or visiting the resources listed by county you can inquire about agencies that offer assistance and support services through pregnancy, upon childbirth, and while your child is dependent, including adoption agencies that offer an alternative choice to unplanned or problematic pregnancies.

Some services might not be located in each county. If you are unable to locate a particular service within your county, you can contact the following service agencies and providers that will help you to find assistance as near as possible to where you live.

Adoption Service Agencies
Contact: National Adoption Information Clearinghouse
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Call: 800-452-3639
www.adoption.org
OR
Call: 2-1-1 or the Statewide Community Resources and Referral Line listed in your county.

Child Care Resource and Referral Programs
You can find licensed day-care centers in your county by calling
Call: 888-962-2772
www.oklahomachildcare.org

Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Agencies
OK Safeline 1-800-522-7233 (24 Hour-Toll Free)
www.ocadvsa.org/get-help/

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS)
DHS Referral Line 405-521-3646
www.okdhs.org

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)
Referral Line 405-271-5600 or 800-522-0203 (Daytime Only)
Child Care Warmline 888-574-5437
Prenatal Care Hotline 800-311-2229
www.ok.gov/health/

Maternity Homes
Call: 2-1-1 or the Statewide Community Resources and Referral Line listed in your county.

Statewide 211 Community Resources Information and Referral Line (Bilingual)
Call: 211
This community resources information and referral line is available in many Oklahoma counties. Trained volunteers refer you to agencies in your community that can assist you with medical care, legal aid, housing, food, clothing, utilities, maternity and childcare needs, educational/vocational opportunities and more. Look under your county agency listings to see if this 211 service is available in your county.
www.211oklahoma.org

Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Call: Statewide WIC Referral Line 888-OKLAWIC (655-2942) (Daytime Only-Toll Free) www.ok.gov/health/Child_and_Family_Health/WIC/index.html

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Oklahoma’s “Safe Haven” Law

You should know that, if you choose to have your baby and find yourself weighed down or frightened by the prospect of being a parent, Oklahoma has a "Safe Haven" law. The law allows you, as a parent, to leave a baby seven days old or younger in a safe place and not return for the baby without fear of being charged with a crime, if the baby is not hurt. Safe places are any of the following:

A medical services provider;
A Child Rescuer, which is any employee or designated person on duty at a:
-- Police Station
-- Fire Station
-- Child Protective Services agency
-- Hospital or other medical facility.

Talk to someone if you feel weighed down or frightened about being a parent. Help is available. Contact a Child Rescuer at one of the Safe Place locations mentioned above or call:
BABY SAFE HAVEN a Toll-Free Crisis Line: 888-510-BABY (2229)
www.safehaven.tv

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Perinatal Hospice for an Adverse Diagnosis of Fetal Anomaly Incompatible with Life

If a pregnant woman is diagnosed with a fetal anomaly incompatible with life, there is an alternative to abortion. Oklahoma Law (63 O.S. § 1-746.3) requires the State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision to publish information regarding perinatal and palliative care services available should a woman choose to continue her pregnancy.

Perinatal Hospice and Palliative care is designed for parents who have received a diagnosis of a fetal anomaly that is incompatible with life and choose to continue the pregnancy, despite the possibility that the baby will die before or after birth. Typically, with perinatal hospice and palliative care, a supportive team will work with the family as they make plans to care for the birth and death of the infant and through the postpartum period. This supportive care may include maternal-fetal medical specialists, obstetricians, neonatologist, anesthesia specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, or other mental health professionals, clergy, social workers, and specialty nurses who will provide clear and relevant information that is needed, such as:

Educational Support
  • Provide family with specific information about the unborn child’s diagnosis.
  • Help family know what to expect throughout the grieving process.
  • Offer private childbirth education classes and hospital tours.
Emotional Support
  • Provide grief support beginning at time of diagnosis.
  • Offer referrals for professional or pastoral care as requested.
  • Attend delivery at the family’s request to serve as an advocate and to provide additional emotional support.
  • Provide follow-up support throughout the bereavement period.
  • Refer family to a local bereavement support group.
Practical Guidance
  • Assist with a personalized birth plan that speaks to parents’ wishes for the labor and delivery experience and care of the infant at birth.
  • Provide coordination of services between different caregivers.
  • Assist the family with the collection and preservation of keepsakes.
  • Help the family plan a memorial service.

Resources

The Silas Program, Helmerich Women’s Health Center at Hillcrest – Tulsa
Includes perinatal, neonatal and postpartum support.
918-579-7227
SILAS@Hillcrest.com

Be A Pal (Bereavement and Palliative Care) Committee at OU Medical Center, University of Oklahoma – Oklahoma City
Includes perinatal and neonatal support.
405-271-8001, ext. 42085

Perinatalhospice.org
National clearinghouse for information and referrals to perinatal hospice services.

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OKLAHOMA INDIAN TRIBES

Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma Indians
2025 S. Gordon Cooper Dr.
Shawnee, OK 74801
405-275-4030
www.astribe.com

Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town of Oklahoma
101 E. Broadway
Wetumka, OK 74883
405-452-3987
www.alabama-quassarte.org

Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
PO Box 1220
Anadarko, OK 73005
405-247-9493

Caddo Nation Indian Tribe of Oklahoma
PO Box 487
Binger, OK 73009
405-656-2344
www.caddonation-nsn.org

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
PO Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465
918-453-5000
www.cherokee.org

Cheyenne-Arapahoe Tribes of Oklahoma
PO Box 38
Concho, OK 73022
800-247-4612
www.c-a-tribes.org

Chickasaw Nation
PO Box 1548
Ada, OK 74820
580-436-7216
www.chickasaw.net

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
PO Box 1210
Durant, OK 74702
580-924-8280
www.choctawnation.com

Citizen Potawatomi Nation
1601 S. Gordon Cooper Dr.
Shawnee, OK 74801
405-878-4831
www.potawatomi.org

Comanche Nation
584 NW Bingo Rd.
Lawton, OK 73507
580-492-3240 or 580-492-4988
www.comanchenation.com

Delaware Nation
PO Box 825
Anadarko, OK 73005
405-247-2448
www.delawarenation.com

Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
PO Box 350
Wyandotte, OK 74370
918-666-7710
www.estoo-nsn.gov

Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Route 2, Box 121
Apache, OK 73006
580-588-2298
www.fortsillapache-nsn.gov

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
Route 1, Box 721
Perkins, OK 74059
405-547-2402
www.iowanation.org

Kaw Nation
698 Grandview Dr.
Kaw City, OK 74641
580-269-2552
www.kawnation.com

Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
PO Box 70
McLoud, OK 74851
405-964-4219
www.kickapootribeofoklahoma.com

Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma
PO Box 369
Carnegie, OK 73015
580-654-2349
www.kiowatribe.net

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
202 E. Eight Tribes Trail
Miami, OK 74355
918-542-1445
www.miamination.com

Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma
625 6th SE
Miami, OK 74353
918-542-1190
www.modoctribe.net

Muscogee (Creek) Nation
PO Box 580
Okmulgee, OK 74447
800-482-1979
www.muscogeenation-nsn.gov

Osage Nation
255 Senior Dr.
Pawhuska, OK 74056
918-287-5218
www.osagetribe.com

Otoe-Missouria Indian Tribe of Oklahoma
8151 Highway 177
Red Rock, OK 74651
580-723-4466
www.omtribe.org

Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
PO Box 110
Miami, OK 74355
918-540-1536
www.ottawatribe.org

Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
PO Box 470
Pawnee, OK 74058
918-762-3621
www.pawneenation.org

Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
PO Box 1527
Miami, OK 74355
918-540-2335
www.peoriatribe.com

Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma
20 White Eagle Drive
Ponca City, OK 74601
580-762-8104
www.ponca.com

Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma
PO Box 765
Quapaw, OK 74363
888-642-4724
www.quapawtribe.com

Sac and Fox Nation
Route 2, Box 246
Stroud, OK 74079
918-968-3526
www.sacandfoxnation-nsn.gov

Seminole Nation of Oklahoma
PO Box 1498
Wewoka, OK 74884
405-257-7200
www.seminolenation.com

Seneca-Cayuga Nation of Oklahoma
23701 S. 655 Road
Grove, OK 74344
918-787-5452
www.sctribe.com

Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
29 S. Hwy 69A
Miami, OK 74354
918-542-2441 or 918-560-6196
www.shawnee-tribe.com

Thlopthlocco Tribe
PO Box 188
Okemah, OK 74859
918-560-6198
www.tttown.org

Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma
1 Rush Buffalo Rd.
Tonkawa, OK 74653
580-628-2561
www.tonkawatribe.com

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma
PO Box 746
Tahlequah, OK 74465
918-456-9200
www.keetoowahcherokee.org

Wichita and Affiliated Tribes of Oklahoma
PO Box 729
Anadarko, OK 73005
405-247-2425
www.wichitatribe.com

Wyandotte Nation
64700 E. Hwy 60
Wyandotte, OK 74370
800-256-2539
www.wyandotte-nation.org

 
 

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