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Community Needs Assessment

Partners and friends of The Parent Child Center of Tulsa

As a certified Family Resource Center, we act as a hub connecting families to needed resources. This is something our entire agency is involved in and includes an enhanced internal and external referral process as well as education for families on how to access and apply for assistance programs (such as WIC or SNAP) so they’re independently capable of achieving stability moving forward. As part of this, we completed a community needs assessment so we can understand and address the actual needs of struggling families in our community. The goal is to mitigate the intense stress they’re experiencing, especially during and after the pandemic, so that child maltreatment is less likely to occur.

The Parent Child Center of Tulsa (PCCT) plans to conduct a community needs assessment (CNA) every three years to ensure we can assist our community through effective approaches.

The CNA process supports PCCT’s commitment to deliver trauma-responsive, compassionate, and strengths-based care to families with special attention focused on those families with children ages 0-12 and at-risk for child abuse or neglect.

The CNA is a systematic, community-driven process. As part of the process, The Parent Child Center collected and analyzed both primary (service recipient and community input) and secondary data (analysis of data and statistics). Secondary data was collected from several resources, while primary data was collected through anonymous survey responses sent to stakeholders, community agencies, community members, PCCT employees, and past and current service recipients.

Many of you participated in these surveys and we cannot thank you enough for your time and valuable insight. CNAs should reflect the voices of the community and we are so grateful for the contributions of all participants.

Following the CNA, agency leadership and the CNA workgroup convened to develop an implementation strategy including goals to address priority needs of the community identified through the CNA.

To access the current Community Needs Assessment, visit and click on the News, Publications and Blog dropdown.

Feedback on the CNA is welcome and can be submitted to For more information on the CNA or to connect about potential opportunities to collaborate, please feel free to contact us.

Together, we can all promote a healthier, safer, and more equitable place to live, work and play. We thank you for reading these reports as we work collaboratively to help improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.


Melanie D Anderegg
President & CEO

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