Parent Cafés are physically and emotionally safe spaces where parents and caregivers talk about the challenges and victories of raising a family. Through individual deep self-reflection and peer-to-peer learning, participants explore their strengths, learn about the Protective Factors, and create strategies from their own wisdom and experiences to help strengthen their families. Free meal and free childcare provided.
Full Potential is a program which offers assistance with registration fees and equipment for most youth sports. The program strives to give every child who wishes to participate in youth sports the opportunity.
Barceda Families is a non-profit organization that offers education, prevention, intervention and resource coordination services to children and families with a goal of reducing child abuse. They provide families with items such as diapers, safety items, hygiene items, car seats, cribs, etc. for crisis situations and offers a Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program.
For support regarding drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, domestic violence, and other crisis interventions visit The Department of Mental Health Website.
The One Stop for Early Childhood provides community referral service based on needs, education, and ongoing support for families and children.
Children’s Center is a not-for-profit organization providing a safe, child friendly setting for the investigation of child abuse in Southwest Missouri.
The One Stop for Early Childhood provides training and technical assistance for child care providers and early care professionals.
The Economic Security Corporation of the Southwest Area Community Action offers home weatherization, utility assistance, housing assistance, Head Start programs, and case management services to assist in meeting employment and educational goals.
MPACT empowers families to advocate for themselves so that children with educational needs can reach their full potential with training and support.
First Steps is Missouri’s Early Intervention system that provides services to families with children, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or developmental delays. The program is designed to meet the needs of families related to enhancing their child’s development, learning, and participation in family and community life.