Parents as Teachers promotes optimal early development, learning, and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. Specifically, this program consists of personal visits, group meetings, screenings, and acts as a resource network.
Vocational Rehabilitation specializes in employment and training services that can assist individuals with a disability to become employed. To be eligible, the individual must have a physical or mental impairment that causes problems with working. A counselor will help you develop a plan for rehabilitation.
Haven House offers shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. They offer services such as shelter, support groups, outreach, batterers’ intervention, and court advocacy.
The Division of Developmental Disabilities implements a statewide system of supportive services that focus on assuring health and safety, supporting access to community participation, and increasing opportunities for meaningful employment. The Division offers evaluation and case management to individuals with developmental disabilities.
For support regarding drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, domestic violence, and other crisis interventions, visit the Department of Mental Health website.
South Central Missouri Community Action Agency assist low-income families in their efforts to become self-sufficient by providing programs and services to improve the quality of their lives and the opportunity to eliminate poverty. These services include head start, community services, weatherization, energy assistance, youth employment, housing, and much more.
Ozark Foothills Child Advocacy Center provides a number of services to people of the community. Services based on need include: autism, behavioral issues, crisis support for women & children, family support, learning & intellectual challenges, older youth, parenting, social interaction challenges, trauma, and more.
Butler County Health Department provides a number of services to people of the community. These services include WIC, family planning, DNA testing, health education, immunization, food safety, and more.
Butler County Extension Center is an extension of University of Missouri. Through statewide offices, publication and web-based services, extension faculty in every county of Missouri continue to carry the benefits of education throughout the entire state.
The Family Support Division can help you or your family with food stamps, health care, child care, child support, and other needs.