Department of Mental Health

For support regarding drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, domestic violence, and other crisis interventions, visit the Department of Mental Health website.

First Steps

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.

Ozark Foothills Child Advocacy Center

Great Circle’s Ozark Foothills Child Advocacy Center (CAC) provides compassionate forensic interviewing and examinations in alleged child/sexual abuse situations. The CAC also provides advocacy and support to child victims and non-offending parents/caregivers, and referrals to mental health counseling.

South Central Missouri Community Action Agency (SCMCAA)

SCMCAA coordinates and provides services to those in need, with services including Head Start, housing, and weatherization. The provide community services including resource identification for families’ needs, family trainings/workshops (budgeting, health and wellness, computer literacy, employment training, etc.), school readiness events, and free tax preparation.

South Central Missouri Community Action Agency (SCMCAA)

SCMCAA coordinates and provides services to those in need, with services including Head Start, housing, and weatherization. The provide community services including resource identification for families’ needs, family trainings/workshops (budgeting, health and wellness, computer literacy, employment training, etc.), school readiness events, and free tax preparation.

Carter County Extension Center

The Carter County Extension Center coordinate the 4H youth program along with offering educational opportunities.

Carter County Extension Center

The Carter County Extension Center coordinate the 4H youth program along with offering educational opportunities.

Parents as Teachers- Ellsinore

Parents as Teachers provides parent education and family support to families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten with personal visits, parent group meetings, screenings, and a resource network.

Parents as Teachers- Van Buren

Parents as Teachers provides parent education and family support to families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten with personal visits, parent group meetings, screenings, and a resource network.

Carter County Health Center

The Carter County Health Center offers WIC program, family planning, maternal and child health services, immunizations, and health education.