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.
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 Child Advocacy Center provides a number of services to children who have been abused, or loved ones are concerned that the child has been abused. These services including forensic interviews, sexual assault forensic exam, child and an at risk exam. All of these pieces come together and the team determines the next steps.
First Steps is Missouri’s Early Intervention system for infants and toddlers, birth to age 3, who have delayed developmental or diagnosed conditions that are associates with developmental disabilities.
Parents as Teachers offers many great services to families with children 5 and under. Parents as Teachers offers personal visits with educators to gibe guidance, group meetings with other parents to share experiences, parent resource center, yearly screening of the child’s skills and growth, and access to other resources.
Dallas 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.
COPE provides a number of emergency and support services for women, men, and children who are escaping violence. These services can include a 24 hour local hotline, crisis intervention, legal advocacy, case management, weekly support groups, parenting help, non-residential services, and referrals.
Harmony House provides shelter, advocacy, and education to survivors of domestic violence and promote the principle that all individuals have the right to a life free of abuse. Harmony House provides a number of services to individuals who need it. These services can include: crisis intervention, emergency shelter, outreach program, survivor resources, and community education.