The 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.

The Child Advocacy Center

The Child Advocacy Program conducts forensic interviews and physical exams for children when there is a concern of abuse.

Barceda Families

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.

Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC)

The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation provides services in the areas of family planning and women’s health, head start program, housing assistance, weatherization assistance, foster grandparent program, and utility assistance.

Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC)

The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation provides services in the areas of family planning and women’s health, head start program, housing assistance, weatherization assistance, foster grandparent program, and utility assistance.

Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC)

The Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation provides services in the areas of family planning and women’s health, head start program, housing assistance, weatherization assistance, foster grandparent program, and utility assistance.

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.

Polk County Extension Center

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Polk County, connecting people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of the community. MU Extension is your one-stop source for practical education and information on almost anything.