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.

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.

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.

Ripley County Extension Center

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Ripley County, connecting people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of the community. The Extension Center also coordinates the 4H youth program.

Ripley County Extension Center

MU Extension is the University of Missouri’s classroom in Ripley County, connecting people to research-based education to enrich the quality of life and enhance the economic well-being of the community. The Extension Center also coordinates the 4H youth program.

Parents as Teachers- Doniphan

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.

Ripley County Health Department

The Ripley County Health Department offers immunizations, services for children with special health care needs, various health screenings/testing, women’s health services, and the WIC program.

Children’s Division

The Children’s Division is responsible for the administration of child welfare services, ensuring the safety, permanency, and well-being of Missouri children.

Child Support Enforcement

Child Support Enforcement’s services include establishing paternity and issuing and maintaining child support orders.