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.
First Steps offers coordinated services and assistance to young children with special needs and their families. It is designed for birth to age 3, who have delayed development or diagnosed conditions that are associated with developmental disabilities.
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.
Wayne 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.
Wayne County Health Department provides many services to the community, such as: emergency preparation, environmental services, health & fitness, in-home services, public health resources, vital records, WIC, and women’s health.
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.
The Family Support Division can help you or your family with food stamps, health care, child care, child support, and other needs.
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’s services include establishing paternity and issuing and maintaining child support orders.
Section for Child Care Regulation oversees child care programs and investigates violations or complaints made against programs. Contact SCCR if you need to file a complaint or find out more about a program’s licensing records.