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ABUSE

see CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT…………………………………………………………………………..9

see DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT…………………………………………….........…18

ADOPTION SERVICES

see FOSTER/ADOPTIVE FAMILY SERVICES………………………………………………………..29

see PREGNANCY………………………………………………………………………………………..44

ADULT EDUCATION……………………………………………………………………..…………….…3

AFTER SCHOOL CARE……………………………………………………………………………….3

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE…………………………………………………………………..……4

AROMATHERAPY………………………………………………………………………………………..6

AUTISM………………………………………………...………………………………………………….6

see also SPECIAL NEEDS...……………………………………………………………………….……52



BOOK CLUBS FOR CHILDREN………………………………………………………………….…......7

BREASTFEEDING………………………………………………………..……………………..……...7

CAR SEATS……………………………………………….…………………………………….……....8

CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT……………………...……………………………………………….……....9

CHILD SUPPORT………………………………………………………………………………….……10

CHILDRENS’/FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT/PROGRAMS/EVENTS………………………….……11

CLEANING/HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES……………………………………………………….……….12

CLOTH DIAPERS/TRAINING PANTS………………………………………………………………..12

CLOTHING and DIAPERS…………………………………………………………………..…….….13


CLOTHING and BABY EQUIPMENT (TO PURCHASE OR SELL)……………………………….14

COLLEGE SAVINGS…………………………………………………………………………………….15

COUNSELING (see MENTAL HEALTH)……………………………………………………………….39

CRIBS……………………………………………………………………………………….…………...15

See also CLOTHING and BABY EQUIPMENT (TO PURCAHSE OR SELL)…..………………….14



DANCE CLASSES…………………………………………………………………………….………..15

DAYCARE…………………………………………………………………………………….………...16

DENTAL …………………………………………………………………………………….………….17

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT…………………………………………….………..18

DOULAS AND MIDWIVES (See PREGNANCY)……………………………………………….…..44

EMPLOYMENT/JOB TRAINING…………………………………………………………..………...19

ENERGY ASSISTANCE/WEATHERIZATION…………………………………………….……….21

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT/PARENTING…………………………………………………..……….23

FAMILY PLANNING………………………………………………………………………….……….25

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE………………………………………………………………….………..25

FIRE DEPARTMENT (non-emergency numbers)…………………………………….…..………25

FITNESS………………………………………………………………………………………………..25

See also SPORTS……………………………………………………………………………………..54

and SWIMMING POOLS……………………………………………………………………………….55


FOOD and FORMULA…………………………………………………………………….…………..27

see also NUTRITION……………………………………………………………………..…………....41



FOSTER/ADOPTIVE FAMILIES RESOURCES………………………………………..…………...29

GYMNASTICS/TUMBLING………………………………………………………………..………….29

HEALTHCARE (Low/No Cost)……………………………………………………………………….30

HEALTH INSURANCE…………………………………………………………………………..…….31

HOLIDAY/SEASONAL ASSISTANCE……………………………………………………...……...32

HOMESCHOOLING…………………………………………………………………………….……..33

HORSEBACK RIDING LESSONS…………………………………………………………………...33

HOSPITALS…………………………………………………………………………………….………33

HOUSING/HOMELESS……………………………………………………………………….……….34

IMMUNIZATIONS…………………………………………………………………………..………….35

LAW ENFORCEMENT (Non emergency numbers)………………………………………………...36

LEGAL SERVICES………………………………………………………………………..……………37

LIBRARIES/LITERACY INFORMATION……………………………………………………………37

MAGAZINES FOR CHILDREN………………………………………………………………………..38

MARTIAL ARTS…………………………………………………………………………………………38

MENTAL HEALTH……………………………………………………………………………………...39

MILITARY FAMILIES………………………………………………………………………………….40


MUSIC…………………………………………………………………………………..………………..41

NUTRITION……………………………………………………………………………..………………41

OBSTETRICIANS…………………………………………………………………………….………..42

PARENTING INFORMATION (See FAMILY DEVELOPMENT)……………………….…………23

PARKS (See FITNESS)…………………………………………………………………..…………...25

PATERNITY TESTING…………………………………………………………………….………….43

PEDIATRICIANS………………………………………………………………………….…………...43

POISON CONTROL…………………………………………………………………………………...44

PREGNANCY…………………………………………………………………………….…………….44

PRESCHOOLS/ENRICHMENT…………………………………………………………….………...46

PRESCHOOL STANDARDS……………………………………………………………………….…49

PRESCRIPTION ASSISTANCE………………………………………………………..…………...49

SCHOOLS………………………………………………………………………………………………49

SMOKING (QUITTING)………………………………………………………………………..……...51

SOCIAL SECURITY…………………………………………………………………………………..51

SPANISH SPEAKERS……………………………………………………………………..…………52

SPECIAL NEEDS…………………………………………………………………………………..….52

SPORTS…………………………………………………………………………………………………54

SWIMMING POOLS/LESSONS…………………………………………………………………….....55

TAX PREPARATION ASSISTANCE…………………………………………………………….…..56


TELEPHONE…………………………………………………………………………………….……..56

TOY RECALLS/SAFETY………………………………………………………………….………….57

TRANSPORTATION………………………………………………………………………..………….57

URGENT CARE CLINICS…………………………………………………………………..…………57

UTILITY ASSISTANCE (See ENERGY ASSISTANCE)………………………………….…………21

VISION……………………………………………………………………………………………..…….57

VOLUNTEERING AND DONATIONS……………………………………………………….……...58




ABUSE

See CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT and DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT


ADOPTION SERVICES

See FOSTER/ADOPTIVE FAMILY SERVICES and PREGNANCY


ADULT EDUCATION

Adult Basic Education/GED/English as a Second Language

659-3122

501 Madison St, JC (Miller Performing Arts Center). Room 120



Individualized classes in basic academic subjects such as reading, math, and science to enable students to complete the high school equivalency diploma, enroll in higher education, or become employable. Classes are free; there is a fee for the test.
ABLE (Adult Basic Literacy Education)

636-5558


501 Madison St, Room 124 (Miller Performing Arts Center)

Assists adults in Cole and adjoining counties who have reading and/or writing deficiencies through private one-to-one meetings with tutors. For adults 16 and older who are out of school and whose skills are below the sixth grade level. Free.

The Redeem Project

Office: 635-2083, After hours: 353-4720

1436 Hough St. (Enter on the lower level facing Lincoln St.)


www.theredeemproject.org, facebook.com/theredeemproject

Offers one-on-one GED tutoring, GED pre-testing, and literacy tutoring. Free. Center hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30-4. Tutoring hours vary based on participants’ schedule.
AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Boys and Girls Club of the Capital City

634-2852

727 E. Elm, JC

www.bgcjeffersoncity.org
The Boys and Girls Club provides quality afterschool programming at East School Pioneer Trails and South School upon school dismissal until 530 PM. An afternoon snack is provided. Pioneer Trails offers morning care from 645 AM until 730 AM. Transportation is provided from Thorpe Gordon Cedar Hill and Moreau Heights to the Boys and Girls Club Elm Street location. State assistance is accepted. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Jefferson City YMCA- Y Care

Knowles Center

761-9015


424 Stadium Blvd., JC
www.jcymca.org

Y-Care offers a wide variety of fun, educational activities. Afternoon snack is provided. Y-Care before school session begins at 6:45 a.m. Y-Care after school session ends at 5:30 p.m. Available at Belair, Cedar Hill, Lawson, Thorpe Gordon, West, North (PM only), Moreau Heights (PM only), Callaway Hills (YMCA transports from Callaway to North. Y-Care at the Y (YMCA transports from Pioneer Trails, East and South to Knowles YMCA – PM only)
ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE

Information available from the Department of Mental Health

751-4122 or 1-800-364-9687

www.dmh.mo.gov

National Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Referral Service 1-800-662-HELP

State 1-800-575-7480


Provides referrals to local and regional centers.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA):

District 11 (Jefferson City) District 12 (Holts Summit)

636-3618 or 636-5499 590-3043

www.aadstrict11.missouri.org www.aa.org


Al-Anon answering service

659-6670


Group counseling, therapy, and literature for families living with the problem of alcoholism.
Celebrate Recovery (faith based 12-step program)

Capital City Christian Church, 635-1322, 1512 Swifts Highway, JC

Concord Baptist Church, 893-2876, 3724 West Truman, JC, www.concordjc.org

Solid Rock Family Church, 893-4609, 508 Hunters Run Rd, JC, www.srfc.us

The Redeem Project, 353-4720, 1436 Hough St. (enter lower level off of Lincoln St.)

www.theredeemproject.org, facebook.com/theredeemproject
Narcotics Anonymous 1-800-945-4673, Local 634-5123
The Redeem Project

Office: 635-2083, After hours: 353-4720

1436 Hough St. (enter lower level off of Lincoln St.)

www.theredeemproject.org, facebook.com/theredeemproject

Offers substance abuse support groups and Celebrate Recovery, as well as family counseling and life restoration services in conjunction with other community resources. Center hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30-4.

Treatment Facilities

Capital Region Medical Center

632-5560

1125 Madison St. (Southwest Campus)


Introduction to AA, counseling, literature, outpatient treatment.
Crossroads Community Recovery Center

634-8820


515B E. McCarty, JC

Recovery support for individuals with drug and alcohol problems, including treatment, recovery discussion groups, educational groups, recovery coaches, aftercare support, family support groups, anger management, life skills, resource information.
Family Counseling Center of Missouri.

634-4591


204 Metro Dr. Suite B, JC

www.fccmo.org

Outpatient and residential alcohol and drug treatment. Individual, family, and group counseling. Fees are based on a sliding fee scale.
Pathways Community Behavioral Center

634-3000

1905 Stadium Blvd., JC

Adolescent substance abuse treatment.
Preferred Family Healthcare (Adolescent Unit)

556-6589


101 Adams St., JC

www.pfh.org



Adolescent outpatient and residential substance abuse rehabilitation.
Preferred Family Healthcare (Adult Unit)

www.pfh.org

632-4321


210 Hoover Rd., JC 65109

Adult outpatient and residential substance abuse rehabilitation and SATOP.


AROMATHERAPY

Ladonna Wells, Certified Aromatherapist

635-8299, ext. 308

211 Oscar Dr., JC



www.ladonnawells.com

Clinical aromatherapy services by appointment, including treatments, classes, and consultations.

AUTISM

see also SPECIAL NEEDS for more resources


Autism Center--University of Missouri Health Care, Children's Hospital
573-884-1871

One Hospital Drive


Columbia, MO  65212

www.genetics.missouri.edu/Autismhome.htm


Offers quality diagnostic evaluation services, medical therapy, psychometric, and nutritional support services to affected individuals and their families in conjunction with existing services. For autistic patients referred by the Missouri Autism Project, Touchpoint Services, other physicians, health-care agencies, parents, and schools. The center is funded in part by the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
Missouri Department of Mental Health, Office of Autism Services

dmh.mo.gov/dd/autism/



Central Missouri Regional Office Jefferson City Office (satellite office)
1500 Vandiver Drive, Suite 100 1706 East Elm Street
 
Columbia, MO 65202 Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 882-9835 Phone: 573-751-4054
 
Toll Free: (888) 671-1041 Fax: 573-751-9207
Fax: 573-884-4294


Website includes information on initiatives and Missouri autism services, education and training, resources, etc.



Missouri Families for Effective Autism Treatment (MO-FEAT)
www.mo-feat.org

Website has a lot of helpful information for parents including a searchable resource book including information about support groups and many other categories.

Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of MO

For more information: 882-6081

To make an appointment at clinic: 884-6052

300 Portland St., Suite 110

Columbia, MO 65211

www.thompsoncenter.missouri.edu

Diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Touchpoint Autism Services (formerly Judevine)

Central Missouri Office:
800.675.4241 or 573.874.3777

107 Waugh St, Columbia, MO 65201
Fax: 573.874.3880

www.touchpointautism.org

Services include: ADOS Assessment (they do not diagnose), Parent Education and Training, Community Inclusion, Family Support Services, Specialized Groups,

Family Connections, School trainings and in-services, Early Childhood Services (First Steps), Consultations, Family Navigation. Referrals for services must come from a Service Coordinator through the Missouri Department of Mental Health (see below). Accepts payment through the following insurances: Healthcare USA, HealthLink, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mercy, Tricare, United Behavioral Health.

 

Internet Resources



www.autismspeaks.org

www.firstsigns.org

www.autism-society.org
BOOK CLUBS FOR CHILDREN

www.book-club-offers.com/younger-kids/

This website offers a comparison of several book-of-the-moth (mail) clubs for children 0-6 including: The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library, Children Book-of-the-Month Club, Baby Einstein Playful Discoveries club (board books), Dr. Seuss and His Friends, Royal Disney Princess, Disney Books, Disney Wonderful World of Reading, Baby’s First Book Club, My 1st Steps to Learning, Nature’s children; and links to clubs from Doubleday and the Literary Guild.

BREASTFEEDING

Capital Region Medical Center

632-5337

1125 Madison, JC


www.crmc.org

Can call into the OB unit with questions.


Cole County Health Department

Melinda Ridenhour

636-2181 ext. 3116

Helpline: Anna 418-4645, Renee 694-3085

1616 Industrial Dr. JC 65109

www.colehealth.org



Support groups held at the Missouri River Regional Library 2nd floor (storytime room) the first Tuesday of the month from 6:30-8, food is provided. RSVP to Anna at 418-4645. Other services as funding allows, call for more information.
La Leche League Hotline

847-519-7730

www.lalecheleague.org/web/JeffersonCityMO.html

Local-Nancy 896-8573 and Michele 659-4796



Provide information, telephone support, and meetings for women who want to breastfeed. Meetings at Missouri River Regional library 2nd floor (storytime room), the third Tuesday of the month 6:30-8:30. RSVP to Nancy at 896-8573.
St. Mary’s Hospital

Becky Schwaller

761-7000 x. 3330

100 St. Mary’s Medical Plaza, JC

www.lethealingbegin.com

Support group held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 12 noon, food provided. RSVP to Becky at 761-7000 ext. 3330.

Whaley’s Pharmacy

Stacy Welling

632-2021, ext. 102, cell 353-4519


Suppport group the second Wednesday of the month at Whaley’s marketing office below Whaley’s Southwest Pharmacy at 1431 Southwest Blvd. Suite 6 at 12 noon, lunch provided. RSVP to 632-2021.
Whaley’s West Side Pharmacy: Mommy & Me

659-0650


3526 Amazonas, JC

Soothies, Medela and Bailey’s breast pumps and supplies, fenugreek, blessed thistle, Mother’s Milk tea, brewer’s yeast. .
CAR SEATS


Missouri's Child Restraint Law (RSMo 307.182)

• Children less than 4 years old or less than 40 pounds must be in an appropriate child safety seat.

• Children ages 4 through 7 who weigh at least 40 pounds must be in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat unless they are 80 pounds or 4'9" tall.

• Children 8 and over or weighing at least 80 pounds or at least 4’9” tall are required to be secured by a safety belt or buckled into an appropriate booster seat.





American Academy of Pediatrics Recommendations:

Age Group

Type of Seat

General Guidelines

Infants/Toddlers

Infant seats and rear-facing convertible seats

All infants and toddlers should ride in a Rear-Facing Car Safety Seat until they are 2 years of age or until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seat’s manufacturer.


 Toddlers/Preschoolers

Convertible seats and forward-facing seats
with harnesses

All children 2 years or older, or those younger than 2 years who have outgrown the rear-facing weight or height limit for their car safety seat, should use a Forward-Facing Car Safety Seat with a harness for as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seat’s manufacturer.

 School-aged children

Booster seats

All children whose weight or height is above the forward-facing limit for their car safety seat should use a Belt-Positioning Booster Seat until the vehicle seat belt fits properly, typically when they have reached 4 feet 9 inches in height and are between 8 and 12 years of age.


Safety/Installation Checks

1-800-SEATCHECK


MO State Highway Safety Division (Pam Hoelscher)

Call 1-800-800-2358

2211 St. Mary’s Blvd., JC
MO Police Chiefs

636-5444


1001 E. High St., JC
To give away: (as funding allows)

MO Police Chiefs Charity Fund-Kids Safety Program

636-5444

1001 E. High St., JC


Samaritan Center

634-7776


1310 E. McCarty, JC

www.midmosamaritan.org


Monday-Thursday 9:30-11:30 am, Thursdays 4-6 pm. Car seat availability varies. Call to check.
Recall Info:

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

1-800-424-9393

www.nhtsa.dot.gov
CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT

MO hotline 1-800-392-3738

National hotline 1-800-422-4453

Missouri Department of Social Services, Children’s Division

dss.mo.gov/cd/

Callaway: Cole:

592-4138 751-4688

108 North Hospital Drive, Fulton 1716 Four Seasons Drive, Suite 104, JC



Assistance to abused/neglected children and their families. Investigates abuse/neglect of children; licenses foster, kinship, and adoptive homes; provides services to families and children surrounding abuse/neglect (family centered services and intensive in-home services).
Rainbow House

474-6600, Fax 474-5992

1611 Towne Dr., Columbia MO 65203

www.rainbowhousecolumbia.org

*Children’s emergency shelter-- for children in protective custody through the Children’s Division, or parents can send their child for 30 days while they work through a crisis without Children’s Division involvement unless abuse is suspected

*Regional child advocacy center-provides SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations) for children involved with Children’s Division due to suspected sexual abuse, and CARE (Child Abuse Resource and Education) for serious physical abuse. Also includes services to family from family advocate and 24 hour emergency sexual assault advocacy for children under 18.


*Transitional Living-program for homeless youth

*Therapy services

*Support groups-includes Safety First Play Therapy Group for children ages 4-6 whose parents are concerned about their child’s sexual behaviors. Focuses on feelings, safe and unsafe touch, secrets, safety, empathy. Parents meet separately from children at the same time.

*Parenting classes-Including 7 workshop “Strengthening Families” program, and 8 week court-mandated parenting skills class using “Parenting Piece by Piece” curriculum

*Community education-provides training and a resources library to professionals and parents
CHILD SUPPORT

www.dss.mo.gov/cse/

Establishing paternity/modifying support order:

Callaway: 882-9950

Cole: 751-4224

Child Support Enforcement Customer Service 1-866-313-9960




CHILDRENS’/FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT/ PROGRAMS/EVENTS

See also LIBRARIES/LITERACY INFORMATION


Websites:

Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce: www.jcchamber.org, click on calendar

Jefferson City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau www.visitjeffersoncity.com/event-

calendar


www.jeffcityfamilyfun.com A listing of family-friendly events in Jefferson City

www.jeffersoncity.macaronikid.com Website includes an events calendar and newsletter;

subscribe to the weekly email newsletter designed to “entertain, stimulate, and exhaust your kids.”

www.midmissourifamily.blogspot.com A listing of family-friendly events in and around Columbia, many are free. Note: PAT events listed are the Columbia PAT and

the library events are at the Daniel Boone library in Columbia, but there are often Jefferson City events listed here too.
City of Jefferson Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

634-6482


Hotline 634-6485

fax 634-6489

427 Monroe St., JC

www.jeffcitymo.org/parks



Sponsors/co-sponsors special events including Storybook Trails, Multicultural Festival,

Harvest Fest, Holiday events, Easter Egg Hunt, Kidsfest, and Renaissance Festival. See Program and Facilities guide (available at Parks and Rec. office, MRRL, sent in newspaper twice a year) for more information.
JCPC (Jefferson City Playgroup Connection)

Amanda Scruggs

635-6488

acm1178@aol.com



A group of stay-at-home moms with a variety of activities to offer including playgroups on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Kids Adventure (like a field trip for kids and moms) once a month; and Mom’s Night Out (once a month). Prospective members can check out an activity and receive three free newsletters before joining. Cost is $10 a year to join (to cover postage of newsletters).
Missouri Children’s Museum

573-886-PLAY

8700 I-70 Drive SE, Columbia (exit 133 off I-70)

www.missourichildrensmuseum.com

Offers group yearly memberships, group rates, birthday parties, summer camps. Open Tues-Weds 10 am-4 pm, Thurs.-Sat. 10-6PM, Sun. noon-6 pm. Charges admission for both children and adults.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

897-4096


www.jcmops.org

A group who meets for fun and fellowship the first and third Tuesday from 9-11:30, September to May at Concord Baptist Church.
Runge Conservation Nature Center

526-5544


PO Box 180, JCMO 65102

www.mdc.mo.gov/regions/central/runge-nature-center



Nature Center with displays, fish tank and turtle tanks, hand-on children’s area open

Tuesday-Saturday 8 am -5 pm. Thursdays until 8 pm. Located .3 miles north of Highway 50 on Highway 179 (Commerce Drive).

Programs: Connecting with nature through exciting and age-appropriate opportunities. Reservations required in advance. FREE

Babes in the Woods (Children 0-2 years plus a caregiver).

Little Acorns (Children 3-6 plus a caregiver).

Little Acorns PLUS (Families that have children to fit in both Babes in the Woods and Little Acorns).


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