URGENT CARE CLINICS…………………………………………………………………..…………57
UTILITY ASSISTANCE (See ENERGY ASSISTANCE)………………………………….…………21
VOLUNTEERING AND DONATIONS……………………………………………………….……...58
See CHILD ABUSE/NEGLECT and DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/SEXUAL ASSAULT
See FOSTER/ADOPTIVE FAMILY SERVICES and PREGNANCY
Adult Basic Education/GED/English as a Second Language
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)
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.)
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
727 E. Elm, JC
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.
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
National Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Referral Service 1-800-662-HELP
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
Al-Anon answering service
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.)
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.)
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.
Capital Region Medical Center
1125 Madison St. (Southwest Campus)
Introduction to AA, counseling, literature, outpatient treatment. Crossroads Community Recovery Center
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.
204 Metro Dr. Suite B, JC
Outpatient and residential alcohol and drug treatment. Individual, family, and group counseling. Fees are based on a sliding fee scale. Pathways Community Behavioral Center
1905 Stadium Blvd., JC
Adolescent substance abuse treatment.
Preferred Family Healthcare (Adolescent Unit)
101 Adams St., JC
Adolescent outpatient and residential substance abuse rehabilitation. Preferred Family Healthcare (Adult Unit)
210 Hoover Rd., JC 65109
Adult outpatient and residential substance abuse rehabilitation and SATOP.
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.
see also SPECIAL NEEDS for more resources
Autism Center--University of Missouri Health Care, Children's Hospital
One Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65212
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
Central Missouri Regional OfficeJefferson 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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
761-7000 x. 3330
100 St. Mary’s Medical Plaza, JC
Support group held the fourth Wednesday of the month at 12 noon, food provided. RSVP to Becky at 761-7000 ext. 3330.
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
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:
Type of Seat
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.
Convertible seats and forward-facing seats
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 Seatwith a harness for as long as possible, up to the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seat’s manufacturer.
All children whose weight or height is above the forward-facing limit for their car safety seat should use a Belt-Positioning Booster Seatuntil 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.
MO State Highway Safety Division (Pam Hoelscher)
2211 St. Mary’s Blvd., JC
MO Police Chiefs
1001 E. High St., JC
To give away: (as funding allows)
MO Police Chiefs Charity Fund-Kids Safety Program
1001 E. High St., JC
1310 E. McCarty, JC
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
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
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
*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
*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
Establishing paternity/modifying support order:
Child Support Enforcement Customer Service 1-866-313-9960
CHILDRENS’/FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT/ PROGRAMS/EVENTS
See also LIBRARIES/LITERACY INFORMATION
Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce: www.jcchamber.org, click on calendar
Jefferson City Convention and Visitor’s Bureau www.visitjeffersoncity.com/event-
www.jeffcityfamilyfun.comA listing of family-friendly events in Jefferson City
www.jeffersoncity.macaronikid.comWebsite includes an events calendar and newsletter;
subscribe to the weekly email newsletter designed to “entertain, stimulate, and exhaust your kids.”
www.midmissourifamily.blogspot.comA 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
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)
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
8700 I-70 Drive SE, Columbia (exit 133 off I-70)
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)
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