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Department of Social Services, Family Support Division

Need to apply in the county in which you reside.

Callaway: Cole:

592-4138 751-4688

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

Apply for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), a program of assistance and work opportunities to low-income families for up to 5 years, and general relief.
FIRE DEPARTMENT (non-emergency numbers)

Holts Summit: 896-4589, 295-4115

Jefferson City: 634-6401


Ice Skating

Washington Park Ice Arena


711 Kansas St., JC

Call or visit for operating hours/session schedules (open August-April). Skating lessons through Parks and Rec. (see SPORTS for contact information).
Indoor Playgrounds

Burger King: 2207 Missouri Blvd., JC

Capitol Mall: Highway 50 and Country Club D.r, JC

McDonalds: 123 Northstar Dr., Holts Summit


Holts Summit: Hibernia Station Park: S. Summit Dr.

JC: Aurora Park: 541 Aurora Ave,

Community Park: 725 Marshall St.

Hickory Adams Park: Corner of Hickory and Adams St.

McKay Park: 1700 Southridge Dr.

East Miller Park: 1916 East Miller

Binder Park: 5840 Rainbow Drive

Ellis Porter/Riverside: 300 Ellis Porter Dr.

McClung Park: 930 McClung Park Dr.

Memorial Park: 111 Memorial Park Dr.

Park Place Park: 1112 Park Ave.

Jaycee Cole Co. Park: County Park Rd. by the fairgrounds

St. Martins: Niekamp Park on Verdant Dr.

Roller Skating

Sk8 Zone


301 Flora Dr., JC

Walking Trails

Greenway Trail (Main Corridor):

Dunklin Street Trail Head to Southwest Boulevard (1.1 miles)

Southwest Boulevard to Stadium Boulevard (1.3 miles)

Stadium Boulevard to West Edgewood Dr. parking lot (.9 miles)

West Edgewood Dr. parking lot to Fairgrounds Road (2.1 miles)

Fairgrounds Road through County Park to Covington Gardens (1.3 miles)

Greenway Trail (Spurs):

Duensing Ballfiled to Swifts Highway (.7 miles)

Stadium Boulevard to Satinwood Drive (.5 miles)

Edgewood Drive to Shermans Hollow (.5 miles)

East McCarty St. to Chestnut Drive (1.2 miles)

Trailhead Plaza to Missouri River Bridge (.6 miles)

Ellis Porter/Riverside Park (1.3 miles)

North Jefferson Pavilion to Katy Trail (1 mile)

Katy Trail to Summit Drive (.2 miles)

Park/Fitness Trails:

East Miller Street Neighborhood Park (.25 miles)

Katy Trail (access north of Jefferson City, Hwy 54 N to airport exit. 225 miles

of flat walking/bike trail crossing MO)

McKay Park (.6 miles)

Memorial park (1.3 miles)

Runge Conservation Nature Center (5 walking trails of various lengths, some


Washington Park (1.4 miles)


see also NUTRITION

Food Pantries

Holts Summit—SERVE Inc., at Shiloh United Methodist Church (2380 State Road AA, just south of Doolittle Trailers), 2nd Thursday of the month from 1-4 pm

Pre-register with SERVE, the 2nd Tuesday of the month by 5 pm by:

Calling SERVE at 642-6388 x 1 and giving the front desk the information

Filling out the form at the SERVE office in Fulton


Need the following information:

Month attending food pantry at Shiloh

Full names and ages of ALL persons in the household

Address (physical address and mailing address if different)

Telephone number including area code

Gross monthly income

Whether or not you receive food stamps, TANF, SSI, Public Housing, Section

8, or Medicaid (eligible if you receive any public assistance)

If you were or are in the military or are a disabled veteran

If you miss the cutoff to get food from the pantry at Shiloh, you can visit the pantry at 4901 County Road 304 in Fulton during regular hours (MWF 9-noon, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 5-7 pm).

First Christian Church


327 E. Capitol, JC
First Church of God

635-0963—call to make appt.

1614 Southwest Blvd, JC

First United Methodist Church


201 Monroe, JC

Food pantry patrons eligible one time each quarter.
The Redeem Project

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

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

Emergency only, non-perishable food items. Center hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 8:30-4.
Salvation Army


927 Jefferson St., JC

Monday-Thursday 9-11:30 am and 1-2 pm. Limited to once a month. Need current photo ID for all people over 17, social security cards for all household members, proof of income for all members for the last 30 days, proof of Cole county, Miller county, or Holts Summit address.
Samaritan Center


1310 E. McCarty, JC

Monday-Thursday 9:30-11:30 am, Thursdays 4-6 pm. USDA commodities and pantry items once a month. Additional pantry items available in event of an emergency. Formula, baby food, and diapers may be available; call to check (depends on donations). Holiday food (Easter ham and sides, Thanksgiving turkey and sides, Christmas ham or turkey and sides). Cooking classes 4 pm the second Thursday of each month to learn how to use the USDA commodities and prepare nutritious, good-tasting meals.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)

Department of Social Services, Family Support Division

Need to apply in the county in which you reside.

Callaway: Cole:

592-4138 751-4688

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




1006 E. High St, JC

Formula available as donations come in. Mon. 4-6 pm, Tues-Fri. 12-3

Samaritan Center


1310 E. McCarty, JC

Formula available as donations come in. Monday-Thursday 9:30-11:30 am, Thursdays 4-6 pm.
Free Meals

Holts Summit: Civic Center (S. Summit Dr, past the ball fields)

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 pm
Salvation Army


927 Jefferson St., JC

Breakfast served 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mon-Fri. and 7-8 a.m. Sat.-Sun. lunch served 12-1 pm Mon.-Sat. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sun., supper served 5-6 pm all days.



Callaway County Chapter of the Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association

11247 Dena Drive, Holts Summit 65043

Helps families who provide foster care by providing NEW car seats and booster seats to Callaway county foster children, Love bags for children removed from their homes (essential items like pillow, blanket, toothbrushes, etc.), school supplies and backpacks, clothing such as new socks and underwear (and more), Give a Gift program (foster kids make a list of gift and clothing requests and get some items), monthly meetings and trainings the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-8:30 at 1313 Cooperative Dr in Fulton (childcare provided), and activities and events like Big Surf waterpark, picnic, pizza party, and bowling party for foster families. Hope Chest provides donations of food to families who attend.

The Cole County Chapter of the Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association


1119 Jefferson St., JC

(Mailing address PO Box 1505, JCMO 65102)

Helps families who provide foster care or who have adopted through the state by providing items like clothing, backpacks, prom dresses, school supplies, car seats, diapers, money for graduation costs, school trips, extra-curricular activities, scholarships, etc. Also provides training for foster, adoptive, and kinship parents. Adopt-a family Christmas program.

Capitol City Cheer

761-KICK (5425)

1301 Creek Trail Dr, JC

Offers summer camps, field trips, open gym and playgroup times, and weekly classes. Tumble Tots for ages 2-3 and Tumble Tykes for ages 3-4 (includes basic tumbling, cheer classes including basic dance and motions). For ages 5-12: Cheer Zone, Young Cheer Zone, Tumble Zone levels 1 and 2, Dance Zone, and Advanced Cheer Zone.


2216 E. McCarty, JC

Play gym and Moms and Minis for children walking-3 years plus a parent, Kinder-gym for ages 3-4, and advanced kinder-gym for ages 5-6. Kinder Cheer for ages 4-6.

Has a reduced fee for low income families for classes and team, and home school programs.

JC Gymnastics

To enroll: 761-9015

Held at YMCA (Knowles Center, 424 Stadium Blvd., JC)

Parent and Tot” classes for ages 2-3, classes for boys and girls 3 and up.




Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confidential, toll-free telephone line for

maternal and child health care. Callers are given referrals and transferred to the

appropriate agency.
Community Health Center of Central Missouri


3400 W. Truman Blvd. JC

Discount fee schedule for office visits and many diagnostics and lab services available to uninsured individuals/families who qualify. Also accepts MO HealthNet (Medicaid), Missouri Care, Healthcare USA, Molina Healthcare and most private insurance plans. Family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, dental, mental health, immunizations, prescription assistance.
Callaway County Health Department

642-6881, fax 642-2098

4950 County Road 304, Fulton, MO 65251

Immunizations by appointment, pregnancy testing for those without insurance or Medicaid, lead screenings.
Capital Region Residents’ Clinic


1111 Madison St., JCMO 65101

Monday-Friday office hours 7:30-4:30 pm. (Dr. hours are 1-4:30) . Basic medical care for low-income, including well women and other exams. Limited pediatric services (no immunizations, can check for ear infections and sore throats). $12 copay, more for x-rays and other services. Proof of income required.

Cole County Health Department


1616 Industrial Drive, JC

Immunizations by appointment. Most vaccines are provided at no cost through federal programs, including all those required for school entry. Those not covered are provided at minimal cost. There is a $15 administration fee for each immunization visit.

Pregnancy testing (there is a fee for those w/o Medicaid), well women exams and contraceptives for uninsured women and women with Medicaid, prenatal services for those with Medicaid, Show-Me-Healthy-Women (screens medically underserved women for breast and cervical cancer with breast exam, pelvic exam, pap test, education on self-breast examinations. Must be age 35-64, income at or below 200 percent of poverty level, NOT for women with Medicaid, Medicare part B or HMO health coverage).
Samaritan Center (Ossman Free medical and Dental Clinic)


1310 E. McCarty, JC

For adults only. Walk in 4-6 pm Thursdays for medical, dental by appt. For medical, serves those without Medicaid or other insurance only. Includes adult disposable undergarments and vouchers for special wound care, diabetic supplies, or nutritional needs.

Department of Social Services, Family Support Division

Callaway: Cole:

592-4138 751-4688

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

MO HealthNet for kids, for families, and for pregnant women. Eligibility based on income and family size. Some people must also have had no health coverage for the past six months. There are three MO HealthNet care providers in central Missouri: Healthcare USA, Missouri Care, and Molina Healthcare of Missouri.

HealthCare USA


1-888-275-5908 for information about qualifying.

10 S. Broadway, Suite 1200, St. Louis, MO 63102
Missouri Care Health Plan


2402 Forum Blvd., Columbia MO 65203
Molina HealthCare of Missouri


12400 Olive Blvd, Suite 100, St. Louis MO 63141

Premium Assistance

Through Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program

If you are eligible for health coverage from your employer but are unable to afford the premiums, funds from Medicaid or CHIP may pay the premiums for an employer-sponsored plan. If already on Medicaid or CHIP, contact 751-6944 or for more information. If you are NOT currently enrolled, contact 1-877-KIDS-NOW, or to find out how to apply.

The Redeem Project


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

Salvation Army


927 Jefferson St., JC

Monday-Thursday 9-11:30 am and 1-2 pm

Samaritan Center


1310 E. McCarty, JC

Monday-Thursday 9:30-11:30 and Thursdays 4-5:30 pm.

Includes Christmas gifts for families with children, valentines, Easter baskets, Halloween costumes, school supplies, as funding allows. Also holiday food. The Christmas adoption program (which provides 2 gifts for each child and 1 for each adult in the household plus food) is for Cole county families only and they must show proof of filing taxes the past year. If family is not adopted by a member of the community, they can come to Santa’s Workshop in December and choose two gifts for each child.


Jefferson City Home Educators (JCHE)

President: Angie Schollmeyer 619-0757

Membership Secretary (to join): Nichole Behnke 635-2390

JCHE is a group of families who have chosen to home educate their children. JCHE is a Christian group operating on Christian principles. Purpose is to provide support, encouragement, and fellowship to families who home educate in the JC area, provide activities for social and educational development, and offer home school information to prospective families. Membership is open to any family who home educates their children, $30 annual dues. Membership privileges include participation in all JCHE activities, “The Schoolhouse News” monthly newsletter, membership directory, discounted membership rate with HSLDA and some area merchants.
Jefferson City Secular Homeschooling Group

Evie McMichael 893-6756

JCSHG is an organization for Jefferson City, Missouri, area homeschooling families. They are an inclusive, secular group which celebrates diversity, and which welcomes families who are currently homeschooling and those who are considering it. Providing support, social activities, and learning opportunities such as quest club, chess club, enrichment classes, filed trips, service projects, and park days. There is no membership fee, though some activities may have a fee.


Fairview Farms


9580 County Rd 367, New Bloomfield MO 65063

Horseback riding lessons for ages 3 and up.
Wild Horse Creek Ranch (Anne Thill, M.A.)


7606 Scott Rd, Russellville, MO 65074

Year round lessons, birthday parties.

Capital Region Medical Center (Affiliate of University of Missouri Health Care)


1125 Madison St., JC
St. Mary’s Health Center


100 St. Mary’s Medical Plaza, JC

Home Ownership/Home Repair

City of Jefferson Redevelopment and Grants


Through funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the City of Jefferson provides a variety of assistance programs for low-income homeowners within the city limits, including: energy efficiency, emergency repairs, code deficiency to help with exterior repairs, and down payment incentive program for first-time homebuyers.
River City Habitat for Humanity


1420 Creek Trail Dr, JC

Partners with low income families to improve their living conditions with decent, affordable housing by providing no-interest mortgages of about $400-$450/month. (Families must have a monthly income of at least $1600). Families are required to invest 350-450 hours of “sweat equity” labor in constructing their home and homes of other Habitat partner families. They also participate in required monthly homeownership courses.

Housing/Rent Assistance

Central Missouri Community Action

(573)442-8706 x. 1050

Callaway: Cole:

Callaway County Resource Center Cole County Family Resource Center

642-3316 635-4480

610 Collier Lane, Fulton, MO 65251 1109 Southwest Blvd., JC

Mail or return applications in person to:

Mid Missouri Public Housing Agency

800 North Providence, Suite 105

Columbia, MO 65203

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, classes on home ownership, down payment assistance, transitional housing for low income, first time home owners. Section 8 is funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Participants can find their own housing that meets the program requirements and whose landlord agrees to rent under the program. A housing subsidy is then paid by CMCA directly to the landlord, and the family pays the difference between the subsidy and the actual rent charged by the landlord.
Housing Authority of Jefferson City


1040 Myrtle Ave, PO Box 1029 JC

Public Housing. The Housing Authority operates 317 units of Public Housing in Jefferson City including 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom apartments and several rental houses. Rent is based on 30 percent of the tenant’s income. Units on Buena Vista, Elizabeth, East Elm, Locust, and Linn streets.

Rent Assistance (Emergency)

Salvation Army


927 Jefferson St., JC

Monday-Thursday 9-11:30 am and 1-2 pm. Families who receive rent assistance must attend a class on budgeting and other related topics.
Samaritan Center


1310 E. McCarty, JC

Monday-Thursday 9:30-11:30 am, Thursdays 4-6 pm. Under special circumstances only.

RACS (see info under Domestic Violence heading)

Salvation Army


927 Jefferson St., JC

Shelter for homeless, 3 meals a day. Limit 90 consecutive days, then a waiting time until the following year. Background screen at police department before being accepted.


Missouri School Immunization Requirements (Kindergarten) effective 2012-2013 school year

4 DTaP/DTP/TD/Td (last dose on or after 4th birthday)

3 polio (last dose on or after 4th birthday)


3 hepatitis B

2 varicella (chickenpox) or proof of disease (signed statement by MD or DO

physician stating month and year the child had chickenpox disease)

*Religious (Imm.P.11A) and Medical (Imm.P.12) exemptions are allowed. The appropriate card must be on file. Available at Cole Co. Health Dept. or Dept. of Health and Senior Services.

2012 Missouri Child Care and Preschool Immunization Requirements by the time a child is…

3 Months 5 Months 7 Months 19 Months and older

DTaP/DT 1 2 3 4+

IPV (Polio) 1 2 2 3+

Hib* 1 1+ 2+ 3+

Hepatitis B 1+ 2 2+ 3+

PCV** 1 2 3 4+


Varicella 1
*Hib: The number of doses a child needs to complete the series depends on the age the child begins the series.

1st dose given Number of doses needed

7-11 months 3 (4 weeks between dose 1 and dose 2 with a booster dose at 12-15 months)

12-14 months 2 (8 weeks between dose 1 and dose 2)

15-59 months 1

**PCV: The number of doses a child needs to complete the series depends on the age the child begins the series.

1st dose given Number of doses needed

7-11 months 3 (4 weeks between dose 1 and dose 2 with a booster dose at 12-15 months)

12-23 months 2 (8 weeks between dose 1 and dose 2)

24-59 months 1

Recommended Immunization Schedule (Missouri)

Missouri’s Immunization Timing Schedule is compatible with the current recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

DTaP = Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis IPV = Inactivated Poliovirus;

Hep. A = Hepatitis A MMR = Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Hep. B = Hepatitis B PCV = Pneumococcal

Hib = Haemophilus Influenza type b Rota = Rotavirus

LAW ENFORCEMENT (Non emergency numbers)

Callaway County Sheriff: 642-7291

Cole County Sheriff: 634-9160

Crime Stoppers: 659-TIPS

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) 636-8814

Highway Patrol, Troop F: 751-1000

Holts Summit Police Department: 896-4911

Jefferson City Police Department: 634-6400


Callaway: Mid-Missouri Legal Services (Columbia office)


205 E. Forest, Columbia

Free legal services for qualifying individuals in civil disputes.
Mid Missouri Legal Services


308 E. High Suite 104, JC

Free legal services for qualifying individuals in civil disputes.
Samaritan Center


1310 E. McCarty, JC

Information and assistance on legal matters for low-income persons. (I.e., custody issues).
Lawyer Referral Service (Missouri Bar)


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