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Capital Region Medical Center


1125 Madison, JC

Smoking cessation program, hypnotherapy. For more information on hypnotherapy, call Tiffany Rutledge at 632-5591.
Cole County Health Department

636-2181 x. 3107

1616 Industrial Dr. JC

Free smoking cessation courses, free nicotine patches for those who qualify.
Web-based support groups and self-study programs:
Missouri Quitline 1-800-784-8669
National toll-free quitlines

1-877-YES-QUIT (1-877-937-7848)

1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)

1-866-66START (1-866-667-8278) Pregnant women only

1-866-PITCH-EM (1-866-748-2436)



Social Security Administration

893-8155, 877-405-9803

129 Scott Station Rd., JC,

Pays monthly benefits for those who meet eligibility guidelines, including retirement, survivor, and disability benefits.


El Puente


1102 E. McCarty, JC

Provides interpretation, transportation, medical and dental assistance, home health nurse, legal assistance, and immigration issues assistance for the Hispanic community in Cole county ESL classes. . Also has a program which matches mentors with Spanish-speaking preschool children to help them learn English and get ready for Kindergarten, and a mentoring program to help Elementary school students with homework and learning English.

Information on developmental disabilities from the Department of Mental Health

721-3443 or 1-800-364-9687
Capital Region Medical Center Pediatric Therapy Services


Capital Region Southwest Campus (1432 SW Blvd.)

Outpatient pediatric therapies including occupational, physical, speech and language. May take place at the clinic, in the home of daycare (for First Steps services), or in schools. Funded through Medicaid, first steps, health insurance plans (many cover therapy if pre-authorized and pre-certified). Focuses on the developmental requirements of children with a variety of diagnoses and treatment needs including ambulation deficits, autism, brain injury, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases, developmental delays, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, learning disabilities, oral motor/feeding problems, orthopedic conditions, phonological awareness (articulations), pre-speech communication skills, self care and daily living activities, sensory integration and processing, speech disorders (voice, fluency, and articulation), stuttering, torticollis, upper extremity splinting, use of assistive devices, visual perceptual training.

Cole County Residential Services, Inc.


1908 Bogg’s Creek Rd, JC

Serves individuals in Cole county ages 3 and up with a developmental disability (Eligibility determination is completed by the Department of Mental Health, Division of MR/DD). Services include: Assessment of strengths and needs, Planning for services and supports, Advocacy (IEP process, guardianships, etc.)’ Seek and develop natural supports within the community, Referrals to other agencies and services, Family Support and Respite for those who qualify. Referrals to Cole County Special Services for children ages 3 or older and adults may be made by the individual, school district officials, state agency representatives, physicians, or other interested parties. All programs operated on a cost-for-service basis. A combination of third-party payment, direct payments, or donated funds are available depending on the individual served and the services needed.
Early Childhood Special Education (Jefferson City Public Schools)


812 St. Mary’s Blvd., JC, under “Schools” choose “Southwest Early Childhood Center” then

“Early Childhood Special Education”

Send written referrals to:

Director of Special Services

315 Dunklin St.

Jefferson City, MO 65101


Fax: 659-3044

For children ages 3-5 who meet state and federal guidelines for developmental delays in one or more areas including health/motor skills, speech, language, cognitive and adaptive skills, and social, emotional, and behavioral levels.

Screening, evaluation, and Individualized Education Program (IEP). Services include self-contained and integrated classrooms, “outpatient” services individually or in small groups at the center or in homes, daycares, or preschools, speech and language therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy.
First Steps

1-866-583-2392 for referrals or eligibility information

Missouri’s early intervention system for infants and toddlers (birth-36 months) with special needs. Assessment and evaluation, and Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Services provided for children 1who have been determined as having: a diagnosed physical or mental condition associated with developmental disabilities or has a high probability of resulting a developmental delay or disability (such as very low birth weight plus other conditions, diagnosed genetic or other conditions known to be associated with mental retardation or developmental disabilities), or a developmental delay where a child is functioning at half the developmental level that would be expected for a child considered to be developing within

normal limits and of equal age (in the areas of cognitive development, communication

development, adaptive development, physical development including vision and hearing, and social or emotional development).
Independent Living Resource Center

877-627-0400, 556-0400,

PO Box 6787, JCMO

Healthy Children and Youth Program, provides service coordination and authorization for medically necessary services for MO HealthNet recipients with special healthcare needs from birth to 21. Personal care attendant assists families to identify and access medically necessary services and monitors services. ILRC also loans/provides assistance for equipment, home modifications, transportation for medical trips in Callaway and Cole (outside city limits).

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services,

Bureau of Special Healthcare Needs,

Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Program

751-6237 or 1-800-451-0669

930 Wildwood Dr, PO Box 570, JCMO 65102

Callaway County: Region 7 Service Coordinator, Tara Brewer

(660) 886-9091, Saline County Health Department

Cole County: Region 8 Service Coordinator, Julie Enboden

378-0234, Morgan County Health Center

Missouri residents who have a special health care need, including those who have of are at increased risk for a disease, birth defect, or medical condition that may hinder normal physical growth and development, and who require health and related services that go beyond those required by children in general.

*Children with Special Health Care Needs Program: provides assistance for children and youth birth to 21 with special health care needs. Focuses on early identification and service coordination for children and youth who meet medical eligibility guidelines. Payer of last report—providing limited funding for medically necessary diagnostic and treatment services for families who also meet financial eligibility guidelines.

*Family Partnership Initiative: provides information and support to children and youth with special healthcare needs and their families, as well as opportunities for families to network.

*Healthy Children and Youth Program: provides service coordination and authorization for medically necessary services for MO HealthNet recipients with special healthcare needs from birth to 21. Service coordination includes assessment through home visits and links to services and resources that enable participants to remain safely in their home with their families. Authorized services may include in-home personal care, in-home nursing care, and skilled-nursing visits.

Special Learning Center (Capital City Area Council for Special Services)


1115 Fairgrounds Rd, JC

Preschool for children birth to 6 for children with (and without) developmental disabilities. Speech, occupational, and physical therapies.

City of Jefferson Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry

634-6482, Hotline 634-6485,

fax 634-6489

427 Monroe St., JC

Offers a variety of youth sports programs beginning at age 3, including: start smart football (age 4-6) in fall, start smart basketball in winter, start smart soccer in the spring, start smart golf (ages 5-7) in late spring, start smart baseball in summer, and tee ball ( children entering kindergarten) in the summer. Offers swimming lessons for ages 6 months and up at Memorial and Ellis-Porter pools in summer, and ice skating lessons for ages 3-5 at Washington Park Ice Arena in the winter. Low-income can apply for recreation sponsorships by completing a Recreation Sponsorship Application Form available through the Parks and Rec. office. Parents must pay 10 percent of the registration fee. (Questions on sponsorship call Phil Stiles at 634-6482).

Firley Center Knowles Center West Y

761-9000 761-9015 761-9500

525 Ellis Blvd., JC 424 Stadium Blvd., JC 3507 Amazonas,JC

Offers swimming lessons for ages 6 months and up, soccer for Pre-K and T-ball for children entering kindergarten, Families in Training program for children ages 3 and up and their families, child care for children 3 months to 5 years while parents exercise.

Low-income can apply for scholarships through Outreach Program (need proof of income).

Ellis Porter/Riverside Pool


320 Ellis Porter Dr., JC

Open swim M-F noon-5 pm, Sat. and Sun noon-6pm.

Swimming lessons available in summer through Parks and Rec. for infants ant up (see info above under SPORTS for contact information).
Memorial Park Family Aquatic Center


120 Binder Drive, JC

Open swim noon-7 daily.

Swimming lessons available in summer through Parks and Rec. for infants and up (see info above under SPORTS for contact information).

**Little Splashers’ Playtime Monday-Friday 10:30-11:30 am, $1 per person, geared for youth six and under with an adult guardian (15 or older) at play structure area
YMCA Indoor Pool


Knowles Center: 424 Stadium Blvd., JC

Swimming lessons. Call 761-9000 or -9015 to enroll.
YMCA Outdoor Pool


Firley Center: 525 Ellis Blvd., JC


Central Missouri Community Action


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

VITA (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance)—free basic tax assistance for low-income families who qualify for Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, or Missouri Property Tax Credit.

Samaritan Center


1310 E. McCarty, JC

Professional assistance with filing taxes and obtaining refunds.

Lifeline and Link Up

According to website, local participating service providers include AT&T, US Cellular, and Century Link (1-800-201-4099). Check with other telephone providers about participation in the program.

Lifeline is a government program that offers low income households a monthly discount on their primary home phone line, even if it’s a cell phone. Discount amount varies.

Link Up pays for some of the cost of connecting local telephone service to the home or activating wireless phone service (half of fee, up to $30). Only for activating a primary phone line or moving an existing service to a new address; costs for wiring in the home and telephone jacks are not covered.

Lifeline and Link Up cannot be applied to outstanding balance, do not protect from being disconnected for failure to pay the bill, and can be applied to ONE wireless or wireline telephone per household. Eligibility: income below 135 percent of federal poverty guidelines or participate in one of the following: federal public housing assistance/Section 8, food stamps, LIHEAP, Medicaid, free school lunch, SSI, TANF.


U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission


Common Ground Community Building, Benevolence office


1015 E. Atchison, JC

Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m.-noon, Thursday by appointment only. Gas vouchers and bus passes for critical transportation needs, as funds allow.
Jefftran and Handi-Wheels

634-6477. Runs Mon-Fri 6:45-5:30

Checker Cab of Jefferson City

Medical Transportation—see number on back of insurance card for transportation or mileage reimbursement


Capital Region Urgent Care Clinic


3308 W. Edgewood, JC

Monday-Friday 7:30 am-6 pm, Saturday 8-5, Sunday 9-5
St. Mary’s Urgent Care Clinic


2511 W. Edgewood Dr., JCMO 65101

Monday-Saturday 9 am -7 pm, Sundays 9 am -5 pm

See Energy Assistance


InfantSee Program

Locally at Central Missouri Eye Care Associates


1705 Christy Dr. Suite 208, JC.

Free one-time eye exam for children 6-12 months (no income guidelines)

Dental, Eye, and Shoe Program


*Referral by principal/school nurse. Includes eye exam, treatment for eye infections and injuries, eye glasses, and repairs for non-Medicaid covered, low income (qualify for free or reduced lunch) children.
Lions Club

For help paying for glasses in Jefferson City, contact Cari Thompson at 751-4688. She will determine if family is eligible for help based on income, and will then refer family to Lions Club.




1006 E. High St, JC

Accepts donations of maternity clothing and children’s 0-2, diapers and wipes, and formula to give to the mothers it serves. Open Mon. 4-6 pm, Tues-Fri. 12-3.
Cole County Chapter of the Midwest Foster Care and Adoption Association

298-9258, Mindy Siro-Scott  230-5206 (volunteers)

1119 Jefferson St., JC

(Mailing address PO Box 1505, JCMO 65102)

Accepts donations of children’s clothing, monetary donations, and call for more. Volunteers can help with:  maintenance of our building, clothing closet organization, moving furniture for Transitions students, and help with respite events for families just to name a few. Also taking applications for mentors for our graduating seniors who are part of the Transitions program and looking for womens groups, Sunday school groups, businesses, whole 

church groups, mens clubs, Rotaries, Lions or any civic or community group that 

will adopt our support group once a month, supply a meal for 50-60 people and 
pay our childcare person $80-$120 so our foster families can keep their licenses.

Dreams to Reality

512 Jefferson St., JC


Accepts donations of women’s appropriate interview and business apparel. Accepts volunteers for fund raising, personal image consultant, makeup consultant, grant writer, cleaning/maintenance, phone help, clerical, hair styling, alterations, web design/maintenance, sort clothing, pressing and mending, picking up supplies and clothing.
The Provide Network


Network listing needs local families have, so subscribers can help meet the needs. Subscribers can choose to see all needs, or only certain categories. All needs are screened and legitimized prior to being published on the network.
River City Habitat for Humanity Re-Store


1420 Creek Trail Dr., JC

Accepts donations of doors, windows, trim, appliances, cabinets, electrical, plumbing, carpet, lighting, furniture, and more. Volunteers needed to drive the box truck to pick up donations, cashier, stock, and customer service. Open Thursday and Saturday 9 am-noon and Fridays 12:30 pm-5 pm.
Rape and Abuse Crisis Center (RACS)

Office 634-8346

PO Box 416, JCMO,

Accepts donations of women’s and children’s clothing and household items.

The Redeem Project

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

1436 Hough St, JC.,

Accepts donations of toys to be used when providing childcare during workshops, office and school supplies for GED students, diapers, wipes, baby powder, hygiene supplies (such as shampoo, deodorants, tampons/pads, razors, body wash, soap combs/brushes, toothpaste/toothbrushes), laundry soap, dish soap, coupons, men’s work clothes/suits, textbooks, computers/printers, bus passes, non-perishable food items. Volunteers can help with providing childcare during workshops, tutoring, and mentoring. Professionals needed to provide free workshops on a variety of topics.
Salvation Army


927 Jefferson St., JC

Accepts donations of food for food pantry, also volunteers to prepare and serve meals as well as other duties.
Salvation Army Thrift Store


718 Michigan St., JC

Accepts clothing, toys, books, household items, furniture, etc to sell in its thrift store.
Samaritan Center


1310 E. McCarty, JC

Accepts donations of food, diapers, wipes, cribs, car seats, formula, baby food, sheets and blankets, coats and clothing year round. Also accepts donations of school supplies, Easter baskets, Halloween costumes, new toys for Christmas seasonally. Looking for individuals and families to “adopt a family” and purchase 2 gifts per child and one per adult, plus food at Christmas time. Volunteers help stock food pantry and fill orders during pantry hours.

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