Community Resources


    Hotlines and Helplines


    Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline                    Missouri:  1-800-392-3738

                                                                             National:  1-800-4A CHILD (22-4453)


    Child Support Employer Information                  1-800-585-9234

    Child Support General Information                     1-800-859-7999
    Child Support Payment Information (IVR         1-800-225-0530 
    Division of Family Services                           1-800-392-1261


    Domestic Violence Hotline                            1-800-799-7233

    Family Support Division Information Line         1-855-373-4636
    Food Stamp Case Information                             1-800-392-1261 


    Mental Health Crisis Line                              1-888-777-4443

    (National Veterans Foundation)


    Mid-Missouri Crisis Line                              1-573-445-5035

    KUTL Line                                                         1-888-644-5886
    Kids Under 21 peer counseling
    Missouri Crisis Access Response System            1-800-356-5395
    (MOCARS) 24/7
    Missouri Rx Plan (MORx)                                    1-800-375-1406 
    Missouri School Violence Hotline                        1-866-748-7047
    Missouri's Long-Term Care Ombudsman (DHSS)      1-800-309-3282
    MO HealthNet Case Information                           1-800-392-1261
    MO HealthNet Exception Process                        1-800-392-8030
    MO HealthNet Participant Services                     1-800-392-2161 
    MO HealthNet Service Center                           1-888-275-5908 


    National Alliance for Mentally Ill                1-800-374-2138



    Parental Stress Helpline (Crisis)                   1-800-632-8188

    Office of Child Advocate                                    1-877-457-2302
    ParentLink WarmLine                                          1-800-552-8522
                                                                               En Espanol:  1-888-400-0008
    Rehabilitation Services for the Blind                 1-800-592-6004 


    School Violence Hotline                                1-866-748-7047


    Sexually Transmitted Disease Hotline          1-800-227-8922


    STAT (State Technical Assistance Team)       1-800-487-1626

    Temporary Assistance/SAB/BP Case Information      1-800-392-1261
    Text Telephone                                                   1-800-735-2966
    TTD Voice Access                                            1-800-735-2466 


    Self Help, Support, and Advocacy Groups

    Al Anon-information line                           573-443-3059





    Alateen- Support group for teens              1-800-344-2666

    dealing with alcohol issues


    Narcotics Anonymous                                 573-634-5123

    Vanessa with NA                                          573-673-5627

    Derrick with NA                                           573-239-6912




    Assistance League of Mid-Missouri                   573-445-3848

    Assault Survival Kits, Literacy Book

    Bags, Hygiene kits, Links to Learning

    School Enrichment Program, “I Wonder

    Bags”, Operation School Bell,

    Parent Packs, Upscale Resale Shop                      


    Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Missouri  573-874-3677

    Children from single-parent                      

    households are matched in a

    one-on-one relationship with an

    adult role model.


    Birthright of Columbia, Inc.                                573-442-8844

    Free confidential pregnancy test

    and assistance; emergency

    pregnancy service; maternity

    and infant clothing; referrals for

    medical, financial, employment,

    and housing assistance; non-professional

    counseling; adoption referral


    Boone County Family Court                                573-886-4200

    Services Juvenile Division                                                JJC 573-886-4450

    Intake services regarding abuse/

    neglect, status offenses and law

    violations; supervision services

    for delinquent youth either

    informally or by order of the court;

    detention/evaluation services at

    the Boone Count JJC as ordered

    by the court


    Boone County Family Resources                                    573-874-1995

    Offers supported living programs,

    life skills training, early intervention

    and family support services, and case

    management/service coordination;

    Trustline provides free background

    checks of potential caregivers of

    persons served by the agency

    Burrell                                                                                        573-777-8330
    Burrell is a private, not for profit
    organization that providres a wide
    range of mental health services for
    individuals and families, business
    and industry, and educational programs
    for community and professional groups 



    C.A.R.E.                                                                                573-874-6300

    Pre-employment and job skill

    training; living skills

    instruction; job development

    and placement; education

    enhancement component; career



    Central Missouri Autism Project                                   573-874-3777

    Assessment in home family

    support; parent training;

    occupational and music therapy;

    family connections support group

    crisis intervention; school

    consultation; IEP support; public



    Columbia/Boone County Health                                     573-874-7345


    Healthcare and a number of other

    services offered at free or reduced

    rates based on income.


    Comprehensive Human Services                                 True North  573-875-0503

    Provides shelter, safety, education,                                  Hotline  1-800-548-2480
    and empowerment to physically                                       573-875-1367

    or emotionally abused or neglected                                  

    youth, to physically or emotionally

    abused women and their children

    and to survivor of sexual abuse or

    violence; operate the Front Door Shelter


    Family Counseling Center of Missouri                          573-449-2581

    Individual and group therapy for batters,

    Support groups for battered men,
    Professional therapy for women, children and men


    Focus on Learning Center                                                573-875-5187

    Tutoring for Pre-K through


    Jefferson City Rape and Abuse Crisis Service                        Hotline:  800-303-0013
    Shelter and motel placement                                                         Hotline:  573-634-4911
    Domestic violence and sexual assault crisis                                 Office:  573-634-8346
    Intervention, Case management, Court advocacy,
    Support group for women and children,
    Professional therapy for women, children
    and men,
    Structured program for children,
    Non-residential services
    The L.E.A.D. Institute                                                                  Hotline:  800-380-DEAF
    Domestic Violence and sexual assault crisis                                 Office:  573-445-5005
    Intervention for people who are deaf or hard
    of hearing, Court advocacy, Professional therapy
    for women, chilren, and men, Individual therpy
    for batterers, Training in deaf culture and related


    Love Basket, Inc.                                                                636-797-4100

    confidential counseling to men and women
    in Missouri and Kentucky who are
    considering making an adoption plan

    McCambridge Center                                                        573-449-3953

    Residential alcohol and drug

    treatment for women; outpatient

    Services for women and adolescents

    with drug/alcohol problems; daycare

    and therapy for children; priority given

    to pregnant women.


    Missouri Psychiatric Center                                            573-884-1300

    Psychiatric inpatient for children,

    Adolescents, and adults; outpatient

    Services for adolescents and children

    including screening and evaluation,

    case management, family preservation,

    and individual and group therapies.


    Missouri Parents Act (IMPACT)                                   1-800-743-7634

    Offers workshop for parents and  

    professionals involved with children

    with disabilities regarding educational

    issues; individual parent assistance;

    IEP training; Train the Trainers

    workshops; IEP support volunteer training


    Planned Parenthood Health Center - Columbia         573-443-0427

    Family planning services, birth control

    Services; patient education; STD screening


    Rainbow House Regional Child Advocacy               Shelter Crisis Line:  573-474-6600

    Shelter, Safe House, Information/Referral
    Crisis hotline, Professional Counseling
    Crisis Intervention
    Safe Passage Domestic Violence                                              Hotline:  800-616-3754
    Crisis Intervention Services                                                    Hotline:  660-269-8111
    Shelter and motel placement,                                                      Office:  660-269-8999
    Domestic violence and sexual assault
    crisis intervention, Case management,
    Court advocacy, Support groups for women
    and children, Professional therapy for women,
    and children, Structured program for children,
    Non-residential services
    The Shelter - Truth North                                             Hotline:  800-548-2480 
    Shelter and motel placement,                                       Phone:  573-875-1370
    Domestic violence and sexual assault
    crisis intervention, Case management,
    Court advocacy, Support groups for women,
    and children, Professional therapy for women,
    Structured program for children, Hopsital
    advocacy program, Community education,
    Non-residential services 
     Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court-Juvenile Division                  Phone:  573-886-4200
    Criminal justice support/advocacy,
    Assistance with filing crime victims compensation claims,
    Information/referral, Personal advocacy, Crisis intervention,
    Follow-up contact 
     University of Missouri-Assessment and                        573-882-5092

    Consultation Clinic

    Provides a number of assessments and

    psycho-educational information


    University of Missouri - Student Counseling Center                  573-882-6601

    Personal counseling, academic effectiveness

    program; testing services; employee assistance

    program; consultations; group counseling; stress

    management lab; educational programs


    University of Missouri-Psychological Services           573-882-4677          


    Individual psychotherapy for adults, children,

    adolescents, marital and couples therapy; family

    therapy; child and adult assessment

    Resources for Families


    1.  Central MO Community Actions 573-443-1100 ext. 1104


    Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

    The Missouri Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program has two components, Energy Assistance (EA) and the Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP), that make up the program. Since both are a part of the LIHEAP program the eligibility requirements for them are the same, including the requirement that applicants be at or under 135% of the established poverty guidelines to receive assistance. During the 2008 fiscal year, CMCA helped 9,354 clients across our eight county service area to keep or turn their utilities back on through ECIP.

    Energy Assistance

    EA is a one time payment program operating in the winter season from November to March with a stipulation that those who are either elderly or disabled may apply in October. The benefit level is bases on household size, income level, age and disability. It is not necessary to be in crisis to receive assistance through EA.

    Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP)

    ECIP has a winter and a summer season. Like EA, the winter season starts in October for those who are either elderly or disabled, or November for all other applicants, and runs through May. Applicants must have a disconnection notice or be shut off before assistance is provided. Applicants can receive up to $800 in the winter and $300 during the summer season, provided there are funds available. Clients may get assistance as many times as needed, provided they have a shut off notice and have not reached their maximum benefit levels for that season.

    LIHEAP Eligibility Criteria

    • Citizenship - Must be a United States citizen or alien admitted for permanent residence
    • Resources - Household resources cannot exceed $3000, unless resources are restricted or inaccessible
    • Responsibility for Home Energy Costs - The head of household or spouse must provide proof that the account with the household energy supplier is in their name or be a renter or landlord applicant and incur the energy costs
    • Termination/Threat of Termination - Must have a shut off notice or already have service terminated to receive ECIP funds
    • Income Based on Household Size - Household income cannot exceed 125% of the Federal Poverty Level

    2.  New Life Evangelistic Center 875-0603


    New Life Evangelistic Center, Inc.
    1411 Locust St
    Saint Louis, MO  63103

    Phone: (314) 421-3020
    Toll Free: 1-800-334-3276
    Fax: (314) 421-1702

    3.  Shepherd’s Basket (food donation)


    Open: Mondays and Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    Location: Calvary Baptist Church 606 Ridgeway Ave, Columbia, MO 65203
    Policy: Clients are checked for eligibility by their income level per family size and how often they have received help. Our current policy is to serve a family once every month.

    4.  Salvation Army



    1108 W. Ash St., Columbia, Mo. 65203-2103


    • Emergency Shelter
    • Food & Nutrition Programs


    5.  The Wardrobe


    715 Park Ave., Columbia, MO


    *If you are able to get a referral, you can receive free donations of clothes on Tuesday’s.

    6.  Voluntary Action Center 


    403A Vandiver Dr., Columbia, MO


    Monday-Friday 9 a.m.Noon and 1-4 p.m.


    Family Assistance and Emergency Services

    VAC provides financial assistance with basic and emergency needs to low income people in Boone County. These services are provided as long as funds are available and are subject to annual family limits and casework evaluations. Examples of these basic emergency services include:

    • Prescription medications or small medical equipment
    • Emergency food
    • Emergency shelter for families if area shelters are full
    • Bus tickets or gasoline for new jobs or medical appointments
    • Car seats for newborns
    • Minor auto repair for employed persons
    • Uniform clothing as required to begin employment at a new job
    • Baby formula to last until the first WIC appointment
    • Missouri birth certificates, IDs and Driver’s Licenses
    • Hygiene items, diapers, small household items
    • College registration/application fees



    7.  City Health Dept 874-7355 


    1005 W Worley St 

    Columbia, MO 65203







    8.  Boone County Family Resources  573-874-1995

    1209 East Walnut
    Columbia, Missouri 65201

    (573) 874-1995



    Individually Planned Services & Supports

    The agency purchases and provides individually planned support services.  From newborns to the elderly, service plans vary greatly, but all are designed to connect individuals with developmental disabilities to the supports they need.  Agency Support Coordinators help eligible persons plan, locate, refer and coordinate services with other community agencies.  We authorize individually planned supports and services to be purchased by the County Board and the Department of Mental Health and Medicaid Home and Community based Waiver.  Through the Individual Plans we are also able to authorize services to be purchased by other funding sources. 

    • Assistive Technology Services / Devices
    • Audiology Services
    • Behavioral Therapy
    • Crisis Intervention Services
      - Crisis Attendant Services
      - Crisis Counseling Services
      - Crisis Homemaker Services
      - Crisis Housing Assistance
    • Day Habilitation Services
    • Deaf Interpretation Services
    • Developmental Disability Education
    • Developmental Therapy
    • Environmental Accessibility Adaptations
    • Home-Based Support Services
    • Home Modifications
    • Language Interpretation Service
    • Mental Health Evaluation
    • Miscellaneous Individual Supports
    • Nutrition Services
    • Occupational Therapy and Evaluation
    • Personal Assistant Services
    • Physical Therapy and Evaluation
    • School to Work
    • Specialized Medical Equipment & Supplies
    • Speech Therapy and Evaluation
    • Summer Teen Assistance
    • Supported Employment
    • Therapeutic Recreation
    • Toileting Supplies
    • Transportation
    • Vocational Transition Services
    • ParentLink - Raising your grandchildren.
    Parentlink offers support to grandfamilies - 1-800-552-8522
    ParentLink answers questions for grandparents raising grandchildren.