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4 -H

4-H brings young people, ages 5 to 18, and adults together to learn everyday skills through hands-on learning. Working on activities from animal and plant sciences to robotics, 4-H'ers learn problem-solving skills that can make a positive impact upon our community. Through 4-H, young people learn to: meet the diverse challenges of today's world, build self-confidence, learn responsibility, make positive decisions
There are five active 4-H clubs in Benton County:
All Arounders 4-H Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of every month in the FFA Room at the High School in Warsaw.
Club leader: Anita Campbell, 660-438-7916 or campbell67@embarqmail.com
Benton County Robotics 4-H Club meets at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of every month in the Wayne County City Hall building.
Club leader: Jim Kjar, 660-553-0245 or kjardad@gmail.com
Lake Creek Lamplighters 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of every month at the Lake Creek Community Center, North of Cole Camp.
Club leaders: Stephanie Louiselle, 660-281-3270 or stephlouiselle@windstream.net; Kristie Jonson, 660-287-3344or jonsonk@sedalia200.org
Lincoln Cardinals 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Benton County 4-H/FFA Building in Lincoln.
Club leader: Jill Strozewski, 660-654-4972 or Jillstroz@gmail.com
Turkey Creek Homesteaders meets at 2:30 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month at Evening Shade Church, on Evening Shade Ave.
Club leader: Amie Breshears, 660-438-5974 or Amie.L.Breshears@gmail.com




Benton County Childcare Facilities
Missouri Dept of Health & Senior Services
https://healthapps.dhss.mo.gov/childcaresearch/

Please note:The records available for review on this site may not reflect the complete history of a child care facility’s compliance. Public records regarding a licensed or license-exempt child care facility are available for review and/or may be requested from Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Section for Child Care Regulation (SCCR). Public records regarding a registered child care facility receiving child care subsidy funding are available for review and/or may be requested from Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS), Children’s Division (CD).




Benton County Family Services Division
1661 Hilltop Dr., Warsaw, MO 65355
660-438-7357  Fax: 660-438-7997
Mon-Fri; 8am-5pm

The Missouri Department of Social Services is responsible for coordinating programs to provide: 
Public assistance to help Missourians with food stamps, health care, child care, child support, blind services and other basic needs, health care coverage for eligible Missourians, child welfare services to help ensure the safety, permanency and well-being of Missouri children, and
specialized assistance to troubled youth.



Benton County Health Department
1238 Commercial St., Warsaw, MO 65355
660-438-2876  fax 660-438-5746
Monday - Friday, 8 - 5 (closed noon to 1)
bchdweb@gmail.com

WIC - Womens, Infants and Childrens Program, Immunizations, Home Health Care, Hospice, Public Health, Environment Health and water testing, 
Resources, Community Links: http://bentonhealth.org/community/ 



Boys and Girls Club of West Central MO
500 S. Keeney St, Cole Camp, MO  65325-1059
(660) 287-1164

Boys & Girls Clubs serves more than 1,000 local children at 12 Club Sites in seven communities – Cole Camp, Dresden, Green Ridge, La Monte, Leeton, Sedalia and Smithton. Most Club Sites are located right in the schools they serve. With a focus on Academic Success, Character and Leadership Development and Healthy Lifestyles, BGC does whatever it takes to ensure great futures start for all children in rural west central Missouri.


Center for Human Services
129 Tower Dr., Warsaw, MO 65355
660-428-1143

The Center for Human Services (CHS) has provided exceptional services and supports for Missouri citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1955. Our original mission included establishment of programs and services that change the way the community defines and views people with disabilities. 
Services: Activity Centers, Community Living, Employment Services, Service Coordination, Early Head Start, Missouri First Steps.




Central Missouri Community Action Head Start Programs
807 Providence Rd. Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 443-8706  Fax: (573) 875-6993
Head Start Administrative Offices 8:00 - 5:00 Monday - Friday
(573)443-8706 ext. 1059  Fax: (573)874-6993

Services: Early childhood development program; adult literacy; parent training and oral health;
health and nutrition services; mental health and disability services; fatherhood initiative; healthy
marriage initiative
Fee: Head Start services are free, extended care has fee
Eligibility: Children from birth to age 5, income guidelines apply



Child Safe of Central Missouri
102 E. 10th St., Sedalia, MO 65301
Office: 660-829-3434,Therapy Services: 660-951-1080, After Hours/Emergency 660-221-5505

Our mission is to respond to child abuse and help families heal. Child Safe serves 11 counties which include: Benton, Carroll, Chariton, Henry, Johnson, Lafayette, Linn, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis and Saline.   
We serve children, ages 3 - 18 who were victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, exploitation, or witnessed domestic violence, homicide, or other crimes. All of Child Safe services are provided free of charge.



Crossroads
1220 Commercial St., P.O. Box 1134, Warsaw, MO 65335
660-438-9140

Assistance for pregnant teens.  Parenting classes, assistance with diapers, baby clothing, and social support. 



Family Resources of Warsaw
1651 Commercial St., P.O. Box 1821, Warsaw, MO 65338
660-223-1867

Children's clothing, toys, baby items, and other items for children's needs.  Cake mix and frosting available for a child's birthday. 


Schools in Benton County:

Cole Camp R-1 School District
High School 660-668-3751
Middle School 660-668-3011
Elementary School 660-668-3011


Lincoln R-2 School District
101 W. Lamine St., Lincoln, MO 65338
660-547-3514  Fax: 660-547-3042



Warsaw Parents As Teachers
23395 Hwy 7, Edwards, MO 65326
660-438-0005

Parents as Teachers provides parent education and family support to families throughout pregnancy until their child enters kindergarten.



Warsaw R-IX School District
20363 Lane of Champions, Warsaw, MO 65355
660-438-7120  Fax: 660-438-5028

High School 660-438-7351  Fax: 660-438-3749

John Boise Middle School 660-438-9079  Fax: 660-438-2209

North Elementary
134 W. Kosciusko St., Warsaw, MO 65355 
660-438-3817

South Elementary
23395 Hwy 7, Edwards, MO 65326
660-438-5965  Fax: 660-438-5976
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