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Benton County Childcare Facilities
Missouri Dept of Health & Senior Services

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)

WIC - Womens, Infants and Childrens Program, Immunizations, Home Health Care, Hospice, Public Health, Environment Health and water testing, 
Resources, Community Links: 

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.

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.

1220 Commercial St., P.O. Box 1134, Warsaw, MO 65335

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

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

Warsaw Parents As Teachers
23395 Hwy 7, Edwards, MO 65326

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