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Parenting Resources and Support

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Missouri
4250 E. Broadway, Suite 1067, Columbia, MO  65201
573-874-3677

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. It is our vision that all children achieve success in life.  


Callaway County Children’s Division
108 N. Hospital Dr., Fulton, MO 65251-2531
573-592-1002    Fax: 573-592-4085
Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00-5:00

Services: Food Stamps, WIC, Childcare subsidy, Medicaid, Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)
Eligibility: Application and income guidelines.
Fee: None



Callaway County Public Schools Review
https://www.publicschoolreview.com/missouri/callaway-county

A listing of all the schools in Callaway County with maps and contact information.



CMCA - Show Me Healthy Relationships - Callaway
807B N. Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203
855-422-4510
Nolanda-Dodd@showmeaction.org
showmeaction.org

Services: ShowMe Healthy Relationships Program offers free courses to both individuals and couples.  The program helps committed couples (married or unmarried) enhance their relationships by learning how to build a healthy friendship, manage conflict, and work as a team to improve their relationship.  For singles, the program helps participants choose the right partner by learning key things to look for as they explore potential relationships as well as how to choose the right partner for a happy, stable relationship. 
Additional courses are offered including: Parenting, Step-Parenting, Taking Care of You, Money Management and Job Skills Training. 
Eligibility: Over 18 and not currently in domestic violent relationship 
Fees: None, barrier reducers are given for participation 



Central Missouri Community Action - Callaway County Resource Office
610 Collier Lane, Fulton, MO 65251
573-642-3316   Fax: 573-592-0977
Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00-12:00, 1:-5:00
www.showmeaction.org

Services: Community outreach social services intake, referral and follow-up; emergency utility assistance for low-income families; weatherization services (utility assistance and weatherization both subject to availability of funds and program guidelines); Family Resource Program of in-home case management including parenting skills, budgeting nutrition, employment counseling, housing assessment, and life skills; parenting workshops; volunteer opportunities
Eligibility: Based on income and varies by program, call for information



Child Care Aware of Central Missouri
105 East Ash Street Suite 102 Columbia, MO       
573-443-5437 Toll-free: 800-243-9685 
info@mo.childcareaware.org

Services: Assist families by providing a list of child care providers in their area. We also provide training to child care providers in order for them to stay in compliance with the state regulations. 
Fee: None for families/parents seeking child care, nominal fee for providers for child care trainings 
Eligibility: None
Area: Child Care Aware serves as a community resource on child care for 46 counties in Central and Northeast Missouri.




Child Support Enforcement
Family Support Division
1512 Heriford Dr. Suite B., Columbia, MO 65202
866-313-9960   Fax: 573-882-9657
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00
https://dss.mo.gov/child-support/

Services: Paternity establishment, Assistance in filing claims to begin receiving child support.
Eligibility: Must be seeking child support from child’s mother or father.
Fee: None



CMCA - Fulton Head Start 
1600 Westminster Avenue, Fulton, MO 65251
573-642-3201   Fax: 573-642-7804
http://showmeaction.org/services/head-start

Head Start staff members offer your child love, acceptance, understanding and the opportunity to learn and to experience success. Head Start children socialize with others, solve problems and have experiences which help them to become self-confident. The children also improve their listening and speaking skills. The children spend time in stimulating settings where they form good habits and enjoy playing with toys and working on tasks with classmates. Your child will leave Head Start more prepared for kindergarten, excited about learning and ready to succeed.



Faith Maternity Care of Mid-Missouri Non-Resident Services
500 Market St., Ste. 301C, Fulton, MO 65251
573-826-2833

Parenting Skills Classes, Gas Service Payment Assistance, Electric Service Payment Assistance, Diapers, Rent Payment Assistance for pregnant women.



Focus on Kids
Callaway County Extension Office
5803 County Road 302, Fulton, MO 65251
573-897-3648, ext. 3

More than half of all marriages end in divorce, and the majority of these involve children. Conflict between parents, both before and after a divorce, is associated with many negative outcomes in children. The purpose of this workshop is to help parents learn how to nurture and support their children during and after their divorce.
Focus on Kids satisfies the Missouri law that requires parents who are divorcing to attend an educational parenting program. It is conducted in cooperation with Missouri’s circuit courts.




Fulton Education Center
2 Hornet Dr., Fulton, MO 65251
573-590-8050
https://www.fulton58.org/vnews/display.v/SEC/Fulton%20Education%20Center


The Fulton Education Center (FEC) is the early childhood building for the district. We offer three different preschool programs - Early Intervention (Title 1), Early Childhood Special Education, and FEC Preschool (public preschool program). We offer Parents as Teachers also! Please call (573) 590-8050 if you are interested in setting up a free preschool screening for your child.



MPACT (Missouri Parents Act)
A statewide advocacy, information, and resource organization serving children with disabilities, their families, and consumers.
800-743-7634


Parents as Teachers
1805 Wood Street Fulton, Missouri
Fulton Public Schools: 590-8050, North Callaway R-I: 386-3327, South Callaway R-II: 676-5215 , New Bloomfield Schools: 491-3700 ext 206
www.parentsasteachers.org/

An early-learning program for parents with children prenatal to age 5. As a parent, you are your child's first teacher and your home is your child's first schoolhouse. Your baby begins learning at birth. Parents As Teachers can help you lay a strong foundation for your child's future success in school. Parents As Teachers is offered at no cost to all interested parents.
Program Services:
Home Visits - Personalized home visits by certified parent educators, specially trained in child development and eager to help you give your child a great start.
Group Connections - Group meetings with other parents and parent-child activities, where you can share parenting experiences and gain new insight about your child.
Play Groups - Small monthly play groups with the opportunity to socialize with other parents in the program. Held on a weekday morning.
Screenings - PAT offers periodic screening of overall development, language, hearing, and vision.


ParentLink
4800 Santana Circle, Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-7323    800-TEL-LINK (800-835-5465)
Open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
http://parentlink.missouri.edu/index.php?utm_campaign=referer&utm_medium=parentlink&utm_source=https://www.google.com/

The Mission:
To effectively engage families in reducing adverse childhood experiences and to promote optional development. Our WarmLine is a call center, and is staffed with parenting experts that are available to answer any parenting question you may have!



Rainbow House
1611 Towne Dr. Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 474-3558 OR (573) 474-6600  Fax: (573) 474-5992
Hours: Office: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (M-F); Facility: 24 hours daily

Services: Emergency shelter for abused/neglected children; care for children of families in crisis
by private agreement; respite care for children in foster homes; Regional Child Advocacy Center
provides site for team interviews of victims of child maltreatment, child SAFE exams and
advocate services for victims; Sol House transitional living program for ages 16-21; outpatient
counseling for individuals and families affected by child abuse; group counseling; child abuse
resource library
Fee: None for shelter care, sliding fee or no charge for counseling, Medicaid accepted
Eligibility: Shelter serves children (ages 0-18) and families in crisis (self-referral or Children’s
Division referral); Child Advocacy Center is available to law enforcement, DFS, juvenile office,
and prosecuting attorney; counseling is open to any individual or family affected by child abuse.
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