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Parenting Resources & Support

CMCA - Show Me Healthy Relationships - Moniteau
807B N. Providence Rd., Columbia, MO 65203

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 

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

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.

Family Counseling Center of Missouri
204 Metro Suite B, Jefferson City, MO 65109
573-634-4591   Fax: 573-634-4792
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00-5:00 pm, Friday 8:00-12:00 pm

Children’s services play therapy,
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

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

Moniteau County Public Schools Review

A listing of all the public schools in Moniteau County with map and contact information.

Moniteau County Resource Center 
104 N. Gerhart Road, California, MO 65018
573-796-3196    855-373-4636    Automated line: 800-392-1261   Fax: 573-796-3230
Children's Division: 573-378-4681
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 - 5 

Services: Food Stamps, Childcare subsidy, Medicaid, Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)
Eligibility: Application and income guidelines.
Fee: None
Children's Division Services: Assistance to abused/neglected children and their families.
Investigate abuse/neglect, license foster, kinship and adoptive homes, services to families and
children surrounding abuse/neglect.

Parents as Teachers
205 S Owen St, California, MO 65018
573-796-2161   Fax: (573) 796-8650
Hours: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

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.

Parent Link
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am -5:00 pm
En Espanol 888-460-0008

Call the Warm Line for:
· Access to resources and services for families in your area.
· Free information on ANY parenting question. Call about specific situations, developmental stages, or services you are looking for.
· A free loan library of parenting materials.
· Someone who will listen if you just need to talk.

Parental Stress Helpline

SAFE KIDS Coalition
One Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO 65212

Services: Education for Parents, Pedestrian Safety, and National Standardized Child Passenger
Safety Training.

University of Missouri Extension
100 E. Newton Street 4th Floor, Versailles, MO

Hours: please contact for hours
Services: Free or low cost information and programs on many topics. Parenting, health,
nutrition, divorce, money matters, housing and more. 4-H youth development programs, and Job