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Boy Scouts of America - Troop 17, Linn, MO

Youth agency; character development of children ages 7 to 20, citizenship training, ethical values, personal fitness training camping, mental fitness; career education; life skills; reduced fees available. 

CMCA Linn Head Start (and Chamois Home Based Program)
1315 B Hwy 50 East, Linn, MO 65051 
573-897-4100, Fax 573-897-4100
Hours: Monday-Friday

Services: Early Head Start, and Head Start

Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline, Statewide, 
800-392-3738, TDD:  1-800-669-8689         
Open 24 hours/day

The Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline (CA/NHU) is a toll-free telephone line which is answered seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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.

Child Care Resource and Referral Agency 
1000 N. E. Drive Suite C, Jefferson City, MO

Child Support Office 
205 Jefferson St., First Floor, Jefferson City, MO 65101

The Child Support program responsibilities include locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing child and medical support orders, monitoring and enforcing compliance with child and medical support orders, reviewing and initiating modification of support orders and distributing support collections.

Dream Factory - Central Missouri Chapter
P.O. Box 139, Columbia, MO 65203

Helps fulfill the dreams of critically or chronically ill children ages 3 - 8.

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland
230 Metro Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65109

Helps girls learn decision making skills, develop values, and participate in community service projects; girls may participate as members of a troop or as individual Juliettes.  Financial assistance available. 

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

Osage County Children's Division 
PO Box 1036, Linn, MO  65051 

Program & Services for Children: Adoption, Child and Family Services Plan (Title IVB), Child and Family Services Review, Blind Services for Children (Family Support Division). Chafee - Independent Living Program (Children's Support), Child Abuse and Neglect (Children's Division), Child Care/Early Childhood Services (Children's Division & Family Support Division), Child Support (Family Support Division), Children's Division Home Page, Children's treatment Services (Children's Division), Family Centered Services (Children's Division), Foster Care Information (Children's Division), Intensive In-Home Services (Children's Division, Missouri Task Force on Children's Justice (Children's Division), Recruitment and Retention of Foster and Adoptive Parents Work Group, Tax Credits (Budget & Finance), Toll-Free Information Numbers

Osage County Family Support Division
Linn Resource Center 
63 Progress Ln, Linn, MO 65051 
573-897-3670, Fax 573-897-9869
Hours:   Mon - Fri  8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Services: Childcare subsidies, SNAP (food stamps), Temporary Aid TANF Children’s Division: 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.

Relay Missouri: 711 (Information line if you are hearing and/or speech impaired) Text Telephone: 800-735-2966 TTD Voice Access: 800-735-2466

Osage County Public Schools Review

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

ParentLink - University of Missouri
4800 Santana Circle, Columbia, M) 65203
(573) 882-7323    Fax: (573) 884-0409
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed noon to 1:00 p.m.)
Parent Link Warm Line - 800-552-8522 for high quality parenting information and answers to your parenting questions

Services: Provides research-based parenting information, referrals, and supportive conversation to parents and professionals working with parents and children; also available to students
Fee: Free
Eligibility: Parents and professionals involved with children

Parents As Teachers
Contact Person:  Betty Herndon PAT Supervisor/Parent Educator
573-897-4216 ext. 141

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.