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Cole County Family Support Division - Jefferson City Resource Center 
3600 Country Club Dr., Rm 102, Jefferson City, MO 65109 
855-373-4636 Fax: 573-526-9400 Children's Division 573-751-4688
Relay Missouri: 711 (Information line if you are hearing and/or speech impaired)
Text Telephone: 800-735-2966 TTD Voice Access: 800-735-2466

Hours: Monday –Friday 8:00am -5:00pm 
Services: Food Stamps, Adult and Child Medicaid, Child Care Subsidy, Temporary Assistance. 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.  

Every Child's Hope
1026 Northeast Dr.,Jefferson City, MO 65109                            
(573) 635-9194

ECH provides intensive case management focused on safety and permanency for children being fostered by Missouri Children’s Division in St. Louis County, St. Louis City. St. Charles County, Cole County, and Franklin County.

DeafLEAD (formerly The L.E.A.D. Institute)
2505 W. Ash, Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: Voice/TTY (573)445-5005 Videophone: (573) 303-5604
Missouri Crisis/Text Line: (573)445-5035 or 888-761-4357 or text HAND to 839863
Deaf Crisis Line: 321-800-3323 or text HAND to 839863
FAX: 573-445-5088

Hours: 9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday, Crisis Line 24 hours
Services: Provide education, advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, and other direct services for deaf, hard of hearing, deaf/blind, and late-deafened individuals and families; Missouri Crisis Hotline/Text Line; Deaf Crisis Videophone Hotline, sign language classes for all ages; deaf culture training to agencies; Teen Institute (camp for deaf and hard of hearing youth) teaches alcohol and drug abuse prevention, HIV/AIDS awareness, and other issues facing youth; free counseling for hearing and deaf individuals and their families who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, incest and child abuse, free 24-hour crisis interpreting for Deaf victims of crime.
Fee: Sign language classes – call for current fee
Eligibility: Services provided as needed

First Chance for Children
1010 Fay Street Columbia, MO 65201

First Chance for Children provides a wide range of comprehensive programming designed to support families with their specific parenting needs. From diapers and cribs, to parent education, play groups, and more, First Chance for Children has a service for all families with children under the age of 5. Together, we can ensure all children are ready for school, ready for life.
Safe C.R.I.B.S., which stands for Community Resources, Infant Beds, and Support, provides infants without a safe place to sleep a pack and play crib. The crib is delivered to the family and is followed by 5 additional home visits focusing on family wellbeing and child safety.  CRIBS is open to low-income families or those experiencing high parenting stress
Baby Bags provides diapers, wipes, hygiene items, and other supplies needed to provide care and comfort to children delivered along with Child development and safety information. Items are available at the First Chance office or through one of our partner programs.  
Geographic Area Served:  Boone, Howard, Cooper, Randolph, Audrain, Callaway, Moniteau, Cole, and Osage Counties.

Salvation Army 
927 Jefferson Street Jefferson City, MO 

Distribution: Tuesday & Friday 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Thursday 10:00am – 12:00pm. Meals Served:Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 6:30am – 8:00am, Lunch: 12:00pm – 1:00pm and Dinner: 5:00pm – 6:00pm.
Daily Services: Provides assistance to low-income individuals and families in crisis. Operates homeless shelter and offers emergency food, clothing, rent and utility assistance, as well as character building programs for youth and adults, counseling and referrals. Also provides seasonal assistance at Christmas. Fee: Free 

Samaritan Center 
1310 East McCarty St. Jefferson City, M0 65101      

Distribution: Tuesday & Friday9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 2:00pm and Thursday 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Services: Food, Clothing, Medical and Dental Care, Legal Care, Tax Assistance, Parent and Children help, Holiday Food, Utility Assistance, and Book Buddies. Fee: Free