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Center for Human Services
129 Tower Dr., Warsaw, MO 65355
660-428-1143

The Center for Human Services (CHS) has provided exceptional services and supports for Missouri citizens with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1955. Our original mission included establishment of programs and services that change the way the community defines and views people with disabilities. 
Services: Activity Centers, Community Living, Employment Services, Service Coordination, Early Head Start, Missouri First Steps



Central Missouri Community Action Head Start Programs
23824 Polk St., Hermitage, MO 65886
417-754-6277  ext. 5

Apply Online: 

Head Start is a federal program for preschool children from low income families. Children who attend Head Start participate in a variety of educational activities. Staff assist parents with medical and dental care, provide healthy meals and snacks and supervise children playing indoors and outdoors in a safe setting.
Head Start helps all children succeed. Services are offered to meet the special needs of children with disabilities. Children in Head Start are between the ages of three and five years old. Early Head Start serves infants and toddlers and a home based program is also available.



Hickory County Childcare Facilities
Missouri Dept of Health & Senior Services
https://healthapps.dhss.mo.gov/childcaresearch/

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).



Hickory County Family Support Division
Hermitage Resource Center
104 Oak St., Hermitage, MO 65668
855-373-4636

The Family Support Division (FSD) can help you or your family with food stamps, health care, child care, child support, and other needs as we support our mission to maintain and strengthen Missouri families. 
To apply for services, go to: https://mydss.mo.gov/qualify




Hickory County Health Dept.
24885 Hwy 254, Hermitage, MO 65668
417-745-2138  Fax: 417-745-2400

Immunizations for Children and Adults. WIC is a food supplement program designed to help pregnant women, breast-feeding moms, or women who recently gave birth, consume adequate nutrition. The program also covers infants under 12 months old, and children under 5 years old.
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