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Central Missouri Community Action - Osage County Family Resource Center
305 E. Main Street, Linn, MO 65051
573-897-3523

Services: Community outreach, referral and follow-up; emergency utility assistance applications for low-income families; weatherization services (utility assistance and weatherization both subject to availability of funds and program guidelines); Family Support Coaching, Head Start, ShowmeHealthy Relationships, Skill Up Program, Applications for USDA Low Income Homeowner Program and Housing Choice Voucher Program. Volunteer Opportunities. 
Eligibility: Based on income and varies by program, call for information
Fees: None for income eligible recipients.



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
573-777-1815
director@fc4c.org
http://www.firstchanceforchildren.org/

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.



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
www.dss.mo.gov/dss

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.



Osage County Special Services 
1006 E. Jefferson Street, Linn, Mo. 65051
573-897-2991, Fax: 573-897-4760 
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
www.osagesb40.com

To provide services and supports to help persons with developmental disabilities. To be eligible for services from Osage County Special Services, an individual must have a developmental disability that:
• Began before the age of twenty-two;
• Is likely to continue indefinitely; and,
• Results in substantial limitations with two or more of the following: -living and working independently -written or verbal communication -self direction
  learning -mobility -self-care
    
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