Agency Partners & Initiatives

We partner with 28 agencies and initiatives that are helping thousands in our community every year in the areas of health, education, financial stability and basic needs.



4-H Youth Development
About: An informal educational program through which parents, interested adults, and youth help young people develop confidence, social skills, decision-making abilities, and physical skills necessary for richer, responsible lives.
Phone: (573) 634-2824

ABLE Learning Center
About: Teaches adults and middle school students to read or improve reading skills. Uses volunteers as tutors and supplies all materials needed. All services provided confidentially.
Phone: (573) 636-5558

American Red Cross, Heart of Missouri Chapter
About: Provides communication services for military personnel and their families, disaster education and assistance to individuals and responders, and offers health and safety and aquatics training.
Phone: (573) 635-1132

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson City
About: Mentoring organization that provides a one-to-one match with adult volunteers and children ages 6-14, primarily from single-parent homes. Offers community-based and school/site-based match opportunities.
Phone: (573) 634-3290

Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson City
About: Helps youth from all backgrounds develop qualities to become responsible, successful citizens and leaders through academic, physical and social development programs.
Phone: (573) 634-2582

Capital City CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
About: Advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the 19th Judicial Circuit of Cole County based on the firm belief that children are entitled to a safe and permanent home environment.  This is accomplished through trained and dedicated volunteers who are assigned to specific cases and, in cooperation with the Juvenile Court, key agencies, legal counsel and community resources.
Phone: (573) 893-2272

Capitol Projects
About: Provides meaningful employment for individuals with disabilities in the Jefferson City area.
Phone: (573) 634-3660

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri
About: Provides a range of programs and services to those in need in our 38 county service area regardless of faith, culture or situation. Believes in assisting the most basic and immediate needs of the poor and vulnerable by giving them the help and resources needed for long-term change.
Phone: (573) 635-7719

Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association
About: Multifaceted organization that educates, provides crisis response, supports and advocates for foster and adoptive children, youth and families in central Missouri.
Phone: (573) 298-0258

Common Ground Community Building
About: A community service agency dedicated to helping neighbors in the Jefferson City area reach their full potential. What started as a small ministry of churches in downtown Jefferson City has grown into a vital community partner offering solutions surrounding homelessness and homelessness prevention.
Phone: (573) 522-4314

Community Health Center of Central Missouri
About:  Provides medical, dental and mental health services to residents of Cole, Osage, and Moniteau counties regardless of the patient's ability to pay.
Phone for Cole County: (573) 632-2777; Phone for Osage County: (573) 897-4946; Phone for Moniteau County: (573) 796-2163

Compass Health Network
About: Provides a continuum of community mental health services, including individual counseling, marital and family counseling, psychiatric rehabilitation, psychiatry and medication services, and adolescent substance abuse counseling.
Phone: (573) 634-3000

Council for Drug Free Youth
About: Educates and informs the community about the problem of underage drug and alcohol use. Works to bring together parents, schools, law enforcement, businesses, churches, and teens to find ways to encourage teen-agers to be drug and alcohol-free.
Phone: (573) 636-2411

Dreams to Reality  
About: Helps low-income women meet their employment goals and build self-confidence by providing appropriate interview and business apparel, motivation and follow-up support.
Phone: (573) 681-9675

Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland
About: Helps girls ages 5-17 develop confidence and leadership skills while discovering fun, friendship, and the power of girls together.
Phone: (877) 312-4764

Homemaker Health Care
About: Loans equipment such as hospital beds, bedside toilets, wheelchairs, and shower benches to individuals struggling to live independently in their own homes at no cost. Homemaker Health Care also loans The Caring Chair--a lifting recliner--to breast cancer patients recovering from a mastectomy or double mastectomy surgery to help those individuals recover from surgery.
Phone: (573) 635-6603

Jefferson City Area YMCA Child Development Center
About: Provides education and care for children ages birth to five. Assists children in four developmental areas: social, emotional, cognitive and physical.
Phone: (573) 761-9000

Little Explorers Discovery Center (Formerly Jefferson City Day Care Center)
About: Day care center licensed for 99 children ages birth to 10. Has sliding fee scale and accredited early childhood education program.
Phone: (573) 636-6461

Rape and Abuse Crisis Service (RACS)
About: Provides shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families. Services include a 24-hour hotline, counseling, support groups, advocacy and referrals.
Phone: (573) 634-8346 or 24-hour Crisis Hotline: (800) 303-0013

The Salvation Army
Provides assistance to low-income individuals and families in crisis. Operates homeless shelter and offers emergency food, clothing, medicine, rent and utility assistance, as well as character-building programs for youth and adults, counseling and referrals. Also provides seasonal assistance at Christmas, visits to individuals in nursing homes, and distributes school supplies to needy children.
Phone: (573) 635-1975

Scouting America
About: Service agency for youth, instilling character and citizenship responsibilities, provides leadership training, and teaches life skills to boys and young men and women.
Phone: (573) 449-2561

Senior Nutrition Council
About: Provides nutritionally-balanced meals to homebound adults ages 60 or older and offers congregate meals are specific sites.
Phone: (573) 634-8020

Special Learning Center
About: Provides pre-school programs for children ages birth to six with and without developmental disabilities. Services include physical, occupational and speech therapy. Transportation and sign language classes available.
Phone: (573) 634-3070

The Sneaker Project
About: Provides shoes to low-income school children through vouchers for use at local stores. Referrals are made by school nurses and principals.
Phone: (573) 680-6000

Tri-County YMCA
About: Offers programs for children, adults and seniors that develops the body, mind and spirit. Programs include day camp, swimming lessons and school age child care.
Phone: (573) 348-9230

UCP Heartland - Gibbs Center for Independence
About: Provides children and adults living with differing abilities extraordinary care and support they need to thrive in school, at home, at work and in their community. Programs and services include: Adult Day Programs, Autism Services, Early Childhood Development, Employment Resources, Residential Services, Respite, Services Navigator and Youth Camps.
Phone: (573) 761-7300



Early Childhood Initiative
About: Furthers the mission in our education pillar that ensures children birth through 5 years old receive quality early learning opportunities, aids parents in positive parenting practices, and supports strong transition programming into kindergarten. Learn more and see the Early Childhood Initiative's Conscious Discipline training schedule here.
Phone: (573) 636-4100

About: Assists in finding health and human service resources for individuals looking for help. 2-1-1 is free, accessible 24/7 and completely confidential.
Phone: 2-1-1 from a land line or 1-800-427-4626 from a mobile phone