Adaptive Ice Skating

Jefferson City Figure Skating Club (JCFSC) and JC Parks & Recreation hosts the adaptive ice skating program for local, school-aged children with special needs.  Skaters are assisted by volunteers to improve skating skills, enjoy activities with their peers, and participate in the annual ice show.  The program is designed to ensure the safety of the skaters and create a fun environment on ice.

Central Connections

Non-profit, Targeted Case Management service agency, serving individuals with intellectual and development disabilities who reside in Cole County.
Phone: 573-635-6804

Child Care Aware

Provides information about child care licensing and resources for children with special needs.  Answers questions about child support, health care for your family, and help paying for food or utilities.

Cole County Health Department

Local Health Department whose mission is to promote, protect, and assure the health, safety, and quality of life through assessment, policy development, and assurance in order that our community will be a safe, healthy place for our citizens to live and raise families.
Phone: 573-636-2181

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

Compass Health Network
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

Down Syndrome Guild of Central Missouri

Provides support and resources to individuals with Down syndrome and their families. The Guild seeks to provide the entire community with information and education to broaden awareness and foster positive attitudes regarding people with Down syndrome.

(913) 384-4848

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Dreams to Reality
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

Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri
Coordinates a bulk food warehouse for the collection and distribution of food to area pantries, soup kitchens and other nonprofits. Food is received by corporate donation or purchased with donated funds.
Phone: (800) 764-3663

Homemaker Health Care
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 Parks and Recreation Miracle League Baseball

Jefferson City Parks and Recreation offers a non-competitive baseball league for Jefferson City area school aged kids with physical and developmental disabilities or other conditions that keep them from participating in regular baseball leagues. Every child bats and fields in each inning and a “baseball buddy” will be available to help him/her. Game rules are flexible so that every child will have the chance to play in an athletic environment structured to each child’s ability. The league is designed to help every child, regardless of ability, be successful and have fun!

Missouri First Steps

Early intervention services for infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays
Phone: 1(866) 583-2392

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

Samaritan Center

Interfaith charity serving those in need without discrimination.  Services include food assistance, clothing, basic dental and medical and daily living skills.
Phone: 573-634-7776

The Sneaker Project
Provides shoes to low-income school children through vouchers for use at local stores. Referrals are made by school nurses and principals.
Phone: (573) 761-6204

Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

The Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Missouri is a national leader in confronting the challenges of autism spectrum disorder & other developmental conditions through its collaborative research, training and service programs.

Click “Book an Appointment”, then Referral Form.

Phone: 573-884-6052

United Way of Central Missouri

Fights for the health, education, financial stability and basic needs of every person in central Missouri.  United Way of Central Missouri serves Camden, Cole, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Phelps and southern Callaway Counties.

United Way Initiatives:

FamilyWize Prescription Drug Program
About: A discount prescription drug program available to families without prescription drug coverage or those that are under-insured. There are no age restrictions, no income restrictions, no limit on how many times you can use it, no waiting to get a card, and the cards are free. Cards are available at the United Way office or online at
Phone: (573) 636-4100

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 or 1-800-427-4626