Early Connections– Find Child Care, Track Your Child’s Development and More

Category: ParentingYouth

Early Connections makes navigating Missouri’s Early Care & Education (ECE) system easier for families and professionals. This website is a partnership between Missouri’s child-serving agencies who are working together to make it easier for families to access programs and resources for children from birth through age five. These agencies are also aligning policies and coordinating practices to make it easier for professionals to find information and training opportunities aimed at engaging families in their child’s safety, health and learning.

What is an Early Care & Education System?

Missouri’s ECE system is comprised of multiple programs that work with families and professionals to improve early childhood experiences for all Missouri children. These programs include home visiting, child care and preschool. Through collaborative efforts with state agencies, providers and communities, Missouri is working to ensure that families and other caregivers have the knowledge, resources, skills and tools available to help children grow to be safe, healthy and successful learners.

On December 23, 2019, Governor Parson announced that the State of Missouri received a $33.5 million grant aimed at coordinating a more effective, high-quality early learning system that better prepares Missouri children for success. “This is great news for our state that will allow our agencies and programs to come together and focus on the same goals to better serve communities across Missouri,” Governor Parson said.

The Preschool Development Grant Birth to Five (PDG B-5) provides funding over three years to implement an interagency effort to provide regional access to coordinated early childhood services to better meet family’s needs, enhance and streamline training opportunities for ECE professionals, and improve systems to better inform decision-making about early learning.

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Free Youth Services from the Franklin County Community Resource Board

Category: Youth

The Franklin County Children and Families Community Resource Board is the administrator for the Putting Kids First: Community Children’s Service Fund and the Franklin County Domestic Violence Fund. The funds are dedicated for services to citizens of Franklin County, Missouri, and will be awarded to local agencies to provide services that address the unmet needs of our community.

 

There are a myriad of services available for youth in Franklin County, MO.  Please click the button below to explore the areas of service and find out what we can do to help your family.
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Location:

500 Clark Avenue
Union, MO 63090

Hours:

various

Website:

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Phone:

Executive Director: Annie Foncannon
Phone: (636) 234-7133
Fax: (636) 678-2644
E-mail: annie@franklincountykids.org

Every Child’s Hope

Category: Youth

Every Child’s Hope is a child serving agency based in St. Louis, with an office in Union, MO.  They

 

They provide two services  for Franklin County youth at no cost to children and families:

OUTPATIENT CHILD PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES

 

FAMILY SOLUTIONS FOR KIDS

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Location:

Franklin County Family Resource Center
500 Clark Avenue
Union, MO 63084

Hours:

N/A

Website:

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Phone:

Family Solutions for Kids: contact Amy Hanson or Monica Harmon at 314-504-1935
Outpatient Psychiatric Services: contact Brenda Beaver at 314-427-3832

Nightlight Christian Adoptions

About Us:
Nightlight Christian Adoptions is a non-profit organization that assists expectant mothers who have questions about their options. Our no-pressure approach is designed to educate and inform so she makes an informed decision based on what is truly best for her situation. Our pregnancy counselors meet with expectant mothers in their community.
We provide options & pregnancy counseling for expectant mothers, as well as case management throughout the pregnancy. We help clients connect with community resources via referrals. Some financial assistance may be available.
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Location:

Administration Office:
10306 Business 21
Hillsboro, MO 63050

Services provided by staff who drive to their clients.

Hours:

Office Hours: M-F, 8:30am-5:00pm

Website:

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Phone:

Main Contact Phone:
24-hour Expectant Parent Inquiry Line - 314-596-1641

Office Phone: 636-797-4100

Show Me Hope Missouri

Free confidential crisis counseling in response to a disaster or critical event.

Call or text to connect with help at no cost.

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Franklin County Health Department

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program addressing nutrition, education and referrals for eligible applicants; nursing, nutrition and public health staff available for assistance. Call for appointment.

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Behavioral Health Response

Behavioral Health Response (BHR) is a free, confidential, 24 hour crisis hotline for any who is feeling depressed, suicidal, or experiencing any kind of mental health crisis. Clinicians are available, and will always respond.

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Mercy Washington Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive day treatment program for patients with mental health and chemical dependency disorders.  Programs available for adults, adolescents, expectant/new mothers, and co-occurring disorders.

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

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Preferred Family Health Care-Adolescent Services

Community based health care organization; Franklin County site offers substance use and mental health services at no cost for adolescents.

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Prevent+Ed (formerly NCADA)

Substance Use Disorder Assessment Services for adults and youth. Free for adolescents; very low cost for adults. Free referral to treatment and self help resources; free counseling and education services to youth through the Transitional Counseling Program.

Certified Peer Specialists Program- provides peer support and life coaching for adults seeking recovery.

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Location:

Franklin County Office
3033 Highway A, Suite 102
Washington, MO 63090

Hours:

Monday- Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Website:

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Phone:

636-239-7652