Our Mission

To effectively engage families in reducing adverse childhood experiences and to promote optimal development.

What is ParentLink?

ParentLink is a grant-funded educational organization of the University of Missouri's College of Education. We provide a variety of resources and support services for all Missouri families, including relative caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, military parents, parents who are incarcerated as well as any professionals who work with families.

A big thank you to Veterans United Foundation for their Fun Fest support! 

News & Upcoming Events

ParentLink is now a Help Me Grow Affiliate.  See http://helpmegrownational.org for more information.

You can now send your parenting questions to the ParentLink WarmLine via Text Messaging!  Send your parenting questions or concerns to ParentLink at 585-FAMILY1.

Cub Hub hours: Monday-Thursday from 4pm to 7pm.  Stay connected with us on Facebook for more updates!

Core Services

Our WarmLine is a call center and is staffed with parenting experts that are available to answer any parenting question you may have!

Call Toll Free at: 1-800-552-8522 / We now use Language Select to answer calls from families and providers who speak any language: 1-888-460-0008/ Local (573)-882-7323 OR e-mail your parenting questions to our parenting experts.

 Our call center is now available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 12pm-5pm. 

Cub Hub is a free evening child-care service for student-parents. Parents are provided a quiet place equipped with WiFi to get their work done while their children participate in fun learning activities!

For those who have found themselves parenting for the second time around, check out our support groups for Grandparents and other realtive caregivers going on around the state!

Weekly Events

Cub Hub --- Monday-Thursday 4pm-7pm

Call 573-882-7323 to register for this free service.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group (at ParentLink's Columbia Location)

        Third Thursday of every month: 5:30-7pm. Child care and a light meal is provided.  

         RSVP by calling us at 1-800-552-8522 or 573-882-7323.

ParentLink is located at 4800 Santana Circle, Columbia, MO 65211.  Click here for a link to a map.

ANNOUNCING: Relative and Kinship Family Research!  

ParentLink is pleased to support MU research on Understanding the Impact of Family Routines and Rituals in Relative and Kinship Families.  This study can help us learn what works to keep relative and kinship families healthy and their children successful.  Please see the Recruitment Flyer for details.

What are people saying about us?

Check out some quotes from parents, other caregivers, and professionals working with parents who have used ParentLink's services over the past year.