To effectively engage families in reducing adverse childhood experiences and to promote optimal development.
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 / 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.
ParentLink is located at 4800 Santana Circle, Columbia, MO 65211. Click here for a link to a map.
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MU ParentLink is proud to announce that in 2015 we became the state affiliate of the Help Me Grow National Center. This enhances our mission: to engage families to reduce adverse childhood experiences and to promote optimal childhood development. Now that we're the state affiliate for Help Me Grow and have a 1.2 M grant from U.S. Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Program via MO Department of Health and Senior Services, we can strengthen our referral system serving children with delays.
The funding has allowed us to expand our capacity to make referrals by adding professional staff both in the centralized ParentLink office as well as in out-state high need areas of the Bootheel, St. Louis City, and Jasper County. In addition, we are adopting a client data management system that allows us to track and follow up on referrals.
What is Help Me Grow?
Help Me Grow is a FREE, evidence-based information line (WarmLine) connecting families to community resources and child development information. Help Me Grow Missouri is a service provided by ParentLink. The services offered include, but are not limited to:
- Referrals to cross-sector resources, such as intervention agencies, behavioral issues, family programs, etc.
- Problem-solving support and answers to parenting questions
- Informational resources that are research based
- Personalized care coordination, including follow-up, to support families as they connect to resources to answer their specific needs
ParentLink has 4 Community Liaisons who work in the target areas of the Bootheel (Pemiscot, Dunklin, Ripley, and Butler counties), Jasper County, and St. Louis City. Liaisons do community outreach to promote the use of Help me grow and to provide networking opportunities among families and service providers.