Community Resources

List of Resources

There are many organizations available to help you succeed as a foster parent. We understand that raising children has unexpected financial responsibilities.

Agencies

Christian County Children’s Division
Address: 4715 Towne Centre Drive Ozark, MO 65721
Contact Person: Tabitha Read-Julian
Phone: (417) 581-7511
Website: WEBSITE
Greene County Children's Division
Address: 149 Park Central Square, Springfield, MO 65806
Contact Person: Glenda Griest
Phone: (417) 895-6034
Website: dss.mo.gov
Email: [email protected]
Lutheran Family and Children's Services
Address: 2130 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: (417) 862-1972
Website: lfcsmo.org
FosterAdopt Connect
Address: 509 S. Cavalier, Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: (417) 866-3672
Website: fosteradopt.org
Missouri Alliance for Children and Families
Address: 630 W Kearney St, Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: (417) 865-1777
Website: ma-cf.org
Missouri Baptist Children's Home
Address: 1837 E. Cherry Street, Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: (417) 831-2342
Website: mbch.org

Child Advocacy

CASA of SW MO
Address: 1911 S. National Ave. Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: (417) 864-6202
Website: casaswmo.org/

Childcare

Childcare Aware of Southern Missouri
Address: 1710 E Chestnut Expy, Springfield, MO
Phone: (417) 887-3545
Website: ccozarks.org
Email: [email protected]

Clothing

Abundant Blessings Ministry
Address: 460 W. Aldersgate Drive, Nixa, MO 65714
Contact: Barb Villanueva (417) 761-2881 or Tammy King (636) 284-1023
Website: aldersgatechurch.com
Ambassadors for Children
Phone: (417) 708-0565
Address: 500 W Battlefield St, Springfield, MO 65807
Website: ambassadors4children.org
Other Mothers
Address: 332 S. Glenstone, Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: (417) 866-3099
Website: othermothers.webs.com

*Discounts for Foster Families

Peek a Boutique
Address: 904 N. Main, Nixa, MO 65714
Phone: (417) 595-4935

10% discount for Foster Families

Sammy’s Window
Address: 509 S. Cavalier, Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: (417) 866-3672
Website: fosteradopt.org
Email: [email protected]
Selfless Blessings
Address: 153 1st Street, Hollister, MO 65672
Phone: (417) 337-0829
Sweet Repeats
Address: 106 W. Sherman Way, Nixa, MO 65714
Phone: (417) 725-2972

*Foster Parents get 20% discount

The Children's Closet
Address: 865 N. Nicholas Rd., Nixa, MO
Phone: (417) 725-6036
Website: unionhillcofc.com

Educational Tutoring

Ambassadors for Children
Phone: (417) 708-0565
Address: 500 W Battlefield St, Springfield, MO 65807
Website: ambassadors4children.org

Financial Resources

Housing and Financial Counseling
Address: 424 E Monastery St, Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: (417) 720-4213
Website: ccsomo.org
Sammy’s Window
Address: 509 S. Cavalier, Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: (417) 866-3672
Website: fosteradopt.org
Email: [email protected]

Fun Stuff To Do With The Family

Cherish Kids Events
Website: cherishkids.org
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Address: 3372 W Battlefield Rd, Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: (417) 889-9136
Website: bigbro.com
Parenting Life Skills Center
Address: 600 S Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65806
Phone: (417) 831-9596
Silver Dollar City
$17 + tax per ticket – must go through your caseworker for the discount – only Christian, Greene, Stone, and Taney County Residents
More Info: 1-800-417-7770
YMCA
Address: 417 S. Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO or 1901 E. Republic Rd., Springfield, MO
Phone: (417) 862-7456
Website: ymca.net

*Present travel paper to head scholarship membership.

Pregnancy

The Doula Foundation
Address: 1111 S. Glenstone, Suite 2-101, Springfield, MO 65804
Phone: (417) 832-9222
Website: doulafoundation.org
LifeHouse Crisis Maternity Home
Address: 424 E Monastery St, Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: (417) 720-4213
Website: ccsomo.org

Respite Care

Abundant Blessings Ministry
Address: 460 W. Aldersgate Drive, Nixa, MO 65714
Contact: (417) 725-4949
Email: [email protected]
Website: aldersgatechurch.com
Cherish Kids
We would love to help you get the care you need! Just fill out our Respite Care Request form to get started.

School Supplies

Sammy’s Window
Address: 509 S. Cavalier, Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: (417) 866-3672
Website: fosteradopt.org
Email: [email protected]
Stuff the Bus
Contact: (417) 581-5433