Crisis Care Help for Families
Some communities have Crisis Care, which is a free service to families and is designed to alleviate immediate crisis or emergency situations, but is also designed to enhance the family's capability of preventing future crisis or emergency situations from occurring. The goals are to reduce the number of Child Abuse and Neglect (CA/N) Reports and the number of children entering Alternative Care by the prevention of crisis and emergency situations.
Crisis Care is available in Columbia, Florissant, Joplin, Kansas City, Parkville, Springfield, St. Charles, St. Louis, and Wentzville.
What is Crisis Care?
Crisis Care provides temporary care for children whose ages range from birth until their 18 birthday whose parents are experiencing a crisis/emergency situation that requires immediate action for children who may be at risk for child abuse or neglect. Crisis Care facilities provides crisis care services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Some of the services provided to families accessing crisis care services include but are not limited to:
- Providing shelter, food, personal care, medical attention, education assistance, transportation, and developmental activities for the child
- Providing or arranging for mediation services for the family
- Participating and completing assessment/treatment planning with the family to assist with alleviating the stressors the family is experiencing by linking the family to resources and coordinating services with the family
How do I get help?
For assistance, please contact or visit the Crisis Care facility closest to you.
|Facility Name||Address||City||Phone Number|
|Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center||2612 Annie Malone Drive||St. Louis||314-531-0120|
|Child Center-Marygrove||2705 Mullanphy Lane||Florissant||314-830-6227|
|Children's Haven||711 South Picher Avenue||Joplin||417-782-4453|
|Epworth Children and Family Services||6816 Washington Ave.||St. Louis||314-727-6294|
|Great Circle’s Emergency Youth Shelter||2701 Holly Trail||Poplar Bluff||573-609-2227|
|Isabel's House (Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks)||2750 West Bennett||Springfield||417-865-2273|
|Ozark Family Resource Center||1212 W Lombard||Springfield||417-861-4244|
|Rainbow House||1611 Towne Drive||Columbia||573-474-6600|
|Salvation Army Children's Shelter||101 West Linwood||Kansas City||816-285-2480|
|St. Louis Crisis Nursery||1710 Administration Dr., Ste. 18||St. Louis||314-292-5770|
|1928 Gravois Ave.||St. Louis
|11037 Breezy Point Lane||St. Louis
|315 First Capitol Dr.||St. Charles||636-947-0600|
|330 South 4th St||St. Charles
|700 Medical Dr.||Wentzville||636-887-3070|
|Synergy||400 East 6th St||Parkville||816-587-4100|
|Youth In Need||1815 Boone's Lick Rd||St. Charles||636-757-9335|