Boys & Girls Town’s Springfield Jim D. Morris Campus comprises eight acres in
central Springfield. It includes six cottage residences for 69 children,
a gymnasium, recreation complex, outdoor swimming pool, on-site
classrooms and administrative offices providing services to children and
families in the community. It is the home of the Ozarks Family Resource Center.
Residential Treatment Program
Our residential treatment program offers a safe, secure and structured
environment for youth ages 6 to 18 and who are at risk of suicide,
running away, self-inflicted injury, violence and extreme aggressive
Youth care specialists are trained in the Residential Child & Youth Care
Professional Curriculum developed by the University of Oklahoma’s
National Resource Center for Youth Services, which requires passing a
certification exam and additional training annually to maintain certification.
Treatment is based on each child’s individual needs and consists of
a combination of therapeutic services, including 24-hour supervision,
education, psychiatric and psychological evaluations, medical services
and individual, group and family therapy. Recreation and outdoor
adventure therapy round out the treatment program. Upon returning
home, many children and families receive up to three months of aftercare
All educational services are provided in cooperation with the Springfield R-12 school district. Residents either attend Springfield public schools, the Springfield Options Site or self-contained classrooms on the campus.
Independent Supported Living
Independent Supportive Living Program gives young men and women, ages 17-20, the opportunity to live in their own apartment in the Springfield community. This supportive, real life experience enables the youth to develop the skills to become self-sufficient. Youth receive a weekly allowance and help managing their bills from an independent living coordinator.
Ozarks Family Resource Center
The Center provides emergency shelter for up to 16 children, ages newborn to 17, who have been removed from crisis situations. The Center enables children to stay closer to their homes, allows siblings to stay together and provides psychological assessments to determine the best possible long-term placement for the children. The Center is licensed by the state for emergency childcare services.
The Empowering Youth program provides emergency shelter for homeless youth, equipping them with job training, life skills, and connects them with community resources.
Parenting Life Skills Center serves predominantly at-risk parents through parent education services which strengthen families by teaching life skills and
offering preventive treatment programs to families at risk for child abuse and neglect, domestic unrest or violence.
Foster Care Case Management
In partnership with Missouri Children’s Division, Boys & Girls Town is the private agency provider of foster care case management for children who are removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect in Greene, Christian and Taney counties. Family care managers meet regularly with the child’s parent or legal guardian and the child’s foster family to ensure services are in place to meet the needs of the child and family and work toward finding a permanent home for the child. Many older youth are also offered services to support independent living.
In-Home Family Services
Intensive in-home services provide short-term, home-based crisis intervention to help families remain safely together, preventing out-of-home placement of the children.
How You Can Help
The success of Boys & Girls Town’s treatment programs for children and families is a tribute to the generous support of the Springfield community and friends throughout Missouri. Individuals interested in helping young people create positive, productive lives may provide financial support for treatment programs and facilities, serve as a
mentor, or provide employment opportunities. Individuals, companies and organizations interested in volunteering time and talent are welcome.
Boys & Girls Town of Missouri - Springfield Jim D. Morris Campus
1212 West Lombard
Springfield, MO 65806
Phone: (417) 865-1646
Fax: (417) 865-1483