The Ozarks Family Resource Center is located on the Springfield Jim D. Morris Campus of Boys & Girls Town of Missouri. The center provides short-term shelter services for Southwest Missouri children removed from crises and homeless youth, and offers parenting skills education for families at risk for child abuse and neglect, domestic unrest or violence. The center provides a warm, safe and nurturing environment for newborns to 18-year-olds, and emphasizes family mediation. The facility meets state licensing requirements for emergency child care.
Emergency Crisis Shelter
The center opened in 2001 to address the critical shortage of emergency shelter beds and foster homes in Greene County and has expanded service to meet the needs throughout Southwest Missouri. The goal of the program is to keep children closer to their homes, to keep siblings together, and to provide thorough assessments to determine the best possible long-term placement for the children.
Empowering Youth focuses on the opportunity to create positive change in the midst of crisis. Supportive staff are dedicated to giving homeless youth a ray of hope and a chance for a brighter tomorrow in a safe environment. Youth are connected with community resources and are equipped with job training, life skills, and individual, group and family therapy. Youth ages 10 to 18 can receive emergency shelter, food, clothing and family mediation. Services are free and confidential.
Empowering Youth 24-hour help lines: 417-864-3953 and 417-864-3952
Parenting Life Skills Center
Parenting Life Skills Center was formed in 1990 to address child abuse and neglect in Greene County and joined Boys & Girls Town in 2010. The center has evolved into one of the foremost parent and family education programs in Southwest Missouri. The purpose is to educate parents by offering a variety of treatment programs to families at risk for child abuse and neglect, domestic unrest or violence. Programs strengthen families by teaching life skills in a caring, nurturing and accessible environment in order to promote self-worth and quality of life.
1212 West Lombard
Springfield, Missouri 65806