Community Resources

Click here for a searchable directory of available resources for at risk families.

Safe Havens

Safe Places are youth-friendly businesses and community organizations where youth in crisis situations can get help immediately.  Find a business that displays the SAFE PLACE sign and tell one of the staff that they need a safe haven; they are trained to immediately call Youth In Need (YIN); someone from YIN will pick them up and transport them to their emergency shelter. 

 

Children’s Services:

 

Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Donna Cash
State Homeless and Even Start Coordinator

[email protected]
Federal Discretionary Grant
P.O. Box 480, 205 Jefferson St., Jefferson City, MO  65102-0480
573-522-8763 / fax:  573-526-6698

 

Additional Resources:
National Center for Homeless Education
The Center provides resources and information supporting the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness.


National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is a national membership association dedicated to educational excellence for children and youth experiencing homelessness. Through state and federal policy and technical assistance to NAEHCY members, students, and the public, NAEHCY changes systems so all children and youth can learn, succeed academically, and achieve their dreams.