Our Mission:

To effectively engage families in reducing adverse childhood experiences and to promote optimal development.

What is ParentLink?

ParentLink is a grant-funded educational organization of the University of Missouri's College of Education. We provide a variety of resources and support services for all Missouri families, relative caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, military parents, parents who are incarcerated and as well as child-care proffessionals. 

Upcoming Events

Come join us for food, bounce houses, crafts and community exhibits at the annual Tiger Family Fest for a day full of Treasure Island fun for you and your family! 


Saturday April 25th, 10:30am - 3:00pm


4800 Santana Circle
Columbia MO 65203


To celebrate and educate families!

Core Services

Our WarmLine is staffed with parenting experts that are availble to answer any parenting question you may have!

Call Toll Free at: 1-800-552-8522 / En Español: 1-888-460-0008/ Local (573)-882-7321 OR e-mail your parenting questions to our parenting experts.

 Our call center is now available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 12pm-5pm. 

Cub Hub is a free evening child-care service for student-parents. Parents are provided a quiet place equipped with WiFi to get their work done while thier children participate in fun learning activities!

For those who have found themselves parenting for the scond time around, check out our support groups for Grandparents and other realtive caregivers going on around the state!


Weekly Events

Cub Hub --- Monday-Thursday 4pm-7pm

Call 573-882-7321 to register for this free service.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group (at ParentLink's Columbia Location)

        Third Thursday of every month: 5:30-7pm. Child care and a light meal is provided.  

         RSVP by calling us at 1-800-552-8522 or 573-882-7321.

ParentLink is located at 4800 Santana Circle, Columbia, MO 65211.  Click here for a link to a map.


ANNOUNCING: Relative and Kinship Family Research!  

ParentLink is pleased to support MU research on Understanding the Impact of Family Routines and Rituals in Relative and Kinship Families.  This study can help us learn what works to keep relative and kinship families healthy and their children successful.  Please see the Recruitment Flyer for details.

What are people saying about us?

Check out some quotes from parents, other caregivers, and professionals working with parents who have used ParentLink's services over the past year.

Job Opportunities

  • As of January 15th, 2015 new ParentLink job openings are posted!  For more information, click here.