Welcome to MU ParentLink!
To effectively engage families in reducing adverse childhood experiences and to promote optimal development.
What is ParentLink?
We are a resource for Missouri families and professionals serving families. We serve all parents and caregivers, including relative caregivers, foster and adoptive parents, military parents, as well as a range of providers working with families. One way we support Missouri's parents/caregivers and professionals is through our toll-free ParentLink WarmLine. Call the WarmLine at: 1-800-552-8522 or En Español: 1-888-460-0008, for Missouri residents. Contact us locally by calling 573-882-7321. Our hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. All calls are confidential within the limits of the law. You may also e-mail your parenting questions to the professionals who staff the WarmLine.
Call the WarmLine for:
- Access to resources and services for families in your area.
- Free information on ANY parenting question. Call about specific situations, developmental stages, or services you are looking for.
- A free loan library of parenting materials
- Someone who will listen if you just need to talk about your parenting concern.
ParentLink is located at 4800 Santana Circle, Columbia, MO 65211. Click here for a link to a map.
For information on upcoming events where you can find ParentLink, check this out!
MU ParentLink and Tigers on the Prowl
The MU ParentLink Cub Hub has been named a featured charity in the Tigers on the Prowl fundraising event this year. Tigers on the Prowl is an opportunity for mid-Missouri artists to create art out of a life-sized tiger statue. After an application process, 12 artists are selected and given a $250 supply budget to create their masterpiece. After completion, the tigers take up residency at various spots around Columbia, culminating in a charity auction on October 3, 2014. Last year, Tigers on the Prowl raised nearly $50,000 for local charities. For more information, and to vote for ParentLink's tiger "Rah," please visit: http://tigersontheprowl.org/. Also check out the media advisory announcing ParentLink involvement in the events! Photos above taken by Travis Buck.
ANNOUNCING: Relative and Kinship Family Research!
Third Thursday of every month: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group, 5:30-7pm. Child care and a light meal is provided. RSVP by calling us at 1-800-552-8522 or 573-882-7321.
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.