Welcome to MU ParentLink!


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

Our Mission:

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. 

NEW EXTENDED HOURS!  We are open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. and 12pm-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.  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. 

SUPPORT PARENTLINK AND EAT SOME PASTA! Mark your calendar to have dinner at Noodles & Company in Columbia on Friday, April 3rd between 5pm and 9pm.  Show this flier and Noodles & Company will donate 20% of your order to ParentLink​!

ParentLink at Noodles and Company

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.

Upcoming Events: 

Cub Hub for student parents starts Tuesday, January 20th and will be open M-Th. 4pm-7pm.  Call 573-882-7321 to register for this free service.

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.