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 professionals. 

A big thank you to Veterans United Foundation for their Fun Fest support! 

Upcoming Events

May 4th - 7th is the final week of Cub Hub for the Spring 2015 Semester.

**Summer Cub Hub hours will be announced soon!**

Stay connected with us on Facebook for more updates!

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.